This was bound to happen, given today’s climate. I’m amazed that the articles were published at all. But the question is, what did Will Cummins say that was actually false? Does Osama bin Laden not have a black heart? And are not his views shared by millions? Doesn’t the truth matter anymore? From the BBC, with thanks to Susan:
The British Council has suspended a press officer in an investigation into allegedly anti-Muslim newspaper articles.
Harry Cummins has denied writing a series of opinion columns in the Sunday Telegraph under the pseudonym Will Cummins.
Muslim groups had protested to the newspaper’s editor about the articles.
They said the author had described Muslims in derogatory terms and said Islam had a “black heart”.
The British Council has moved swiftly to distance itself from the articles.
The organisation, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, was set up to develop closer cultural relations between the UK and other countries.
A spokesman, Christopher Wade, said the organisation disassociated itself from the “deeply offensive” content of the articles.