I suppose it can be no coincidence that, in other news today, amid the uproar over the "Archbishop's craven fatalism", we get news of a proposed crackdown on honour crime: today's Independent reports that
"Most citizens will have many allegiances (to family, church, football team, party, social group and so on). But, where the law is concerned, there can only be one, unambiguous allegiance."
...and adding to the tide of what are no doubt going to be construed as anti-Muslim stories the Times (as well as many other national papers) tells us no less than "Minister warns of 'inbred' Muslims: Phil Woolas, Labour MP and government minister, said the culture of arranged marriages between first cousins was the "elephant in the room" and has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects...all these stories (and others) are sure to upset the Muslims in the UK. So will this, which I quote because it is great, in Matthew d'Ancona's article he quotes Martin Amis whom observed re the Islamist ideology, that...
"Ministers are stepping up the fight against so-called 'honour' crime and forced marriages."
"in its most millennial form, conjures up an image of an abattoir within a madhouse".