Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ken Livingstone Wants To Close Clubs in London?

That Ken Livingstone wants to use new licensing powers to close as many clubs as he can in London has been featured on a number of blogs this week. I must admit that I have not been able to find the original quote anywhere on the internet, but maybe someone can help me out and point me in the right direction.

That said, I do find plenty of evidence for Ken Livingstones support for Lutfur Rahman and that makes me interested in him so I spent some time looking around. For readers not based in Britain, Ken Livingstone is a candidate for the London Mayoral election in May and he is an interesting man...

In 2004, when he was mayor of the capital, Ken Livingstone invited radical preacher Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, to speak in London and has frequently defended him and their relationship in the media. Now a number of people worry about Ken and his defence of al-Qaradawi. This is why....

In 2008 al-Qaradawi was refused an entry visa to the Britain and managed to get himself barred from entering France in 2012. Has has quite uncompromising views on a number of issues, for example al-Qaradawi told The Guardian that wife-beating was neither "obligatory nor desirable" but that he "accepts it as a method of last resort – though only lightly". He went onto to state on Channel 4 News that beating up women was justifiable in certain circumstances.

He has views on female genital mutilation as well. He said that female circumcision is "not required" in his book, Modern Fatwas, but added that "whoever finds it serving the interest of his daughters should do it, and I personally support this under the current circumstances in the modern world."

Perhaps unsurprisingly al-Qaradawis views on homosexuality are uncompromising as well, because he believes that it should be punishable by death.

So actually I can well believe that Ken Livingstone wants to close every club in London, especially if we judge him by the company that he keeps.

Don't forget that Ken supports Lutfur....

Don't forget how friendly Object were towards the Council at The Bancroft Library debate.

Don't forget The White Swan either....

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