Islamophobia has “passed the dinner-table test,” Baroness Sayeeda Warsi says CAIRO – The first Muslim woman to sit in the British government warns Thursday, January 20, that anti-Muslim sentiments have become an acceptable thing in British society, warning that classifying Muslims as “moderate” and “extremists” is fueling prejudice.Now where on earth could they have come up with such a wacky idea?
Islamophobia has “passed the dinner-table test,” Baroness Sayeeda Warsi will say in a speech to the University of Leicester, according to extracts published by The Daily Telegraph.
Many Britons now accept anti-Muslim sentiments, says Warsi, a minister without portfolio.
Hostility against British Muslims, estimated at nearly two million, have been on the rise since the 7/7 attacks.
A Financial Times opinion poll showed that Britain is the most suspicious nation about Muslims.
A poll of the Evening Standard found that a sizable section of London residents harbor negative opinions about Muslims.
Warsi will blame the media for fueling hostility against the sizable Muslim minority.
A recent government-commissioned study has found that a torrent of negative and imbalance stories in the British media demonize the sizable Muslim minority and their faith by spreading prejudices and portraying them as the enemy within.
An earlier British study had accused the media and film industry of perpetuating Islamophobia and prejudice by projecting Muslims as violent, dangerous and threatening people...
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Baroness Whinges About U.K. 'Islamophobia'
The only Muslim chick with a seat in Britain's House of Commons blames the media for fueling rampant "Islamophobia." From onislam.net: