Would this be the same Baroness Warsi that harped on about section 28 being repealed by the Labour Party and about homosexuality being promoted in schools?
Putting a house in order
She talks of Islamophobia being the last accepted form of bigotry. I disagree on all counts with that. No bigotry should ever be acceptable and I believe that the mass amount of people in the UK are not Islamophobes. Most would take a stance against any bigoted comment about Islam as they would other bigotries.
Now she may have since put some of her house in order, as she has supported civil partnerships, but bigotry and its language is bigotry no matter how you dress it up.
I believe her to be right about what she says about some of the comments used against Muslims. But I do not believe that most find it acceptable. Nonetheless, if she is calling for people to rid themselves of bigotry then it has to be all bigotries and not just one kind. Her language about the promotion of homosexuality in schools was wrong, and she has since admitted that, but bigotry and misinformation still exists.
She has achieved a great deal as a Muslim woman. She is bound to have her own personal feelings and want to have open dialogue about them but it should never be singled out as different from other bigotries.
Bigotry is bigotry. The semantics and battle cries may differ but the effects are often the same to their victims and targets. I do not disagree with a great deal she says. She is right to highlight it. But she also needs to be aware of cutting other minorities some slack too unless they are a bigoted minority and that is something we all need to stand up against. It seems that here on Mudcat most find that kind of bigotry totally unacceptable.
Most Muslims I know do not have the victim type mentality. They are just wanting to go about their every day lives and be integrated while allowed to practice their faith. It's not too much to ask for is it?