On a daily basis we hear claims that Britain, the USA and the rest of the Western world are Islamophobic but the reality is that a plethora of accomodations have and continue to be made to muslims and other religious faiths.
What seems to be "getting the shaft" is the Christian faith the symbols of which have been systematically disappearing from many Christian based countries - in particular the UK -prompting some to call it Britain's Escalating War on Christianity.
FINALLY a politician has the courage to balk at political correctness and come forward to not only denounce the abject assault on UK's Christian heritage but also unmask those he feels are the culprits: "secularists, society's liberals, as well as the politically correct brigade to somehow use the name of the faith groups as a bogus cover from which to launch attacks on Britain's Christian traditions and festivals."
I also blame the multiculturalist's who have warped the way British pride and heritage are perceived and have turned both into shameful rather than strived for behaviours. Also, it is clear that muslims have done very well on their own to inflict their pre-medieval religion onto us.
Nevertheless MP Pritchard's message is long overdue and hopefully will set off a "call to arms" with British Christians once again reclaiming their rightful position.
Tory MP Mark Pritchard today called for a fight against busybodies who downgrade Christian traditions and festivals and warned of rising "Christianophobia".
Mr Pritchard told MPs Britain's Christian heritage is at risk of being hijacked by extremists like the British National Party because it is being marginalised by officialdom.
He said the misplaced fears of the "politically correct brigade" about offending Muslims and other religions were fuelling "rising Christianophobia" in public life.
Elsewhere, secularists were using it as an excuse to drive their own non-Christian agenda.
He called, in a Westminster Hall debate, for a fightback against against the downgrading of Christian traditions, festivals and symbols in public life.
Cohesion minister Parmjit Dhanda said Christian heritage played a massive role in the shaping of Britain and it was important to protect it.
Parliament's first debate on the subject follows a string of controversies, including the row over the British Airways worker banned from visibly wearing a cross necklace to work.
Mr Pritchard (The Wrekin) said the problem was particularly acute at Christmas, with Christian images disappearing from cards and many schools banning Nativity plays.
"I have never met a single Jew, Muslim, Sikh or Buddhist or person of any other faith who has told me of their objection to Christians celebrating Christmas," he added.
"It's a false, secular-driven proposition and a divisive one."
And he warned: "What is offensive to people of other faiths is for secularists, society's liberals, as well as the politically correct brigade to somehow use the name of the faith groups as a bogus cover from which to launch attacks on Britain's Christian traditions and festivals."
He added: "Christ has been and always will be at the very heart of Christmas. Taking religion out of Christmas is like serving the Christmas turkey without stuffing."
Mr Pritchard said some Whitehall departments had banned the word Christmas from all official celebrations.
"The Home Office spends tens of thousands of pounds a year celebrating Muslim and Hindu festivals but very little on celebrating Christmas," he said.
And he warned: "Such discrepancies, using public money, can potentially divide, alienate and frustrate rather than unite."
"This week the BNP in Staffordshire have dispatched ... a Christmas card which portrays the Holy Family on the front cover and inside are the words heritage, tradition and culture."
Mr Pritchard urged ministers: "It is time for the dragon of political correctness to be slain and I invite the Government to take the first body blow in the name of freedom of speech and freedom of religion."