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Friday, 12 November 2010
The Tory councillor who tweeted this has apparently been arrested. This is a disgrace. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, possibly the most annoying person in the UK media, although she is paid to be annoying, should intervene and ask for this nonsense to be stopped. But I would be surprised if she did. The Tory concerned has been suspended from the party, so you will not find much Tory comment on the subject. What I think is worth pointing out, aside from the freedom of speech implications - if people were offended by this it does not matter, offensiveness is not a ground for sanctions, legal or other - is that Alibhai-Brown has said publicly that there should be no protest to Iran about the stoning sentence it has handed down but not yet, as far as we know, carried out. That too is a disgrace. And offensive. If a stoning happened in the UK would she think that was OK? And if not why is it OK in Iran? Human rights are universal. If they are not they do not exist. Pure and simple. OK Yasmin? Let's hear from you.