Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, is at the centre of a row in Britain after criticising Islamic culture.

In a speech in Rome, the former leader of the world's Anglicans accused Islamic societies of being authoritarian and committed to power and privilege.

Lord Carey also said he believed that not enough moderate Muslims denounced the radical activists who carried out suicide bombings.

The Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Iqbal Sacranie, accused Lord Carey of recycling old religious prejudices.