According to Martin Bright in the Jewish Chronicle:
Also this week, the Board of Deputies has called on the government to impose strict conditions on Muslim groups wishing to engage with Whitehall. But [Communities minister John] Denham was resistant to taking a hardline view on groups advocating violence outside UK territory.
He confirmed he would be setting up a panel from the religious communities to advise on interfaith issues.
This sounds very peculiar. What are these conditions? Anyone know? I’d like to see what conditions are being demanded and whether those conditions then apply across the board with respect to all communities, not just Muslims.
On the face of it, it looks like the JBOD is only going to make any inter-faith dialogue more difficult if it is demanding that specific conditions of engagement apply to Muslims but not anyone else. That’s called discrimination.
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