Andrew Gilligan – not a harmless democrat

What is going on at the Guardian? Following on from the paper’s full-page splash on the “hijab gates” myth, it now gives space to Andrew Gilligan at Comment is Free to continue his witch-hunt of the Islamic Forum Europe.

And speaking of the “hijab gates”, over on his Telegraph blog Gilligan reports that Tower Hamlets Council has temporarily suspended plans for the Brick Lane arches, described by Gilligan as “a £1.85 million exercise in ‘religious triumphalism'”, pending further consultation. Gilligan interprets this as a sign that “cracks have started to appear” among the “Islamic fundamentalists” who have supposedly seized control of the council.