Baroness Warsi's plea for us to exhibit less prejudice towards Muslims would fall on more fertile ground if the Muslim population learned the same trick as Britain's Jews and Catholics; how to be British first. There is no room in this small nation for the evil apartheid of multiculturalism; immigrants must integrate. That means modifying their behaviour, beliefs and identity to become lost in the great diversity of Britons. Our attitude towards those who refuse to integrate isn't bigotry; this nation isn't an hotel, it's our homeland, and we have the right to demand that those who want to join us also take on our ethics, morals and allegiances.
The 'growing intolerance' that the Baroness detects isn't towards Muslims as such, but towards the bigotry of Islam, and this is entirely proper. The Islamic world has never undergone an Enlightenment, and consequently remains at heart primitive, unevolved and superstitious. The majority of Islamic immigrants to Britain are poor peasants from Pakistan and Bangladesh, compounding their archaic belief with illiteracy and ignorance, susceptible to the most outrageous suggestions from village Imams. We cannot accept these 'views' as having any moral equivalency with the mores of an advanced Western society, and neither should we. It is quite right and proper to condemn such things. But we must take care that our condemnation of the lies, falsehoods and provocations of primitive Islamic doctrine doesn't become hostility towards towards the poor deluded fools who have swallowed this guff. They need all our help and encouragement to rise from the darkness of their backwardness into the light that is being British.