Gilligan versus Rahman

London anti-democratic Islamic forces in action, the facts.

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If you want a job done well then choose the best worker you can find. So when it comes to reporting on anything to do with London politics then Andrew Gilligan has made himself the ultimate craftsman of this specialised trade. Gilligan's apprenticeship was served sifting through the fine detail of Ken Livingstone's two terms in office as Mayor of London, this made him many enemies. However, it also brought him the 'Journalist of the Year' award see HERE.

The police would no doubt have been happier had Gilligan not been in the habit of always describing the former head of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Ian Blair, as Nulabour's "top copper".Another Gilligan case proven when we recall that Blair was dismissed by the new Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, for being a road-block to progress.

The left loathe him, one Guardian journalist very much so, but Gilligan showed his worth and independence by becoming a skilled 'Boris watcher' in no time at all. By contrast the Guardian journalist seems to have dropped off the radar.

It was natural that the less than wonderful Lutfur Rahman and the IFE, the Islamic Forum of Europe, should come to the attention of Gilligan. As pointed out in this post Gilligan has been working away for a very long time on this story. At the start of this year a Channel 4 Dispatches programme broadcast the facts known to Gilligan. Naturally there were complaints, as Gilligan says -
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"Everyone who covers Islamist extremists knows how disputatious and litigious they are; the East London Mosque and IFE have the libel lawyers Carter-Ruck on a hair trigger. So this programme was extremely carefully researched. That is why it has successfully withstood all challenge.

I suggest you read the entire article by Gilligan and the posted comments by Telegraph readers. Also take time to consider the future of Ken Livingstone who has, once again, hitched himself to some very anti-democratic forces.

Footnote -
Do remember that not so long ago, when the Channel 4 programme was broadcast, this man was an OFFICIAL Labour party candidate.