She weeps and wails about a visit he made to a (carefully-selected) Muslim family in Sparkbrook, and opines that he appeared to have seen the light:
He praised the ward, a deprived, multicultural inner-city area, for its community cohesion and vibrant grassroots community infrastructure. He called for "a concerted attack on racism and soft bigotry". He described how "we cannot bully people into feeling British".And yet now, according to Salma at least, he appears to have allied himself with the EDL and BNP and any other boogeyman Salma can think of.
What could have happened?
After Cameron's recent pronouncements on multiculturalism, I now ask myself: did he mean a single word if it? Instead of a supporting anti-racism, he gave a speech that was wholeheartedly endorsed by the leader of the BNP and those who took part in the EDL marches on the same day.To which I replied:
Well, Salma, never mind. Just think of it as a Western version of taqiyya...Imagine my surprise when Sue alerted me, via Twitter, that it had somehow breached CiF's comment policy:
Heh! They really don't like it up 'em, do they..?