Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Guardian hires an Islamic Extremist

Perry de Havilland of Samizdata points out that the Guardian newspaper has hired as a trainee journalist Dilpazier Aslam, who among other things, is associated with Khilafa.com, a site dedicated to setting up a global Islamic Caliphate.

Mr Aslam is at it already, implying in a recent article, that British born Islamic radicals are "sassy". This is not suprising, however, given his earlier articles for Khilafa.com, in which he specifically called for violence:

"The establishment of Khilafah is our only solution, to fight fire with fire, the state of Israel versus the Khilafah State"

And this one, in which the "Yorkshire lad" makes his loyalties clear:
"Muslims grant their loyalty and allegiance to their deen and the Ummah, not to a football team or nation state."
(Both links h/t The Daily Abolution)

It amazes me that the loony left and the pseudo-secularists are willing to tolerate, and encourage even, a great deal of intolerance and bigotry from people they've prejudged as "victims". Imagine if a newspaper had hired, let's say, Praveen Togadia. The furore, in that case, would be immediate, and rightly so. The same standards should then be applied to this fundamentalist hate monger. One radical religious loony is as bad as the other, irrespective of his religion. Any other attitude is surely prejudice.

Posted in Politics and Economics.

1 Comments:

Blogger GREATBONG said...

Cant agree with you more.

9:38 PM  

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