Not reported much lately on our old friend Farooq Siddique, the Evening Cancer’s entirely sane and rational representative of Bristol’s Muslim community and Bristol University’s man from the mosque.
So reliable is Farooq that he was recently stood down by the Avon & Somerset Police as as a Muslim community spokesman after he brazenly claimed in a police press conference – without evidence – that ‘The Techno Terrorist’, Andrew Ibrahim, had never visited a Bristol mosque.
This, of course, turned out to be bollocks and Farooq and his agenda were hurriedly replaced for future press conferences by the vastly more circumspect, coherent and sensible types from the Council of Bristol Mosques.
So what’s this he’s saying – on behalf of Bristol’s Muslim community natch – in today’s local paper? Apparently, “there are many unanswered questions about what happened on 9/11.”
Really Farooq? And you’re going to answer them then are you?
Of course he isn’t. Instead the rambling conspiracy nut assures us, “The time is now right to be able to raise those questions, without being accused of being an apologist, conspiracy theorist or terrorist sympathiser – to look at the evidence rationally.”
Indeed. And Farooq’s brilliant, rational conclusion?
“If Muslims are to be blamed for carrying out 9/11, surely there has to be more convincing evidence, and less conjecture.”
So if wasn’t Muslims, who was it Farooq? A rogue cell of Methodists perhaps? Rastafarians? Confused Budhists? Men from Mars? Or was it perhaps the Jews wot did it?
At this stage it should perhaps be pointed out that Farooq’s fellow travellers in the Ummah spouting this kind of 9/11 denialist junk include Islamists, virulent anti-semites, holocaust deniers, suicide bombers and all kinds of violent Jihadis*.
Jesus wept. How does this shit get in our local paper?
*See Paul Stott‘s ‘Half Truth Movement: How The 9/11 Cult Falsifies History’ (Word doc) for an introduction to 9/11 Truth issues and the Muslim Ummah