It isn't just the Brits. There are very, very few Western authorities of whom this cannot be said. "Brits are too polite and scared of offending 'vocal and aggressive Muslims', claims former Obama adviser," by Steve Robson for the Telegraph, March 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):
British society is scared of offending a 'vocal and aggressive' Muslims, claims a former adviser to Barack Obama.
Prof Lawrence Krauss made his comments after threatening to walk out of a debate hosted by an Islamic group at the University College London where organisers would not allow men and women to sit together.
The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) told women to sit at the back, while men and couples were sent to the front. Three people who objected were ordered to leave.
The public debate last week was on the subject ‘Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense?’
Ignoring audience jeering, Prof Kraus told an organiser: ‘Either you quit the segregation or I’m not interested.’
He returned when staff allowed men and women to mix.
Prof Krauss suggested British people were often too polite to object to such practices.
'People are not only afraid to offend, but afraid to offend a vocal and aggressive group of people," he said, according to the Daily Telegraph
'There is a segment of the Islamic community that is very vocal about this.
'The notion that these cultural norms should be carried out within a broader society that … is free and open is a serious problem.'...