Apparently not, actually. I was intrigued and looked up these fearsome theocratic weapons. It turns out that the theocrats - and probably creationists - were his interlocutor's employers: the Iranian state owners of Press TV (the station beloved of Gorgeous George Galloway). They wouldn't, of course, be interested in correcting a misquotation of that gormless yoof.cathy wrote:. Oh and he does actually say 'they've got Muslamic ray guns' in the original interview.
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Muslamic_ray_gunsThe clip was posted at the Lancaster Unity blog. A number of posters in the comments section made fun of the individual's slurred speech, in particular the fact that, when he said "rape gangs", he sounded a bit like he was saying "ray guns".
Peter Henderson wrote:Tuesday evening. 9.00 pm BBC Three "We want our country back". A documentary on Britain First. Should be interesting.
Also, tomorrow evening at 9.00pm on BBC Three "Is Britain racist".
Peter Henderson wrote:It seemed to focus very much on their deputy leader Jayda Fransen (she has a law degree apparently). Numbers do seem pretty low, as you say Roger.
No mention of James Dowson or the Northern Ireland connection.
Mainland UK seems increasingly right wing and pretty much racist (halfway through the other documentary). Much of the same old racist crap I come across on Facebook or what I hear on Talkback.
Mainstream politics seems increasingly polarised as well, judging from what I've heard at the Tory party conference this week.
Peter Henderson wrote:The Wikipedia entry on Britain First (which is now very extensive) states Dowson was unhappy with the mosque invasions which he felt were counter productive.
Britain First use populist infographics to dupe unsuspecting people into following their hate group. In between Islamophobic rants and immigration lies the Britain First admins intersperse images that the majority of people agree with (infographics decrying animal cruelty, anti-paedophilia memes, support our troops/football team memes, don't leave dogs in hot cars memes ...) so that ordinary people get hooked in to following their page.
A lot of people end up following the page because they saw one of these populist "honey trap" images, without even realising that the page that produced them is an extreme-right hate group.
Wow! I know you're not keen on Dawkins but I think that needs evidence, Or is it just another emanation from Facebook or Twitter?cathy wrote:But I'd also think it needs pointing out that whilst Britain First are so called Christian fundamentalists and racist similar mosque invasions are carried out in the name of atheism by people who are lauded by Dawkins and secular groups as heros for doing so!
1 Apr 2013
Richard Dawkins @RichardDawkins
If I had breasts, I'd bare them in solidarity with Amina http://bit.ly/YygbV5 Those women who are doing so are heroes. Support them.
“Only if Femen and Richard Dawkins would come to rescue us from our oppressive men and religion” said NO muslim woman ever! #muslimahpride
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