MCB moaning about the far right again

Yawn. Trying to blame their problems on the far right bogeyman again.

There is "growing disenchantment" among British Muslims at the Government's failure to tackle a surge in anti-Islamic hostility, a religious group said.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) wrote to the Home Secretary to highlight the "growing problem" after a march by far-right group the English Defence League (EDL) at the weekend.

Secretary General of the MCB Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari said in his letter: "Amongst many British Muslim communities, there is a growing disenchantment at the lacklustre response from our political leaders to speak out against anti-Muslim hatred.

"Whether this exists in explicit form through the actions of far-right groups, or implicitly with hysterical headlines in our media, the policy response to any of these has been far from satisfactory.

"We ask you to take leadership in this matter, especially in a year where divisive elements may well flourish in the run-up to the next general election."

The MCB accused political leaders of staying silent on the issue or said they had "ridden the wave of this disturbing trend" but failing to challenge hostility.

It hosted a meeting of Muslim groups at the weekend to discuss what it called "the growing trend of anti-Muslim hatred and violence".

On Saturday, 17 people were arrested and at least four police officers injured during scuffles in Stoke.

Members of the EDL tried to break a cordon preventing them from clashing with anti-fascist groups.
Makes a change from the far right whining about Muslims, I suppose.


Book Reviewer
Odd that, as for the life of me I cannot think of any group that is further 'Right' than the MCB, or more particularly many of the ideas and practices that it supports.

They are hardly 'progressive', are they?

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