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.