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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

religion and rationality...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

An interesting article by Martin Newland, the former editor of the Telegraph, appeared in yesterday's Guardian, which gave a different perspective on the debate over Jack Straw and the niqab. The gist of his argument can be gleaned from this quote...

"I do not therefore see Straw's comments as an attack on Muslims, but rather an attack on religious observance in general. Secular society does not allow for openly religious people to be seen also as normal and well-adjusted. There always seems to be a desire to pigeon-hole them as semi-rational, spiritual fifth columnists."

The article can be read online 'here' and is accompanied by equally interesting comments from readers of various view points!

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 9:36 AM


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