Have we forgotten about Lee Rigby?


Today marks 10 years since the murder of Lee Rigby – the young soldier who was hacked to death by Islamist terrorists in south-east London on 22 May 2013. But you could be forgiven if it passed you by. This awful anniversary has barely been mentioned in the media today, as the commentariat continues to obsess over Suella Braverman's speeding fines. It all makes a grim kind of sense. After all, as I write on spiked today, we are now encouraged to forget about Islamist terror – about the murders of Lee Rigby, David Amess, the London Bridge victims, the Westminster Bridge victims, the 52 people who died on 7/7, and the 22 people who died at the Manchester Arena. Our elites are apparently convinced that allowing us to discuss Islamist terrorism is almost as dangerous as the terrorism itself. They seem to think that non-Muslim Brits are just one difficult conversation away from launching an anti-Muslim pogrom. We must reject this contemptuous, divisive nonsense. The stakes are simply too high. It's time we confronted the scourge of Islamist extremism, before any more young lives are lost to it.  

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