Politics

Sep 13, 2007

Guilt by association: Kevin Andrews has learnt nothing

The hapless Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, fresh from a bollocking over his appalling mishandling of Gold Coast doctor Mohammed Haneef, is refusing to grant a visa to a respected UK based writer and newspaper editor, Abdel Bari Atwan.

He’s done it again. The hapless Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, fresh from a bollocking over his appalling mishandling of Gold Coast doctor Mohammed Haneef, is refusing to grant a visa to the respected UK-based writer and newspaper editor, Abdel Bari Atwan.

Abdel Bari Atwan is the editor-in-chief of the Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, a moderate Arab publication in London. And he has met Osama Bin Laden. The BBC and CNN like his stuff – he is a regular commentator on those networks. In short, he is a consummate media professional and independent analyst of Arab politics. Oh, and he is certainly no sympathiser of Bin Laden.

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions

0 comments

Leave a comment

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...