The establishment hid Cyril Smith’s crimes. Imagine what they will do when the press is state-regulated

The East London Mosque (ELM) continues pushing the line that it only hosted the al-Qaeda linked preacher Anwar al-Awlaki at its mosque on one occasion and that ‘there was no credible evidence at the time of the event that al-Awlaki might be an extremist’.

This evening, Channel 4’s Dispatches featured Peter Oborne’s ‘Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby’.  At the end of the programme, Mr. Oborne sought to make it very clear that he was not suggesting there existed some kind of conspiracy, but merely that the ‘pro-Israel lobby’ had a lot of influence among politicians.  He may not realise it, but that’s the oldest antisemitic trick in the book.