Another case of secular bigotry

wafThere was an interesting programme on Radio 4 last night, broadcast in the “Hecklers” slot, in which Gita Sahgal of Women Against Fundamentalisms (who is an atheist of Hindu origin) debated Tahmina Saleem, Tariq Ramadan, Lord Ahmed, Moazzam Begg and Daud Abdullah.

She was arguing, à la Martin Bright and John Ware, that by consulting with organisations like the MCB the government was merely encouraging “fundamentalism”. As is often the case these days, it was the self-proclaimed secular rationalist Gita Sahgal who came over as the ignorant dogmatic bigot.