Sayeeda Warsi’s speech was brave, and also irritating.
Brave because the subject of religious illiteracy needs tackling, and such is the nature of British discourse about race or religion, it will only command a hearing when it comes from the underdog. She grasped the poisoned chalice.
Annoying however because if this is the best we can do, after all the religious cataclysms of recent years, we’re in a terrible mess.
Brave because Warsi is a feisty woman who clearly feels able to tell the Pope what he should be doing.