Oh No! Not Sir MO!!??

 

 

The BBC relentlessly hunted down Bradley Wiggins and all but called him a drug cheat despite there being no evidence of that whilst in contrast they gave Mo Farrah the all clear despite him missing two drug checks and his coach being investigated for alleged drugs infringements.  Mo is black, an immigrant and Muslim, Wiggins is a successful white, working class British male….any reason the BBC chose to announce one as completely innocent of any wrong-doing whilst conducting a witch-hunt against the other?  And of course Wiggins worked for Murdoch’s Sky team….no love lost there I expect….just as the BBC targets the Premier League’s funding for criticism…Sky again.

To be fair, Mark Daly, who investigated Salazar for Panorama, ended the programme with a warning that Farrah  has been coached to world success by a man who has used banned methods, though there is no suggestion that Farrah is implicated…but…we were told…any athlete involved with Salazar should be seeking the assurances that they are not being put at risk in any way….so a suggestion that if they are taking drugs it might be without their knowledge, at least as to the legality of them….so a bit of a whitewashy, sitting on the fence comment.  As usual though any such ‘controversial’ [in BBC terms] findings such as on specialist programmes such as Panorama don’t filter through to the troops on the ground at the BBC, the presenters and journalists on the everyday programmes who continue to push certain naratives regardless of facts often dug up by their own teams….we were repeatedly and loudly told Farrah was not implicated in the investigation when clearly he should have been part of it….how could he not be investigated, when as Daly said, he was coached by someone to ‘world success’ who used banned methods…is it likely just to be for a select few athletes on the same team?

But has the BBC now been forced to change tack?  Is Mo being thrown to the wolves after more revelations in the Sunday Times? This line from the BBC might indicate change is in the wind….

The revelations will pile more pressure on Britain’s greatest ever endurance runner, who has steadfastly refused to end his association with Salazar.

It raises questions too for UKA, which gave the Briton the all-clear to continue working with Salazar after an inquiry was launched following the BBC Panorama programme.

Note how the BBC is now setting the UKA up for the fall…the BBC itself dodging any suggestion that it too whitewashed any thoughts that Mo might not be entirely clean….and the BBC is claiming the credit….and I’m guessing claiming a journalistic scoop trumps celebrating diversity…

Alberto Salazar has been under investigation since a BBC Panorama programme made allegations about drugs use at his US training base.

The BBC reports…

According to the Sunday Times, the leaked report claims that Salazar:

  • used a banned method of infusing a legal supplement called L-carnitine;
  • risked the health of his athletes, including Farah, by issuing potentially harmful prescription medicines to improve testosterone levels and boost recovery, despite no obvious medical need.
  • The Sunday Times claims the Usada report also reveals:
    • investigators have been impeded because Salazar and several athletes have “largely refused to permit Usada to review their medical records”;
    • Farah received an infusion of the legal supplement L-carnitine in 2014, which Usada is continuing to investigate in case the method of infusion broke doping rules by going over the legal limit of 50ml.

It’s an interesting slant though…the coach ‘risked the health of his athletes’….as if the athletes were victims, possibly unaware of what was going on….isn’t it the athletes responsibility to know what they are taking?

And Farrah took prescription drugs, with no obvious medical need, to boost performance.  When Wiggins legally took a drug for his asthma using the agreed procedures under the regulations this was denounced as ‘cheating’….even though he had a medical need for the drug….will there be so much ‘outrage’ over Farrah?

No drug which gives, as Salazar claimed, ‘incredible’ performance boosting effects can morally justifiable….might as well put the athlete on a motorbike…it’s not his own innate ability that would win the race….Wiggin’s asthma drug merely brought him back up to his normal level of performance as if he didn’t have asthma and so is not performance enhancing…as long as you actually have asthma.

I await the BBC’s developing reaction with interest.  If he has taken drugs illegally will he be a victim, a fool or a cynical cheat?  Will the BBC hunt him down as they hunted down Wiggins?

