BNP ‘exploited religious tensions’
The British National Party has been accused of attempting to exploit tensions between Muslims and Sikhs in a Government-funded report into relations between the two communities. The report is entitled the ‘Adab’ research report produced by Faith Matters.
Academics have warned of a “real danger” of “serious communal disorder” in the future in some towns and cities as the BNP attempts to build on differences between the two groups.
The study, carried out for the inter-faith group Faith Matters, said tensions included “serious acts of violence” between Muslim and Sikh youths over the past nine years in some areas and allegations of “forced conversions” of Sikh girls by Muslim boys.