Islamophobia in Britain

Sayeeda Warsi's comments about Islamophobia becoming acceptable at the dinner-table are firing up debate about Britain's multicultural society.

The Cabinet minister is set to give a speech this evening attacking the way Muslims are being victimised by British society.

She is particularly worried by the distinction between 'radical' and 'moderate' Muslims, where the extent to which one is a Muslim becomes a measure of how socially acceptable they are.

Baroness Warsi's comments are a major step for the coalition government. She has previously said she is prepared to address religious issues head on, after New Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell explained his party didn't "do God".


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