Our dear old friend, Farooq Siddique, Cancer editor Mike Norton’s loopy ‘A Muslim in Bristol’ columnist is at it again.
Tuesday’s column found the entirely sane and rational exponent of the religion of peace doing his bit for inter-faith dialogue and community relations in the wake of the Mumbai attacks by, er … aggressively slagging off India!
In a fairly wide ranging attack on the country, the university chaplain turned international anti-terror expert begins by criticising their commando forces, moves on to lambasting their security services and then just slags off their whole government entirely before concluding by taking some time out to explain that India invented suicide bombing, just in case you didn’t know like.
Siddique then sagely advises, with his usual faultless logic, how inaccuracy and bias in the media “serves to alienate British Muslims”. Indeed. And no doubt Bristol’s Indian communities are cock-a-hoop at the sabre-rattling directed at them from the pages of their local paper?