Julia Hartley-Brewer on London Attacks: 'When we say this has nothing to do with Islam, we lose our grip on reality'

'The state has a responsibility to integrate people in the UK and we must fight the root of terrorism'

A terror attack took place at London Bridge on Saturday (June 3)

Monday, June 5, 2017

talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer has said we mustn't retreat into our "terribly uncomfortable liberal bubble" and try to claim the London Bridge terror attacks have nothing to do with Islam.

She made the comments while speaking to Alan Mendoza, director of the Henry Jackson Society thinktank, about what Britain can do to respond to Saturday's attack.

Mendoza said a major problem with the Quran is one of interpretation. But Julia said some verses of the Islamic holy text encourage believers to kill infidels in explicit terms.

Mendoza continued by saying our post-colonial "liberal guilt" hampers us in tackling the issue of islamic extremism, and "there is nothing islamophobic" in discussing this problem.

Listen to the full interview above