One of the good things to come out of the furore over the Archbishop of Canterbury's remarks is that they have been warmly welcomed by the Muslim Council of Britain:
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said it was grateful for the Archbishop's "thoughtful intervention" on the discussion of the place of Islam and Muslims in modern Britain.
A spokesman said: "The MCB observes, with some sadness, the hysterical misrepresentations of his speech which serves only to drive a wedge between British people."
I have recently been very concerned about the reported remarks from the Bishop of Rochester, which have come across as "Anti-Islam". So I am glad that the Archbishop has demonstrably extended the hand of friendship to the Muslim community in Britain.