I have, at Sam’s suggestion, been checking out Maajid Nawaz of the Quilliam Foundation. He does seem to be a ‘good guy’. He has abandoned the radical Islam of his youth but this has drawn down the wrath of other Muslims.
If all British Muslims were of his kidney, we would have little, if anything, to fear from them. Alas, this is not the case.
Here is a clip of a ‘conversation’ on Newsnight between Nawaz, Paxman and Anjem Choudary.
Choudary has an extraordinary ability to say his thing without ever answering questions. This is an impressive technique but it quickly becomes counterproductive. It’s difficult to imagine him ever persuading anyone who doesn’t already agree with him. Quite boring, really. What do you think?