Anyone keen to learn more about the Islamist mindset could do a lot worse than read Ed Husain’s book, The Islamist. The author makes it clear that the extremist and dangerous views of organisations such as Hizb ut Tahrir pose a threat, not just to western white people, but to Asians and Muslims throughout the world and in the UK.
At the launch two years ago of Muslim Friends of Labour in Glasgow, I found myself talking to a young Scottish woman of Pakistani origin sitting beside me. I apologised for the fact that I would have to leave early to go to BBC Scotland to be interviewed by Kirsty Wark on Newsnight.
“On what subject?” she asked.
Admittedly defensively, I replied: “I’m defending 90 days detention.”
“Quite right,” she said. “Remind her that Muslims died on 7/7 too.”