Sometimes, in my cheerier moments, I like to joke with my friend (and Radio Free Delingpole podcast regular) Douglas Murray about which of us is going to be assassinated first. Will it be me, courtesy of the Enviro Loons? Or Douglas courtesy of our charming bearded friends from the Religion of Peace (TM)?
Douglas's work at the Henry Jackson Society - and before that at the Centre for Social Cohesion - has made him an obvious target because (though still barely in his thirties) he has become one of the world's greatest experts on the threat posed to Western society by political Islam. He understands, as so many do not, that terrorism is only part of the problem. Far more dangerous - because more insidious and less well acknowledged - is political Islam's subversion and exploitation of Western liberal traditions and values. For example, the fact that there are now 82 sharia courts known to be operating in Britain - even if they currently only deal with civil matters - make a nonsense of the traditional notion that every citizen is equal before the law. Not if you're a member of the "Muslim community," you're not.
Anyway, have a look at the second photograph down on this blogpost at Harry's Place (a picture I'd put up on this page to make things easier for you if I knew how to work the technology). The guy on the left is Douglas, the guy on the right is a rabble-rouser called Anjem Choudary. But the one to look at is the young, sweet-looking guy in the white just next to Choudary. His name is Mohammed Chowdhury, 21, and he was the ringleader of the latest terror plot uncovered in Britain - a plan to bomb the London Stock Exchange.
As I complain in my Telegraph blog, there's a worrying complacency in Europe - and indeed in liberal circles in the US too - about the menace posed by Islamism. We owe our thanks to brave men like Douglas (and his friends Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Geert Wilders - not to mention, of course, the great Mark Steyn) for risking their lives to tell it like it really is.