Saturday, February 13, 2010

Two more pieces from The Times about the AI scandal

The conscience stifled by Amnesty

Second Amnesty chief attacks Islamist links
This second fellow is Sam Zarifi, who seems to be concerned with the Taliban region. His dissenting opinion was leaked to the Times, unlike Sahgal's.

Update 15 February: AI dimisses the criticism and continues to see nothing wrong with using a proponent of terrorism on their road shows. And they still refuse to say why they suspended Sahgal. They claim that there is "vigorous internal debate" within their furtive organization, which might be an underhanded way to reassure the faithful that AI allows some deviation from groupthink provided that it is kept secret from others. (Zarifi's opinion was leaked.)