Defend multiculturalism – Keith Vaz

In an interview in the current edition of the Parliamentary Monitor magazine, Keith Vaz expresses fears that “communities and not individuals” are being blamed for the attacks of July 7 and 21. Revealing that he has received scores of racially motivated “hate mail”, Vaz says that the drive for multiculturalism should continue despite growing fears about Muslim extremism.

“There is no better place to celebrate multiculturalism than Britain in 2005,” says the Labour MP.”Multiculturalism is different cultures and different religions within one society. And I would defend it right to the end. It has been a great benefit to our country – to our great cities. It has given Britain the face it has.”, 17 August 2005