Hate preachers must continue to be challenged
I admire the courage of Sara Khan and her organisation, Inspire, for challenging the narrative of co-religionist hate preachers who, in a society dedicated to free speech, are still free to instil hate in the minds of young Muslims and radicalise them into becoming terrorists, as Anjem Choudary did (“Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists”, Comment).
She is absolutely right to condemn the political correctness and religious sensitivities to the Muslim community that suppress debate and inhibit a solution. With 23,000 potential jihadis at large, Muslim leaders must hammer home the message that, no matter what the grievance, violence and terrorism are never justified in Islam.