Ehsan Masood has written another highly sensible article (the man doesn’t stop) for the Sept edition of Prospect magazine.
One of the problems we face in the search for better community relations is our insistence on sticking to the idea of the “community leader.” In a modern democracy, the idea that there is such a thing as a community leader and that he has the ability to prevent extremism among â€œhis peopleâ€ continues to be an important plank of government policy. But it needs rethinking.
A man definitely after our own heart. Politicians and media please take note: this also applies to Hindu and Sikh groups.
[Hat tip: David T in the comments]
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