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Fighting Talk

by | 15th, July 2005

‘“LONDON fights back,” announces the headline in the Telegraph.

How many sunbeds?

There’s even a picture of Winston Churchill giving his trademark ‘V’ for victory salute you know, the one used by everyone from Damascus to Washington to say how they will prevail.

But this is no opinion piece in the Telegraph, no leader about how the Churchillian spirit will see us through our darkest hours, but a full-page advert for a budget airline.

How a commercial flyer thinks its associated with a gang of murdering terrorists and a grieving nation is something that does not stand the investigating.

And neither does the Telegraph’s other story about how the mullah at one of the largest Islamic school’s in Lahore, Pakistan, says the London terrorists were created by the West, not by such institutions, known as madrassas, where one of the perpetrators of the London carnage, Shehzad Tanweer, studied for a time.

Mullah Riaz Durrani, a madrassa owner and spokesman for the Jamiah Ulema Islam, one of Pakistan’s Islamic political parties, is sure he knows what creates a suicide bomber.

“It is not speeches in madrassas,” says he. “That job is done by the Americans and the British themselves, by Fox television and CNN, who broadcast the outrages of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay.”

So watching CNN makes you a suicide bomber? Interesting… But before we spend too long wondering if watching

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