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Islamic protest march

January 7th, 2010

A letter to the Times which was published on 7th January 2010.

There is a huge difference between the expression of what the majority of a nation finds merely “objectionable”, and that which virtually the entire British nation finds a grievous insult to the sacred memory of its soldiers (“Walk of shame”, leading article, Jan. 6th).

To tolerate the former may be one mark of a fair society as you imply.  To tolerate the latter in the form of an Islamist march through Wootton Bassett would be simply decadent, confirming in the minds of those abroad who hear of it, an irredeemable loss of national self-respect.