‘The Pope must die, says Muslim’

Typically, the Mail prefaces its coverage of the controversy over the Pope’s remarks with a quote from the ludicrous Anjem Choudary, leading its readership to believe that this fruitcake with a few dozen deluded followers represents some significant current of opinion within Britain’s Muslim communities.

Daily Mail, 18 September 2006

You do sometimes wonder whether the right-wing press has Choudary on a retainer.