The Moron Media Loves Anjem Choudary

Islamist┬áloud-mouth moron Anjem Choudary just loves publicity. He lives for the chance to say things in public that will in turn outrage morons of the “not at all racist, honest” Daily Mail and UKIP variety. Sadly for Anj, he has almost no supporters, and is basically a sad, pathetic nobody. How can he get publicity?

To the rescue comes (what seems like) the entire British media. His stupid face has appeared on TV and in newspapers. This doesn’t just apply to the usual shit-stirring suspects, but even includes the BBC and Channel 4.

All this appears to be based on the fact that Anjey-boy once (a while back, mind) met the morons involved in the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich. This fact has been used by Choudary to make himself feel all important, and by the media to build up a hate figure that will get their moron viewers/readers all stiff/moist with excitement/fear.

Given that there isn’t actually a story here, one suspects that the anti-Muslim brigade is simply using Anjey-boom to maintain the illusion of an “Islamist threat”, and whip up the racist swivel-eyed loon brigade into their Daily Hate with images of A BROWN MAN WITH A BEARD WHO SAYS HORRIBLE THINGS!

Any sign of an actual Islamist threat is so lacking that the poor morons at the Sun are reduced to running a story – an Exclusive no less – about Anjey-bollocks going to the shops and buying yoghurt! While dressed in a Muslim-type fashion! I blame Leveson – surely the Sun could find more interesting stories if they were allowed to hack celebs’ phones? The Choudary exclusive follows on from a pathetic sting where singer Tulisa was entrapped into helping a journo score some coke. It seems that the Sun can find no actual news to report any more. If it ever did in the first place.

With the moron media having set the agenda, morons have exploded onto social media demanding “action” against Choudary. They want him locked up! Or deported! The problems with these suggestions being a) Choudary hasn’t broken the law (I’ve never before noticed any reticence on the part of the authorities to arrest brown people on the slightest of whims), and b) He’s British.

Basically Choudary’s skill is to annoy and upset people by making annoying and upsetting statements. But if that was a crime, most of the EDL, much of UKIP and the bulk of tabloid journalists would be under curfew by now.

Let’s try to remember that we’re not supposed to be letting “extremists” undermine “our values”; and the most important of these values is supposedly free speech. I say “supposedly”, because the British establishment – under both Labour and Tory governments – seems to spend much of its time attacking free speech (as we learned again this week when a young Muslim Londoner appeared in court for tweeting a bad-taste joke).

Turning this pathetic, irrelevant individual into a national hate figure seems like just another way to get public consent for reducing our free speech rights even further. Far better to just ignore him, and be as consistent in genuinely defending our civil liberties as our leaders are in pretending to.

3 thoughts on “The Moron Media Loves Anjem Choudary”

  1. Re your penultimate paragraph, it’s unfortunate that people have to defend “British Values” from the British Government, but there we are! Another example is the drivel Hague spouted when asked about GCHQ spying on the British people. From the Indy:

    “He [Hague] added that law abiding citizens had “nothing to fear” from intelligence agencies’ activities.”

    This carries uncomfortable echoes of Joseph Goebbels’ comment that “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”.

  2. Just occurred to me. Maybe the reason the media love Anjem Choudary is that he reinforces their prejudices. There’s an interesting looking book on this by a former reporter called Nick Davies, whose basic theory is that the media seeks evidence only to support its own theories and rejects evidence that contradicts those theories. There’s a link below (I hope!) that will allow people to explore the book (although only extracts are freely available: if you want more, you’ll have to buy it!).

    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=U2E79Pq0ZDwC&pg=PA413&lpg=PA413&dq=observer+coverage+of+queen+mothers+death+flat+earth&source=bl&ots=wqkA9YaiQb&sig=YstvTvJGW8jB4yTtEmEw3y1t0HU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=i8diUYaKBsOQ0AWFz4D4BQ&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=observer%20coverage%20of%20queen%20mothers%20death%20flat%20earth&f=false

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