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February 21, 2010

The Sunday Times’ Richard Kerbaj has run out of ammunition to continue the attack on Moazzam Begg.  I guess that’s what happens when you write stories full of misrepresentations, smears and not one jot of evidence to back up the bizarre accusations.  Anyways the story is off to new pastures in North America where it can damage Amnesty International much more effectively.  Should catch on quite nicely there as well.

This week’s thrilling Kerbaj installment in the Gita Sahgal & Amnesty International affair consists of five short paragraphs summing up Salman Rushdie’s short statement in support of Gita Sahgal.  A statement that has been slow coming considering that alongside Amnesty, Sahgal in her role as founder of Women Against Fundamentalism campaigned for him after Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1989 fatwa to kill Rushdie was issued following the publication of The Satanic Verses.

Related:

Amnesty, Moazzam Begg, Gita Sahgal – Link roundup

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2010 21:41

    Like the PJ. How about Old Johnny, he looked out for prisoners. AI walks the line between the ‘badies’ and ‘goodies’ with open eyes etc and it’s a good old tune.

    • February 22, 2010 21:49

      I’ve enabled it for you tc – good choice, and it made me chuckle over at the other place. Not a lot of people got the reference there methinks.

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