So says a note from, of all people, a Church of England official. “Multi-faith agenda ‘separates UK,'” from the BBC, with thanks to JF:
Government attempts to integrate minority faiths has left society “more separated than ever before”, a Church of England briefing suggests.
Written by the interfaith adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury, it says Muslims have been given “preferential” treatment since the 7 July bombings….
The note, called Cohesion and Integration – A Briefing Note for the House (of Bishops), goes on to describe the government’s approach to integration as “schizophrenic”.
“One might argue that disaffection and separation is now greater than ever, with Muslim communities withdrawing further into a sense of victimhood, and other faith communities seriously concerned that the government has given signals that appear to encourage the notion of a privileged relationship with sections of the Muslim community,” it says….