The response to the inexcusable murder of Charlie Hebdo’s staff has proved that many liberals are guilty of double standards when it comes to giving offence.
Why is it that the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, or countries such as Sudan, has attracted the attention and anger of politicians in the west, yet the Christians of Palestine don’t get a look-in?
The “We’ve been lied to” argument goes only so far. Scepticism may be evidence of a healthy and independent mindset; but conspiracism is a virus that feeds off insecurity and bitterness.
Pretending that the danger comes only from the devout could cost lives.
Have we gone back in time? The era of Muslim caliphates came to a close in 1924, when the Ottomans were toppled in Turkey.
Anti-Semitism is now taboo in mainstream political discourse in a way in which Islamophobia isn’t.
It's a shameful fact that Muslims are not only the victims of racial and religious prejudice but purveyors of it, too.
God is the best answer to “why is there something rather than nothing?”
Like freedom, tolerance is not a western invention or innovation; it is an Islamic virtue.