July 21, 2005
Trying to keep upbeat but with unfolding news of more desperate bombing attempts is hard. The BBC showed the Beslan documentary again tonight. Its harrowing stuff but what drove these people to such desperate action? The Muslims I speak to say there is a war against Islam. We have not seen such in depth footage of the 30,000 Muslim children that have apparently been killed in Chechenya. I am not trying to justify. In the case of Beslan neither did Abu Abdullah. If what he put forward on the street outside Finsbury park are his true beliefs he is looking more moderate by the week.