Storm Track Infiltration: The 3C Problem of Muslim Integration in England
Shadow Home Secretary David Davis hit the nail on the head yesterday when he launched a stinging attack on Muslim leaders for risking "voluntary apartheid" in Britain and expecting special protection from criticism.
Mr Davis issued a stark warning of "closed societies" being created in the UK, and said religious divides threatened to "corrode" fundamental values such as freedom of speech. There was a danger that the perfect conditions for "home grown terrorism" were being established, he added.
There seems to be a hardening of attitude from the conservative side of the British government – and it’s about time.
He wrote: "At its very least, there is a growing feeling that the Muslim community is excessively sensitive to criticism, unwilling to engage in substantive debate. “Much worse, is the feeling of some Muslim leaders that as a community they should be protected from criticism, argument, parody, satire and all the other challenges that happen in a society that has free speech as its highest value." Mr Davis accused the government of showing a "confused, confusing and counterproductive" attitude towards the problem of integration. He expressed sympathy for Commons Leader Jack Straw's position on veils, but insisted that the problem went deeper, affecting the "very unity of our nation".
Could we be seeing a change of attitude in Londonstan?