Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Muslims Are Special
Remember when 'Communities in control; real people, real power' was published I criticised the racial slanting of the 'young advisors'? Well, now Hazel has gone one better than simply over-representing ethnic minorities in youth bodies; now Muslims get one all to themselves. The Young Muslim Advisory Group is made up of 22 Muslims aged between 16 and 25, and will advise ministers on the issues affecting them. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with this idea, but wouldn't it be nice if Hazel could understand proportionality? If the youth of a faith which represents less than 3% of the population get their own advisory group, it would be spiffing if the remaining 97% of us would be afforded the same luxury.