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A Double-Edged Sword

by | 19th, July 2005

‘AMID the condemnation of suicide bombers and Islamic extremism, many might have forgotten the pre-7/7 words of some of our leaders.

Ken wanted to hear more about the wonderful public transport in Heaven

Former LibDem MP Jenny Tonge excited the normally forgiving Charles Kennedy to call for her to resign her then post as the party’s children’s spokeswoman when in speaking of Palestinians, she offered the delightful opinion: ‘If I had to live in that situation and I say that advisedly I might just consider becoming one [a suicide bomber] myself.’

And just hours after 19 Israelis died and over 40 were injured in a suicide bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem, Cherie Blair said young Palestinians felt they had ‘no hope’ but to blow themselves up.

But the pick of the bunch was dear old London mayor cuddly Ken Livingstone, who greeted visiting Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi as “a progressive figure who is moving that religion in the correct direction”. And that is Qaradawi who, as the Telegraph, tells us today, thinks suicide bombers are martyrs.

But don’t worry if you missed his visit the first time round because the paper says on its front page you can catch Qaradawi again as he arrives in the country for a speaking engagement at the Muslim Unity Convention in Manchester on August 7.

According to Mohammed Shafiq, of the Ramadham Foundation, which has organised the event, Qaradawi is a “moderate” whose words

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