Tuesday, 14 June 2016

What a shame Sadiq Kahn ran out space to put the word "Islamic" in front of "bigotry and hate"

Ah, this photograph explains the otherwise puzzling omission:

Orlando was a hate crime, you see, committed by a young man who just happened to hate gays. We really mustn't read anything into the fact that the killer was a Muslim who had visited Saudi Arabia twice, phoned the FBI to tell them he was committing the crime in the name of ISIS, and shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he carried out the murders. His religion had nothing whatsoever to do with it - he was in fact merely an extreme homophobe who had access to some very dangerous weaponry. Could just as easily have been a Christian or a Hindu - just happened to be a Muslim. Totally irrelevant. Homophobia is the real problem, and if we're all - and I mean all of us - united in our opposition to homophobia, we can defeat it, because, as the signs say, "Love will always win against LGBTI hate crime." (By the way, the "I" stands for Intersex, apparently. New one on me.)

As for the slaughter of 89 members of the audience at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan in Paris last November, I'm sure there were earnest-looking, mainly left-wing politicians holding up signs (presumably in French) which stated that love would win against hate crimes directed against young pop-music lovers (young pop music-loverphobia?). And, after 52 people were killed in four co-ordinated transport attacks during the London rush-hour on 7th July, 2005, I expect there were signs assuring us that love will always win against against commuterphobia.

So just remember - if you're unlucky enough to find yourself on a train or at a concert or in a restaurant and some swarthy young man toting assault weapons or sporting a natty suicide vest starts screaming "Allahu Akbar!", just console yourself with the certain knowledge that you're not about to die because your attacker is a rather over-zealous adherent of the religion in whose name practically every terrorist outrage has been committed since the start of this century. No, you're about to become the victim of a "hate-crime" - which means that despicable left-wing politicians get to hold up idiotic, meaningless signs in a desperate bid to deflect attention from the fact that some of them actually consider terrorists - people who kill in the name of an ideology or religion - to be their "friends": these conscienceless stinkers are just trying to muddy the waters in order to obscure the truth.

I'd like to state now that, if I die in a terrorist outrage and moral imbeciles like John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn arrange to have themselves photographed holding up signs deliberately designed to deflect attention from the real motive for the attack, I will return and haunt the fuckers for the rest of their miserable lives.


  1. Why is Sadiq Khan always surrounded by very tall people?

    1. Given that Watson, Corby and McDonnell aren't exactly giants, SDG, I'm pretty sure Sadiq Kahn will always look as if he's standing next to very tall people.