MP claims he gets accused of being ‘non-Muslim’ for denouncing terrorists

A Conservative MP has been accused of being a “non-Muslim” for denouncing terrorists and extremists.

Rehman Chishti, who is a Muslim, told the Commons he often received emails making the claims against him after he appeared on television and labelled those behind atrocities as terrorists.

The MP for Gillingham and Rainham also called for the perpetrators of attacks to be known simply as terrorists or extremists rather than prefixing the labels with Islamist.

He warned that connecting them with Islam was what terrorists desired and gave them credibility by linking a “great religion with their evil acts”.

Hmm seems he wants it both ways.