Mo had better watch out…nothing like a fallen hero, an icon of multiculturalism, to upset the BBC, its love and trust betrayed…..I’m guessing we won’t be hearing so much about Mo’s Muslim identity now if things turn out for the worse here.

 

 

 

 

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EXPLAINING THE BIAS…

Seen this?

The BBC has appointed a second Muslim executive to be in charge of religious television programming after attracting criticism previously from those who thought the job should go to a Christian.

Gosh. I never seen that one coming…

The corporation has appointed Fatima Salaria, a BBC editor who commissioned Muslims Like Us, a reality-style show, and a series of programmes about radicalisation.

She attracted criticism last year by giving Anthony Small, the convicted fraudster and former boxing champion a platform on Muslims Like Us. Small, now known as Abdul Haqq, was a member of the inner circle of Anjem Choudary, the hate preacher. He had previously expressed support for Islamic State but was cleared in 2015 of trying to join the jihadist group.

The BBC seems determined to ensure that a Muslim oversees its “religious programming” output.

Here are a few retweets from Fatima. Her account is now protected. Shouldn’t the BBC investigate?

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Hopeland

 

A massive vote of confidence in May’s Brexit policy in Copeland?  I don’t know because curiously the BBC report doesn’t even mention Brexit in the Copeland …a 51.3% turnout in Copeland, a mere 36.7% in Labour held Stoke.

The only mention of Brexit was in relation to Stoke in a dig at UKIP [who of course were targeted hard by the media and a bit of Hillsborough fall-out]…

The questions facing Labour in Copeland are tumbling UKIP’s way here in Stoke.

A party whose very success in achieving the thing they were set up to achieve, Brexit, brought with it a blunt question – what is the point of them now?

You might have thought Copeland was significant for Brexit, the BBC made a huge noise about Richmond, but none here….this is the BBC’s analysis of Copeland…

This is a significant political moment for Theresa May – the first time in decades a sitting government has ousted an opposition party from one of its seats in a by-election.

But the real fallout will be for Jeremy Corbyn, who has promised to reconnect with voters. He may be left trying to do so while facing further opposition from his own MPs.

Just why might Copeland be significant other than the technical one of a sitting government ousting an encumbent?

Guess the BBC aren’t too keen to suggest a proper Brexit is the preferred route.

 

 

 


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Fiddler goes from zero to hero as Rome burns

 

Atrocious interview with Blunkett this morning on Today as he was allowed to get away with whitewashing Labour’s role in the million dollar terrorist debacle and at the same time blaming it all on the Tories which the BBC pursued their own agenda of claiming Guantanamo radicalised our boy and that we were funding terrorism by handing over these vast sums of money. [No inkling that the BBC played a major role itself in freeing such extremists and creating the atmosphere that led to the human rights blackmail of government]

Might suggest that every time a BBC journo fills up their car with fuel from the Middle East they ponder on the probability that they are funding terrorism and closer to home, radicalisation of the Muslim community.

 

 

 

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The ‘Populist’ Revolution will not be televised

 

Sick: The NCCL ran a the appeal for members next to a picture of a young boy in what appears to be a PE kit

‘Join the NCCL’…as advertised in a PIE publication when Harriet Harman was in post at the NCCL.

 

If you use bombs, bullets and terrorism to further your political aims the BBC stands full-square behind you…if you’re Muslim, non-white or Irish.  However if you want to use free-speech and the democratic process to batter your opponents the BBC will do everything in its power to crush and silence you….if you’re white, Jewish and gay and right-leaning.

Here’s the BBC’s hatchet job on Milo who may be the victim of careful editing of a video of a speech he made a year ago which we are told ‘appears to condone paedophilia’….just another example of the Left’s targeting of right-wing media in order to discredit and silence them.

A very long piece of work which remarkably doesn’t actually look at any of his political or social commentaries and thoughts but is merely a list of what the BBC portrays as his crimes…amongst them….

