As much as it pains me to say this, the tragic events in Paris this week always had an air of inevitability about them. An accident waiting to happen, though there was nothing accidental about this massacre. On the contrary it was planned – planned from within the borders of France and Belgium – countries which used to be models of European democracy. Used to be.
Like millions of others I watched in horror on Friday evening at events in Paris that seemed surreal. I-phone images that captured explosions, gunshot and ensuing panic in the streets of the French capital could have come straight from the rushes of a Student flic. Only this was no film, this was real.
On one of its many channels the BBC were hijacking the country in the name of one of their cherished victim groups – children – while on the corporation’s 24 hour news channel members of another one of their cherished victim groups – were screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ before proceeding to cold-bloodedly kill French civilians.
Like many others the first question that sprung to my mind was ‘Who?’ Just who had committed these vile and cowardly acts in the streets of Paris? I had no interest in ‘why? To ask that question is tantamount to legitimising such sub-human acts and those who perpetrate them.
But I did however want to know who.
I must confess that in common with the vast majority of people watching their television screens in horror, I already knew the answer to my own question. I was just awaiting confirmation, waiting for the BBC and its media counterparts to investigate this important facet – inconvenient as it may have been.
But no. Three, four hours into the tragedy and not one of these media outlets showed even the merest interest in establishing identities. The reluctance was overwhelming. And the more they ducked the issue, the more burning it became.
The media certainly had their allies, fellow conspirators in silence – prepared to look the other way. While mom and dad went about their business downstairs, Twitter bedroom-warriors the world over took a break from Grand Theft Auto to deal with the barrage of islamophobia they knew would follow the massacre.
Eerie was the word. But who would be first to break rank, to break the conspiracy of silence? Would anyone dare brake the taboo? Would anyone dare utter those sacred words: Islam..? Muslim..? Meanwhile the Tweeters were poised, fingers on keyboards, to defend the oppressed, poised to unleash their heartfelt indignation upon the world.
But still the question would not go away. Who?
It was the question on everybody’s lips. The BBC, Sky, RTN and Al-Jazeera seemed unable or unwilling to even broach the question let alone even discuss it. Early reports revealed the phrase ‘Allahu Akbar’ had been uttered by at least one of the gunmen. Moreover the modus operandi was chillingly familiar. This was a co-ordinated terrorist attack, but who would do such a thing?
Madrid, New York, London, Tunisia, Charlie Hebdo… Hardly enough evidence to go pointing any fingers, hardly enough precedents to go jumping to conclusions.
By now of course the whole world knew the (ideological) identity of the perpetrators. Everybody that is apart from the BBC, Sky News, RTN, Al-Jazeera and Barack Obama who along with the mainstream media ‘refused to speculate’ on the issue. Their silence was deafening.
The BBC in particular were in top form, studiously avoiding all mention of the dreaded ‘who?’ question. And in fairness to them they did find themselves in a bit of a pickle. Recall this organisation is a tireless promoter of mass-Islamic immigration into the borders of Europe and the UK.
Indeed, you could almost see the sweat running down BBC anchor man Huw Edwards’ brow. The poor chap - not easy conducting a live broadcast from the scene of one of Europe’s worst terrorist atrocities without mentioning the subject of identity. No wonder the poor man had the look of a naughty schoolboy who’d been caught smoking behind the bike sheds.
BBC high command had already given the orders. “Don’t mention the War,” counselled sit-com’s Basil Fawlty to his hotel guests once upon a yore, so the BBC were issuing their own similar edict: “Don’t mention the Muslims.” But just how long poor Mr Edwards was supposed to suppress the question of identity was anyone’s guess. Can't have been easy.
Several hours into the coverage and a breakthrough: Looking suitably shifty and not a little embarrassed, Edwards announced that a ‘French National’ was suspected of committing the atrocities along with ‘three Belgians…’
Had I heard that correctly? Had the BBC attempted to lay the blame for these atrocities on ‘Belgians?’ Were these mass-immigration apologists really trying to blame the nationals of a moderate, western European democracy for an act of terrorism, one furthermore that was clearly the work of Islamic fundamentalists? Yes, indeed they were.
Belgium, Belgians, Belgium, Belgians, Belgium….Belgians. I suppose it was there if you looked hard enough, Poirot's fundamentalism.
Mind you this is the same ‘news’ organisation that sees absolutely no irony when reporting on what it describes as ‘British jihadists.’’ What’s British about Jihad? You may well ask. All in a day’s multi-culturalism for the BBC and their ilk.
