Banned (so the Express claims)

BannedDaily Express crusade [sic] forces Muslim cleric to call off his visit to Britain. Now we want all other preachers of hate thrown out.”

So the Express announces on its front page today.

It seems to have escaped the attention of the paper’s intrepid reporters that Dr al-Qaradawi’s office stated that he never had any plans to come to Britain for a conference in Manchester next month and had no idea that he had even been invited.

But the Express has no hesitation in headlining its piece “BANNED”.

Inside, a double-page spread features pictures of Dr al-Qaradawi alongside Omar Bakri and his sidekick Anjem Choudary.

Where would we be without a free press?