Some wear their Twitter privilege lightly; others misuse it wilfully. There are, for rather too many, no half measures, although “half-measure” would be one way to accurately describe professional loser and amateur human being Raheem “call me Ray” Kassam, who has recently threatened legal action against Zelo Street, but then demonstrated that no man is of perfect courage. He’s yellow, but he’s loud with it.
Pretentious? Who, moi?
Kassam, an appallingly immodest being with much to be modest about, has along the way obtained a blue tick for his Twitter feed. This has not deterred him from being abusive, bullying, threatening, intimidating, or indeed congenitally dishonest. This abuse of his privilege deserves bringing to a wider audience. So here it is.
Lying comes naturally to Kassam, something he does with the regularity of drawing breath. So when 250,000 took part in last Friday’s protest in London against Combover crybaby Donald Trump, out came the whopper. “Tiny protests against Trump in London today. Even with all the rabble rousing by Sadiq Khan and thé [?] establishment media. Losers!!!”
But that was a mere hors d’oeuvres for a rather more challenging entrée as he then switched to a combination of mental health smears and hypocrisy to smear Lisa McKenzie of the LSE. “Obviously she’s a total fruitcake who has clearly written her own Wikipedia page as if it’s a book on her (really very boring) life. Someone fix it plz”. Kassam’s first Wikipedia page was removed as he was not famous enough to warrant one.
From there, it was a short hop to vicious and aggressive misogyny as he tried to throw his lack of weight about with Carole Cadwalladr of the Observer over the Steve Bannon LBC row. “Why didn’t you call in? We were hoping you would! Frigid old loon”.
He’s all charm is Ray. But then he really abused that blue tick with a gratuitous attack on LBC host Matthew Stadlen. “Closeted freak show who turned down debate w/ me accuses me of cowardice. Maybe someone will be outside LBC with a camera before his next show to challenge him”. Homophobia, intimidation and more. And he wasn’t finished.
Stadlen correctly deduced that Kassam was trying to threaten him. So “call me Ray” decided to threaten him properly. “Come on snowflake, if I were threatening you I’d just send the boys down to Notting Hill. You’re not worth the taxi fare”. Anyone still think this witless SOB is worth that blue tick? And we’re not through with him yet.
One observer of the LBC Bannon ruckus was unimpressed with Kassam’s lack of intellectual heft (same as most of the population, then), telling him “Your level of come back needs work mate”. What the hell, Kassam went in with both feet. “Your level of not looking like a rapist needs work, mate”. More? There certainly is.
His defence of Bannon garnered so much adverse comment that he ultimately resorted to snapping “Lemme guess you’d rather him shag little boys in Westminster apartments? Or young white girls in Rotherham cabs?” Heard enough now, Kassam fans?
If Twitter could remove Stephen Yaxley Lennon’s blue tick, it can certainly take away Kassam’s. That kind of abuse should not be merely waved away. End of story.