Staggering. There’s only one word for this act of disingenuity. Goebbels himself would have been proud of this one. This was cowardice - wilful cowardice and all in the name of appeasement.
So there you have it. This is nothing to do with Islam or Muslims. it’s a European thing, merely French-Belgian rivalry, albeit on a horrific scale. They’ve always wanted to murder one another hadn’t you heard? What have Muslims got to do with it, eh BBC?
Pretending that Friday’s terrorist attacks had nothing to do with Islam is nothing short of a crime in itself. The BBC and their media colleagues should hang their heads in shame. The people who carried out these attacks – like it or not – adhere to the Islamic faith, albeit a hard-line version. It’s a fact, an inconvenient one, but a fact nonetheless.
Indeed, the BBC and their friends at the Guardian have been all at sea recently. Only last week these organisation had, with frightening alacrity, exposed yet more evidence of islamophobia on a London bus where a Muslim woman had allegedly been told to ‘get back to where you belong.’
When it's a question of victimisation Muslim identity is never in doubt for a second, yet when it's a question of perpertration, identity is hidden or just simply denied. Media outlets like the BBC apparently see no contradiction in this approach. It's all part of their unerring commitment to a one-way street of promoting multi-culturalism and diversity and if that involves hiding a few inconvenient truths along the way, hey what the hell. They are, after all right. They are the BBC.
So just what do these media ideologues actually want? A multi-cultural state of paranoid segregation enforced by the Thought Police, one furthermore that derides and scorns Western culture and has Benjamin Zephaniah or Yasmin Alibhai-Brown as its prophets of anti-white resistance? A society of victims pampered and preached to by an army of professional state-funded do-gooders?
I do wish they’d tell us all about the endgame they have in mind.
And the very vocal minority of pro-mass Islamic immigration apologists? What I wonder will their thoughts be in the wake of this slaughter?
Will theatre luvie Benedict Cumbernatch continue to berate theatre-goers for not furthering the cause of Syrian immigration into the UK? What of the never-ending rush of celebrity and media darlings eager to toe the BBC line in order to remain on the media gravy train?
And what of Yvette Cooper MP? Recall that at the height of the Syrian migrant crisis and for no other reason than to boost her political profile, this most erratic of career MPs bullied local councils into accepting growing numbers of Syrian migrants.
Yet, as the first wave of migrants are handed keys to the doors of local authority properties around the UK, Cooper is nowhere to be seen. How strange. As such a champion of migrants and good causes one would have expected at least a fleeting appearance if only for a camera opportunity.
And what of Angela Merkel the woman who so cavalierly flung open the doors of Germany to anybody looking for a free ride at the expense of the German and European tax payer? As German citizens are ejected from homes requisitioned to house migrants, what I wonder are the nature of the thoughts racing around the Mad Frau’s head this evening.
And what of the good old bleeding hearts of the Guardian and Independent immigration apologists – vociferous and tireless promoters of the islamification of Europe? How long I wonder before they jump back on their high horses and resume their call for the Islamification of Europe?
I wonder if the charming Alibhai-Brown and her media colleagues will still be denigrating Western European culture at every opportunity that presents itself. Will she still be happy to foster animosity towards western European democracy and culture or will she take a short break from her anti-western invective in the light of this tragedy?
And what of the future? Does Europe even have one? Not as long as its political and media forums are dominated by the voices of Alibhai-Brown and her ilk it doesn’t. When Enoch Powell saw his rivers of blood it was the Alibhai-Browns and friends of this world who denounced and vilified him – so called enlightened intellectuals whose worldview was that much bigger, that much more humane, that much more diverse.
Their multicultural utopias crumbling around them there really is only one option for the BBC and other champions of diversity: to lie, to cheat, to dissemble, to censor, to slander, to conceal…
Belgium, Belgians, Belgium, Belgians…those terrible awful terrorising Belgians. Had you just arrived on planet earth from some far flung galaxy and tuned into the BBC this weekend, you could well have been forgiven for assuming that the nations of France and Belgium are implacable enemies, the Paris massacre being just the latest manifestation of some bloody intra-European conflict.
Will you ever a trust a Belgian again? Yes, but no thanks to the BBC. In the light of this tragedy and its bizarre reporting of it, the corporation ought to ask itself some pretty profound questions - questions such as: Should an organisation funded by public money subvert factual information whenever it wants to avoid legitimate debate? Is it right for a public broadcaster to act and to see itself as a quasi-political party? To what extent should editorial policy be politicised?
Watching the corporation squirming on Friday evening and the following days was a far from edifying experience. There is however a simple solution:
Objectivity, honesty and integrity. Don't hold your breaths..