Warsi’s call for the dominance of Christianity ignores that it’s Islam under threat

Responding to the claim by Tory peer Sayeeda Warsi that Christianity is under attack from militant secularism, Rebecca Wainwright and Peter Allen examine recent campaigns against the construction of mosques in London.

They conclude: “Warsi’s call for a renewed dominance of Christian values relies on an assumption that they are under threat. The examples discussed here suggest that perhaps the opposite is more accurate: that Christianity continues to dominate expectations of faith buildings in Britain, something that is unlikely to change if the government continues with its anti-multiculturalist approach.”

Left Foot Forward, 3 March 2012