Colburn_Claret wrote: ↑
Sat May 16, 2020 9:43 pm
I've already said, speaking unpolitically correct, could make Boris many things, but doesn't make him a racist.
If you actually believe that loads of peaceful living citizens, decide to go attacking Muslims because of an article written by Johnson, well that is really putting 2 and 2 together and making 6. I've read the article, its ********. Have they actually any interviews with anybody caught committing racist attacks, who claimed he was inspired to do it because of Boris Johnson. Linking two unrelated events, is just cheap journalism, it's based on nothing but speculation and supposition. As I've said many times Andrew, you are always willing to believe anything that supports your point of view, disbelieve everything that counters it. Try seeing through the flam and work it out for yourself.
Who here is the one disbelieving a report assembled from over a thousand Islamophobic incidents in 2018? You're ready to believe claims of anti-Semitism when it suits you, but dismiss racism, homophobia, and anti-working class diatribes even when it's written in a newspaper with Johnson's name underneath the byline. You are guilty of exactly what you're accusing me of.
Of course it's not "loads of peaceful living (sic) citizens" deciding to attack Muslims. It's people who already hate Muslims feeling emboldened and empowered to go out and abuse them, because a well know Tory MP has just done so. Quoting from the article:
"In the three weeks after the article was published last August, 42 per cent of offline Islamophobic incidents reported “directly referenced Boris Johnson and/or the language used in his column”, a report said."
Lazy journalism? The newspaper didn't write the report! They're just writing about it.
Let's just say that writing racist things in a newspaper doesn't automatically make someone a racist. Doing so makes Johnson (if not a racist) a bully, an idiot, and or a person playing upon the racism of others for his own political gain. All of these are deeply unpleasant characteristics. Add to this the fact he lies all the time, makes promises and breaks them easily, shirks actual hard work, and has an appalling record of infidelity, and we have someone most people on here wouldn't have as a friend, let alone be fit for high office.
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