Nazis hate Jews and Muslims. Fanatical Muslims hate Jews and Muslim soldiers. Frankly, anyone who was confident about the affiliation of the Toulouse gunman was revealing their own prejudices. Those who just assumed it was the latter, despite the ambiguity of the attack and the spate of fascist massacres in recent times, displayed an unreasonable fixation on Muslims. But what of the people who assumed it was the former? All through yesterday I was banging my head on the screen as I read commentator after commentator all but blame the slaughter on Nicholas Sarkozy. There was Fiachra Gibbons in the Guardian

Over the past few years of recession and regression, it has become a trite truism of European politics that you can’t go wrong going to the right…

Until today, they might have tried to argue that there was no harm in it, that it’s healthy even, a rebalancing of the scales after two decades of biting our tongues and creeping political correctness.

There was Baroness Hussein-Ece on Twitter…

And this from Lindsey German…

Such leftists and liberal commentators, as when they gratuitously exploited the attacks of the depraved Brievik, will make use of anything that might discredit nationalist sentiments and doubts towards the growth of cultural pluralism. The unpalatable haste with which so many launched their presumptuous blame game points towards a certain desperation. I think that attack has become the impulsive form of defence, yet as formidable as it can often seem if it’s misjudged it’s apt to leave one appearing vulnerable. And if weakness if exposed attacks have rather less force. Perhaps when people like Mr Gibbons have removed their feet from their mouths – and we’ve all had them there – a certain humility can temper the aggression.

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