Monday, January 29, 2007

Cameron's bombshell speech

Well, I don't think David Cameron can be accused of sitting on the fence on multiculturalism.

In a speech in Birmingham he roundly attacked the concept of multiculturalism, and also more importantly tackled the issue of those groups that purport to represent British Muslims, like the Muslim Council of Britain for not representing Muslims very well, and also their more hard line and vocal members drowning out the voices of the more moderate and reasonable.

You can read more here.


Buenaventura Durruti said...

His comments on the Muslim Council of Britain remind me of those politicians who on losing an election think the electorate not the government should be changed.

The problem is that the MCB and others now have a tiger by the tail. If they do what Cameron (and Blair) wants then they will lose legitimacy with their own 'electiorate' and give legitmacy to the radicals.

Beating them over the head doesn't help them or us.

Benedict White said...

Buenaventura Durruti, I appreaciate your responce, but I disagree. The issue is how far over to the radical side the MCB is, and how representative of Muslims are they?

I fear that they are far too "radical" and far too little representative.