Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Church of England has finally had enough

The Church of England used to be in the forefront of multiculturalism when it came to Islam. That appears to have changed, as a new tide sweeps over Europe, as I predicted.

British blogger extraordinaire Canker has the story of a C of E memo from the Church's interfaith advisor to the Church's Bishops that states:

- The government's attempts to integrate `minority faiths' (read, `Islam') have "backfired"

- That Muslims have been given "preferential" treatment since the 7 July bombings.

- That Christians have largely been sidelined and ignored

The note, leaked to the Sunday Telegraph and entitled ` Cohesion and Integration' calls the British government's approach to integration "schizophrenic".

"One might argue that disaffection and separation is now greater than ever, with Muslim communities withdrawing further into a sense of victimhood, and other faith communities seriously concerned that the government has given signals that appear to encourage the notion of a privileged relationship with sections of the Muslim community," it says.

Well, duh!

Better late than never, cousins.

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