TITLE

An embrace that shame London

AUTHOR(S)
Tatchell, Peter
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
New Statesman;1/24/2005, Vol. 134 Issue 4723, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on Mayor Ken Livingstone of London, England, and his defense of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a right-wing Muslim cleric. Report that al-Qaradawi believes that the Asian tsunami victims were punished by Allah because their countries are perverse; Statement that Livingstone has welcomed al-Qaradawi as a guest in London; Reference to al-Qaradawi's books "Modern Fatwas" and "The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam"; Report that al-Qaradawi approves of female genital mutilation, wife-beating, the execution of homosexuals, and other such things; Statement that al-Qaradawi has approved of the killing of pregnant Israeli women and their unborn babies; Report that Livingstone has said al-Qaradawi's critics are guilty of Islamophobia; Refusal of Livingstone to meet with a coalition of protesters to discuss their concerns about al-Qaradawi; Belief of the author that Livingstone believes he is resisting Islamophobia by supporting al-Qaradawi.
ACCESSION #
15737532

 

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