“On Thursday Ken Livingstone gave his response to the murders: ‘It was an indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any considerations for age, for class, for religion.’ He has been greeted with a paean of praise, even from his political opponents. And certainly, his words alone expressed the sentiments of all decent people.
“But with Mr Livingstone, the words alone are never enough…. Mr Livingstone has repeatedly defended the views of the Muslim cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi and even invited him to City Hall to share his wisdom. Mr Livingstone has proudly hugged him in public. In doing so, the mayor shows himself to be a keen fellow traveller of a man who can be described with some precision as evil.”
Stephen Pollard joins Nick Cohen et al in playing into the hands of the terrorists by rejecting dialogue with democratic-reformist Islamism.