…comments he has made about transgender people, Muslims, Black Lives Matter activism, feminists and gay people, even though he is openly gay.

However no analysis of these comments from the BBC so that the readers can judge for themselves….for instance would you consider BLM a near terrorist organisation when you know the truth about what it does as Milo suggests?  You just might as you read how it incited cop-killers and anti-Semitism.

And what of the BBC and paedophilia, wasn’t so keen to admit to Jimmy Savile’s crime was it?  And several years ago it gave pride of place to John Bell of the Iona community who used it to promote forgiveness and understanding for paedophiles who were, apparently, vicitms themselves.  And was the BBC so concerned about Harriet Harman and her association with PIE?  The BBC did everything it could to cover up that connection….

As the Labour supporting blog ‘Labour Uncut’ says:

Just because its in the Mail doesn’t make it wrong. Harman, Hewitt and Dromey need to provide some answers

 

Of course to get the answers you need to ask the questions in the first place…take note BBC [Laura Kuennsberg aside].

 

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Jews….Just Love ’em To Death

thw pal map

 

Just another day when the irony flows freely, no not the BBC that campaigned relentlessly for Muslim extremists to be freed from Guantanamo now attacking everyone else for doing the same, but the BBC that did so much to encourage anti-Semitism around the world with its appallingly anti-Israel [let’s call it that to be generous, very generous] reporting [again a rather generous description of what they do] which is now insinuating that Donald Trump is anti-Semitic...on what basis?  On what evidence?

The BBC is promoting a story of Muslims in America rushing to support the Jewish community as Jewish graves are vandalised [no-one has been caught yet for this crime]….never mind that Mehdi Hasan has admitted that the Muslim community’s ‘dirty little secret’ is its anti-Semitism…never mind that most of these Muslims showboating for the media probably wish Israel and the Jews within it to be wiped out.  Never mind that the BBC itself produced an anti-Israel ‘Elders of Zion’ type production called ‘The Honourable Woman’ which turned the Palestinian terrorists into heroes and Israelis into dirty, murderous terrorists [‘an Israeli attack dog….he always has a price….what Jew doesn’t.’]…and prominently displayed a map of  ‘Palestine’…with no Israel in sight.

Ah yes, the Jewish State…‘How great would be their defeat?’  the BBC wrote.

In today’s pro-Muslim puff the BBC doubles up with an attack on Trump slyly suggesting a lack of enthusiasm to defend the Jews….

US President Donald Trump described the recent threats targeting the Jewish community in America as “horrible and painful”.

His response was criticised by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, which described it as “a pathetic asterisk of condescension”.

In a scathing Facebook post, spokesman Steven Goldstein said: “When President Trump responds to anti-Semitism proactively and in real time, and without pleas and pressure, that’s when we’ll be able to say this president has turned a corner.

“This is not that moment.”

Odd that the BBC doesn’t do what it so often does, add context, background and qualifications to its reports.  In this case it might be pertinent to tell readers that Trump’s daughter married an orthodox Jew and is now Jewish herself…and that Trump has many Jewish advisers, both in business and in politics...and that he backs Israel strongly.  But apparently all that is irrelevant or inconvenient if the smear is on.   The BBC may want to paint Trump as anti-Semitic but the Jewish ‘Algemeiner’ seems convinced Trump is a stand-up guy…..

Something else from ‘Algemeiner’...something about US Muslims the BBC doesn’t trumpet loudly with a report all of its own, or any at all…

“‘Stuff Jews in the Oven’ Among Antisemitic Social Media Posts Flooding Pages of University of Texas-Arlington Students, Covert Campus Watchdog Finds”, by Lea Spyer, Algemeiner, February 15, 2017:

“Jews only live once” and “stuff Jews in the oven” are among the offensive comments flooding the social media pages of current and former students at the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA), a dossier recently released by a covert campus watchdog group revealed.

Or how about this….

