Condescending advice to Muslims from Margaret Beckett

Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett is to call on mainstream Muslims to “stand up and be counted” in the struggle against terrorism. The UK’s 1.6 million Muslims have a “special ability” to counter extremist propaganda about a “clash of civilisations” between Islam and the West, she will say.

Press Association, 9 November 2006

Their job would be made rather easier if Beckett was prepared to “stand up and be counted” in condemning US and Israeli state terrorism.

See also BBC News, 9 November 2006