Whatever guidelines there may be on engagement with organisations, no-one will take them seriously if the Government doesn’t do so itself.
Posts Tagged: Muslim Council of Britain
Mohammed Amin: The Government should talk to the Muslim Council of Britain – though talking doesn’t necessarily mean agreeing
Government dialogue with an organisation doesn’t mean Ministers rewarding it. Rather, it means engaging with it.
A handful of ordinary members may let the rest of us down, but I have seen no sign that our Party systemically encourages anti-Muslim hatred.
Wanted. A Muslim, a woman, and a fearless campaigner to review claims of Tory anti-Muslim prejudice.
We doubt that such institutional bias exists. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, Sayeeda Warsi has hit on a solution.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
Nor should we indulge the murderer’s view of himself as being motivated by ideology. He was evil, and his final act was to spit in the face of God.
Louis Smith’s mockery of Islam was neither clever nor funny. But his suspension for it is outrageous.
The state is indirectly attacking an individual who has received death threats rather than take action against those threatening him.
We need to find advocates whose authority and Islamic orthodoxy the extremists respect. Such people exist, but they are not liberal Imams or nominally Christian politicians.
None of the bodies I served on would ever dream of having a governor who held neo-Nazi views. We should be just as intolerant in this context.