“Columbia man charged with plotting Islamic State terror attack on Kansas City,” by Tony Rizzo and Ian Cummings, Kansas City Star, February 21, 2017:

A Columbia man is accused of plotting a Presidents Day jihadist terrorist attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City.

Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, was charged in U.S. District Court of Kansas City with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Or this…

“Cary man accused of threatening non-Muslims, WTVD, February 21, 2017:

Garrett Grimsley, 27, went before a federal magistrate Tuesday morning in Raleigh.

According to the affidavit filed with the criminal complaint, Grimsley posted an online public message earlier this month stating “don’t go to Cary tomorrow.”

In a private message to a witness, Grimsley allegedly wrote: “For too long the kuffar [non-Muslims] have spit in our faces and trampled our rights. This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. Say your dua [prayers], sleep, and watch the news tomorrow. It will only be the beginning . . .”

A search of Grimsley’s apartment by the FBI, SBI, and the Cary Police Department revealed an AK-47 assault rifle, four 30-round magazines, and approximately 340 rounds of 7.62 millimeter ammunition….

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Midweek Open Thread

Actors are mumbling and muttering their way through SS-GB as the inconceivable consequences of Brexit are brought home to them by the plot-line, and the Luvvies are shocked and angry…so much so that they can hardly speak…no, really.  Badminton has seen its Olympic funding drop from £6 million to zero #becauseofBrexit…the exchange rate you know….no, really.  It was on the BBC so must be true.  Still, the BBC can find £30 million to provide the SNP with their own ‘independent’ state propaganda station.

The BBC, never knowingly ‘free, fair and impartial’…..unlike this new open thread which is all yours…..

 

 

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Praise Allah and Pass The Compensation

 

 

Rather sickening juxtaposition today as the BBC gives Jo Cox’s husband airtime to publicise his street party memorial for his wife, the killer of whom, Thomas Mair, was described as a Far-Right neo-Nazi extremist.  No mention of his well documented mental health problems whilst the BBC’s first reaction for a Muslim terrorist is to loudly blame ‘mental health’, and no interviews with any of his family or friends to inform us of all the terrible problems he suffered in life that may have ‘driven’ him to murder Jo Cox.

In contrast we have a Muslim terrorist who set out to kill as many people as possible and who has done God knows what during his time with the Islamic State, mass murder, rape, torture?, and the BBC are feeding us stories from his family and his lawyers that are intended to help us understand his life, to explain his ‘radicalisation’, to help us sympathise with the poor fellow.  The BBC has always been a backer of these Guantanamo detainees, Begg’s father practically lived at the BBC, no doubt sharing a dressing room with Phil Shiner.  The BBC, always keen to see British troops locked up,  always ready to smooth the way for Jihadi terrorists.

A Far-Right terrorist is an evil bastard.  A Muslim terrorist is a victim of the British State and society…and is in fact someone to be looked up to and admired…like Churchill, Mandela or Gandhi [Mark Easton ©]….and if they kill Jews…well what’s the problem?…look at what Israel is doing in Gaza [Tom Wilcox ©].

 

 

 

 

 

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Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition

 

If there is a God I think he’s having a laugh as he reminds the BBC of the dangerous vanity and hubris of its ‘moral’ grandstanding.  Just as the BBC broadcasts a sententious piece on a Jihadi ‘bride’ who returns to the UK a former British inmate of Guantanamo, one of those the BBC so loves to celebrate and whose cause it loves to fight, has blown himself, and several others, up in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq….let’s hope he got the chance to spend the £1 million he scammed by working the human right’s system.  That’s one less ‘radical’ voice given airtme on the BBC to spread their lies….of course we still have Moazzam Begg, another BBC favourite…and how can we forget MEND…

Here is what Andrew Gilligan said about Mend and the Islam Channel..

At first glance, it looks admirable: two closely connected campaigns, called YouElect and Mend (Muslim Engagement and Development), to get British Muslims involved and voting in this year’s general election.

Both Mend and YouElect are clever fronts to win political access and influence for Islamists holding extreme and anti-democratic views.

