Oh check out Andrew Gilligan, he think he has one on me! Says on his latest blog-post:
Almost two years ago, incidentally, one progressive blogger alerted us to the way in which SREIslamic were extremists “putting on a moderate face” and “jumping on a polarising and emotive issue to build their own base and support.” That blogger was none other than Sunny Hundal – the very gentleman who last weekend was denouncing me for making exactly the same point, and cranking out desperate excuses for the East London Mosque.
Uh oh! Hypocrisy? Has Hundal been caught out secretly getting chummy with mad mullahs?
Poor Gilligan, if he only bothered to read what I wrote just a few days ago:
And to be clear: I’m not a fan of SRE Islamic at all. Neither am I of religious bigotry. But here is an example of Gilligan selectively targeting Muslims while saying nothing of Christian groups on the matter. I oppose religiously inspired bigotry – but a belief in civil liberties and free speech requires accepting that sometimes people will say things you don’t like.
Gilligan has of course ignored all the points I’ve made while hysterically accused everyone else of kowtowing to homophobia. But that is the way of the smear-mongers I guess.
It’s funny how people who claim to want more free speech lose their marbles when it comes to Muslims huh?
Update: Oh dear, oh dear. More of Andrew Gilligan’s shoddy journalism comes out in the wash.
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