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Sunday 7th February 2010
Gita Sahgal Suspended


My colleagues Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens and Nick Cohen have already blogged about the bravery of Gita Sahgal for speaking up about Amnesty International's accommodation of Moazzam Begg in today's Sunday Times.

Depressingly, it now appears that Sahgal has been suspended by Amnesty.

Martin Bright rightly points out:

It is Gita Sahgal who should be the darling of the human rights establishment, not Moazzam Begg.

Further proof - as if it were needed - of Amnesty's decline into the abyss of relativism.

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About Focus on Islamism

Focus on Islamism is a blog dedicated to analysing and exposing the modern ideological phenomenon known as Islamism.

Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD student at King's College, London.  He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. 

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