Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7


5:59 pm - July 26th 2011

by Sunny Hundal    


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You may have noticed that Melanie Phillips wrote a reply to my news piece earlier about how she was mentioned and quoted by the Oslo terrorist Breivik.

Phillips took time to go through Liberal Conspiracy to dredge up other times we had mentioned her, but didn’t even bother reading the front-page. She isn’t the only one I mentioned from the manifesto of course – we also pointed that the English Defence League was admired by him in internet postings.

I also pointed out that the manifesto frequently links to and mentions people such as Robert Spencer, another person that Phillips has quoted approvingly in the past. On Twitter I have pointed out links to several other groups such as the Hindu far-right in India.

Anyway. Yesterday, Melanie Phillips wrote on her blog:

After all, we don’t even know yet whether Breivik acted alone. We don’t know whether this ‘manifesto’ was indeed written by him or indeed what it is: as Mark Steyn observes here, it reads like as weird kind of cut-and-paste job. If it is indeed the work of a psychopath, it doesn’t bear examination for a single minute.

And yet the words of a deranged individual are being cited by people like Hundal who are taking them entirely seriously. Since when did people ever use the ravings of a madman in public debate?

Odd. Melanie Phillips wasn’t so afraid to ask questions and link the actions of a few ‘madmen’ (a term offensive to some) to Muslims straight after the terrorist attacks of 7/7.

Here is what she said then: (h-t Chris Brooke):

Above all, this poses the most urgent questions about the Muslim community from which this monstrous act has sprung. It is absolutely essential that we all find the answer to such questions if we are to have any hope at all of preventing further such atrocities.

In doing so, it has been taking its cue from the Muslim community itself which seems to be in the deepest denial. Yes, it has certainly condemned the atrocity in the strongest terms. But in the very next breath, its leaders have effectively washed their hands of it by repeating like a mantra that anyone claiming to be a Muslim who commits such an act is not a proper Muslim, because Islam is a religion of peace.

She also wasn’t averse to using that tragedy to attack the left broadly:

These lies emanating from extremists in the Muslim world have been further inflated by support from those in the wider community in Britain – mainly on the left – whose obsessive repetition of such falsehoods and disproportionate attention to the misdeeds of the west while ignoring Muslim atrocities have helped turn grievance into hysteria.

Breivik didn’t act alone – he had plenty of people agreeing with him on what the problem was and who was causing it.

Melanie Phillips’ response yesterday reminds me of this widely circulated poster on Facebook

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If he’d of screamed God is great or something similar, and justified his actions with numerous Bible quotes then I think we could safely call him a Christian terrorist.

Further, if millions of Christians worldwide called professed themselves to be Breivik fans then we could conclude we had a persistent and pernicious problem on our hands with Christian terrorism.

As it stands neither is the case, thank god.

Though, I think the new far-right does pose a danger, and I do not believe this is a one-off.

The old far-right are, well, old, (and what were they angry at? Black faces and Jewish locks???) and the new far-right have things they can get very angry about (terror attacks, hate preachers), and they’re quite young, like this killer. Young, raging and not a bit psycho. Not a good combo.

No, he can’t be called a Christian terrorist, because Bill O’Reilly says so.

Bill-O says that he can’t be called a Christian, because nobody who believes in Jesus Christ could kill all those people.

Fox News Channel – fair and balanced my arse.

3. the a&e charge nurse

According to Wiki – Mohammad Sidique Khan (the so called leader of the London tube bombers) is alleged to have “travelled regularly to Pakistan and Afghanistan to attend military training camps. In 2001 Khan was alleged to have learned bomb-making at the Malakand training camp in Pakistan. He is also alleged to have trained with Indonesian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah and to be directly involved with the 2002 Bali bombing” – in other words Khan was able to exploit an infra-structure set up for the express purpose of exporting acts of international terror.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Sidique_Khan

So in what way was it “odd” that Melanie Phillips (or anybody else for that matter) wasn’t so afraid to ask questions and link the actions of a few ‘madmen’ to Muslims straight after the terrorist attacks of 7/7 – maybe if Khan had not developed the techniques learnt during his crash course in terrorism he may not have been able to recruit his much younger 3 accomplices, including 18yr old Hasib Hussain, who had barely left school.

Breivik’s lawyer today referred to his client as ‘insane’, a legal tactic perhaps, but as far as we know Breivik never attended comparable right wing camps set up with the express intent of inflicting as much terror and carnage as possible.

At least Jeremy Clarkson seems to be off the hook at the moment?

4. John P Ried

well philips view doens’t represent the slleged facebooki photo,who printed this is it a Joke if it’s suppose to be an attack on Muslims then it must be very naive, to me if represents a left winger having a go at anyone who’s brave enough to criticise islamiphacation without biegn accused of being racist,
As for philips changing her view, you were dead agianst Labour before the last election,now you claim to tlak for them.

