21 January 2011
Baroness Warsi of Dewsbury has delivered a speech at the University of Leicester Sir Sigmund Sternberg Lecture.
In the speech she made the case against the rising tide of anti-religious bigotry.
Baroness Warsi warned that Islamophobia was seen by many Britons as normal and uncontroversial.
She said there was a tendency to divide Muslims between “moderates” and “extremists”, which she said could fuel misunderstanding and intolerance.
Baroness Warsi said:
This is not actually about controlling the conversations that go on in people’s homes.
This is about drawing a line as to the state of anti-religious hatred or bigotry in Britain today and then setting out a series of measures as to how we move that forward.
Speeches and transcripts: Baroness Warsi’s Sternberg Lecture