Thursday, 20 January 2011

Baroness Warsi: Acceptable Forms Of Bigotry

The dreadful Sayeeda Warsi - Conservative Party chairman [sic] - has leaked to The Daily Telegraph a speech she's giving later today.
"Islamophobia has "passed the dinner-table test" and is seen by many as normal and uncontroversial, Baroness Warsi will say in a speech on Thursday," they report.
"The minister without portfolio will also warn that describing Muslims as either “moderate” or “extremist” fosters growing prejudice.
"Lady Warsi, the first Muslim woman to attend Cabinet, has pledged to use her position to wage an “ongoing battle against bigotry”.
Warsi is something of an expert on bigotry, of course.
She's been spearheading the Tories attacks on gay equalities legislation.
And in the 2005 election used homophobic scaremongering in her election leaflets; "Labour has scrapped Section 28 which was introduced by the Conservatives to stop schools promoting alternative sexual lifestyles such as homosexuality to children as young as seven years old... now schools are allowed and do promote homosexuality and other alternative sexual lifestyles to your children.
"Labour reduced the age of consent for homosexuality from 18 to 16 allowing school children to be propositioned for homosexual relationships."
Warsi told the 2009 Conservative Party Conference; "anti-Muslim hatred is Britain’s last remaining socially acceptable form of bigotry."
The last but one, it would seem.

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