The Bishop of Rochester, the Right Reverend Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, has spoke of no-go areas in Britain for non-Muslims.
Whilst there are certainly areas many would consider as no-go, in Britain, it seems to me that race is a bigger factor than religion in certain where we have an ethnic and religious mix.
The BBC report Estate with an ethnic majority interviews some people in the street where the brutal racist attack by Sodrul Islam, Delwar Hussain, and Mamoon Hussain on John Payne with a machete and claw hammer. Here's the local postman:
A postman pushes his mail trolley near the estate's only community centre, a small, nondescript single-storey building.
He says that as a black man he has not experienced trouble himself, but that his white colleagues on their rounds have been abused and sometimes attacked.
Abu Izzadeen seemed to think there were Muslim no-go areas, when he shouted "How dare you come to a Muslim area!" at the then defence secretary John Reid.
The rise of the National Front in the 70's meant that certain areas were no-go areas for non-whites. People with the same kind of mentality as Abu Izzadeen, albeit with shaven heads, jack boots and union jacks.
We already know of the middle class far-right. So, the question is, are we seeing the rise of a new grass roots far-right, with the thugs in the street carrying out, consciously or unconsciously, the wishes and deeds of prominent fascist voices?
The usual canaries in the mine, the Jews, are the most likely group for it's population size to be attacked. The Torygraph reported that Jews were four times more likely to be attacked than Muslims, which is perhaps surprising considering the 7/7 bombings and subsequent terror attempts by self-declared Muslims. Rabbi Alex Chapper explains an attack in the street:
Israel's war with Hizbollah resulted in a wave of anti-semitic attacks according to the Times.
Seven Asian teenagers followed them down the road shouting "Yehudi", which means Jew in Arabic. One of them shouted, "We are Pakistani, you are Jewish. We are going to kill you", before punching Rabbi Chapper in the face and hitting one of his friends over the head with a bottle.
Ms Cohen, 34, said: “They asked if it was a Jewish restaurant. They said they were going to kill me and called me a ‘dirty Jew’, a ‘stinking Jew’. One of them had a knife. A colleague came out. They started punching him and throwing chairs.”
Doesn't sound like a theological dispute to me.