Monday, April 25, 2005
Last week, on Tuesday April 19, the Guardian published a letter from Muslim scholars calling on Muslims to vote Labour. The signatories on the letter included Pir Ala’ud Deen Siddiqui who has since informed the Daily Jang that he distances himself from the letter. He does not advocate for any one party. It may be worth while tracing the origins of the letter. It would all have been so much easier if Mr Blair had decided against siding with the US on the Iraq war. A war in which ‘shock and awe’ firepower (another synonym for terrorism) was employed and a war that would have simply not transpired if Iraq was the second greatest carrot exporter in the world.