Thursday, 5 April 2012
Wondering where Baroness Warsi's been during the current travails of the Conservative (sic) party? Well, now we know: setting up a "working group" on Islamophobia (sic).
12 months after Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the Conservative Party chairman argued that Islamophobia has “passed the dinner-table test” and had become socially acceptable in Britain, the UK Government has established a cross-government working group to tackle anti-Muslim hatred.

The News/Jang has learnt exclusively that the group is modeled on the hugely influential cross-government working group on anti-Semitism, set up by the previous Labour government for the Jewish community.

The Group is chaired by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) and will have representatives from across government including the Cabinet Office, the Department for Education, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. This scribe understands that the group will include leading UK academics, Dr Chris Allen from Birmingham University and Dr Matthew Goodwin from Nottingham University.

Imam Qari Asim from Leeds Makkah Masjid, Akeela Ahmed from Muslim Youth Helpline and Fiyaz Mughal of Faith Matters has also been chosen as key members of the group.

Note the presence of officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth office. So this programme is to be international in scope.


Happy Propagandist said...

Meanwhile, Girls are being raped up and down England, and hatred, intolerance, sexism, and anti-Semitism is being taught and propagated in mosques, madrassas, Islamic book shops, and on street corners.

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