Ms Champion penned a column for The Sun earlier this month: Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls. In the wake of Ms Champion's sacking, Ms Shah failed to spot that the following Tweet was intended satirically, and so clicked "Like" and re Tweeted it: Poor Ms Shah.

As the late Ayatollah Khomeini sternly instructed, "There are no jokes in Islam." Why should she be expected to recognize the mordant wit for which the English were once famed?

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The Queen is older than almost all those around her, certainly older than her guards and the 26-year-old Lutonians lunging at them with machetes.

And she must occasionally reflect that not so long ago one didn't hear words like "machete" and "lockdown" in connection with Buckingham Palace: "baldachin", "porte-cochère" certainly; but not "lockdown".

If only H R Mc Master had become a bigshot ayatollah and opened a seminary in Qom or Cairo, all this "ignorance" could have been avoided.

There was more "ignorance" afoot in Europe last night.

On the boulevard Émile Jacqmain in the heart of Brussels a Somali was shot dead after yelling "Allahu Akbar" and taking his machete to a bunch of soldiers, and Buckingham Palace was reported to be in "lockdown" after another guy with another machete and another cry of "Allahu Akbar" took on another security detail.

As A A Milne put it: Lest you detect a pattern of behavior here, the Palace perp is reported to be "a 26-year-old man from Luton". So no general conclusions can be drawn: It's not like Charlottesville, where one Caucasian in an automobile is an indictment of the entirety of American history necessitating the demolition of Stone Mountain and Mount Rushmore.

So Barcelona came and went before I had a chance to write about it. But ten stabbing victims in Finland barely makes the papers at all: Foot-of-page-27 "News in Brief" stuff.

Just the umpteenth confused fellow acting out of "ignorance" of his religion.

In the current issue of the Mark Steyn Club newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn, I recount my visit to Rotherham to meet some of those "raped and exploited white girls".