David Cameron says he “stands by” his claim that Suliman Gani, a British citizen, supports terror group Islamic State – but still hasn’t provided any evidence to back it up.
Mr Gani firmly denies the accusation, made at Prime Minister’s Questions two weeks ago, as part of a vicious attack on the character of London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.
The claim fell apart under the slightest scrutiny.
Over the last two weeks, Downing Street has tied itself in knots to avoid Mr Cameron having to make a humiliating retraction and apologise to Mr Gani and Mr Khan.
Their language has slipped from an unequivocal “this man supports IS”, to “I think all the speakers who appeared were committed to the creation of an Islamic State…It was reported at the time.”
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