Muslims lauded as better citizens in UK
The head of the UK’s equality watchdog says British Muslims are better making themselves compatible with the so-called mainstream views than followers of other religions.
Trevor Phillips said Muslims are integrating into British society better than Christians, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Phillips warned that “an old time religion incompatible with modern society is driving the revival in the Anglican and Catholic Churches and clashing with mainstream views, especially on homosexuality”.
The equality watchdog’s chief said Christians, particularly evangelicals, make complaints about discrimination in their attempt to exercise greater political influence.
However the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission voiced concern that people of faith are “under siege” from atheists whom he accused of attempting to “drive religion underground”.
He admitted that the Commission has failed to tackle faith-based discrimination in the past, particularly when Muslims of even Christians are attacked.
The Commission has said in its annual report that some religious groups have been the victims of rising discrimination over the last decade.
“Muslims are less vociferous because they are trying to integrate into British liberal democracy”, admitted Philips.
“Muslim communities in this country are doing their damnedest to try to come to terms with their neighbours to try to integrate and they’re doing their best to try to develop an idea of Islam that is compatible with living in a modern liberal democracy”, Phillips said.