Thursday, April 08, 2010

Opponent of "Mosques" on Army Firing Range Was Rushdie Book Burner

When a member of the media wants to report a story, they will often get in touch with their list of known contacts and ask them for a quote.

Not surprising, then, that the BBC and other media providers should turn to Ishtiaq Ahmed, of the Bradford Council of Mosques, for a comment on the presence of mosque-like wooden buildings on the army's firing range in North Yorkshire.

Not only has Mr Ahmed served as Press Officer for the Bradford Council of Mosques for several years, but members of the press may also remember him as the local leader of the group which publicly burned copies of Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses in January 1989. (Source).

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