Friday, August 10, 2018

Quote of the day 10th August 2018

"For what it’s worth, I don’t think Boris should face an investigation or be suspended. You’re allowed to debate the burqa and ridicule religion. 

Just think he should, as a senior politician, know that his words carry weight, that he has a responsibility to act with sensitivity. 

Boris is a smart man. He should know his comments may inflame tensions and toxify a serious debate. With little real debate about the burqa, he may have had the right to say what he did but whether it was wise and helpful is another question."

(Salman Anwar, from a very intelligent and balanced piece about "Boris, Burqas, free speech and Islam" which you can read in full here.)

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