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Palestinians suffered great evil as well

A PITY that Julie Burchill could be so right and so wrong on the same page. Pretty well spot on with Stephen Fry's daft comments about women and sex, but doesn't she know why so many Muslims rushed to Hitler's cause?

Muslim support for Germany was the direct result of British and American support for a Jewish state and the massive influx of Jews from Europe, seen by Palestinian Arabs, not unnaturally, as European colonialism, an 'invasion by immigration'.

There is never any 'excuse for Islamist evil', but neither is there for any other kind. One doesn't have to be an apologist for Islam's 'worst excesses' to know that the Palestinians have suffered a great injustice.

Putting that right will be the better way of dealing with radical Islam.

DAVID CARTER

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