Kilroy calls for 'backward' Islam to open mosques to women

Guardian Unlimited

Robert Kilroy-Silk
Robert Kilroy-Silk. 

Robert Kilroy-Silk set himself on a collision course with sections of the Muslim community today

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when he claimed that most religious doctrine practised in the UK's mosques was "backward, tribal and from a medieval period".  

The controversial MEP and former talk-show host made the remarks in an interview with the BBC in which he called for legislation to allow Muslim women into UK mosques.

He was speaking as it was claimed that a majority of mosques in the UK - around 60% - do not admit women at all.

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