The Great Debate UK
-Javaid Rehman is a professor of law at Brunel University. The opinions expressed are his own.-
For British Muslims, the new coalition government of the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats represents an alliance of strange and awkward bedfellows.
Muslim communities – historically supportive of the Labour party – are sceptical of the claims of Prime Minster David Cameron, to protect the interests of ethnic and religious minorities.
Admittedly, there was considerable disillusionment of the Labour government under former Prime Minister Tony Blair: British Muslims strongly disapproved of Blair’s decision to side with U.S. President George W. Bush in the so-called ‘war on terror’.
from Afghan Journal:
The British Ministry of Defence has apologised after Muslims complained that it was using replicas of mosques at a firing range in northern England to train soldiers ahead of deployment in Afghanistan.