Last November our regular British reader and commenter Mark H sent an email to his Member of Parliament, gently chiding the honorable gentleman for his misguided “outreach” to the Muslim community in Britain through his participation in the Global Peace and Unity Conference.
Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, never deigned to respond to his constituent’s message, even after he had been sent it a second time.
Today Mark H contacted Mr. Hughes yet again, this time to discuss his concerns about a new issue (discovered via a petition on the change.org website) concerning the Lib-Dems:
From: Mark H
Date: 22 January 2014 17:51
Subject: Maajid Nawaz
Rt Hon Simon Hughes, MP
Dear Mr Hughes,
I wrote to you on November 8th last (sent again in December, as the original was apparently mislaid), expressing concern at your planned attendance at the Global Peace and Security Conference, and have not had the courtesy of a reply to date.
I now note that your party has failed properly to support Maajid Nawaz in his exercise of free speech re the “Jesus and Mo” cartoon, a freedom for which my parents’ generation fought fascists wearing swastikas for six years. Mo Shafiq meanwhile has declared Mr Nawaz an “Enemy of the Prophet”, an incitement to Islamists to murder him. Apart from the absence of swastikas, please explain to me how Mr Shafiq differs from the Nazis, and how your party justifies its betrayal of those who died in defence of our freedoms.
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Those who wish to show their support for Mr. Nawaz may sign the petition.