Wednesday, September 06, 2006

More Moderation

Amongst the evidence cited by the Left in the unmasking of the Felix Leiter of the Brit Blogosphere is the fact that he links to a BNP member. Oops - me too!

All of which proves nothing, except that Liberal criticism of the Right always devolves down into a version of the old song about the girl who danced with a man whose danced with a girl whose danced with the Prince of Wales. Hey - they might not have any actual grounds for argument, but they can prove you once to linked to some guy who linked to a guy who might know some people with loony views.

These people are obsessed with proving that everyone on the Right really is part of some Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Personally, I think all this is pretty weak, but OK, Libs, let’s have it your way. Let’s look at which side is in bed with actual extremists.

Bashir Maan, Muslim community leader and former Glasgow city councillor, described Sajad Ahmed Rana, the man at the centre of the Molly Campbell case as 'as a loving father.'

Meanwhile, Glasgow MP Mohammed Sawar contributes the phrase 'respected businessman' (not normally a phrase used by Labour MPs) and reminds us that he had known Rana for 15-20 years.

The only problem is that we know the grounds cited by Rana in his claim for custody in Pakistan: the mother is a Christian, and she lives with a man to whom she is not married.

So think about that. In between whining about Islamophobia, these guys have been palling around with a bloke who thnks Christians don't deserve custody rights. This is what qualifies for 'repected' status amongst moderate Muslims. Hey - no one held a gun to their heads and forced them to pay fulsome praise to this nut - they did it themselves - but at least they didn't link to any extremists. Oops again!

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