‘Who are the “Scargills of Islam”, then?’

Yusuf Smith responds to Charles Moore’s recent Centre for Policy Studies lecture (pdf) “How to beat the Scargills of Islam“.

Indigo Jo Blogs, 23 March 2008

It’s also worth noting the following excerpt from Moore’s ignorant lecture: “Phoney Muslim moderates, beloved of the media, are a great feature of our age. Look at Tariq Ramadan, for example, lionised at Oxford while considered so extreme in France that he found it easier to leave and work here.” As we’ve pointed out repeatedly, anyone who regards Professor Ramadan as an extremist has completely lost the plot. And who represents Moore’s idea of a “moderate”? Predictably, it’s Melanie Phillips’ favourite Muslim, Ed Husain.