Encouraging understanding while defending the values of democracy
In her most recent article in the Telegraph, Janet Daley writes,
Liberal democracy reached an understanding with religion a long time ago: your right, as a citizen, to observe your faith without persecution will be explicitly protected by the state. In return, you will agree to make your peace with the civil law and respect the rights of others to pursue their beliefs. That's the deal. We cannot make exceptions either by removing Muslims who accept their side of the bargain from that protection, or by permitting those who refuse to accept it to flout our law (on, say, sexual equality or the overt slavery of forced marriages).
As Caroline Cox and John Marks argue in their book The West, Islam and Islamism, republished in a new edition by Civitas this week, it is imperative that we distinguish between the Islamic faith and Islamist ideology.
We write about Baroness Cox and her courage in repeatedly entering Armenia, Burma, and the Sudan to give help and provide witness here.
Her book seeks to encourage understanding while defending the values of democracy, and can be found here at Civitas, and at Amazon.