Well no, not really.
In their defence it must have been a terrible few days for the propagandists up at Broadcasting House. As the world started to slowly realise what had happened in Germany on New Year’s Eve, the corporation, like its fellow Islamic-apologists in the western European liberal press, were hoping and praying it would all blow over.
And had it not been for social media it might well have done just that.
Oh dear, they’d been at it again, young Muslim males sexually harassing European women, a real inconvenience for an organisation pathologically devoted to the islamification of Europe and the UK.
Poor BBC, as far as editorial policy goes it didn’t get much tougher than this one.
On the one hand they had their cherished and very ‘desperate’ migrants and on the other hand they had another of their equally cherished victim groups, wimin. And the former was attacking the latter. Oh how the BBC wished the sexual aggressors could have been white working class males. Alas, no.
In the end the BBC decided that on balance protecting the Muslim predators tipped the balance. Feminism and women’s rights, on this occasion, would just have to grin and bear it.
The silence was deafening, until that is, social media kicked off. While the corporation sweated it out, news of the sexual assaults spread like wildfire. And all the time the BBC sat and waited. And waited. And squirmed.
Eventually they could stand it no more. They had to act. After all here was a major international news story and the good old BBC were looking the other way.
And what of all those usually hysterical social justice warriors? Where have they been? What about the ‘sisters’ - those tireless defenders of women’s rights such as Stella Creasey, Harriet Harman, Yvette Cooper and the ubiquitous Diane Abbot? Not a sausage. The metropolitan elite went eerily silent.
Until last night. Finally the BBC deigned to produce a short report from Cologne where it informed us that certain ‘allegations’ had been made against men of ‘African, Arabian and’…check it out, Southern European appearance.’ Yes, you heard it correctly ‘southern’ Europeans…’
And it hurt, oh how it hurt them. It felt like betrayal, mentioning ‘Arabs’ and ‘north Africans.’ Poor BBC, how they hated making that concession. But ever the perverters of truth, they had managed to get the word ‘Europeans;’ in and they had mumbled something about ‘drug gangs.’
Not a word about Muslims note, despite the numerous eye witness accounts.
Newsnight presenter Evan Davis knew how to divert attention from the perpetrators alright. “Isn’t this just fuelling anti-Islamic feeling?” asked Davis of a highly bemused German who had been unwittingly lured onto the programme. Apparently the poor man was from a ‘right-wing’ party.
Are the BBC losing their touch? For the first time in living memory they had actually failed to use their favourite adjective ‘far’ in front of ‘right-wing’. You’re slipping, BBC. Wow a German right-wing politician not described as ‘far right.’ Collector's item.
The poor German certainly looked confused. Like the rest of us he was probably shocked to be faced not with concern for the victims of such repugnant behaviour, but rather with the BBC’s concern for victims of what it charmingly refers to as Islamophobia.
Davis didn’t give a stuff about the German women who had been sexually violated on the streets of a European city in what are suspected to be co-ordinated attacks.
Oh no, they didn’t matter at all.
What concerned Davis and his fellow liberals of the BBC were the feelings of Muslims. What must it be like to have people suspicious of you? What must it feel like to know that some people don’t appreciate your customs and attitudes? How terrible. Islamophobia. Shameful.
After Davis had played the victim card he was oh so very anxious to move on, more so when his guest had the temerity to mention that indiscriminate sexual violence carried out by migrants against German women is a problem. “Sorry we have to leave it there,” said Davis.
Cut! ‘Interview’ over. The BBC had played the Islamophobia card and really didn’t want to be bothered with inconvenient facts. It had lasted all of a whole minute, but it was mission accomplished for Davis and his fellow cowards of the BBC.
And the victims of these attacks? How must it feel to know that you are not safe to walk the streets of your home city through fear of sexual attacks? I imagine it must feel absolutely terrifying.
How do you imagine it feels, Evan Davis?
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