12 March 2015

Sharia in Britain: ignoring common sense

The Government is planning tough new measures to combat the growing threat from Islamist extremists in Britain. So reported the Sunday Telegraph, having seen a leaked draft of the Home Office’s new counter-extremism strategy.

The tough new strategy ranges from targeting sharia courts to changes to the benefits system and measures to deal with radicalisation.

If Mr Cameron thinks the British people will be impressed by all this he is mistaken. It’s an almost certain bet that the vast majority of British people will be totally cynical of these new proposals to fight extremism.

The British people now understand that the Westminster political classes have for years been contemptuous of public opinion on many issues concerning Islam in Britain. [The Commentator] Read more