Bob Blackman's defence — that Tapan Ghosh was merely coming to speak about persecution of Hindus — is not acceptable when Mr Ghosh is advocating genocide as the answer to such persecution.
Mr Ghosh has also called to "[e]liminate Islam" within the UK:
Adam Bernard, Parliamentary Spokesman for Harrow East commented:
“Bob Blackman must urgently understand that it is not only immoral but dangerous to risk stirring up conflicts between communities — even if there are votes to be had by positioning himself as the champion of one faction.
“How can he adequately represent his 10,000+ Muslim constituents in Harrow East if he is unwilling to apologise for hosting a man effectively calling for their elimination?
“To say 'I do not share his views' is not sufficient in a case like this. Either Mr Blackman must indicate that he understands what he has done wrong, or he should resign.