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Baroness Warsi says Muslim attitudes towards LGBT people 'moving faster than Tories' did'

2016-04-15
Earlier this week a new poll revealed that over half of British Muslims believed homosexuality should be  illegal. The poll, analysed by the former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, has said that the results were "extremely worrying" and "holds a grim message for us all." Now, former Tory chairman, Sayeeda Warsi, has responded to Phillips' claims, accusing him of "pandering to populist prejudice". Warsi had served as Conservative Party chairman for two years from 2010 and said that the muslim community is no different form other religious communities. "The Muslim community is conservative in its views, but that is no different to most other religious communities." She continues: "If you compare attitudes to a group of evangelical Christians or Hasidic Jews you would find similarities." "There is social conservatism, maybe even social intolerance, but most religious communities on the issue of homosexuality have been on a journey on this. So has my own party, so has the Church of England." Warsi explains how the attitudes towards women's and gay rights are changing but "our community in Britain is 50 or 60 years old" and states how they have "moved faster than my party, which has been around much longer, or the Church." Earlier this week, the Daily Mail have reported that ISIS published a new kill list of Muslims in positions of power in the Western world. Sayeedi Warsi's name is featured on the kill list alongside Sajid Javid who has been touted as Britain's first Asian Prime Minister, Hillary Clinton's aide, Huma Abedin was also featured in the kill list. More stories: Diana Ross injured in limo crash, performs show anyway World’s most powerful LGBT people named in Power 50 list