But what of the latest BBC programme about ‘Islam’ and Islamic issues…perhaps the BBC should rename itself the ‘Islam Channel’?

‘A World Elsewhere’ is a two part series that tells the sad tale of a young Muslim girl who is radicalised, heads off to Syria and then returns to to the UK.  The first part supposedly tells of how she is radicalised, the second part tells of her return to the UK.

Having listened to the first part I can perhaps save you 90 really dreary and confused minutes by saying don’t bother yourself, it’s the usual BBC pro-Islam, anti-West fare.

The programme is written by an ex-BBC producer,  Clara Glynn, who some might think hilariously, produced the low kitsch programme back in the 1990’s, ‘Celebrity Mantelpiece’…the really glorious wry twist is that the last one was with Enoch Powell, a clip of which you may be able to listen to here.

Glynn obviously had a bit of atoning to do to make up for tainting herself with Enoch and so has devoted her life to shilling for Allah with programmes such as this… ‘Safe House’.  Produced in 2013 it gives a taste of today’s programme as it portrays the Muslim character as a victim of prejudice and an over-reactive government.  This is an interesting comment from the review...’major powers in the West have alleged that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, providing them with the justification to supply weapons.  It’s the WMD syndrome all over again, with decisions being made on the basis of supposition, implication and conclusions rather than hard evidence.’ ……hmmm…except it is absolutely proven that chemical weapons were used in Syria.  Then there’s this…’What the play vividly dramatized is how anti-Muslim prejudice, held by those who pretend to be otherwise, immediately brands all of those who embrace that faith.  The idea that Islam embraces many different notions, just like Christianity, seemed to elude all of those charged with making the decision or whether or whether or not to clear Akmed’s name’….Again…hmmm….no-one ‘brands all those who embrace that faith’….but Islam is ‘one faith’…that’s the whole point of Islam, the reason for its ‘revelation’…as said in the Koran itself many times…one faith, one God, one mosque.

So that sets the tone for the latest Glynn production which sets out to explain how and why a Muslim girl from Glasgow can become radicalised.  Or that is what we are told is the intention.  What we get is something different…nothing less than a narrative that could come straight out of the mouths of the Jihadi recruiters that the programme is supposedly meant to be making so unattractive.  A narrative it has to be said that the BBC is guilty of peddling itself.  What we get is almost a glorification of the Jihadis…a vision that heading off to Syria is a ‘crusade’ to save Muslims abandoned by the West.  We are presented with a long list of why a Muslim might join up as well as singing the praises of Islam and damning the West….Muslims invented mathematics, the computer, universities and medicine…and oh yes, thank Allah for Zayn Malik for being Muslim and for standing up to the haters…Yep, the haters….that’s a reason for Jihad…racist jokes in the playground and Islamophobia in general…Jihad..it’s your fault.

Yes, you cause Muslims to become radical because you hate all Muslims and Islam and you know what, the Islamic State is just like Britain fighting the Nazis…Assad being the Nazis of course….no doubt channelling Mark Easton who thought the Muslim radicals were indeed just like Churchill, or Mandela or Gandhi.

Sure there was a bit about how horrible the Islamic State might be…but blink and you’d miss it.  The bulk of the narrative was taken up with slick anti-Western jibes and lies…you will say ‘but of course that’s included, how else can you show the process of radicalisation?’…..Except there were no qualifications, there was no challenge to the narrative and the reason why there was no challenge is because the narrative was the exact same one the BBC has been feeding the Muslim community for years now, telling them they are the victims of illegal wars that target Muslims as well as historic ‘wrongs’ such as Sykes-Picot and the Crusades, and that they are also the victims of Islamophobia in the UK.  The BBC feeds the Muslim grievance industry and provides the Jihadi recruiters with an ample supply of angry and discontented potential recruits.

