Foreign Office minister Kim Howells has criticised Muslim leaders for condemning British foreign policy.
An open letter, signed by three Muslim MPs, three peers and 38 community groups, said the stance on the Middle East has put civilians at risk. They went on to say that UK policy has given “ammunition to extremists”.
But Mr Howells denied there was a “rational connection”. He told BBC News 24 the letter’s comments were “facile”.
Over at Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer applauds this “refreshing anti-dhimmitude from the UK”.