Give us the freedom to disagree with you

Ismail Patel of the British Muslim Initiative welcomes the “measured responses” of the prime minister and other politicians to the abortive terrorist attacks in Glasgow and London. He adds: “It falls equally upon the Government and Muslims in our country to work in tandem. To truly tackle the terrorists, Mr Brown must steer a change from the political approach of the Blair years during which the Government by and large engaged only with those Muslims who have acquiesced to the former’s political stance.”

Independent, 4 July 2007