#YouAin'tNoMuslimBruv “That says it all” asserts David Cameron triumphantly. “Much better than the uncool hypothesis ‘nothing to do with Islam‘ that we fuddy-duddy politicians have been pushing. Only a real Muslim could tell it like it is.”
Cameron’s gleeful reiteration of that hashtag expression is laughable when uttered in that particular #David Cameron accent. It comes across like Armstrong and Miller’s street-talking pilots. I was, like, OMG, and stuff.
Yeah, we know that ‘ain’t no’ is accepted as slang for ‘aren’t’ or isn’t, but *literally* the double negative “ain’t no” (it is not ‘not’) constitutes a positive. In other words what he actually said was ‘You certainly are a Muslim, “bruv”, and the term ‘bruv’, an inclusive term Muslims use between themselves, all but confirms this.
The Today Programme did its bit to push this nonsense.
“Some are saying the #YouAin'tNoMuslimBruv hashtag could it (sic) be more productive than some government initiatives, but how effective in preventing radicalisation might it be? Salma Yaqoob is a spokesperson for the Stop the War campaign and the former leader of the Respect party; Hanif Qadir is CEO of the Active Change Foundation, which works with young people from across society to counter extremism.”
Typically, they turned to a couple of ‘experts’ with vested interests. Salma Yaqoob we all know. I did look up Qadir and listened to this interview with Razia Iqbal. His de-radicalisation efforts seem laudable but there were a lot of unanswered and unasked questions. Quelle surprise.