Peter Akinola has written a letter. Andrew Brown has an observation:
His answer seems to me quite clear: British Muslims must suffer as Iraqi or Pakistani Christians do. Otherwise it’s not fair and “Religious tolerance [becomes] a one sided principle that favours one particular religion and inimical to the other. [But] What is good for the goose is good for the gander. It is only if we all embrace the divine injunction: ‘do unto others, as you want them do unto you’ that we can truly and in all sincerity preach peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance.”
If I have followed his reasoning, he is claiming that since “we all” – i.e. “you Muslims” – have not embraced this divine injunction, they must themselves be treated as they treat others, and Christians can no longer preach peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance.
Related Episcopal Cafe posts: Mark Harris responds to Akinola