So what is secularism?

“Andrew Coates’ article ‘In Defence of Militant Secularism’ (What Next? No.29) calls for a reply. In attempting to produce one, I shall try to avoid the polemical style which Coates has adopted. Thus he puts the word ‘Islamophobia’ in inverted commas, as though no such phenomenon existed.”

Ian Birchall in What Next? No.30