Veil is cultural not religious, asserts Tory peer

    The veil was claimed to be cultural and not religious one of Britain’s most senior Muslim politicians said. Yorkshire peer Baroness Warsi called on communities to question non-religious rites and rituals that did little more than create and exacerbate divisions. Shadow Communities Secretary Baroness Warsi of Dewsbury warned that British Muslims as a whole risked “retreating into a theological corner of (their] own making” and had a “foremost responsibility” to break free from a “siege mentality” created by hardliners and “hotheads”. [Full-text here->

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