Friday 20 November 2015

Andrew Neil on Islamic State and Paris

Andrew Neil's introduction on last night's This Week has, rightly, been widely praised. As some of the transcriptions of it have been less than wholly accurate, here it is in full:

Welcome to This Week... 
The week in which a bunch of loser jihadists slaughtered 132 innocents in Paris to 'prove' the future belongs to them rather than a civilisation like France. 
Well I can't say I fancy their chances.  
France, the country of Descartes, Boulez, Monet, Sartre, Rousseau, Camus, Renoir, Berlioz, Cézanne, Gauguin, Hugo, Voltaire, Matisse, Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Satie, Pasteur, Molière, Franck, Zola, Balzac, Poulenc, cutting-edge science, world class medicine, fearsome security forces, nuclear power, Coco Chanel, Chateau Lafite, coq au vin, Daft Punk, Zizou Zidane, Juliette Binoche, liberté, égalité, fraternité and crème brûlée. 
Versus what? Beheadings, crucifixions, amputations, slavery, mass murder, medieval squalor - a death cult barbarity that would shame the Middle Ages. 
Well IS or Daesh or ISIS or ISIL or whatever name you're going by - I'm sticking with IS, as in Islamist scumbags - I think the outcome is pretty clear to everybody but you: 
Whatever atrocities you're currently capable of committing, you will lose. 
In a thousand years time Paris, the glorious city of lights, will still be shining bright as will every other city like it, while you will be as dust, along with the ragbag of Fascists, Nazis and Stalinists who have previously dared to challenge democracy and failed.
Well, let's hope so.


  1. What pandora's box of Beeboid opinion rants - when the cause is 'just', of course - is this going to open?

    The Complaints drones dealing with the onslaught must be near suicidal at this point.

  2. How much hate this anti islamic media is injecting in normal peoples hearts and brains. This is what i call modern warfare, brain wash most of the general public, put fear in their hearts and steal their money in the diguise of protection and war on terror. Britain and america's corrupt henious governments killed 1000 times more people then all the terrorists put together.

    1. Which part of Sharia law would you like to see introduced first in the UK? Just it the slave owning, polygamy, crucifixion and amputation punishments, women's testimony being worth half that of a man, second class status for non-Muslims or some other aspect?

    2. The only brainwashing I can detect is the endless repetition of, “It has nothing to do with Islam”, from the BBC, every time some Islamist terrorist murders somebody.

    3. Don't forget "fear of backlash against Muslim community"...that's also in the hit parade.

      BTW, though, this isn't just BBC. It's ITV and Sky as well. BBC may be more avid in pursuing the brainwashing agenda.

  3. Thanks for the transcript Craig.

    Personally speaking, I thought Mr Neil was quite restrained in his comments!

  4. Unfortunately the France Mr Neil describes no longer exists & he proves it by quoting a whole list of names from the past. Any similar British listing would suffer from the same deficiency.

    The truth is that European civilisation is a hollowed-out shell, its Christian heritage replaced by a secular vacuum & a philosophy that can imagine nothing more noble than. "Leave us alone so we can enjoy our stuff."

    That is a mentality that very few of us will die for and will, I fear, in the long haul, prove no match for radical Islam.

  5. In all the congratulatory complacency about Neil's rant no-one appears to have noticed that Neil has taken the easy route by reserving his strictures to Islamist scumbags. Blimey, I don't think anyone speaking/writing from W1A actually praises ISIL. Rather, the Narrative - which by implication Neil buys into - insists on a distinction between the beliefs of "Islamists" and "real" Moslems (apparently there must be 2 different Korans in print). So what's the big deal?

    Neil could have spread his net wider to condemn the passive and not-so-passive fifth columns of believers (both religious and political) in France and here? Granted this would have taken real courage and might (although unlikely) have sparked some genuine soul-searching by his employer. As it is (Godwin acknowledged), Neil's rant is as brave as going on air in 1942 to give Hitler (who wouldn't have been listening) an earful to buoy up the French resistance and depress the Germans while ignoring the goings-on in Vichy - and just as effective.

    1. And BBC Watch now says that Andrew Neil breeched BBC editorial guidelines on this very programme by failing to defend Israel after broadcasting a clip from an interview with George Galloway where the Gorgeous One smeared Israel in passing.


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