Steynian 305


~ NARNIA-WRITER C.S. Lewis once said of writing his famous book The Screwtape Letters— the advice of a senior demonic tempter to his junior neophyte nephew demonic tempter– that writing it was all dust and scratch and itch– rather like the plains of Mordor, it is to be supposed.. as Gollum puts it:

“Ashes and dust and thirst there is, and pits, pits, pits. And Orcses, thousands of Orcses. And always the Great Eye watching, watching”.

Pondering terrorism and hating your enemy and genocide and lies and sneaking stealth-Jihad: it’s all wretched Mordor-think: ashes and dust and thirst. So it is for this writer taking on Jihadist Islam.

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