Coincidental with the arrival of The Telegraph of earlier this week,with a half page spread of L/Cpl Hashemi and one paragraph for the 216 sigs Cpl,both killed recently in Afghanistan,I went down to the Mosque in Amman,after friday prayers,to listen to the ''Mullah of the Day'',stirring up the guys after said prayers.Paramilitary police were in the side streets,as this mosque caters to mainly Palestinians and displaced moslems from countries outside Jordan.My arabic is not too bad,but I also had the benefit of a jordanian friend,helping with translation. The cleric made the point that he had travelled widely in Europe,and lived in UK for some time.He tried to sum up the position of muslims in Europe.Some of his main points were: aa.In UK,in spite of the 7/7 bombings,the political establishment is trying to appease the muslim community.This could be judged by the hiugh number of muslim stories in the media,please for tolerance,and much racist chat,when muslims do anything wrong.The BBC was also quoted as having a very high proportion of muslims working there,and presenting news.According to the cleric,most muslims vote labour,but this should 'change' after the 'occupation of muslim lands',by Britain. bb.In Holland a government has been brought down by the antics of a muslim woman.who has 'blaspemed and lost her faith''.According to said cleric,this 'proves' the power of the muslims. cc.The Danish cartoon matter showed how easily muslims could get European Governments to ''grovel'' The cleric finished by saying that the West was weak,and muslims would win there 'soon' ,just looking at the points he had made earlier. Given the high level of publicity surrounding the death of L/Cpl Hashemi,with far less coverage of his 216 Sqn colleague,it does appear that this cleric is barking(he's very barking according to the Jordanians!!) up the right tree!