"Anti-semite" Invited to Question Tory Leaders
The BBC has been caught red-faced once again. In an attempt to take down Boris Johnson, they brought on an Islamic Imam to grill Boris on his "Islamophobic comments," but things did not go according to plan.
The Islamic cleric invited to appear on a BBC-hosted Tory leadership debate to grill Boris Johnson is an anti-Semitic Jeremy Corbyn supporter, reports have claimed.
Johnson was quick to apologise to the imam for any offence caused, proferring his status as the great-grandson of a Muslim refugee and assuring him there would be “openness and a willingness to welcome people around the world” under a Johnson premiership.
The imam was initially lauded by the mainstream media — but journalists and commentators have been forced into an abrupt about-face by revelations of the imam’s anti-Semitic social media output.
“How long are the Zionists going to hide behind the Holocaust cry?” he complained in one post revealed on Wednesday.
“Every political figure on the Zionist’s payroll is scaring the world about [Labour leader Jeremy] Corbyn,” he said in another. “They don’t like him. He seems best suited to tackle them!”
The imam also shared an image of showing Israel relocated to a position within the United States — presumably along with its millions-strong Jewish population.
It is the same image once shared by Labour’s Naz Shah, a Muslim MP who also infamously“liked” and retweeted a post suggesting rape gang victims should “shut their mouths for the good of diversity”.
This saw her briefly suspended from the party, although she has since been brought back into the fold and promoted to Shadow Minister of State for Women and Equalities.
The attempt to stop the only candidate that has promised to stand up to the EU and if necessary walk away with no deal, was deeply cynical. The BBC is determined to bring down Brexit but this little stunt has backfired spectacularly.