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Question to the Prime Minister on Algeria
22/01/2013 12:47:00


Yesterday the Prime Minister gave a statement on the latest news from Algeria. During the long and thoughtful debate from all sides of the House, I was able to ask him a question:

Gavin Barwell (Croydon Central, Conservative)

The Prime Minister will be aware of research showing a worrying level of Islamophobia in this country. With that in mind, as an MP representing a constituency with a significant Muslim community, may I warmly welcome his clear statement that the generational conflict in which we are engaged is not between the west and Islam, but between people of all faiths who want to live in peace and those who would resort to terror?

David Cameron (Prime Minister; Witney, Conservative)

What my hon. Friend says is absolutely right and should form part of every speech and statement made about this issue. This is not a clash of civilisations; it is all people against a very small minority who are poisoned by that ideology. It is worth making the point that the biggest number of victims of al-Qaeda violence are Muslim men and women. That remains the case, and we cannot make that point too often.

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On 23/01/2013 19:38:00 Irene Harris wrote:
Quite right. It appears that the majority of British people are of the opinion that if you are muslim, you are on the scrounge. Not so, many who are born in this country now are aiming for the professions and doing well, their parents working hard at low paid wages to pay for university. I am not muslim, christian jewish or any other conforming religion, so I am saying this looking from the outside in.



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