Activist and campaigner Mohammed Ansar is probably regretting publicly claiming to be a qualified lawyer.
Over the last day or so a storm has whipped up on Twitter about some false claims apparently made by activist and campaigner Mohammed Ansar that he is, amongst other things, a lawyer. Ansar, for those unfamiliar with him, has won moderate fame as a commentator on Islam and Muslim life in Britain, appearing regularly on TV.
Here is a screenshot that has been doing the rounds of some of the tweets that Ansar apparently sent and has since deleted.
— The Rationaliser (@TheRationaliser) May 14, 2014
And here is the view of respected legal journalist David Allen Green (AKA @JackofKent) on the matter.
— Jack of Kent (@JackofKent) May 14, 2014
Green elaborates on his tweet in a comment he made on the Homo economicus’ Weblog.
As for the question of why anyone would harbour fantasies of being a lawyer — well, that’s another issue entirely, with one QC expressing his bafflement yesterday.
People accusing @moansar of being a "fantasist" for claiming to be a lawyer. Hard to believe that is anyone's fantasy.
— Sean Jones (@seanjones11kbw) May 14, 2014