a story about Cherie Blair in her capacity as a part-time judge giving a suspended sentence to Muslim Shamso Miah for breaking the jaw of a man in a queue-jumping argument - on the grounds that 'You are a religious man and you know this is not acceptable behaviour'.
From the Islamophobes this will doubtless provoke an 'it's political correctness gone mad' bleating about special 'treatment' for Muslims. But for us Humanists it throws up a couple of serious concerns.
Presumably any atheist who has received a harsher sentence for the same offence will now have grounds to appeal on the grounds of discrimination.
Most of all we again have to suffer the smugness of religious-types assuming that they hold the monopoly on a moral compass. That kind of thinking has a deep hold on society as a whole - how often do we hear that its said that churches or faith schools may preach some nonsense but at least they give kids 'values' ?