The UK blogging community (or rather Scott Burgess of the excellent "Daily Ablution") has unearthed a rather embarrassing faux pas by our friends at The Guardian. They've taken on a cub reporter by the name of Dilpazier Aslam. He wrote a fellow-travelling excuse for terrorism in The Guardian after the London bombings (the usual "we asked for it" garbage) of the sort you will routinely see in both that paper and The Independent. Problem is, it also turns out that your Mr. Aslam is also involved in the hardline Islamist group known as Hizb Ut Tahrir. The Guardian refuses to comment, probably realising that even they shouldn't have employed somebody associated with a group that advocates extreme anti-semitic views and justifies suicide bombing. Should "responsible" newspapers hire such people? Should decent people with liberal left-wing views have to put up with it? Or is The Guardian merely, at last, showing it's true colours? Weblinks: Permalink to The Daily Ablution: http://dailyablution.blogs.com/the_daily_ablution/2005/07/deafening_silen.html The Daily Ablution Homepage: http://dailyablution.blogs.com/the_daily_ablution/ V!