The UK government has announced a long-overdue investigation into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK. I am delighted. Why Britain should continue to act as an Argentina-like sanctuary for Islamic fascists I have never understood. I hope the investigation will be deep and wide-ranging.
But of course if the government really wants to go into this properly it could do no better than to start at its own doorstep. Last week the inept and unelectable Baroness Warsi announced the formation of a new Foreign Office Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Given that Warsi has previously and repeatedly claimed that tackling 'Islamophobia' is one of the UK government's 'priorities' I think we can probably all guess where this 'Advisory group' will be heading. And it won't be dealing with the Christians being slaughtered by Islamists across the Middle East and North Africa. Or Jews being targeted by Palestinian terrorists who still receive salaries for their crimes from the UK taxpayer.
But who does it consist of – apart from the inevitable Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty and Kate Allen of Amnesty? Why none other than that dauphin, that exemplar of Muslim Brotherhood royalty, Tariq Ramadan.
It was Ramadan's grandfather who founded the fascist movement now under investigation and his parents' generation which continued the tradition. If Her Majesty's government wants to learn about the Muslim Brotherhood, I am certain it could make no better start than by asking for the co-operation of its new advisor on 'Freedom of Religion or Belief.'