Global media has reported that he Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has criticized UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement on multiculturalism. According to one report:
MUNICH, Germany (AFP) – Prime Minister David Cameron condemned his country’s long-standing policy of multiculturalism as a failure Saturday, saying it was partly to blame for fostering Islamist extremism. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, Cameron said many young British Muslims were drawn to violent ideology because they found no strong collective identity in Britain. Signalling a marked change in policy towards ethnic and religious minorities, he urged a “more active, muscular liberalism” where equal rights, the rule of law, freedom of speech and democracy were actively promoted. “If we are to defeat this threat, I believe it’s time to turn the page on the failed policies of the past,” he told the conference during a panel discussion attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But his remarks sparked a chorus of condemnation at home, with the Muslim Council of Britain expressing anger that the Muslim community was still being treated “as part of the problem as opposed to part of the solution.ims.”[From Cameron calls multiculturalism a failure – Yahoo! News]
The MCB is a UK. umbrella group dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Previous posts have discussed the organizations stormy relationship with the U.K government who recently re-estabilshed relations following a government minister’s call last year for the resignation of the MCB Deputy Secretary who publicly called for violence against Israel.