Zehra Zaidi: The Young Muslim Advisory Group is divisive as well as unecessary
The creation of religion-based groups like YMAG [Young Muslim Advisory Group] is divisive because it approaches the subject of community cohesion from the standpoint of an assumption of difference. I am tired of the politics of “the other”. It’s about time we embraced the language of “we”. We, the British people – irrespective of background – must stand on a united platform on issues such as social cohesion and extremism. Let us try and forge a collective, not a divided response to the problems we face in Britain.