DURING THE RECENT ELECTION TO LORD MAYOR OF LONDON MUCH CAME OUT ABOUT LVINGSTONE AND QARADAWI
It was from the British Telegraph newspaper and the reporter was Aislinn Simpson (21 Apr 2008)
Ken Livingstone defended his decision to share a platform with a homophobic Islamic preacher as he and his challenger, Boris Johnson, were neck and neck in the race for the capital yesterday
Yusuf al-Qaradawi has described homosexuality as an “unnatural and evil practice” and said the Koran permitted wife-beating in certain circumstances.
The Qatar-based Egyptian cleric has also advocated the use of Palestinian children as suicide bombers and once claimed that Asian tsunami victims were punished by Allah because their countries were centres of perversion.
But speaking on BBC1’s Politics Show yesterday, the London Mayor insisted he was right to welcome the cleric to City Hall as an “honoured guest” in July 2004. He said that while he did not agree with some of his views, al-Qaradawi did not support terrorism against the West. “He is a man who is prepared to say al-Qa’eda is wrong and to be very strong in that condemnation,” he said.
Mr Livingstone’s liberal approach to controversial figures such as al-Qaradawi has won him a friend in Azzam Tamimi, a Palestinian supporter of Hamas, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LIVINGSTONE AND HIS LINKS WITH THIS FASCIST LEFT IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND WHO LINE UP WITH QARADAWI…
BECAUSE IN LINING UP WITH THE QARADAWI MONSTER THEY WERE ALSO LINING UP WITH ALL THOSE WHO WERE FOR THE MURDER OF JEWS IN ISRAEL
The following revealing extract is also from The Telegraph and is by Nick Allen (16 Apr 2008)
A Palestinian apologist for suicide bombing is among the leaders of a group trying to win Muslim votes for Ken Livingstone in the London mayoral election.
Dr Azzam Tamimi, a supporter of Hamas which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel, is part of a group called Muslims 4 Ken which is aiming to mobilise hundreds of thousands of Muslim voters to help re-elect Mr Livingstone for a third term on May 1.
A website set up by the group vilifies Mr Livingstone’s Conservative opponent Boris Johnson, portraying him as an Islamaphobe.
It states: “Boris Johnson would be a disaster for London.
He is an Islamophobe who has insulted and condemned Islam and Muslims.