@marvin.

It doesn’t make any difference whether he shouted God is great while he did (although for all we know he could have done. His actions stem from his belief that his religion and his race is better than another (in this case Islam) and they are a danger to his religion, race culture and being. This is the exactly the same as Al-Qaeda and Muslim extremists. They both share the same narrative, that conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims is inevitable.

Also your second point I have to say is just ignorance, there aren’t millions of Muslims worldwide who professed to be OBL or Al-Qaeda fans. I don’t know where you got this idea from but it’s demonstrably false.

6. Shatterface

You can be a terrorist AND a loon: they’re not mutually exclusive. In fact the Venn diagram has a rather huge overlap.

Those of us who also described the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorists as wackjobs are the only people being consistant here.

My favorite passage from Phillips’ piece:

“And yet the words of a deranged individual are being cited by people like Hundal who are taking them entirely seriously. Since when did people ever use the ravings of a madman in public debate? ”

Indeed.

8. littlekeithy

NO 3

“So in what way was it “odd” that Melanie Phillips (or anybody else for that matter) wasn’t so afraid to ask questions and link the actions of a few ‘madmen’ to Muslims straight after the terrorist attacks of 7/7”

I think it is very odd. The allegations in the wiki article are just that, allegations, and came out several months if not years (one of the ones you quote is from 2007) after the attacks so they had no bearing on what Phillips said about her linkings straight afterwards.

And frankly, it is still odd, despite knowing what we do now about camps, that however much the vast majority of Muslims condemn the atrocities and are themselves victims of them, they are still “linked”.

Should McVeigh, who did hang around with an armed militia and attend weapon camps, be linked to Christians or US patriots or even the other militia groups (even the unsavory ones) that existed and condemned the attack at the time? Of course not.

“but as far as we know Breivik never attended comparable right wing camps set up with the express intent of inflicting as much terror and carnage as possible.”

Most probably true but were only a few days after the event and it will take years for everything to come out. There are already more than rumours that he was in contact with other far-rightists including taking to them about illegal activities, violence, provocations. And it hasn’t been unknown in the history of the far-right for them to have weapons training, camps, volkish get togethers.

Personally I don’t hold her responsible, nor even Clarkson, but then i am not going to shed tears when people use a massacre to score some political points, because she’s been doing it for years.

words like goose, gander, sauce come to mind

Oh get lost, he wasn’t a Christian terrorist.

@Marvin no.1

If it was a muslim who said he was at war with Christians, Jews and all who sided with them without saying anything about god or the quran we’d still have no trouble calling him a muslim terrorist.

What The Blonde, White Male Community Must Do To Get Its House In Order: http://nathanieltapley.com/2011/07/23/what-the-blonde-white-haired-community-must-do-to-get-its-house-in-order/

Here’s more from the performance artist who goes by the stage name “Melanie Phillips”:

They [= leftists] are therefore in effect a modern secular Inquisition. They are in the same mould as the religious and political totalitarian tyrannies of the past; they make in this respect common cause with the Islamists whose agenda poses a mortal threat to their own lives and liberties and most cherished beliefs; and they share the characteristic of a closed thought system which is totally impervious to reason and destroys all who challenge it with the monsters of history and Anders Behring Breivik.

That is surely why the left seized upon the Norway atrocity with demented joy and detonated a terrifying eruption of distortion and demonisation, irrationality, hatred and sheer blood-lust as it saw in the ravings of Anders Behring Breivik the mother and father of all smears which it could use to crush those who refuse to surrender to cultural totalitarianism. So those of us who fight for life, liberty and western civilisation against their enemies found ourselves – and by implication, the many millions who share these mainstream views – grotesquely damned as accessories to mass murder by those who actually cheer on religious fascists and genocidal madmen and who are set upon silencing all who resist.

I think if you’re supporting your actions by showing that Melanie Phillips has taken similar ones, then perhaps you should consider that what you are doing is wrong. Phillips is inconsistent in saying that Breivik was an lone idiot where Muslim terrorists aren’t, but left wing bloggers have often been guilty of the same thing in the last few days. Just because she’s done it, doesn’t mean that you can. In fact it probably means that you shouldn’t.

Sunny, you’re making a pretty distasteful and pathethic attack on Mel Phillips. It’s also pretty hypocritical.

You’re simply proving her right when she says

“But in the very next breath, its leaders have effectively washed their hands of it by repeating like a mantra that anyone claiming to be a Muslim who commits such an act is not a proper Muslim, because Islam is a religion of peace.”

and

“These lies emanating from extremists in the Muslim world have been further inflated by support from those in the wider community in Britain – mainly on the left – whose obsessive repetition of such falsehoods and disproportionate attention to the misdeeds of the west while ignoring Muslim atrocities have helped turn grievance into hysteria.”

by trying to tar everyone on the right, her especially, with the acts of one lone extremist. You acucse her and a plethora of other right wing bloggers, if not the whole riht wing sphere of having some kind of responsibilty for Breivik’s act.

