The hate we refuse to name


It seems that the authors of No Place in Politics are unable to see the wood for the trees. They overlook the violent animosity of Islamists and Islamist extremism. The report does contain one reference to the murder of Sir David Amess in 2021. He was stabbed to death by Ali Harbi Ali, a man who described himself as a 'soldier of Islamic State'. As well is the unhinged behaviour of trans activists while hyperventilating over a group of citizens protesting a local planning application. Perhaps most disturbingly, the report fails to mention the harassment and intimidation of Jewish politicians. Anti-Semitic abuse was on the rise before the Israel-Hamas war, but it has exploded since the 7 October attacks last year. Yet this report omits it all.

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