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The moderate voice of British Muslims was heard again shortly after the second subway bombings. Pressed to condemn suicide bombings in Iraq and Israel, nearly all so-called moderate British Muslim leaders refused. Nor would Lord Ahmed condemn Palestinian and Iraqi suicide bombers, whom he claimed were a “special case” and were acting in self-defense.
Asked specifically whether those who blow up buses in Jerusalem are terrorists, Lord Ahmed waffled. “It all depends on the circumstances. But those who kill innocent people in buses are also terrorists.”
This then is the difficulty. When leading British Muslims suggest that acts of terror “depend on the circumstances,” when they blame mass murder on politics or an identity crisis, you have all of the classic signs of denial and self-delusion. There are an estimated 400,000 Christian Palestinians today, any of which has as much right to a homeland in Palestine as do Arab Palestinians. When they begin blowing up buses of civilians in Jerusalem, I will agree with Lord Ahmed that the problem is a political one and not a religious one.
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