Unfortunately, France refuses to accept that any adaptation whatsoever is necessary, and uses Laïcité as a shibboleth to justify its stubbornness.
The mayors of Nice and Cannes have been goaded into a culture war without the least clue about the culture they’re attempting to defend.
Our vote was about delivering power back to the people, and removing it from distant powerful figures. “The Donald”, on the other hand, asks the people to give him the power.
Those complaining are mainly non-Muslim, and their argument seems to amount to simply wishing that Muslim men and women held different beliefs.
Labour’s mayoral candidate put his faith at the centre of his candidacy. Do we want religion creeping back into our politics?
Every Muslim member of the Party who discussed the campaign with me understood the messages in this way – as have many, probably most, non-Muslim commentators.
This is better way of dealing with both migration and the terror threat than the patchwork measures taken so far by the EU.
The worst of the ideas associated with ‘multiculturalism’ have been pursued at a time when societal integration should have been the mantra.
There is an important campaigning role for his pro-Brexit views. Let’s hope that we see and hear a lot of him during the weeks ahead.
It will achieve next to nothing – other than enabling non-violent extremists to paint it as the British state “criminalising Shariah.”
It is a vital piece of legislation which, crucially, has drawn widespread support from a diverse range of people and organisations.
To her detractors, she is a loud-mouthed yob. But this brilliant official has become a vital figure in the campaign against Islamist extremism.
Britain in 2015 is increasingly characterised by a creeping intolerance towards Christianity and religion which we should be deeply concerned about.
For years, she has been raising these issues in parliament, instigating debates, representing the oppressed, and holding our Government to account.
We will not be “bombing Syria”, but attacking carefully identified terrorist targets in the worst example of an “ungoverned space” that the modern world has seen.