But the origins of Islamic intolerance for other faiths, particularly Judaism and Christianity, can be traced back to the Prophet himself: on his death bed, he instructed followers that only one faith – Islam – could be allowed in Arabia.
How tragic is it, then, that someone who has this much insight into the hateful and intolerant nature of Islam is nonetheless a supporter of Turkey's bid to join the EU!
Here is Coughlin last year bemoaning Sarkozy's obstruction of Turkey's membership application and praising Obama for doing everything he can to hasten it.
Like so many, Coughlin indulges the ludicrous fantasy that Turkey "would provide an invaluable balwark against the more threatening Islamic governments that lie further to the East." The truth, of course, is the exact opposite. It would provide a bridgehead for these elements to penetrate further into Europe, ultimately bringing about the demise of European civilisation itself.