Is it a bit redundant to point out the duplicity of tyrants and hypocrisy of demagogues when the greater mass of humanity is already firmly aligned against these kinds of quacks?
As George Galloway's electoral victory in Bradford West shows, it is far from clear that voters can recognize evil when it comes up to their house and sticks a letter in their mailbox. His election campaign in a constituency he'd never lived in apparently consisted solely of a one-page note suggesting Galloway would be a better defender of Muslims than his Muslim opponent. Just before the election, the sadly naive Hasan Azfal wrote:
"Can anyone take this seriously? Is his campaign team really that stupid to think Muslims walk into the voting booth with a note on who drinks alcohol and who doesn’t?"
Apparently, it wasn't so stupid. And that appears to be pretty well what happened.
Oddly, not one mainstream media outlet has chosen to so much as mention this letter -- or for that matter, the scurillous sectarian methods of the Labour candidate who got beaten at his own game. Had a local Conservative party candidate put out...More >>
Raed Salah is walking stereotype of an Islamist demagogue vilifying the West, accusing Jews of baking bread with the blood of children... all the usual insanity that his, er, liberal friends over here love to ignore. The Palestinian easily made it into Britain despite being banned. But now he's set to be deported. Here is some earlier dynamite reporting by the good people at Harry's Place: