Every Ed Husain article these days seems…

Every Ed Husain article these days seems to be geared toward making sure the Tories, most likely victors in the next General Election, continue funding his Quilliam Foundation. His latest at Comment is free closes with this appeal for taxpayers’ money:

The strongest weapons available to our enemies are ideas of religious supremacy and perennial confrontation, backed with logistical networks, and repressive political conditions that help strengthen their narrative and network. Unless we in the west can combat their ideas with better ideas, puncture the alluring narrative of victimhood politics, question their self-assured martyrdom, and end perceptions of incessant enmity with non-Muslims then we will be confined to dealing with symptoms of terrorist attacks rather than healing the underlying causes. Nearly a decade after 9/11, when compared with military budgets, where is investment in these soft-power, counter radicalisation projects? The silence says it all.