What’s missing from this highly dishonest and misleading programme is the real root cause of radicalisation…being Muslim…a defining characteristic of the ‘Muslim’ terrorist and something that provides the ideological and cultural background necessary to make the link between Muslims here and those in Syria….this is what the self-described ‘Muslim Parliament’ said back in the 1990s…long before the 2003 Iraq war that the BBC blames for radicalisation…

‘Jihad is a basic requirement of Islam and living in Britain or having British nationality by birth or naturalisation does not absolve the Muslim from his or her duty to participate in jihad: this participation can be active service in armed struggle abroad and/or the provision of material and moral support to those engaged in such struggle anywhere in the world.’  Muslim Parliament

Here is a BBC programme from 1993 that shows us that ‘radicalisation’ is rooted in the religion…

Young British Muslim Saqib Qureshi investigates the rise of new forms of Islamic activity in Britain. He looks at how groups who are active in “Dawaah” – calling on people to accept Islam – are growing in strength, fuelled by a sense of grievance at western hostility to their faith.

Note that ‘Dawaah’ was a crucial component of the Islamic State’s recruitment drive…

This blueprint was implemented with astonishing accuracy in the ensuing months. The plan would always begin with the same detail: The group recruited followers under the pretense of opening a Dawah office, an Islamic missionary center. Of those who came to listen to lectures and attend courses on Islamic life, one or two men were selected and instructed to spy on their village and obtain a wide range of information.

When Muslims ask non-Muslims to put on hijabs for a day, or to visit the mosque to see how friendly Muslims are, this is not an innocent action, it is Dawaah, the intent is to recruit you, not for violent Jihad but for Allah, they want converts.

Also we hear nothing on the programme of what is preached in Mosques, nor what are the likely discussions being held in Muslim households up and down the country concerning western foreign policy, Israel, Jews and ‘Islamophobia’…we know well that families have been radicalising their own children…at least one father was showing his daughter beheading videos and was himself shown to be a radical.  Muslims are taught to be angry about how Muslims are treated…even by supposed anti-Radicalisation groups such as the Jan Trust which said the problem was not the anger [mothers in the group being shown ‘radicalisation’ videos said they themselves would become radical having seen them], the only issue was how that anger was expressed…so no attempt to put any issues into proper context in order to lessen the anger…the opposite in fact.

Maryam tells of her son’s anger with the situation in Gaza, where her family come from: “When they see the way things are going, it wasn’t right. It’s double standards.”

‘Grievance about Syria’

As she speaks the others nod their heads in tacit sympathy.

“But now they go for Syria. My son was in a demonstration for Syria because they say something is not right,” says Maryam.

All the women say their teenagers are curious and often angry about events in the countries where their families originated, as well as being keen to do something.

Ms Mughal says of Maryam: “Her son has a grievance about Syria, but he has channelled it positively by attending a demonstration rather than destructively.”

 

This BBC programme is just another excuse to tell us how wonderful Islam is and how terrible the West is.  It will do absolutely nothing to stem the flow of recruits to the Islamic State [remarkably still ongoing despite the obvious setbacks for them] and indeed might actually persuade some Muslims to join up.

Good old Aunty.  Badly written, badly produced, confusing, misleading and only half the story, and peddles the Jihadist narrative.

 

 

 

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Fraud Europe

The BBC is living in hope..it’s all a bad, bad dream soon to be over with ‘Frau Europe’ back in the driving seat….

Many Europeans eye the months ahead with foreboding. They see anti-establishment parties on the ascendancy. Angela Merkel – for so long Frau Europe – may lose power. And the financial markets are skittish over the possibility of a Marine Le Pen victory in France. Every edge up in her poll ratings sends bond yields rising.

And yet an entirely different scenario may play out. It is quite possible that before the end of the year observers will declare that the Brexit-Trump tide has turned and that European integration has found new champions.

The BBC starts off telling us that the ‘anti-Establishment’ movement is one we should view with foreboding, then admits that Trump was right when he said the EU was a vehicle for the Germans, and then cheerleads quietly for a more united Europe.

