The HOPE not hate hit piece seems to be trickling down through all the usual channels of the British Left. First it was in the Independent, and now it’s in The Guardian.
But the editorial rapscallions there refused to give us a link — the nerve! Have they never heard of netiquette?
And they used a photo of Imran Hussain as the header. I’ll skip that part of it, but here’s some of the text:
MPs call for ‘anti-Muslim paramilitary manual’ website to be investigated
Far-right Gates of Vienna website is also promoting upcoming London exhibition of Muhammad cartoons which it is feared is intended to incite Islamist violence
A group of MPs have called for an investigation into a far-right website described as a training manual for anti-Muslim paramilitaries – amid fears that an upcoming exhibition of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in London is designed to incite Islamist violence.
The Gates of Vienna website has been heavily promoting the exhibition, which is understood to feature the same drawings shown in Texas in May when two gunmen attempted to storm the event and were killed by police.
It has been organised by the former Ukip parliamentary candidate Anne-Marie Waters and is set to take place at a location in central London on 18 September with tickets priced at £35. Organisers say among those attending will be Geert Wilders, the Dutch rightwing politician who has espoused controversial views on Islam.
In a report on the so-called British counter-jihadist movement, published on Monday, the anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate called for the exhibition to be banned.
The rest is mostly a rehash of the HnH piece.
After reading this article, I realized what they all must mean by a “server hosted in the UK”: These esteemed guardians of British cultural cohesion have been accessing the old Gates of Vienna site using Google’s country-specific URL gatesofvienna.blogspot.uk. That’s why they think the server is British. What fools these mortals be!
And they must also think we’re British. Why else would six MPs bestir their hallowed fundaments to call for an investigation of us? If they knew we were Americans, running an American website from a server hosted in the United States, would they even bother?
No way to haul us before Parliament, cap in hand, truckling and tugging our forelocks.
No way to send PC Plod out to collar us and bung us into chokey.
How can “investigating” us do them any good?
I really believe this simple error is the root of all the current foolishness.
Well, at least they don’t think we’re Viennese — that’s the more common error.
Update: P.S. — They’ll get my keyboard when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
Hat tip: Blazing Cat Fur.