The imam who took on the ‘Muslim McCarthyists’

   The imam who took on the ‘Muslim McCarthyists’ 

 LONDON, April 9 — Taj Hargey was in an ebullient mood as he drank a cup of steaming hot chocolate in a coffee shop opposite the High Court yesterday morning.

“Today is a great day for British Islam,” he declared triumphantly. “Liberal, progressive Muslims have finally won a battle against the extremists that dominate the Muslim establishment in Britain.”

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McCarthyism

McCarthyism

McCarthyism is the politically motivated practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term specifically describes activities associated with the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from the late 1940s to the late 1950s and characterized by heightened fears of Communist influence on American institutions andespionage by Soviet agents.

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Palestinian actors perform the play “Animal Farm”

Palestinian actors perform the play “Animal Farm” 

 

Palestinian actors perform the play Animal Farm at the Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Jenin March 28, 2009. In adapting Animal Farm, George Orwells allegory for Stalins corruption of Russian revolutionary ideals, the theatre school at Jenin says it is holding up a mirror to leaders of the Palestinian Intifadas or uprisings against Israel by staging another Intifada, this time a cultural one at home. Picture taken March 28, 2009

Palestinian actors perform the play "Animal Farm" at the Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Jenin March 28, 2009. In adapting "Animal Farm", George Orwell's allegory for Stalin's corruption of Russian revolutionary ideals, the theatre school at Jenin says it is holding up a mirror to leaders of the Palestinian Intifadas or uprisings against Israel by staging another Intifada, this time a cultural one at home. Picture taken March 28, 2009

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