20 Jun '14

News Nick Clegg: Birmingham schools row coverage may have raised Islamophobia

Deputy prime minister voices concern, saying most Muslims are 'patriotic citizens' who share British valuesNick Clegg has written to the head of the Muslim Council of Britain to express his concern that the reporting of the alleged infiltration of Birmingham schools by extremists may have led to a "deeply regrettable" increase in Islamophobia.The deputy prime minister told Shuja Shafi, the secretary general of the council, that Muslims are "patriotic citizens" who should not be held to a different standard to other citizens. Continue reading...

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