Friday, November 03, 2006

Friend of Terrorists

I had this story brought to my attention by a commenter, but thanks to the incredibly poor way in which the BBC reported it, I misunderstood. The BBC seemed to suggest that Ken was unaware of Mohammed Kamel Mostafa's links to terrorism. However, this was not the case as we see here.
Mohammed Kamel Mostafa, 25, from Wembley, was given a security pass and had access to restricted areas - including tunnels under Parliament - during his time as a labourer at nights and weekends on the Underground. But the Mayor said he doubted the veracity of any conviction from Yemen and said Mostafa had passed Tube security checks.
So the man with personal responsibility for the safety of those travelling on London's public transport, didn't think it important that he had a conviction for terrorism offences. Why? because he doubts Yemen's legal system. He later changed h,is mind when he realised how it was going to be reported.


Anonymous said...

Is the 'Hand of Ken' at work in Venezuela per chance?

Methinks it is...

Anonymous said...

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Leftie ... London Mayor Ken Livingstone

Leftie ... London Mayor Ken Livingstone

• The Sun Says

Ken Livingstone in U.S. rant

November 06, 2006

LEFTIE London Mayor Ken Livingstone has launched an astonishing anti-US rant while sunning himself in Cuba.

He praised communist Cuban leader Fidel Castro and denounced President Bush. And he claimed Cuba had “been able to give its people the best standard of health care, brilliant education”, despite an “illegal economic blockade by the US”. America has called for free elections in Cuba since the 1959 Castro-led revolution, and imposed a trade embargo in 1962.

But Livingstone said the US shouldn’t “cast the first stone on these things” considering they had “launched an evil war” in Iraq.

Leader of the London Assembly Tories Angie Bray said: “Its all the loony left stuff that people thought he’d packed away.”