Martin Daubney - nudging and winking
From there, suggestions were made that he had to have been a recent arrival in the UK, and probably on an inflatable boat. It did not help matters when Brexit Party Oberscheissenführer Nigel “Thirsty” Farage dog-whistled his followers with “Why have West Midlands Police not told us who committed the knife attacks last night? I think I know the answer”. Muslims! Terrorism! But Farage was, as so often, lying.
Richard Kemp - plain flat wrong
So were many others, egged on by the likes of Martin Daubney: “The Birmingham stabbings was one man, on a 2-hour stabbing spree. Strange how police have said it ‘isn’t terrorism or a hate crime’ - but then say they haven’t made an arrest”. And Catherine Blaiklock, Brexit Party founder: “This make me so angry. Why are we letting people in who want to kill us? Young British lives destroyed so that some left wingers can indulge in their diversity fantasies”. Letting in people. MIGRANTS! And there was more.
Jay Beecher, “Vote Leave Coordinator”: “So the man arrested for the stabbings in Birmingham has been confirmed: 1. To be Somalian. 2. To have only rented his home in Birmingham 3 months before the attack. Yet the MSM are still pushing the 'this was definitely not a terrorist attack' narrative”. SOMALIAN MiGRANTS! James Gray added “Ouch! That's gonna silence a few lefties today … ‘Somalian’”. And on it went.
“Police reveal the Birmingham murder suspect is a young, black ‘Somalian’. And still we import people who are terrorists and murderers of the future. If this isn't a wake up call that we need to #EndTheInvasion, I don't know what is … If you’re an adult migrant crossing the channel the leftist media will roll out the red carpet. If you’re a Scouser hacked to death by a Somalian illegal immigrant in Birmingham the media won’t give a shit”. ILLEGAL!
From the USA came “A white 23 yr old stabbed to death & 7 other whites hurt in UK Birmingham by a racist Somali Muslim immigrant & hardly a peep from the British media or left wing”. And who haven’t we heard from yet? Yes, step forward Richard Kemp: “Police hunting Somalian man suspected of stabbing attacks in Birmingham”. Bullshit.
By yesterday afternoon, the arrested suspect had been named as Zephaniah McLeod, who was not a Muslim, not Somalian, and not a migrant. He was, it seems, born in the West Midlands. And the Murdoch Sun noted that “today it emerged he suffers from ‘serious’ mental health problems - sparking major questions over how he was monitored in the community by over-stretched local health teams”. The bigots were wrong. Again.
Nothing to do with this. At all
But a superb illustration of knee-jerk false assumption by the usual suspects out there on the fundamentalist hard Brexiteer right. Anyone might get the impression that those mentioned above were nothing more than racist shit-stirrers.
And anyone might be absolutely right to conclude thus. I’ll just leave that one there.
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