Before we go over to today's Mail atrocity, I just want to ask you this question. You'll get the answer right, because I know you're very bright. Who do you think is portrayed as 'extremists' by the Mail in a story - (a) a bunch of nuts in balaclavas waving England fans taking over a town centre, terrifying families, smashing up shops, beating up people and getting arrested, or (b) people who weren't even at the event?
Of course, you're right.
I know you knew that was coming. But it's a point worth making. If a bunch of Muslim protesters marched into Luton town centre, causing loads of trouble and getting arrested, do you think this would have got the same kind of coverage? I'm thinking it wouldn't. I don't think it would all be told from the protesters' point of view, anyway.
A group called March for England was said to have organised the rally as a peaceful protest against Muslim extremists. They were joined by a local group United People of Luton.
Yes, I'm sure they were 'said to have' done that. But it didn't turn out especially peaceful, did it? And was it really a march against Muslim 'extremism'? Because nine paragraphs in to this story, we discover this:
One Asian man was hit across the face with a banner and left with a bloody nose.
And was he an 'extremist'? Or even a Muslim? Or just a chap with a brown face who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time? So was this really a march against 'extremism' or something a shade more sinister?
Police said during the disturbance three car windscreens were smashed and a window at a take away restaurant in Chapel Street had been broken.
Were these car windscreens car windscreens that were preaching Islamist extremism? Was the takeaway a radical Islamist takeaway? Or was this, perhaps, not the 'peaceful' protest that it was 'said' to have been?
What of the groups involved? You'd've thought that the Mail journalists would have at least done a rudimentary Google search to see who they were dealing with. March for England, for example, claims to condemn racism, but have a little read of their spiel on the front page and you be the judge:
It is time to unite against everything that is ruining our country. Our country has been sold and ruined by government, it is time to let the government hear our voice. Immigration, E.U, Terrorism, And so much more is threatening our country. The government has lost control on Immigration which is straining our services and tax’s for those wishing to not contribute back into the system. The E.U is full of corruption and its rulings are harmful to us as a nation. Islamic extremists planning to harm this country and spread the twisted violent version of islam needs to be stopped, which is putting the lives of innocent and moderate muslims at risk from being part of a united society living in harmony. It is time to remove that notion that flying the St George flag is racist or signs of hooliganism e.t.c. It is time to be counted. We aim to confront and protest and march against groups or government to show we the people in this democratic country that we have a voice and we will use it.
IT IS TIME FOR ENGLAND TO AWAKE !!!!.
We have been brainwashed to tarnish march’s that show pride and our countrys flag’s as Right Wing or Racist … WELL WE ARE MARCHING ON TO CHANGE THAT TARNISH !!! TO CLAIM BACK OUR FLAG WHICH SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH RACISM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
So was a lot of 'pride' on show with smashed shops and car windscreens, and an Asian bloke being smashed in the face? The claim that people of all races were coming together for March for England appears to be a little bit contradicted by the photos - but perhaps there are other photos showing a hugely diverse crowd marching, rather than just the white faces in the Mail pictures. Who knows?
United People of Luton, on the other hand, are roundly backed by that well-known voice of diversity, intelligence and wisdom Lionheart:
People from around the World who are watching the Islamification of Great Britain will know of the ugly scenes that greeted our brave soldiers of the Royal Anglian Regiment in Luton Town Centre on March 10th.
Yes, I think you get the general idea there. Nice of the Mail not to fucking bother in the slightest to do even the most basic checks on who was involved with this protest, though. There's an interview with some anonymous protester face who says this:
'Our community has been racially attacked for the last 10 years.
'A mosque in the town got set on fire a few weeks ago and it made national news but churches in Luton are regularly being set fire to.
Evidence for this...? No...? But fine, just let him claim it without checking whatsoever, that makes it all OK, doesn't it?
In the comments, you get a flavour of what some Mail readers think of this protest. What do you think they make of balaclava-wearing drunken idiots smashing stuff up and terrifying families in a middle-England town centre? Do you think they disapprove?
But remember, it's the Muslims who are the extremists. Let's not forget that.
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