After the expose of the foul antisemitic comments made by “words have consequences’” Imam from Bristol Abdullah Patel, I hope the politicians who rushed to present their pro-Islam credentials are thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
The Evening Standard apparently supports this Imam:
Boris Johnson was forced to apologise for comparing veiled Muslim women to “letterboxes” as he was challenged by an Imam during a Tory leadership TV debate.
Abdullah Patel, from Bristol, asked if the candidates thought words had consequences, a question immediately directed to the front runner in the contest Mr Johnson.
Speaking on the BBC debate programme, the Imam asked the candidates: “I see first-hand the everyday impact of Islamophobic rhetoric on my community. Do the candidates agree that words have consequences?”
Imam Patel tweeted his disappointment with their "deluded" responses after the show.
As part of a longer thread, he tweeted: "What I got as a response was nothing short of disappointing and deluded:
"@BorisJohnson forgot my name, spoke about his G grandfather and about Iran.
"Gove used the opportunity to have a dig at @jeremycorbyn..."
Only Michael Gove redeemed himself slightly with his counter-attack on the Labour Party’s rampant antisemitism, but the BBC's selection of this particular individual to pose his hypocritical question shone a dazzling spotlight on the BBC’s prejudices and pro-Islam bias.
Emily Maitlis’s constant interventions and interruptions put the finishing touches on one of the worst examples of BBC TV I’ve ever seen.