The Green Paper isn’t perfect, but the Communities Secretary is right to reject oaths of office and an excessively broad definition of ‘extremism’.
Posts by Martin Parsons
Martin Parsons has a PhD in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations and has written a major academic book on this subject.
There is a specific problem in Pakistan, especially where the majority of the Christians and Hindus respectively live, about non-Muslims being viewed as inferior.
The way in which the 0.7 per cent target is defined is out of date. Lack of money is not necessarily the primary cause of underdevelopment.
Martin Parsons: For Syria to have a future, the West must stop jihadist genocide as well as Assad’s war crimes
Action must go beyond ISIS to prevent other, similarly-minded, jihadist groups prospering.
The statistics actually suggest that, nationally, students of a similar ability do better in these schools than in comprehensives.
You can certainly get away with saying things about us that would be a sacking offence if aimed at things like religious beliefs.
For all its faults, the moral certainty of the Empire made the transmission of British principles possible. Modern equivocation offers no such hope.
The historic values of the English speaking peoples face an existential threat to their very survival – again.
The claim that Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Victorian values’ meant the reintroduction of ‘unregulated markets’ is simply untrue.
Conservative values of thrift, responsibility and self-reliance have a firmer footing upon the rock of Scripture than the Archbishop of York supposes.
Dr Martin Parsons: Will 2015 bring more sharia-based persecution of Christians and other minorities?
That’s certainly what we saw last year – and not just because of ISIS.
Diverting an RAF flight to supply specially insulated tents to Erbil before winter would save thousands of lives
IS’s beheadings, forced conversions and jizya, plus the plight of the Yezidis – all illustrate the need.
Liberals have a different understanding of what these are than Conservatives – and a more shallow one, too.
Schools must be required to emphasise British values such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, equality under the law – for Muslim and non Muslim alike.