Much has been written over the past few weeks about the Conservative Party leadership contest, about each candidate's suitability to lead the party out of the doldrums; but each article has missed the main point: Which candidate understands Islam, and which candidate understands the threat that this religion and alternative culture poses Great Britain in particular, and Europe and the West in general?
Whoever wins the race needs to understand the history of Islam, its relentless rise in history, and its recent rapid growth inside and outside the West. As far as I am concerned, if the candidate does not understand this religion - Islam, Muslims' aims, aspirations, and tactics, and the history of jihad and Islamic conquest - then he is not a suitable candidate to lead the party.
A good political leader in the present day must have a firm grasp of this important subject if the West is to survive in its present form. In my opinion, this should be a prerequisite for political leadership in the modern world!
It is surprising indeed that no newspaper has yet raised this question. To ignore it is to miss this profoundly important point!