Thursday, October 26, 2006

Veil Debate Not Responsible for Attacks

Sir Ian Blair, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, told a meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority that the debate over the Muslim veil had not had any effect on the number of faith hate attacks.

For the last three weeks, since Jack Straw made his comments, Muslim groups have been claiming that they have fuelled anti-Muslim attacks. While some incidents may have been because of the debate, the figures do not show any rise in the number of attacks.

Try as they might, the claims of Islamic victimhood always seem to ring hollow.