Yet when it comes to Muslim extremists you then turn the argument around and say it’s only a handful of them, and the rest of the religion is peaceful etc.

Has to be said, from reading your work and Melanie Phillip’s, hers whilst clearly opinionated and unpleasant to some at least she mkes arguments. You just make pretty unpleasant personal attacks and I tihnk that says it all about you.

15. the a&e charge nurse

[8] OK, I accept that the term muslim is far too imprecise when applied to specific events like the attacks on London and New York.

Nonetheless these attacks were driven by elements from the muslim world who defined their political objectives, and in fact their entire existence by a distorted view of Islamic faith – in Mel’s word the word muslim became a kind of short hand for these extremists, and that is at the very least a lazy, or even dangerous way to frame any argument.

16. Leon Wolfson

@16 – Indeed, a far better term is Islamist (“Political Islam”).

Sunny,

Nice to see you are back-peddling so fast.

I’m still waiting for your articles linking Gandhi, Frank Field and George Orwell to the killings in Norway.

“These lies emanating from extremists in the rightist world have been further inflated by support from those in the wider community in Britain – mainly on the right – whose obsessive repetition of such falsehoods and disproportionate attention to the misdeeds of the west while ignoring extreme rightist atrocities have helped turn grievance into hysteria.”

Hypocrisy is much better to nail than blame

See you have Upset Tyler now, picking on our Ms Philips. She loved our beloved Tony Blair .

Sunny,

I forgot to say that it is quite obvious you are trying to piggy-back into the limelight by constantly digging at Melanie Phillips all the time.

I suspect you have a quiet admiration for her (especially for the number of people who are familiar with her).

Perhaps in 20 years time you will also have drifted from the left towards a conservative outlook on events.

Of course Mad mel is not to blame for the carnage, although it has been fun watching the many rightist posters get their knickers in a twist, she has every right to say what she wants but she did critisize non violent commentators for supporting palestinians and multiculturism. In her view this created the environment for the bombings in 7/7.
She also wanted Press TV to be banned.
Hypocritical ?

Hypocrisy is one of the pillars of the conservative cult.

The poster is interesting.
I should imagine the images resonates with many on this site.

“suspect you have a quiet admiration for her (especially for the number of people who are familiar with her).”
Your’e not jealous ?

We used to have arguments about how unfair it was that Al Qaeda were described as Islamic terrorists, while the IRA weren’t described as Catholic terrorists. And the reasoning is basically the same here: the cause that drives Al Qaeda is a political view of Islam. The cause that drove the IRA was a united Ireland – not their fanatical devotion to the pope.

But at least that was comparing two terrorist organisations. Here you are trying to parse the actions of someone who cited John Stuart Mill and Gandhi as an inspiration for murdering children. You’re looking for meaning where there simply isn’t any. Was the Unabomber a Christian terrorist? On your definition certainly (hell, large chunks of Breivik’s ramblings are cut and pasted directly from the Unabomber’s ‘manifesto’). Is that a helpful or a useful way of analysing the Unabomber?

The cause that drove the IRA was a united Ireland – not their fanatical devotion to the pope.
At first they grew from grievances , in the end it was all about protection money and tribalism

I think Mel looks like a startled little mouse, which for some reason I find deeply annoying.

28. John P Ried

Rpobert when did Melanie philips ever love Blair, not while she was at the Mial,maybe in her yuonger communist days in the 80’s she did


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    More evidence that Melanie Phillips is one of the worst human beings ever to have lived. Thick as shit too. http://bit.ly/owbNy4

  94. Multiculturality

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  95. Sarah Graham

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  96. Kevin Donovan

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  97. James Eastwood

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  98. Cahit Ali

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  99. Martin Burns

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  100. sunny hundal

    @bellamackie libcon explains it all 🙂 http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y and http://bit.ly/oRlEDr

  101. Its Only A Name

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  102. kate mayer

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  103. sunny hundal

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  104. ste

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  105. The Dragon Fairy

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  106. Alice Hooker-Stroud

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  107. Andrew Jones

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  108. Marianka Swain

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  109. sara allkins

    #EDL RT @sunny_hundal: Compare Melanie Phillips' response 2 #Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  110. Rob Haynes

