No, please, don't laugh
Even those who slavishly follow the likes of Stephen Yaxley Lennon admitted that, when they saw the footage from another angle, it was clear that there had been no stabbing. But the story had been put out there: as one anti-fascist Tweeter put it, “The same man who sent round fake news about stabbings and a ‘patriot’ having his throat cut, then retracted”.
Raheem Kassam, on the other hand, did not retract. After all, he only said “appears to have stabbed” and didn’t say “murdered”. Trouble is, the far right takes its cue from the likes of Kassam, and sees his validation of the story as making it true.Maybe Ray could make better use of his time trying to frighten his Stateside followers into believing that the Chinese Communist Party is coming to get them all.
But he’s useless at that, too. Some habits take a lot of kicking.