Well said, Monty an ideal which should be pursued, rather than cabinet ministers, opening their mouths without engaging their brain. Keep religion out of politics, and make it clear to all religions that they abide by the rules of the country. Let the government focus their attention, on putting across the message, that integration is what we need, not insular ghettos, where people are isolated from British life.
Do away with all faith schools, and have one national curriculum, exams at the same time, marked by one examination board. Have a religious studies group in schools (1 hour a week), where children learn about different faiths. Why should any child be brought up in a religion, which they are unable to question or comprehend?
I agree with Chris about the channel 4 programme on the Koran, it posed far more questions than it answered. However, isn't this the way with all religions? Aren't they all open to interpretation? Look at the US, where they are teaching Creationism in a lot of radical Christian schools - in this day and age FFS.
Nev - Hazel Blears voice takes me far beyond anger, but then so do all of the Bliar babes - Blears, Harman, Jowell, Flint.
Sorry - end of rant, must take another blood pressure tablet!