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    Mosque and School Suspend School Suspend Imam after BBC Tory Debate

    Lawyer also investigated as row overshadows voting in leadership contest

    An imam and a solicitor who asked questions on the BBC’s Conservative leadership debate have both been suspended from their jobs after they were criticised over past comments on social media.

    Abdullah Patel, an imam and deputy head teacher, was suspended from the private Al-Ashraf primary school and the Masjid Umar mosque, both in Gloucester, on Wednesday, after it emerged he had made negative comments about Zionists and said women needed “to be smarter” to avoid being assaulted.

    Aman Thakar, an employment lawyer, was suspended by the City firm Leigh Day, in relation to a tweet in which he said Hitler’s worst legacy was “his abuse of the term nationalism”. His employers said they were investigating, despite Thakar stating it was a parody of a speech by a rightwing American activist.

    The controversy surrounding the members of the public who asked questions overshadowed the third round of voting in the Tory leadership contest, with supporters of Boris Johnson criticising the BBC’s handling of the debate. The often noisy and chaotic discussion was the first debate to feature Boris Johnson, who had refused to take part in Sunday night’s programme on Channel 4.

    Imam and solicitor suspended from jobs after BBC Tory debate | Politics | The Guardian
    This all seems a bit trivial, if not anticlimactic. Those referred to as 'Zionists' by the Imam, were and are the biggest champions of his particular religious group gaining numbers and power in Britain. And imagine the shock to mine eyes that he appears to blame women for being assaulted or harassed. Well, wonders never cease.

    Perhaps I'm a true liberal, in that I believe women should dress how they like, and not be assaulted or blamed/shamed by a religious man who in all likelihood doesn't have much to say about the sexual abuse flowing from the British mosques these days, into the streets.
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    Re: Mosque and School Suspend School Suspend Imam after BBC Tory Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    This all seems a bit trivial, if not anticlimactic. Those referred to as 'Zionists' by the Imam, were and are the biggest champions of his particular religious group gaining numbers and power in Britain. And imagine the shock to mine eyes that he appears to blame women for being assaulted or harassed. Well, wonders never cease.

    Perhaps I'm a true liberal, in that I believe women should dress how they like, and not be assaulted or blamed/shamed by a religious man who in all likelihood doesn't have much to say about the sexual abuse flowing from the British mosques these days, into the streets.
    Yeah, you're the true liberal ROFL!
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    Re: Mosque and School Suspend School Suspend Imam after BBC Tory Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    Yeah, you're the true liberal ROFL!
    Yeah, I did LOL when I saw that too.

    Love ya, TAAC, but I'm not sure about the true liberal status....as much as I love the thought of you mending your ways and changing sides.
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    Re: Mosque and School Suspend School Suspend Imam after BBC Tory Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    Yeah, you're the true liberal ROFL!
    That's the trouble with jokes of that nature, even when the comic says something that one might agree with, what is said immediately goes down the loo.
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