The witless meanderings of an atheistic Leyton Orient supporter.
Friday, 5 November 2010
How to legally demonise immigration
The Sun, for those outside the UK who may not realise, is the most widely-read tabloid newspaper in the UK. Its politics are decidedly right of centre, as you might guess from the fact that it's owned by Rupert Murdoch.
A COURT has ordered a re-run of a general election campaign after ruling that Labour's Phil Woolas stirred up racial tensions in a desperate bid to retain his constituency seat.
The specially convened court said Mr Woolas had knowingly made false statements about a Lib Dem rival in the Oldham East and Saddleworth elections.As a result the outspoken MP's election victory has been declared void. The former immigration chief's campaign team was said to have set out to "make white folk angry" by suggesting he was the victim of a Muslim campaign to kick him out.
It just won't do stirring up racial tensions by publishing inflammatory material about religious extremists.
HE was a friendly, fun-loving London lad who worked at Boots and loved footie.
Now Mohammed Shamsudeen is an extremist zombie called Abu Saalihah, screeching hatred for Britain in support of a similarly deranged woman who tried to murder a democratically-elected MP.
What changed? Well, like wannabe martyr Roshonara Choudhry, Shamsudeen was brainwashed by the perverted rantings of fascist madmen like Anwar al-Akwali.
Mr Woolas was accused of stirring up racial tensions in his campaign leaflets by suggesting Mr Watkins had pandered to Muslim militants, and had refused to condemn death threats Mr Woolas said he had received from such groups.
Mr Woolas ran a "risky" campaign, the court was told, designed to "galvanise the white Sun vote" because he feared he faced defeat on polling day.
The Sun omits this quote, oddly enough.
Things have moved on from the "Arab pigs" days, but the Sun's viciously right-wing propaganda is still there.