Senior politicians drew criticism last night after inviting a representative from the Muslim Council of Britain to share a platform with them following the London Bridge attacks.
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The event was attended by Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
They were criticised by leading Muslim reformists, including Maajid Nawaz, for sharing a platform with Harun Khan, Secretary General of the ‘Muslim Council of Britain’. Ed Husain accused the MCB representative of being a “Caliphate advocate”.
Our problem. Decent people with w/ politicians. Archbishop. Chief Rabbi. All fine. Then 'MCB' rep on stage. Islamist. Caliphate advocate: pic.twitter.com/RS6CIzPljH
— Ed Husain (@Ed_Husain) June 5, 2017
This tweet sums up the problem with British Islam. Lazy politicians who can't be bothered to filter out the pro-Islamists among us. https://t.co/oqobJkSWsn
— Maajid (@MaajidNawaz) June 5, 2017
Perhaps our so-called leaders should think twice before legitimising an organisation that only a tiny minority of Muslims say represent them and their views.