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Monday, July 10, 2006

Charles Johnson: Slurmonger!

Chuckles the Clown reckons Inayat Bunglawala can hardly hide his Jew hatred....

He just can’t hide his Jew-hatred. But why should he?
Let's see what Inayat said.
July 9, 2006 05:32 AM

Hi Nick, you sly warmonger you. Not content with having been a cheerleader for Bush’s war which has killed over 100,000 Iraqis to date, you now want to also stop any dialogue with democratic Islamic groups in the Muslim world.

Your articles routinely display the imperialism you accuse your opponents of. Your position seems to be that of the typical condescending colonialist. Let’s support democracy overseas as long the wogs vote for the people we want them to.

The Muslim Council of Britain is an umbrella body which tries to bring together the many diverse schools of thought that make up British Islam. This includes various sunni and shi’a trends. As long as they all believe in the fundamental tenets of Islam and are committed to obeying British law, we are happy for them to affiliate to us. Should we exclude some just because they displease you?

To see Martin Bright (the author of a New Statesman cover story called ‘The Great Koran Con Trick’) and you both targeting a Muslim civil servant is also revealing. I wonder how you would react if a Jewish civil servant was so publicly vilified?
Nope. I can't see it either. Again Charles cheapens the accusation of anti-semitism to rage against someone he disagrees with. Added to that charge we can add hypocrite, as Charles sees nothing wrong with lambasting the Guardian for not moderating its comments section fast enough and using someone elses comment to slur Inayat Bunglawala.


adultmalebluegrouse said...

The LGF political definition of anti-Semitism has made the word meaningless.

It's obvious to me that Charles now thinks open criticism of LGF or Chuckles himself is anti-Semitic.

Ricardus said...

You really don't see what Charles is referring to? This isn't Magic Eye. Hint: it's in the final sentence.

Why does Inayat feel the need to summon up a hypothetical Jewish civil servant?

One swallow does not a summer make; likewise this one sentence is not particularly damning. But in the context of Inayat's other remarks about "Zionists," it fits a pattern.

Do I really have to explain this to you?

MJ said...

Why does Inayat feel the need to summon up a hypothetical Jewish civil servant?

Jeebus. You really are thick, or deliberately shilling for Charles. Is using a Jewish civil servant in a hypothetical way 'Jew hatred'? Talk about cheapening the accusation of anti-Semitism. He uses a hypothetical Jewish civil servant because of Cohen's known kneejerk defence of anything Israeli/Jewish (and virulent Islamophobia). He's highlighting the hypocrisy of someone who shouts out 'anti-semitism' every time a Jewish/Israeli public figure/organisation is criticized but happily joins in on a witch hunt against a Muslim civil servant!

Do I really have to explain this to you?

Not really. We can see where you're coming from.