Cameron calls for ban on Qaradawi

Qaradawi2The Leader of the Opposition has urged the Prime Minister to stop controversial Islamic theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi from entering the country. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons, David Cameron said that he was a “hate preacher” and should be denied entry.

Gordon Brown told MPs that the Islamic preacher is not in the country yet and in any case there are judicial processes that supervise deportations. He said a decision about whether to grant Mr al-Qaradawi entry into the UK will be made “very soon.”

Mr Cameron accused him of dithering: “People watching this will just conclude this Prime Minister cannot answer a question and cannot make a decision. Never mind the complete lack of vision, never mind the constant re-launches, just concentrate on keeping us safe.”

Yesterday Mr Cameron led calls to refuse entry to Mr al-Qaradawi and others who “preach hate, pit one faith against another and divide our society.”

Pink News, 30 January 2008