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"Twisted, and sick"

In Britain's quest for diversity, telling the truth is reason enough to be pursued by law enforcement officials:

Melanie Phillips is a well-known British anti-jihad author and a columnist for The Spectator. On March 13th, concerning the Itamar massacre, she wrote the following in her column:

Today the massacred Fogel family was buried in Jerusalem. And as anticipated, the moral depravity of the Arabs is finding a grotesque echo in the moral bankruptcy and worse of the British and American 'liberal' media...

So to the New York Times, it's not the Arab massacre of a Jewish family which has jeopardised 'peace prospects' -- because the Israelis will quite rightly never trust any agreement with such savages -- but instead Israeli policy on building more homes, on land to which it is legally and morally entitled, which is responsible instead for making peace elusive. Twisted, and sick.

The progressive intelligentsia and their Muslim friends immediately went into apoplexy over Ms. Phillips' words. To say such things about our friends the Arabs -- how racist! How Islamophobic!

In Modern Multicultural Britain, one doesn't just get angry at Islamophobia -- one files an official complaint with the appropriate law enforcement authorities. And sure enough, that's what happened shortly after the column was published.

Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna has more, including video of Ms. Phillips eloquently defending herself in a televised interview.

Read it all, watch the video, pass it on.

There's much at stake.


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Comments (5)

Europe isn't as big on free... (Below threshold)

Europe isn't as big on free speech as the USA is. And the USA isn't as big as it used to be.

That said, Melanie's a bit of a drama queen. Some random guy filing a complaint about you with an administrative board isn't the same thing as being arrested by the thought police.

The blowback about Ms Phill... (Below threshold)

The blowback about Ms Phillips commentary is about her essentially identifying Islam itself as the problem and pointing out that the Muslim world is much more monolithic and extreme than the multicultural left will admit too.

84% of Egyptians support the death penalty for apostasy. Which means that 84% of Egyptians do not support religious freedom, for anyone.

As for Ms Phillips reaction being disproportionate, perhaps but I suspect it has more to do with frustration with the willful obtuseness of the UK, EU and the underlying hostility toward expressing inconvenient truths. In the EU, you're put on trial for speaking out. Gert Wilders comes to mind.

Certainly nothing horrible ... (Below threshold)

Certainly nothing horrible happens in North America, or even Canada, to bloggers or journalists who threaten the politicus quo?

I won't bore you with the d... (Below threshold)

I won't bore you with the details of how utterly odious and hypocritical a woman Melanie Phillips really is, but I will mention this: in 2006, she quite happily endorsed the view that David Irving should be prosecuted under laws against incitement to racial hatred:
And I have heard her state during interviews that she thinks freedom of speech should be restricted when the values expressed are not "compatible with our own". Yet now she's declaring that she's a victim of the Orwellian UK and her right to free speech is being eroded. Classic double standard if ever there was one.
Oh, and some gossip - a lot of us here in the UK refer to her as "Mad Mel".

Melanie Phillips, persecute... (Below threshold)

Melanie Phillips, persecuted warrior of truth and decency - yeah, like right.

Here in Britain, Melanie specialises in demonising Palestinians and trivialising their suffering at every possible opportunity. She shouts from the rooftops whenever an Israeli is killed, but do we hear about the much larger Palestinian death toll? And does she ever launch into a hateful diatribe about the thug Israeli settlers who roam the West Bank taunting, assaulting, and sometimes torturing and killing Palestinians?

If you want a taste of these settlers, just go on to youtube and type in "settler violence". The term "neo-Nazi" will quickly spring to mind.

And for a taste of the wonderful Israeli democracy Melanie raves about, check out this Israeli news report from a few days ago:

Settler jailed for assaulting Palestinian teen

Given that most settler criminal activities go *completely* unpunished, I'm relieved to see that this thug has actually been imprisoned. But look at the facts - 28 year old Israeli settler, Zvi Struck, adbucts and tortures a Palestinian teenager and leaves him lying naked, tied up and unconscious in a field. Struck has now been sentenced to a measly 18 months in prison. Do you call this justice? In any regular democracy, you'd expect a minimum 10 year sentence with minimum non-parole period of at least 5 years. And I know exactly what kind of sentence would be meted out to a Palestinian found guilty of the same crimes.

Given Melanie is such a warrior for truth and justice, I've just contacted her to ask when we can expect an outcry from her about this travesty of justice. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting because in Melanie's world, some of us are more equal than others.






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