Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser

    When considering this question, note that Jesus himself was hostile to religiosity – and that fundamentalists suffer from a lack of faith.

    The latest Kandahar massacre has illustrated how soldier's have hardened and how their natural 'shoot-to-miss' instinct have been stifled.

    The headlines were grabbed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams's attack on United States foreign policy. But the deeper point, widely missed, was his attack on Western modernity in general. "There is something about Western modernity which really does eat away at the soul," he said in an interview with the Muslim magazine, Emel, late last year.