Far be it from me to tell them how to run an ad campaign, but doesn’t the part about Israel here actually cut against their argument in the UK?
It’s from 18 Doughty Street, the Britblogger online TV outfit about which I’ve written before. It’s well intentioned and well executed, but this ol’ pessimist heart finds it hard to believe it’ll change many minds given the state of the Kingdom. As Martin Amis said last month in response to a question about the most depressing thing he’s observed since returning to Britain:
The most depressing thing was the sight of middle-class white demonstrators, last August, waddling around under placards saying, We Are All Hizbollah Now. Well, make the most of being Hizbollah while you can. As its leader, Hasan Nasrallah, famously advised the West: “We don’t want anything from you. We just want to eliminate you.” Similarly, when I went on Question Time the other week, a woman in the audience, her voice quavering with self-righteousness, presented the following argument: since it was America that supported Osama bin Laden when he was fighting the Russians, the US armed forces, in response to September 11, “should be dropping bombs on themselves!” And the audience applauded. It is quite an achievement. People of liberal sympathies, stupefied by relativism, have become the apologists for a creedal wave that is racist, misogynist, homophobic, imperialist, and genocidal. To put it another way, they are up the arse of those that want them dead.
As this is hitting the airwaves, the Muslim Council of Britain is complaining that state schools have failed to accommodate Muslim students by allowing communal showering in school locker rooms, neglecting to build prayer areas, and following a sex education curriculum that tolerates “girlfriend/boyfriend” relationships which offend “Islamic moral perspectives.” Good luck, boys.