Britons could learn from vibrant faith of Muslim migrants Cardinal

first_imgHe also accused politicians of “trading in fear”Credit:AFP/Getty Images We have to learn too is from the vibrancy of the Muslim faith that comes hereCardinal Vincent Nichols He accused politicians of “trading in fear” and said media stories constantly portraying immigration in a negative light were proving “corrosive of our best nature”.In an interview with the BBC, he insisted that increasingly secular British society could learn much from the faith of new arrivals whether Christians, Muslims or followers of other religions.“I think this country will benefit actually from the vibrancy of the Christian faith that many people bring here,” he said.“Of course what we have to learn too is from the vibrancy of the Muslim faith that comes here.” He added:  “I think the immigration crisis is real and it needs concerted effort to address it,” he said.“It needs to be addressed realistically with resources and proper legislation, but it’s almost impossible to do that in an atmosphere in which fear and hatred are the dominant features.“It does nobody any good, this somewhat self-indulgent way in which people have begun to express themselves and their distaste and their hatred of people who they see as different.“And that is creating a culture of fear among people who have been welcomed here.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He also accused politicians of “trading in fear" British people have much to learn from the “vibrancy of the Muslim faith” of new immigrants including refugees, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has said.Cardinal Vincent Nichols said immigrants had been enduring a worsening “atmosphere of fear” in the months since the EU referendum with the members of the public casually voicing hatred in a “self-indulgent” way.last_img


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