If you have joined “The State’ in hounding Tommy Robinson for inciting violence against the Muslims, you should wash your mouth out with soap immediately.
If anyone says something that’s considered ’wrong’ these days, you can bet that some cloth-eared bully of a media pundit will reinterpret it and encourage the baying mob to ridicule you. Incitement is incitement is incitement.
Guido got a severe bollocking below the line for his post about Tommy Robinson, and quite right too.
Tommy Robinson has made several mistakes along the way, but he deserves to be listened to. He certainly wasn’t taken apart by Andrew Neil or Jeremy Paxman and as for Guido’s cobbled together list of ‘similarities between Tommy Robinson and Anjem Choudary’ it’s as wrong-headed as it is dumb.
Both agree on an expansionist, conquering interpretation of the Quran.Big difference. Choudary is for and Robinson is against.
Both are denounced by the vast, vast majority of British Muslims.Who isn’t?
Both have been in prison.But for committing what crime?
Both led extremist organisations.Cheap and sloppy.
Both love noisy confrontational street demonstrations where violence and arrests were common.Sloppy and cheap.
Both have been taken apart in BBC interviews by Andrew Neil.No.
Both, in their time, loved a beer and a fag.Irrelevant.
Both were based in Luton.Correct.
Both struggled to keep their language short of incitement to violence laws, treading carefully to avoid official action against them.Choudary managed to avoid official action for far too long whereas Robinson failed to avoid the patently unwarranted official action that was taken against him.
Both are attention-seeking media manipulators who exploit legitimate grievances.Aren’t we all? 1/10.
Now go back to exposing the real villains.