An interesting article from the fair, free and impartial BBC.

 

 

 

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Sympathy for the Devil

 

 

This is on today at 14:15 on R4….

A World Elsewhere: The Return

Rida, a Glasgow Asian teenager, was radicalised on the internet and travelled to Syria. Now eighteen months later she has returned and been arrested at Glasgow Airport. This drama explores what happens to Rida next. Will she be charged? Will she receive a custodial sentence? Whatever happens how will she deal with the past and what kind of future can she expect?

Let’s think about our ‘fictional’ terrorist and how this may run in the BBC’s mind…so radicalised on the internet and nothing to do with her being inspired by her Islamic faith, nothing to do with anything taught in the Mosque and nothing to do with what her parents tell her about how Muslims are supposedly treated?  She is a victim.  And when she returns she should be treated with sympathy and understanding never mind that she knew exactly what ISIS stood for and the acts committed in its name…she just didn’t like the conditions out there so came back to the comforts of home…she woud still be out there if she could live a nice life.

More pro-Muslim propaganda from the BBC excusing terror and hiding its roots.

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Faustian Pact

 

Marr and Bragg sell themselves cheap as they allow their programmes to be hijacked to peddle the BBC’s political and cultural agendas.

This week Marr told us that his programme would be about national identity and generational conflict [the BBC seemingly keen to promote that] and that next week’s programme would be about the compulsion to build walls….no surprises there as to the main ‘culprits’…Trump, Israel and Brexit….

On Start the Week Kirsty Wark explores what it means to live either side of a wall, and whether barriers are built to repel or protect. Supporters of the US President urge him to ‘build a great wall’ along the Mexican border but the journalist Ed Vulliamy points out that there is already a wall and border guards, supported and funded by US Presidents for decades. And yet still drugs, guns, money and people continue to move north and south. Israel has been building its own separation barrier since the turn of the century, but Dorit Rabinyan is more interested in psychological barriers that drive Palestinians and Israelis apart. The map-maker Garrett Carr travels Ireland’s border to explore the smugglers, kings, peacemakers and terrorists who’ve criss-crossed this frontier, and asks what it will become when the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

Odd the BBC doesn’t mention the ‘peace walls’ in NI rather than the border which has no ‘wall’ at all….and look how it now admits there is a ‘wall’ already in the US…but only to tell us it doesn’t work.  So how is Trump ‘racist’ for wanting to improve it?

Bragg’s programme frequently has an underlying message, a lesson or warning from history, as we are told the historical events parallel own today…..last weeks was a rehash of the usual line about the glories of the Muslim golden age of science.  What a sell-out.

 

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Inconvenient Post-Truth Truths

The BBC spends its time sugar-coating La-La Land, infantilising its audience and refusing to face up to reality.  A classic case is Sweden and Trump’s comments for which he has been savagely attacked and mocked.

The harsh reality is that Trump will have the last laugh because the concerns he has are about events that have happened, they are all too real as Sweden implodes, and are a future that is coming to all of us, one that is here already in fact but kept out of the news as much as possible by the likes of the BBC….a future not helped by politicians who fail to take the necessary measures to stem the flow of migrants, or in the case of Merkel, actively blow apart any attempt at control.  Even today Michael Fallon was ‘warning’ us that 4 million Afghan males may head towards Europe if we don’t keep troops in Afghanistan…but this is nothing less than an invitation to Afghans to come here….they’ll hear his words and start out en masse on the journey declaring they are under threat from the Taliban and quoting Fallon’s words as their ‘visa’ just as they quoted Merkel’s.  Europe is committing suicide and the BBC cheers it on.

What other inconvenient facts are there?

How about NATO?  Trump says it is obsolete, or so the BBC tells us without qualification in its bulletins…what he in fact said was that it’s main priorities were obsolete and that it should concentrate more on terrorism and Islamic radicalisation. He also said that the countries who benefit from its protection should pay their way and not expect America to fund them and their welfare budgets.  There was great outrage at his comments and a refusal to cough up the money…which is strange…all these countries that are outraged, telling us how vital NATO is, and yet don’t want to pay for it.

