Monday 07 January 2013

Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged

“What I have to deal with you for is clear enough. You knew perfectly well that you were not welcome in the United States.”

Now where has he heard something like that before? The news that EDL leader Stephen Lennon was convicted of illegally entering a country that didn’t want him was in some way ironic. Of course he just ignored the law and used someone else’s passport.

Is it ironic because he is a racist? Well I think he might be one but I won’t say that he is. It requires a leap of faith to assume that the leader of the EDL is a racist that I am not prepared to take. I think it’s ironic that it is harder to get in America/more serious a crime when you get caught getting in, (partly) because of heightened homeland security following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. They were done by Islamic extremists – he hates them! He really hates them.

I imagine the 9/11 attacks did nothing to make Mr Lennon like Islamic extremists any more than he already did. It’s a vicious circle isn’t it? Islamic fundamentalists can’t do right for doing wrong where Lennon is concerned (I imagine). Although even being a member of his own group isn’t any guarantee of him not hating you (and headbutting you in the face).

(In what could still be irony)It would be better of course if America had our supposedly lax attitudes to letting fundamentalists into their country and allowed him in and impose his values on whatever society he settled in. Which he almost certainly would. And that would definitely be ironic. And he would probably hit someone who disagreed with him. But at least he wouldn’t live here and we could all carry on with being overthrown by Islamic fundamentalists  like is definitely happening and isn’t part of some racist propaganda at all.

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