Sunday, July 17, 2005

An Islamist at the Guardian, Part 2

A few days ago, I linked to this post at The Daily Ablution. Scott Burgess reported on a man named Dilpazier Aslam is a "trainee journalist" at the Guardian. Writing for an Islamist website, he has called for violence in order to attain the goal of a worldwide Islamic state.

Today, The Independent reports that:
The Guardian newspaper is refusing to sack one of its staff reporters despite confirming that he is a member of one of Britain's most extreme Islamist groups.

Dilpazier Aslam, who has been allowed to report on the London bombings from Leeds and was also given space to write a column in last Wednesday's edition of The Guardian, is a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical world organisation which seeks to form a global Islamic state regulated by sharia law.
The Daily Ablution received a mention in the Independent article, and Scott Burgess is pleased.