Thursday 23 February 2017

What policy? Cherish our Muslims and crush Daesh

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Credit: Jim Cogan
Credit: Jim Cogan

Let me start with an apology to the majority of moderate Irish Muslims for an angry article I wrote in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders last January.

In the course of the article, I made charges which I believe are still broadly true. But they needed more nuance.

First, quoting the brave Somalian woman writer, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, I said Muslim moderates are hampered by the fact that the Koran sanctions violent jihadi radicalism.

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