Saturday, 28 January 2017


According to the BBC News website:

And that's pretty much the tone of the BBC's article as a whole. 

Of the 14 reactions cited, only two approve of the move. One is "Dutch anti-Islam political leader Geert Wilders", the other is "the President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman" - presumably the "right-wing European politicians" referred to above...


  1. Well, this reaction puts the lie to the BBC's (and Theresa May's) claims that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. Trump's order suspends immigration from specific countries which have already been defined as being terrorist areas.

    12)Not present in Iraq, Syria, or any other country or area of concern
    (A)In generalExcept as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C)—
    (i)the alien has not been present, at any time on or after March 1, 2011—
    (I)in Iraq or Syria;

    there's more detail about the definition of an 'alien' who would be problematic.

    There is no ban on Indonesia or India or Turkey, three of the top ten countries with the most Muslims. In fact, Indonesia and India are the top two. No ban. That's why the BBC is coy about which countries are under scrutiny and instead made it about Islam. The hypocrisy is world class.

    In other words, this isn't a ban on Muslims, specifically. How can it be, if, as we're told over and over, Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam? This is a temporary ban on people coming from terrorist areas, which as any right-on thinking person knows, has NOWT TO DO WITH ISLAM.

    Or, are the Beeboids all lying and they know it's a problem with Islam?

  2. Forgot to include the list of countries. The BBC does list them elsewhere, but again describes them as Muslim-majority countries, censoring the reason behind the ban.

    The common factor among these countries is terrorist activity, not Islam. Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, so by their own logic, this cannot be a ban on Muslims, full stop. Not bigotry, not racism.

    Trump merely wants to avoid making the mistake even Left-wing European leaders admit they made with their own refugee deal.

  3. I wonder if Laura K will be tweeting like a good 'un from Owen Jones' latest policy changing march during the working week.