Monday, May 28, 2007

Hearts-and-minds trump stop-and-search

"We have millions of Muslim Britons, living in every sizeable conurbation in the country. There is no going back. The family traffic to and from Pakistan and other countries cannot be stopped unless and until this country decides it is in a state of siege and closes the airports. There is no option available for cutting human links to radical Islam. The only option is to win hearts and minds and to keep doing so, year by year, generation by generation. To that extent, al-Qaida is absolutely right: this is a struggle about values and beliefs, which only one side can win." —Jackie Ashley

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