Wednesday, 17 August 2016

What the BBC's Home Editor said about Anjem Choudary in a news report in May 2015

“It's one thing to ban someone for inciting hatred or violence, but quite another to pass a law that silences anyone who challenges established values.
“I was in Parliament Square today – a statue of Gandhi looking down at me who was jailed for being extremist; Mandela who was jailed for being an extremist.
“History tells us that extreme views are sometimes needed to challenge a very established values that people at the time hold so dear.”
Oh really, Mark Easton? And what "established values" that people "hold so dear" (you can hear the sneering contempt in those phrases) was...

...the hate preacher and recruiter for ISIS "challenging"? Democracy? Freedom of worship? Love of country? Liberty? Tolerance? Decency? Pluralism? The values that suggest innocent people have a right not to be hacked to death or blown up in their own country by vile, traitorous religious fanatics?

Anjem Choudary has now been found guilty of inciting British Muslims to support ISIS. Police have linked him to no less than 110 British terrorists. While Choudary was inciting treason against this country, the BBC - despite loud protests from many quarters - seemed only too eager to offer him a platform for his loathsome, dangerous pronouncements, thus helping turn him into the No. 1 homegrown poster boy for impressionable, violent malcontents.

The most shocking thing about Easton - a man whose salary if paid by you and me - drawing a parallel between Choudhary, Gandhi and Mandela, is that he is still employed as the Home Affairs Editor of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Most days, I'm extremely proud to have worked for the BBC. This isn't one of them.


  1. Mandela happened, in the end, to become a tolerable president of SA in that he didn't launch a pogrom against whitey. Even so, for most of his (free) life he supported and encouraged terrorism. Given a choice he opted for the violent route to change SA. His close political (and personal?) friends - to the end of his life - included Gaddafi and Castro.

    OTOH Gandhi was consistently non-violent and must have been a sore challenge to those at the sharp end of empire. He would have been far easier to deal with had he been someone like Choudhary. Choudary - when we knew how and were unafraid to deal with our enemies both personal and political - would have spent most of his life in jail or exile, in penury, unknown and ignored.

    I can't see how you retain pride in having worked at the BBC. The selection of Easton as Home Affairs Editor and, for instance, the BBC's past appointment of Mason as Economics Editor evidence the BBC's agenda of cultural Marxism. The BBC's senior management should have been in the dock next to Choudary given the BBC's unending donation to him (and, BTW, other enemies of Judaeo-Christian civilisation) of the oxygen of publicity. As it is, since the Cameron/Whittingdale pathetic "settlement" with the BBC, it has thrown off all pretence to impartiality in its reportage and become completely shameless in its lefty bias.

    1. I keep meaning to write a post about why I'm still proud to have worked for the BBC, Umbongo. I'll do it some day, when I have my thoughts sorted out. Needless to say, its output would be infinitely improved if the News, Comedy and Drama departments were put on probation and told that from now on their programmes would be judged to have failed to meet the requirement for political balance unless they clearly demonstrated the realisation that the BBC's political views are shared by a relatively small minority of license-payers, and that to use the licence fee to make programmes which hector, browbeat, lecture and criticise the majority of licence-payers is a sackable offence. Despite a large number of genuinely excellent programmes which do exactly what Lord Reith reckoned the BBC should do - educate, inform and entertain - and despite a decent number of programmes which celebrate the many things this country can feel genuinely proud of, too much of the BBC's current output seems to be made by people who imagine they're operating in an occupied country, pumping out propaganda designed to pacify a potentially mutinous native population.

  2. London's former mayor, Ken, the anti Semite, Livingstone, originally attempted to get Mandela's statue erected in Trafalgar Square. He wanted to rub our noses in the decline of the British Empire, telling us, "Horatio depicts the beginning of the empire and Mandela the end of it."
    He also excused those going to fight for ISIS comparing these vile hate filled losers to those who went to fight against Franco in 1930's Spain. Talk about turning history on its head! I'm sure George Orwell and Laurie Lee would love to be likened to ISIS fascists!
    We have been plagued by these repulsive left wing reptiles for far too long. The Beeb is full of them.
    Choudary should have been behind bars a decade ago. A man who loathes our way of life, despises the freedoms we hold dear, incites cultural hatred and (just to rub a little more salt into the festering the wound) lives on benefits that we supply.
    I hope he rots inside.

    1. It does seem odd that it should take so long to halt the activities of a publicity-hungry terrorist-supporting traitor funded by rate-payers and regularly offered a propaganda platform by the BBC, while the authorities seem only too happy to bring the full force of the law crashing down on internet trolls who may not hold correct opinions regarding gays, women, Muslims, immigrants etc. Some sad, malodorous, overweight plonker hurling pathetic insults at "celebrities" over the internet from the safety of his mum's spare room is evidently breaking the law, while a religious fanatic fomenting hatred against the country whose passport he holds, advocating the overthrow of its government and inciting others to commit violence gets away with it for years on end? Like you, Mr. Milton, I just don't get it. I know it's the old conundrum faced by all liberal democracies - i.e. how do you stop people from using a country's hard-won freedoms in order to attack that country - but still, you'd think there were enough clever clogs in Whitehall to have made something stick before now. I really hope the reason he's been allowed to spread his poison for so long wasn't because of a perceived need not to make British Muslims feel threatened - I would have thought that the rest of us feeling threatened might take precedence in this instance.

      Twitter banned gay British right-winger and Breitbart journalist Milo Yiannopoulos for his supposedly intolerant attitude to Islam (which, given islam's attitude to homosexuals, seems a bit odd), while refusing to remove tweets by Anjem Choudary - a man whose every utterance increased intolerance of Islam among non-Muslims.