No place for an apologist for atrocities

“Reports that an Islamic academic, banned from America and France for justifying terrorism, has been invited to speak in London will leave people of all faiths aghast. Egyptian-born Professor Tariq Ramadan is due to address young Muslims in the capital later this month, his visit funded by the Metropolitan Police and the Association of Chief Police Officers… in other words, taxpayers. It seems incredible that anyone with sympathetic views on how and why suicide bombers kill should be heading here just days after terrorist atrocities which claimed dozens of lives.”

Yorkshire Evening Post, 12 July 2005

What is truly incredible is that any serious journalist should parrot accusations from a witchhunting article in the Sun without making the slightest effort to check the facts.