Magazine article The Spectator

A Pariah Writes

Magazine article The Spectator

A Pariah Writes

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Sir: I dealt for 30 years with hundreds of Muslims, at first in Mr Doyle's organisation, so I am not 'ignorant' of Islam (as he claims, Letters, 5 July), which seeks to conquer this world, not the next, politically. If he disagrees, he should consult Islam's most 'moderate' authorities like Yusuf Qaradawi, all of whom boast that (as Doyle writes I noted), 'Islam. . .

is trying to take over the globe.' As one could not be a Muslim absent this goal, the distinction Ms McCartney draws between 'fundamentalist' and moderate Muslims is absurd: history shows what all Muslims endorse. As I wrote: 'After his [Mohammed's] death in 632, Muslim armies poured out of the Arabian peninsula. . . and, unprovoked, attacked its neighbours.' Doyle writes that the Crusaders who sought to get these lands back for the local Christians had no right to be there. So what right had the invaders to be there? His organisation says that the Palestinian residue of this Muslim invasion is the 'rightful owner' of Israel. …

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