As the person who probably holds a minority view on more threads than any other GOM, maybe I'm expected to do likewise about Ken, and to a limited extent maybe I do.
Ken clearly has a history of forum disruption. From his first post on GOM in another ego:
Hello Grumpers, Having been thrown off a variety of forums for correcting numerous people's rosy misconceptions of reality,......
we knew it would likely get acrimonious.
In terms of forum behaviour he is a right pain in the posterior, hijacking threads and banging on about the same ole, same ole. He also has an abrasive discourteous posting manner which unfortunately many GOM consider de rigueur.
In his defence he does have a point about the pretty racist-like attitude towards just about any Muslims that permeates this forum. He is right that it is not difficult to understand (but not justify) what motivates some Muslims, and Palestinians in particular, to commit acts of terrorism toward Israel and the Western world. He is right that Israel's behaviour towards the Arabs has been less than diplomatic to put it mildly and that combined with the West's traditional support for Israel would likely have consequences. That is not the same as condoning terrorism.
I stand to be corrected, perhaps by the man himself, but I think that one of his previous incarnations was not quite as rabidly anti EU as most GOM and would cut through some of the Mailesque postings with some facts on the subject.
It is such a pity that his potential benefit to the forum is ruined by his appalling lack of forum etiquette.
So does his forum behaviour warrant some form of ban/suspension? IMO yes, but there are one or two who ought to be in the queue ahead of him for the exit.
Sadly he wouldn't be the first person get banned who also happened to provide a degree of much-needed alternative opinion.