Throughout British history, there have been many groups that this country has viewed with caution and Muslims have often been seen as part of these ‘others’. Sayeeda Warsi, author of The Enemy Within, examines why. The former Foreign Minister and member of the House of Lords explores her own personal journey and identity as well as the government’s rhetoric and policy on extremism and multiculturalism.
A lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a cabinet minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet. In August 2014 she resigned from Government citing the Government’s “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza. She is now Chair of the Baroness Warsi Foundation which focuses on three programme areas; social mobility, gender equality and freedom of religious belief.