Replacing the unfortunate Amber Rudd as Home Secretary is Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid. Astute politics watchers have already picked up that he, like London Mayor Sadiq Khan, is the son of a bus driver, and of Pakistani heritage. Javid has already enjoyed a stellar business career, and is easily qualified to do the job he now assumes. But his appointment has not gone down well with those out there on the far right.
Although Javid has stressed that he does not practice any religion, and indeed has said that “we should recognise that Christianity is the religion of our country”, this has not been enough to silence those in the Wall Of Gammon (tm) who believe the Scary Muslims (tm) are out to get us, and that Javid is really one of their number.
Some Tweeters looked forward to the outrage, with “As a Muslim I don't want to be associated with Sajid Javid, however I do look forward to racists getting their knickers in a twist over it” and “The one good thing about Sajid Javid becoming Home Secretary is that the gammon brigade will all be having aneurisms at another high profile Muslim” typical.
Then came the paranoia. “Sajid Javid to be new home secretary after Rudd resigns. So kicked out because of a ethnic problem and ethnic took her place . This was planned. And one thing a Muslim this was very planned … Who is Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary? - Watch how many more Muslim immigrants arrive in the next few years!!”
There was more. “Sajid Javid First one on the phone to congratulate him? Probably Sadiq Khan. ‘Welcome to the Muslim brotherhood , we are getting there my friend’ … So Sajid Javid, of Muslim heritage, is about to be given the role of home secretary . . . I tell you what, why don't all white MP's stand down from parliament and hand the reins over to an entire Muslim parliament ? It's where we're heading so why delay it”.
True Britons had to wake up! “Congratulations Mrs May on your new Home Secretary, muslim Sajid Javid. If there was a big red alarm button I’d be pressing it right now. Wake up Brits … Is new Remoaner Home Secretary Sajid Javid a fake Muslim (Kuffār) or a Quran-observing devout Muslim who despises non-Muslims, thinks gays and apostates should be killed and shoves his arse in his imaginary friend Allah's face 5 times a [day]?”
And there was time for a little dishonesty: “Does TM realise that sajid Javid will be under additional scrutiny where home office policy on numbers of Muslims coming into the country. Mayor of London already appeases this, we don’t want Home sec to be the same!” Then back to the paranoia: “Any Muslim Brotherhood Links? Could Sajid Javid be Britain's first Asian Prime Minister?” What’s with the Muslim Brotherhood? Whatever.
Who knows, and, indeed, who cares? Meanwhile, there was added ignorance on show: “Is Sajid Javid a #Muslim? If so, is he devout 100%?? or - is he a Kafir [he can only be ‘in’ or ‘out’ - or death by Islam]. We accept Muslims in ‘power’ at our peril and time will tell. No I’m not racist, I’m anti Islamist”. Yeah, right. Wrong kind of Muslims, eh? Any more stupidity out there? “WORDS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE TOGETHER:- Sadiq Kan [sic] + Mayor of London … Sajid [sic] Javid + Home Secretary … Diane Abbott + Shadow Home Secretary … Muslim + member of parliament”. No, not racist all all, honestly.