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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Rod Liddle Proves Prince Charles Right

The Prince of Wales gave this morning’s Radio 4 Thought For The Day, the Today programme’s religious slot. Here, he “warned that the rise of populist extremism and intolerance towards other faiths risks repeating the ‘horrors’ of the Holocaust”, and told that “We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive to those who adhere to a minority faith. All of this has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s”. Charles was careful to include all the Abrahamic religions.
So his address reminded listeners not only thatMy parents’ generation fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and inhuman attempts to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe”, he also quoted a Jesuit priest from Syria who “thought it quite possible there would be no Christians in Iraq within five years”, and noted “We might also remember that when the prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina, he did so because he too was seeking the freedom for himself and his followers to worship”.

Charles also reminded his audience “According to the United Nations, 5.8 million more people abandoned their homes in 2015 than the year before, bringing the annual total to a staggering 65.3 million. That is almost equivalent to the entire population of the United Kingdom … The suffering doesn’t end when they arrive seeking refuge in a foreign land”.

Some observers wondered who Charles might have meant by those who “are increasingly aggressive to those who adhere to a minority faith”. Various names were put forward. But they need not have wondered: over at the Murdoch Sun, the deeply unpleasant Rod Liddle had abandoned Denis Thatcher’s dictum - “better to keep quiet and be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt” - and proved the Prince right in spades.
In a particularly egregious example of intolerance, Liddle took the Berlin truck attack as the text for his sermon of hate: “Just the latest grotesque atrocity from fundamentalist Muslims we’ve cheerfully imported into Europe … They did this because they really, really hate us. They hate us, they hate Christianity and they hate Christmas”.

How many was “they”? Er, one actually, and he hadn’t been “cheerfully imported”. He was slated for deportation. Still, details, eh? On he drones: “They hate our children especially, which is why they like to target places where there will be lots of kids … The more dead kids, the better. Yes, we’re dealing with lovely people”. None of those killed in the attack, and identified so far, were children. But that doesn’t stop Liddle.

Indeed, he then goes full Hate Preacher: “The German people are at last losing their epic delusion of what this vast, uncontrolled immigration into their ­country has meant … They are sick of the rapes, the sexual assaults, the violence and the hatred coming from these new immigrants … The lack of integration. The burkas and niqabs on every street corner … People who want to demonstrate their separateness from the rest of us … A primitive people who loathe our culture. People who loathe us, even if only a comparatively few murder us”. Deliberate fear-mongering. Demonising. Rabble rousing.

All this is the kind of poison that was fed to the German people in the 1930s about Jews. They were “separate”. “Primitive”. They loathed the majority. They raped, they robbed. They were “other”. It was dishonest, divisive and malicious then. And it is now. Rod Liddle has proved the Prince of Wales right. Another reason to remember - Don’t Buy The Sun.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Sun is a filthy rag. I wouldn't wipe my backside with it.

WCR said...

Before the Liverpool .v. Real Betis game at Anfield when Roy Keane announced his retirement from football RTÉs Bill O'Herlihy stated that in the column about Roy a journalist called him a thug.

Eamon Dunphy continued roaring at Bill asking him who's column it was. Bill replied it was on the back page of the Sunday Times. "Look at it" he told Eamon.

Eamon still pestered him asking who wrote it. Bill replied "I can't remember his name".

Eamon continued saying:

"I'll tell you who wrote it, Rod Liddle, he's the guy who ran away and left his wife for a young one".

pete c said...

Perhaps it is time the likes of Liddle dragged themselves away from the public bar and went and took a look at Germany (and Belgium and a few other places).

With the blinkers only half off, they'd be in for a surprise.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the Roy Keane story proves. Even twats like Liddle can be right sometimes?

Alan Clifford said...

Aren't there laws against incitement of hatred and racism?

And hasn't Liddle just breached them?

The evidence is plain. It is listed in this blog article.

Now why don't Liddle's fellow "journalists" take him to task, or report him to the bizzies? After all, they are, quite rightly, quick off the mark to do so if some Muslim preaches hatred and racism.

Liddle's lunatic hatred really is every bit as bad as anything vomited by Volkischer Beobachter.

Stephen Holmes said...

>> Now why don't Liddle's fellow "journalists" take him to task, or report him to the bizzies?

The code of omerta runs deep in their profession.
They all know that their next job could be on one of Uncle Rupert's titles.
Or worse, he might purchase their current title.

Imagine the shit you'd be in when your name turned up on one of his lists..

Ann Kelly said...

The Eamon Dunphy rant is on YouTube, hilarious.

Stephen said...

Keane admitted trying to injure an opponent so the name thug fits.
Liddle is a prick though, he's from Hartlepool but for some reason (maybe due to their image) he supports Millwall.
He and his ilk spout hatred freely yet complain political correctness limits their free speech. Next stop will be Mail Online with that other racist troll Hopkins.