Monday, 9 June 2008

Thaindian News: Common sense to sideline Christianity at expense of Islam: UK minister

British Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has defended the Labour Governments policy on religion, and said it is common sense for Christianity to be sidelined at the expense of Islam.

A report commissioned by the Church of England criticised the Labour Government for paying lip service to Christianity and favouring Islam and other minority religions. The damning study criticised the policies of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown for focusing intently on minority beliefs while neglecting the Anglican faith.

Blears said it was right that more money and effort was spent on Islam than Christianity because of the threat from extremism and homegrown terrorism, The Telegraph reported.

Blears told BBC Radio 4s Sunday programme: Thats just common sense. If weve got an issue where we have to build resilience of young Muslim men and women to withstand an extremist message. Read more
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