Torygraph calls on Muslims to boycott Tariq Ramadan

“Islamic leaders have commendably called on British Muslims to assist the police in exposing those who plan and commit such outrages. It is now incumbent on ordinary Muslims to follow their leaders’ commands. They should also deny a welcome to the likes of Tariq Ramadan, the Islamist ‘academic’ and supporter of suicide bombing who has been invited – by the Metropolitan Police, no less – to address young Muslims later this month.”

Condescending editorial advice for British Muslims from the Torygraph. Note the contemptuous use of quotation marks around “academic”.

As for the proposal that Muslims should boycott a man who is recognised as one of the leading Islamic thinkers in Europe today, do Telegraph leader writers actually get paid to think up this crap?

Daily Telegraph, 13 July 2005