Anti Fascism

Ken and the Sheikh

You’ll remember that in September, an “unprecedented coalition, encompassing Sikhs, Hindus, Jews, gays and lesbians, and the National Union of Students have demanded a meeting with the mayor to try to convince him to distance himself from Dr Qaradawi “

Dr Qaradawi, as you’ll also remember, is the great jurist who “endorses and provides theological justification for suicide bombings of innocent civilians, the execution of homosexuals under Islamic rule and domestic violence against women “

Well, after a due consideration, Ken has decided that he won’t meet with representatives of relatively small minority groups against which Qaradawi has provided a juristic basis for physical violence.

His principled reason appears to be that it is far more important for him to continue to meet with “representatives of a religion with more than a billion followers around the world”.