Blunkett’s ban will fan the flames – Mark Steyn

“Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the Western world, but Blunkett wants us to pretend that it’s a wee delicate bloom which has to be sheltered from anything unpleasant. The other week, the governor of one of those Nigerian states that now lives under sharia called for the burning of all Christian churches within his jurisdiction. Every Friday, on state TV and radio throughout the Arab world and in mosques somewhat closer to home, the A-list imams call for the killing of Jews and infidels. Well, good luck to them. But, if they can dish it out so enthusiastically, couldn’t they learn to take it just an eensy-teensy-weensy bit?”

Mark Steyn responds to the proposed reform of existing race relations law to ban incitement of religious hatred.

Daily Telegraph, 13 July 2004