Thoughts on this article? http://www.independent.co.uk/voices...hinks-war-in-syria-is-justified-a6753656.html If Cameron et al get their way, how much damage will this divide do to British society? Once again nobody is speaking to Muslims or Arabs at home. I have not heard a single British Muslim or Arab voice calling for this bombing campaign. OK, some Isis expert called Hassan Hassan thinks it would be smart for Britain to get into the fray. “The importance of Britain’s involvement in the US-led international campaign against the Islamic state should not be in doubt,” he says. Well, sir, millions of us are filled with doubt and fear. Isis exploits the idea of a “crusade” and Western governments and commentators are giving them fodder for this dangerous, seductive narrative. Could we not collectively have mourned the poor murdered victims of Isis in Paris without resorting to ugly culture wars? Europe has great art, science and enlightened politics, but also its horrible histories. I do not think the West is responsible for the death cults, the barbarisms and political putrefaction across the Muslim world – but its policies and interventions have only ever made the nations there more unstable and brutal. And migrants from these places feel caught between these forces of darkness. To my surprise, I find myself agreeing with the maverick columnist Rod Liddle on this: “Whenever we take military action in the Middle East, we make things worse. For them and us.” Radical Islam, now spread across our isles and every nation in the western hemisphere, will only become more appealing and more potent when the bombing starts. Here is what one British Muslim primary school teacher - a woman - tells me: “You know if I was a young Muslim guy, I could get that angry that I would turn away from democracy and all that. This Prime Minister takes no refugees, and is still a friend of Arab dictators. Now bombs. Why? Do they even know? They are encouraging radicalisation. Their de-radicalisation programmes, which I am supposed to push, will fall apart. The UK will get more Isis recruits. I am so worried.” I also fear that some of the most effective programmes which were tackling extremist ideologies will lose all credibility.