Birmingham education authorities buckled to pressure from sectarian hardliners and blocked a Muslim sect from being represented on an interfaith council, it is claimed.
(Laughs.) An interfaith council discriminates on the basis of faith.
Members of Birmingham's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community were told that in order to be represented on the city's Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) they would have to agree not to identify themselves as Muslims, after a threatened walkout from other Muslim members of the committee.
The discrimination against Ahmadis is codified in the legal system of Pakistan. Now, this malignant tendency has arrived in Britain.