.... As his affidavit to the employment tribunal dryly remarks, "The documents that I disclosed showed that the FCO and other UK government departments were continuing to work with and assist organisations that promote extreme Islamist politics.
My concern was that this policy would have the effect of legitimising and supporting groups with extreme Islamist politics and that such an effect was entirely contradictory to FCO and UK government policy of attempting to prevent the radicalisation of young British Muslims. Furthermore, I believe that the FCO and other government departments pursue a policy of portraying these organisations as mainstream and moderate." [Standpoint] Read more
The Very High Price of Patriotism Pasquill is viewed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as the most devastating whistle-blower in its recent history. Between August 2005 and January 2006, he leaked 40 bundles of documents, that exposed the FCO’s Mockbul Ali’s support of Islamists. This included Ali’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood and his support of the radical Egyptian scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the Bangladeshi Islamist Delwar Hossain Sayeedi of Jamaat-e-Islam, both of whom had condoned violence. [The Spittoon] Read more