‘They threatened my life. But I will still speak out’

“Talk of execution will not cow me; I will carry on.” The courageous Ed Husain, author of The Islamist and one of Melanie Phillips’s favourite Muslims, confirms his intention to speak out. Except that … nobody directly threatened his life at all. The whole thing is based on a friend of Husain’s warning him that his safety would be endangered if he attended a certain mosque (unnamed, but clearly the East London Mosque). And that’s it. That’s the sole basis for Husain’s hysterical talk about facing execution. What a plonker.

Observer, 10 June 2007

See also Indigo Jo Blogs, 10 June 2007