Reports that Madeleine Bunting may be interviewing Yusuf al-Qaradawi for the Guardian have not pleased some people. See Harry’s Place, 6 October 2005
You can understand why David T and the mellifluously-named “Drink-soaked Trotskyite Popinjays for War” might have a problem with this. They fear that Madeleine Bunting may present the same favourable view of Dr al-Qaradawi that is held by John Esposito, Karen Armstrong, Noah Feldman, Marc Lynch, Hugh Miles, Mockbul Ali of the FCO – and, indeed, by anyone of reasonably progressive views who actually knows something about the subject. On this issue, David T et al prefer the company of frothing-at-the-mouth right-wingers like Daniel Pipes and Robert Spencer.