The controversial ‘Muslim Council of Britain’ (MCB), which has previously been criticised for not representing the views of ordinary Muslims, have used the Finsbury Park terror attack to smear a prominent critic of radical Islam.
Miqdaad Versi, the Assistant General Secretary of the MCB, told the Daily Politics: “Many parts of the media spread this hate. You talk very much about hate speech being unacceptable and not tolerated and now we know the BBC and others will not have Anjem Choudary on the TV, despite having them on in the past.
“What about the same people on the right? What about people like Douglas Murray who just last week came on this show and said less Islam is the answer to terrorism.
“Giving a platform to people like that to spread their hate is unacceptable,” he concluded.
Douglas Murray, for those who don’t know, is probably Britain’s most astute and articulate critic of radical Islam since the late Christopher Hitchens.
To try and use this tragedy to shut down critics of radical Islam is despicable, and the MCB should be ashamed.