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Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Jane Kelly: After the Bataclan fear is not a crime and tolerance not enough, english_pensioner wrote:
“If I criticise Muslims in any way I’m accused of “Islamophobia”.
The dictionary definition of a ‘phobia’ is ‘an irrational fear’.
I would suggest that my fear is entirely rational. I am worried that a significant percentage of Muslims subscribe to the more extreme interpretations of their religion, which advocate the killing or enslavement of all those who don’t subscribe to their beliefs.
I believe that I have a perfectly rational fear that I, or my family, could be killed by one of these believers in Islam and that in no way do I suffer from Islamophobia.”
TCW Hero of the Week
This week’s Hero is someone you probably have not heard of – Joel Pollak, an editor at Breitbart, who was the sacrificial lamb for the Today programme when they were having their daily hissy fit about the democratic choice of normal people. Justin Webb accusingly asked why Breitbart boss and Trump strategy chief Steve Bannon “doesn’t like Jews”. Unfortunately for Justin, he was talking to a Jewish colleague of Bannon who told Webb where to go.
“Well what’s the purpose of lying about somebody on the airwaves in Britain, do you want to scare British people away from the incoming Trump administration by inventing innuendo?” And with that, Joel hit the nail on the head – the BBC’s bias summed up down to a tee.
TCW Villain of the Week
Channel 4’s right-on presenter Cathy Newman aimed her stroppy guns at anyone unwilling to toe the line of feminist grievance culture in a testy interview with Milo Yiannopoulos.
Milo started off his defence with the corking line of: “seven per cent of British women describe themselves as feminist, it’s only journalists who are still feminists”. This made Cathy quite cross, very shouty and almost embarrassingly teary. Milo: “I think the grievance brigade, victimhood, the idea that hurt feelings are some kind of special currency…needs to come to an end.” If 2016’s political events back any statement, it’s this.
Looniest Lefty of the Week