Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Commentary on MCB

Ruth Gledhill, Times Online, Government could cut ties with Muslim Council of Britain over Hamas, 23 Mar 09 "As we report, the Government is threatening to sever its links with the Muslim Council of Britain because its deputy leader, Dr Daud Abdullah, is alleged to be a supporter of Hamas and was one of 90 signatories to a document last month backing Hamas and calling for 'jihad' against any, including presumably our own Royal Navy, who attempts to stop smuggling of arms into Gaza. Harry's Place has an excellent analysis of and background to this story. 'The exposure of one faux-moderate as an extremist creates a domino effect. You just watch for the statements of outrage, and of support for the poor maligned nutter, and you uncover their constituency,' writes David T."