An entire religion being demonised

your say March 28, 2017 01:00

JC Wilcox is a contributor who churns out “wisdom” in industrial quantities in The Nation and possibly elsewhere. He believes that his brand of paranoid Islamophobia is real.

He claims to speak for people in British cities that he has perhaps never visited for any meaningful length of time and quite probably never lived in. Has he gone to undertake extensive, unbiased and provable research to support his scaremongering? Of course not. I was born and bred in one of these cities, and I don’t recognise his type of hate.

His brand of Islam hating cojones reminds me of the sort of poison we hear from the English Defence League (EDL), a far-right single-agenda anti-Islam rabble who are notorious for troublemaking and instigating violence in the UK. Wilcox might call them patriots.

Like the EDL, Wilcox persists in demonising an entire religion to suit his prejudices. Perhaps the following quote will help put things into perspective: “The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.” (“Mein Kampf”, Adolf Hitler.)

Note the similarities?

Simon Ordsall