July 18, 2005

THE PUBLIC GOOD:

Extremist cleric puts terror laws to the test (Philip Johnston, George Jones and John Steele, 19/07/2005, Daily Telegraph)

A planned visit to Britain next month by a Muslim cleric who has praised suicide bombings against Israel will become the first test of the Government's promised clampdown on extremist preachers after the London terrorist attacks.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, 79, who is due to speak at a conference in Manchester, is banned from visiting America because of his links with the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood.

But although Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, has the power to exclude individuals whose presence is judged not to be conducive to the public good, there is no suggestion that the controversial Qatar-based imam is to be banned.


You are what you tolerate.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 18, 2005 11:16 PM
Comments

Agree.

Which is why the South of my boyhood was such a wretched place.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at July 19, 2005 3:00 PM
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