Theresa May: the Paris attacks “have nothing to do with Islam”

On a day when Jeremy Corbyn has been making clear his concerns about both the government’s use of drones and any shoot-to-kill policy for terrorists on British streets, Theresa May’s statement on the Paris attacks was striking for the level of cross-party agreement.

Andy Burnham paid generous tribute to the Home Secretary and pledged Labour’s support for her anti-terror crackdown. The only discordant note came on the question of police funding. Burnham aligned himself with Bernard Hogan-Howe’s warning that cuts of more than 10 percent to police funding would make it harder to keep the streets safe. [236 comments]

[TOP RATED COMMENT 130 votes] An unbelievably stupid thing to say. I really hoped we had got beyond this kind of idiotic statement.

[2ND 75] Did she really say that? Did the British Home Secretary really say these attacks were nothing to do with Islam?

It makes you want to weep. How are we ever going to solve this problem if our own Home Secretary comes out with such twaddle? This woman is responsible for keeping us safe!

God help us.

[3RD 48] These attacks have everything to do with Islam. A distorted and corrupted Islam, but nevertheless Islam. Unless we acknowledge this we will never overcome the likes of ISIS, Al Shabaab and Boko Haram. Yes, they are everywhere. [The Spectator] Read more

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