To be fair to Muslims in Britain, I acknowledge that there was – at long last – a demonstration in Scotland yesterday by Muslims protesting against extremism in the name of Islam. We need a lot more of these. Although I have to say there was an element of that slightly smug Scottish attitude that ‘of course we’re Scottish, not English, so that sort of nasty extremism has no place in our lovely, fluffy ‘multicultural’ Scottish society’, etc, etc. In fact the only reason there has been less trouble in Scotland is that Muslims and other minorities exist only in tiny numbers in that country – otherwise it is an overwhelmingly white Anglo-Celtic homogeneous society, and about as ‘mullticultural’ as my left foot! When we see big antio-terror demos in places like Birmingham and Bradford I might, just might, be a little re-assured.
Time to discriminate (4)