Returning from an excellent trip to Turkey - apologies for being away when the juicy energy stories broke - the question of Islam in Europe is fairly well to the fore in my mind.
Pleasure it is, then, to see Galloway triumph against Labour in Bradford using a blatant anti-western pitch. We know exactly what will happen next. In constituency after constituency where there are large Muslim communities, Labour MPs will be trimming like fury to secure their vote: nothing will stop them. Their efforts will seep into written election material and we can have the issues out in the open.
I don't count on the hustings to deliver a nuanced debate, but it will at least be rather more en clair than to date. The nuances can emerge when there is more widespread focus; and we can think through properly, inter alia, the rather significant Turkish question.
More on this when I have had the chance to marshal my own thoughts.