This will come as no surprise to those who follow London politics: “London mayor defends Muslims as bomb plot foiled.”
London Mayor Ken Livingstone called on Britons Saturday not to demonize Muslims after a double car bomb plot was foiled in the capital, amid fears of a Islamist terror threat…”In this city, Muslims are more likely to be law-abiding than non-Muslims and less likely to support the use of violence to achieve political ends than non-Muslims,” he told BBC Radio. “They have played a good and active and growing role in creating a multi-cultural society,” he added.
Livingstone is known as “Red Ken” and “Ken Leninspart” for his far Left, jihadi apologist views. As I noted two years ago during the 7/7 London bombings aftermath, Livingstone was a staunch defender of one of the Islamists’ top, suicide bomb-advocating clerics. Livingstone welcomed Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi to London in 2004 for a radical Muslim conference and condemned those who protested as bigots. Read his apologia for al Qaradawi here. More here and here on how Red Ken has defended the fanatical Islamist leader as a “moderate.” Melanie Phillips has more background.
Under Livingstone’s watch, London has become a festering swamp for active jihadis and their support system.
Three cheers for that “multi-cultural society,” eh, Red Ken?