Or how about Trump’s ‘racist’ wall?  If he’s a racist then the deplorable Hillary Clinton must be one too…

Why Hillary Clinton voted for the anti-immigrant wall

4 October 2006

Last Friday, however, she did exactly that, joining Senate Republicans and the majority of her Democratic colleagues in voting for an ignominious piece of legislation known as the “Secure Fence Act of 2006.”

I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” Clinton said “and I do think that you have to control your borders.”

As president, I will not support driver’s licenses for undocumented people and will press for comprehensive immigration reform that deals with all of the issues around illegal immigration, including border security and fixing our broken system.”

 

Who actually deported more migrants than any other President?  The racist Obama…from ABC news..

How many people have been deported under Obama?

President Barack Obama has often been referred to by immigration groups as the “Deporter in Chief.”

Between 2009 and 2015 his administration has removed more than 2.5 million people through immigration orders, which doesn’t include the number of people who “self-deported” or were turned away and/or returned to their home country at the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

How does he compare to other presidents?

According to governmental data, the Obama administration has deported more people than any other president’s administration in history.

In fact, they have deported more than the sum of all the presidents of the 20th century.

 

What of that ‘Muslim ban’?  The ‘Muslim Ban’ that the BBC continually insists was imposed on ‘Muslim majority countries’  Why do they keep mentioning that when it is irrelevant to the decision making process by Trump…and Obama…the criteria used are clear.

Is it a Muslim ban?  Clearly not as most Muslim countries face no such travel restrictions.  Anyway, if you look at the facts instead of broadcasting half-truths and outright lies, you’ll find the actual criteria, laid out by the Obama administration, as to why those countries were chosen…

(ii) Criteria In making a determination under clause (i), the Secretary shall consider—

(I) whether the presence of an alien in the country or area increases the likelihood that the alien is a credible threat to the national security of the United States;
(II) whether a foreign terrorist organization has a significant presence in the country or area; and

(III) whether the country or area is a safe haven for terrorists.

Not a mention of the crime of being ‘Muslim’…though of course most terrorists are Muslim these days.

What about Trump’s Fascist assault on the Press?  Obama was like-minded…’“To treat a reporter as a criminal for doing his job — seeking out information the government doesn’t want made public — deprives Americans of the First Amendment freedom on which all other constitutional rights are based,” the Washington Post wrote at the time.’

Why It’ll Be Hard for Trump to Surpass Obama’s Record of Chilling Press Freedom

Many in the mainstream media are reacting with righteous indignation over comments from a senior Trump adviser suggesting the administration views the traditional media as an opponent. But if we’re to take these apostles of press freedom seriously, they should first explain why the Trump Administration is worse than the Obama Administration.

After all, the Obama Administration literally tried imprisoning an uncooperative journalist, monitored journalists’ every digital move, and “hammered” at least one challenging reporter with IRS audits.

The Obama Administration began with lofty promises of being “the most transparent administration in history.” Instead it ended up setting a record, by the Associated Press’s count, for denying the most Freedom of Information Act requests.

As the administration’s popularity began tumbling early into its first year, the Obama White House declared war on Fox News. The White House director of communications, Anita Dunn, warned they would henceforth treat Fox News “like an opponent,” insisting, “we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”

 

Just a few counters to the large scale, industrial lies that the BBC propagates against Trump…never mind the false  ‘isolationist’ tag, Obama was cheered on by the BBC for his isolationsist, non-interventionist policy…and look where that got us in Syria.  The BBC is also happily propagating the idea that Trump is crazy, mentally ill, in need of therapy…hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t make that claim, either a presenter or a guest who goes unchallenged or is applauded for their wit.  What a quality outfit the BBC.  As much a tabloid as any of the newspapers the BBC so disdainfully dismisses as trash.

 

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