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  111. Nicola Chan

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  112. Bewildered

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  113. Davina

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  114. Miles I. Hamer

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  115. Miles I. Hamer

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  116. margareta

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  117. margareta

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  118. Philip Wynn

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  119. Philip Wynn

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  120. joe donnelly

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  121. joe donnelly

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  122. Emily

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  123. Emily

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  124. Polly Waffle

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  125. Dànaidh Ratnaike

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  126. Ma

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  127. Paul Jenkins

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  128. bobthomson70

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  129. Alex Needham

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  130. temaris

    RT @libcon: Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 http://t.co/C1jNVkn

  131. m1keyt

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  132. Sam Ambreen

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  133. Jeff Pickthall

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/zYaxUjV via @libcon

  134. kasper j

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  135. Ben Szwediuk

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  136. Clare Jordan

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  137. The difference between Christian and Muslim terrorists | Contrasting Sounds

    […] been doing the rounds, but I got this from Sunny Hundal at Liberal Conspiracy. Pretty much sums up right wing hypocrisy regarding terrorism for […]

  138. Tim

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  139. Alexander McCulloch

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  140. Martin Mor

    RT“@sunny_hundal: Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://t.co/xZnw4pl (from earlier)”

  141. jim fitzpatrick

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/7rVYlE5 via @libcon

  142. Toffee TechNoir

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  143. Sarah Ransley

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  144. The Gaysian

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  145. Daniel Martin

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  146. Shaun Rowland

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  147. Sha9p

    Compare and contrast Melanie Phillips in her reply to me yesterday with article after 7/7 attacks http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  148. Saima Mir

    "@sunny_hundal: Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr " >>SPOT ON

  149. Lisa Worledge

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  150. Neil Lampert

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  151. Romola Des Loups

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  152. Sam Liu

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/usn3ROY via @libcon

  153. Andrew J

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  154. emmie baker larner

    RT @sunny_hundal Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  155. SimonICaulfield

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  156. TCK GR

    @thegreatgonzo Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7: You may have noticed that Melanie Phillips wrote a… http://bit.ly/qWFRZa

  157. TCK GR

    @thegreatgonzo Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7: You may have noticed that Melanie Phillips wrote a… http://bit.ly/qWFRZa

  158. Michael Brockbanks

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  159. Michael Brockbanks

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  160. Patrick R Burke

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  161. Sion Palmer

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/imJbywf via @libcon

  162. Sion Palmer

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/imJbywf via @libcon

  163. Ben Rollo-Hayward

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  164. Ben Rollo-Hayward

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  165. Lionel

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  166. Stephe Meloy

    Compare Melanie Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr

  167. Rónán Burtenshaw

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  168. Grumpsical

    RT @sunny_hundal: Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr

  169. Si Evans

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  170. Rhiannon Turner

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  171. Rose

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  172. Dale Goodall

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  173. Eugene Spiers

    RT “@oliverburkeman: Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://awe.sm/5Pj8Q

  174. Andrew Wise

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  175. Ricky Power Sayeed

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  176. Paul

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  177. Carl Bedford

    Melanie Phillips is a douche http://t.co/lXY2S5f

  178. Slots O'Fun

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  179. paulwalteruk

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/XzVWZtc via @libcon

  180. nofrills ?????

    ?????????? ??????????? / Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://htn.to/eFv4KY

  181. Geoff Turner

    Melanie Phillips on Oslo vs Melanie Phillips on 7/7: http://is.gd/HvCZZQ

  182. Nick Ryan

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  183. Olibhéir Ó Fearraigh

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  184. Aminatta Forna

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  185. jessica murray

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  186. Jane Kilpatrick

    RT @libcon: Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 http://t.co/b68C8QQ

  187. Darren Murr

    RT @libcon Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 http://t.co/ENJvxQv

  188. Mancunian Candidate

    Compare Melanie Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr

  189. TSO

    Melanie Phillips after 22/7 vs Melanie Phillips after 7/7: http://t.co/tVIHgo8 #Oslo #Utøya

  190. noelito

    excellent analysis by @sunnyhundal of comparing commentary post-norway massacare and post-7-7 http://bit.ly/nHbiqc it makes u think, no?

  191. Chris Larkin

    excellent analysis by @sunnyhundal of comparing commentary post-norway massacare and post-7-7 http://bit.ly/nHbiqc it makes u think, no?

  192. Dadansoddwr

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/imJbywf via @libcon

  193. Neil Jones

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  194. Diogenes XVI

    Compare Melanie Phillips' response to Norway with what she said after 7/7 attacks http://bit.ly/oRlEDr (from earlier)

  195. Marko Attila Hoare

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/RTV8Pyl via @libcon

  196. Patrick Osgood

    Compare Phillips now to her writing after 7/7 | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/RTV8Pyl via @libcon

  197. Craig Jones

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H

  198. Emma

    Melanie Phillips after 7/7: 'We shld ask questions of other Muslims'. After Oslo: 'why are we generalising?' http://t.co/6aCqw4H





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