Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More Insanity in Britain: Hezbollah Radical to Speak at Antiwar Meetings

The descent into madness in Britain continues unabated, the latest chapter of the Leftist-Islamist convergence.
The Home Secretary came under fire last night for allowing a radical Lebanese propagandist with links to the extremist group Hezbollah to enter Britain for a national speaking tour.

The Conservatives urged Jacqui Smith to ban Ibrahim Moussawi from the UK, warning that he was "likely to foment extremism or promote violence".

Mr Moussawi edits Hezbollah's newspaper and is former political editor of the Iranian-backed group's television station, which is banned in many countries including France, Spain and the U.S. where its output is seen as anti-Semitic.

He was recently barred from entering Ireland, where he was due to speak at anti-war meetings.

He is scheduled to appear at an event in London tonight organised by the Stop the War Coalition, with more events planned around the country over the coming week.

Shadow Security Minister Baroness Neville-Jones attacked the Government's record of allowing radical extremists into the UK, after ministers previously ignored calls to deny Mr Moussawi entry to the UK.

She said: "The Government has the power to deny entry to people whose presence is not conducive to the public good.

"Yet in the past they have let in extremists to preach hate.

"Jacqui Smith failed to stop Ibrahim Moussawi from coming last December, despite my specific request that she do so.

"Regardless of what Moussawi actually says when he is here, it is vital that the Government always makes the security of the UK its top priority.

"That means stopping those who are likely to foment extremism or promote violence from coming here to speak. Ibrahim Moussawi should not be allowed to return to the UK."

The Stop the War Coalition website describes Mr Moussawi as "Editor of the journal Al-Intiqad in Lebanon, linked to Hezbollah."
So a purported antiwar group welcomes in a member of Hezbollah? A bit of a disconnect, no?

Of course not, they're on the same side.

From their site:
This meeting is a chance to hear key figures from the Middle East and leading activists and writers from Britain discuss the impact of the War on Terror and the continuing campaign to get the troops out. Five years after the invasion of Iraq the world has become a much more dangerous place. As many as one million people have been killed during the occupation of Iraq. The country’s infrastructure is in shreds. Gordon Brown has promised British withdrawals, but there are still 5,000 British soldiers in Iraq. The only reason they are staying there is to give political cover to George Bush’s continuing occupation.
This cretin Moussawi masquerades as a journalist.
Al-Manar television - the Arabic word for "beacon" - where he worked until recently as foreign and political editor, is Hezbollah's main mouthpiece in the Middle East and around the world, broadcasting from Beirut.

It describes itself as the "station of resistance" and campaigns on behalf of Hezbollah and against the state of Israel, and American and British policy in the Middle East.

It routinely describes fighters who are killed and suicide bombers as "martyrs", and condemns Israeli forces as criminals.

The station has been widely condemned for anti-Semitism after it broadcast a 30-part series based on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a forged document setting out a supposed secret Jewish conspiracy to take over the world.

Bosses at the station deny anti-Semitism, claiming they are merely anti-Israeli.

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