Eric Pickles has written to mosques across Britain urging Muslim leaders to encourage their young faithful to be more British. And this at a time when some 600 are fighting for ISIS in Syria. The de-radicalisation programme isn't new - and Pickles knows very well that throwing tax money at mosques, or appealing to imams, has achieved precisely nothing so far. He is looking across the Atlantic at the US, a nation with a substantial Muslim population that is not radical, a Muslim cohort that is substantially more American than Islamic. There are very few US citizens fighting in Syria, and very few women in Burqas. Obama pointed this out to Cameron last week. But the UK isn't the US and it simply won't work here; Pickles is wasting his breath. How many mosques in the UK are currently flying the Union Flag?
In Dresden tonight PEGIDA have cancelled their mass-witness in the face of death threats from Islamic terrorists. The German police have declared they can't protect the marchers or their organisers, and have thereby left it open for any Muslim nutter with a grudge and an AK47 to commit slaughter. Muslim community leaders have taken comfort from Merkel's emollient words and the stupidity of the liberal left. But the Germans will soon learn they can't sup with the devil, can't use the threat of Jihadism, to silence domestic political criticism.
Here Jews are hiding indoors, fearful of walking the street, afraid to shop, many now booking their passage to Israel. They have about as much confidence in this government's commitment to protect them as I do. I don't see a single imam standing post outside a synagogue to express solidarity.
France and Belgium alone have acted adequately; Hollande knows that this is a war between radical Islam and western civilisation, and has mobilised to fight it. And with an election four months away, this must be England's clear and unequivocal demand to the political parties - 'defend us, or we will throw you, your parties, your apparatchiks and your dags out of government and out of office for a generation'.
Douglas Murray effectively peels away the layers of government hypocrisy Here at the Speccie.