BMI welcomes ‘new tone’ from Brown government

“The British Muslim Initiative welcomes the new tone that has emerged over recent days from corners of the new government under the premiership of Gordon Brown. Following the terror plots in London and Glasgow, the British people had become accustomed to a near frenzied reaction which contained the usage of loaded terms and phrases, closely followed by heavy-handed legislation proposals. However, to hear Gordon Brown speak of the need to confront this threat as a community, and his refusal to descend to the old rhetoric which demonised and singled out one sector of British society, was not only refreshing but also gave impetus to the leaders of the Muslim community and wider society in adopting a unified stand in condemning any threat to our country.”

BMI press release, 4 July 2007