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Melanie Phillips, writing in National Review Online, admirably clarifies the problem the UK faces with a reported one third of young Muslims believing the 7/7 London Tube attack was justified. She says that they are caught in a

"cultural limbo, stranded between the repressive culture of the Asian subcontinent and the debauched and degraded culture of Britain. And the terrible message of the jihad is a siren song for those who have been abandoned in a psychic desert and who search for a meaning to their lives.

"It gives them an identity which provides self respect because it casts them in a heroic mould: fighting to 'defend' the kingdom of God. It is an identity built on undiluted hatred, on lies, on paranoia, on mass murder and even attempted genocide.

"These are ideas that kill. And because they are ideas, some of the most significant recruiting grounds are not the backstreet mosques and madrassahs but those seats of intellectual inquiry, the universities. Britain's campuses are now the prime hunting grounds of the jihad."

The Left's takeover of the academy is a worldwide phenomenon, and the rot is beginning to have consequences. Teaching hatred western culture has toxic real world consequences.

Thomas Lifson   8 18 06

Melanie Phillips, writing in National Review Online, admirably clarifies the problem the UK faces with a reported one third of young Muslims believing the 7/7 London Tube attack was justified. She says that they are caught in a

"cultural limbo, stranded between the repressive culture of the Asian subcontinent and the debauched and degraded culture of Britain. And the terrible message of the jihad is a siren song for those who have been abandoned in a psychic desert and who search for a meaning to their lives.

"It gives them an identity which provides self respect because it casts them in a heroic mould: fighting to 'defend' the kingdom of God. It is an identity built on undiluted hatred, on lies, on paranoia, on mass murder and even attempted genocide.

"These are ideas that kill. And because they are ideas, some of the most significant recruiting grounds are not the backstreet mosques and madrassahs but those seats of intellectual inquiry, the universities. Britain's campuses are now the prime hunting grounds of the jihad."

The Left's takeover of the academy is a worldwide phenomenon, and the rot is beginning to have consequences. Teaching hatred western culture has toxic real world consequences.

Thomas Lifson   8 18 06