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Baroness Warsi finds Christianity hiding in a massive Cathedral – it’s her illiberal crusade

BARONESS Warsi, the Conservative Party Chariman, made a speech to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. This is Sayeeda Warsi, who once wanted the hen Labour government to debate issues with extremist Muslims:

“We must engage with, not agreeing with, the radical groups who we have said in the past are complete nutters. We need to bring these groups into the fold of the democratic process. As long as we exclude them and don’t hear them out, we will allow them to continue their hate. It may not achieve results immediately, but it may stop the immediate violence.”

Why not just champion free speech and say what you feel. Why “engage” with “nutters” over tea and smiles?

This is the same Warsi who insulted a huge swath of voters for engaging in what might be termed free speech:

“It seems to me that Islamophobia has now crossed the threshold of middle class respectability. For far too many people, Islamophobia is seen as a legitimate – even commendable – thing. You could even say that Islamophobia has now passed the dinner-table-test. The drip feeding of fear fuels a rising tide of prejudice. So when people get on the tube and see a bearded Muslim, they think ‘terrorist’ …when they hear ‘Halal’ they think ‘that sounds like contaminated food’…and when they walk past a woman wearing a veil, they think automatically ‘that woman’s oppressed’. And what’s particularly worrying is that this can lead down the slippery slope to violence.”

It is very lack of free and frank speech that’s the problem. Warsi is no fan of genuine free speech. She wants control. She wants to suppress the ideas she does not like, not debate then openly. These are her views on the State:

“[The well-intentioned liberal elite] conversely, are trying to create equality by marginalising faith in society and think that the route to religious pluralism is by creating a path of faith-neutrality”. She said they aimed to “downgrade religion to a mere subcategory in public life.

“But look at their supposed level playing field. Its terrain is all but impassable to anyone of belief. One of the arguments of the liberal elite is that faith and reason are incompatible. But they don’t realise, as the Holy Father has argued for many years, that faith and reason go hand in hand.” Just as reason should not be excluded from debates about faith…so too spirituality should not be excluded when we look at worldly matters.”

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Posted: 16th, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)

Did Baroness Warsi Miss Hakim Quick?

THE list of speakers who took to the lectern at Earle’s Court’s Ibis hotel for the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) do last Sunday included the wonderfully named – ahem – Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick.

Baroness Warsi – a hectoring woman who is not as intelligent as she would like us to think she is – may like to pay attention and let us know when she hears anyone come out with this kind of stuff. Hostility against minority groups is wrong…

Posted: 20th, January 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment

Warsi Is Not Yet A Jew Nor A Shag Over The Dubai Dinner Table

BARONESS Warsi, co-chairman of the Tory Party, says prejudice against Muslims has passed the dinner-table test”.

When asked if they would shag a Muslim over the dinner table, 83% of married non-Muslims Britons said “yes”. This is down of last year’s figure of 94%. Many experts blame Lauren Booth’s conversion for the rise in prejudice and the survey being popular with ex-pats living in Dubai.

But British Muslims are not yet fully ingrained into the dinner table racism. Until a top author like a JK Rowling or Martin Amis can portray the villains as Muslims in much the same way John Buchan, George du Maurier’s Svengali, or Anthony Trollope have done, the chattering classes prejudice will just be chatter.

But being a Muslim in the UK is very different to being a Muslim in a Muslim country. You are held to a different standard.

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Posted: 20th, January 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment