Abdel Bari Atwan
BBC Dateline’s resident psycho
Very excited to read that Boris Johnson’s ‘letter-box’ remark about burqas and niqabs is escalating into a full-blown crisis. Following Theresa May’s Muslim-fawning denunciation and demand for an apology, the Tories have launched a disciplinary investigation into Johnson for the PC crime of merely noting the patently obvious. This in turn has triggered a back-lash from Johnson’s supporters and the possibility of a leadership challenge. Hooray!
Watching the BBC’s Dateline last night, there was much more to be pleased about. With the convenor egging them on, we get the predictable outrage over Boris’ remarks: mass-immigration apologist and Guardianista Polly Toynbee shedding tears over the plight of burqa-clad Muslim women, some sizzling hot-looking, Portuguese journalist (Eunice Goes) comparing Johnson to Trump, and loads of babbling hysterical shit as usual coming from The BBC’s resident psycho, Abdel Bari Atwan. Every justification to wildly clap and rub one’s hands in glee, wouldn’t you agree? (Yes).
And when the American journalist luvvie Henry Chu likens Johnson’s description to Trump’s ‘dog-whistling’ and ‘appealing to people who don’t like Muslims’ (implying, for some ridiculous reason, that everyone should) the pleasure levels soar, and you want to sing and dance, throw a party and invite the entire neigbourhood over for celebrations.
Sunday night’s viewing doesn’t get much better than this. (Unless, of course, there’s footage of Israel bombing Gaza again showing on another channel.)
Missing from the lips of Dateline’s panel of fulsome caliphate-kow-towers was what Boris had left unsaid. And that was that letter boxes, unlike burqas, are not an ugly blot on the landscape. Nor are their contents, unlike those of burqas, openly at war with us. But such oversights are to be expected from the MSM, aren’t they?