Michael Nazir-Ali: Policies should respect culture and religion


Britain’s first Asian bishop has cautioned that the UK’s fight against extremism must not come at a cost to personal liberties at home. Michael Nazir-Ali also criticised the idea of secularism being neutral. He claimed that by ignoring the religious heritage of Britain, its citizens have become ill-equipped to understand and communicate with newcomers from countries where faith plays a major role in public life, leading to challenges with integration. Nazir-Ali’s statement came as he delivered a lecture, Monks, Magi and Mosques: Religion along the Silk Road at SOAS in London on Monday (6). “What has isolated communities is a…

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