It’s all very well to be sensitive to Islam, but …

“There may no longer be much in the way of ideological enthusiasm for what can be described as multiculturalism. But in practice it gathers pace anyway, and there remains an unwillingness to take even a normative stance against it. Tony Blair may have declared that he considered the veil to be ‘a sign of separation’. But there is little sign of any appetite for issuing any formal guidance that might suggest that such dress is not in keeping with the values and aspirations of modern British life.”

Deborah Orr in the Independent, 13 February 2008

Orr’s sentiments are enthusiastically endorsed by Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch.