Monday, November 13, 2006

Melanie Phillips on the BNP trial

Melanie Phillips sinks to new lows in this horrendous piece on the BNP trial. She legitimises Griffin's racist attack on Islam by saying

'There was never any chance of a conviction, for the simple reason that such statements were an attack on a religion rather than a race. It is perfectly legitimate, after all, to say that the enforcement of extreme Islamic precepts poses a threat to the lives of millions of Asians — including, in fact, many Muslims.'

Perhaps the worst part of the article is when she claims that people are drawn to the BNP by action such as a Mosque being built in Newham, on the site of the Olympic Village in what she describes as

'a piece of Islamist triumphalism to be funded by the Tablighi Jamaat, a group described by intelligence sources as an ‘ante-chamber’ to al Qaeda.'

And she clearly thinks that those who don't agree with her reactionary, Islamophobic views should be deported

'Ministers should take a leaf from Australia, whose Prime Minister John Howard regularly declares that people who are hostile to Australian values have no place in Australia and should depart.'

See here for the full article


Blogger korova said...

Good to see someone else keeping a close eye on Phillips. No wonder she is the BNP's favourite columnist

6:44 PM  
Blogger working class hero said...

I'm not at all shocked by that. Griffin has said before that the likes of Phillips and Littlejohn echo the same racist rhetoric as the BNP. Phillips really is something else though. I cannot understand how she can claim that the BNP are a racist organisation (which clearly they are) and then spout the most reactionary, racist, sickening nonsense about Muslims.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Jim Jepps said...

Her and bloody Deborah Orr... grrrrrr

1:26 AM  

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