Uncle Daud Defends Lambert

Well, the pro-Hamas Lobby has decided to back Bob Lambert after all. Here’s Daud Abdullah in (where else!) Comment is Free:

The “exposure” of the former special branch officer Bob Lambert comes at a convenient time: it can serve as a distraction from the scandals that have engulfed the neocon tendency in the government. Lambert has been a staunch critic of the government’s Islamophobic rhetoric and exclusivist policies. This, to a large extent, explains the excitement that has greeted disclosure of information about Lambert’s past career among certain people.

These people seek to achieve two things: to assassinate Lambert’s character and discredit his academic work. Both will fail.

Nice try mate. A small anarchist group is part of the World Wide Neocon Conspiracy? Of course it is.

Even more amusing is the subheading of Uncle Daud’s article:

Those of us who worked with Lambert knew of his police past. What matters is how his approach kept Muslims from extremism

Coming from a man so extreme that his refusal to backtrack from the terrorist threats contained in the pro-Hamas Istanbul Declaration resulted in both Labour and the Coalition breaking off relations with the Muslim Council of Britain, that’s pretty cheeky!

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