Sunday 12 July 2015

Abe the Andalusian and the BBC

Those nice bearded chaps at CAGE aren't at all happy with Andrew Gilligan of the Telegraph today for his article, By day, at heart of counter-terror policing. And by night, preacher of extremism.

Here's what got up their noses:
The Government watchdog which inspects police forces’ readiness for terrorism admitted that it employed one of Britain’s most notorious Islamic extremists. 
For almost two years Abdullah al Andalusi, led a double life, the Telegraph can reveal. 
By night, he taught that the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was “no different to Western armies,” said that “kaffirs,” non-Muslims, would be “punished in hell” and claimed that the British government wanted to destroy Islam. 
By day, using a different name, he went to work for the same British government at the London offices of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), the official regulator of all 44 forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Looking at Abdullah's Twitter feed, it appears as if the BBC had really taken him to their hearts.

Here's just a few examples from the past month or so:

...and, of course, he's recently been on 'The Big Questions' (it almost goes without saying):

The BBC really do pick 'em, don't they?

And, lest you were missing him already, here is a sample of what Abdullah al Andalusi has to offer the BBC in the way of incisive, reasoned Islamic thought:


  1. The BBC just moves on from one poster boy to another. They eventually get tired of having to answer complaints about their pet's insane extremism, and dump him for another one. From Mo Ansar to Anjem Choudray to this guy and (according to Delingpole) Dilly Hussain. Soon enough, the BBC will start claiming that he represents no one but himself, most Muslims don't approve, etc.

    Eventually, they're going to run out of 'good' Muslims.

  2. Speedialism - an insiduous ideology infecting our broadcasting organisations.

  3. The BBC seems extraordinarily unlucky in who they end up featuring as 'spokespeople' (in some cases mostly men) for certain groups, especially whilst also attempting to push 'not all are.../... tiny minority../... not respresentative memes for communities whilst fielding extremists to actually represent them.

    Just another 'unique' I guess.


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