Why Muslims back Ken

“Livingstone is a genuinely popular figure in London, including among the capital’s 700,000+ Muslims. The mayor of London has a long and proud record of opposing racism and prejudice against minorities. And frankly, who can blame them for being a bit wary of a Tory opponent like Boris Johnson with his public references to black people as ‘piccaninnies’ with ‘watermelon smiles’?”

Inayat Bunglawala replies to Martin Bright and Shiraz Maher.

Comment is Free, 18 January 2008