Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
Posts Tagged: Muslims
The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.
Iain Dale: This reshuffle could have promoted and prioritised housing. But all we got was a name change.
Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.
Interview: Kemi Badenoch – “I’m not really left-leaning on anything…I always lean right instinctively”
She voted for Davis in 2005, and her hero is Airey Neave: “The escape from Colditz is I think probably the coolest thing any British politician has ever done.”
Iain Dale: Trump is a warped narcissist who gives succour to racists, white supremacists and Islamophobes.
Plus: Englishness in Norwich. Remainer complaints everywhere. And: Noel Gallagher, political philosopher, gives his view of Corbyn.
Benedict Rogers: The plight of Burma’s Muslims is stoking Islamist extremism here – one of many reasons why Britain must act
Britain should call in the Burmese ambassador, suspend its training programme with the Burma Army, and continue to press at the UN.
David Goodhart and Richard Norrie: Indiscriminate on discrimation. Two recent reports that must not lead Ministers astray.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
By discussing a sensitive topic in Muslim communities, you do not give oxygen to racists. You cut off their supply.
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.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
So much of the good work done under David Cameron was undone by this election campaign. Things must change or a majority will stay beyond our reach.
Profile: Finsbury Park Mosque – An extremist past, claims of Muslim Brotherhood influence, and an establishment present
It feeds the homeless, does inter-faith work and welcomes dignitaries – including Malia Bouattia; a Vice-Chair of Stop the War, and Jeremy Corbyn, the local MP.
Van attack outside a mosque. One dead, several injured. A parliamentary inquiry into anti-Muslim hatred is long overdue.
The Home Affairs Select Committee should hold the inquiry which the editor of this site called for eight long years ago.
James Frayne: Voters want a brutal response to terrorists, but aren’t clear on the best way to combat extremism
Fears that the public are shifting towards aggressive, populist cultural policies targeted at Muslims are misfounded.