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Melanie Phillips blasts the Guardian in explaining how she became a hate ‘suspect’




This essay was written by Melanie Phillips and published in The JC

For a moment I thought it was a Purim spiel. The Guardian devoted an entire story last weekend to the claim that I was being investigated by both the Press Complaints Commission and the police. The Bedfordshire police.

My crime apparently lay in what I had written on my Spectator blog about the massacre of Udi and Ruth Fogel and their three children, 11-year-old Yoav, four-year-old Elad and three-month-old Hadas, who had their throats cut at home in the Samarian neighbourhood of Itamar while most of them were asleep.

I had written about the moral depravity of the Arabs who almost certainly committed this atrocity – and also the savagery of the Palestinian Authority whose institutions incite hatred of Jews and the murder of Israelis, and which honours such murderers by naming streets and squares after them.

The complaint was that I had thus accused every single Arab in the world of being savage and depraved. This was totally absurd. As was obvious from the context, I was referring specifically to those Arabs behind the atrocity and those who incite and glorify such deeds

The complainants also airbrushed out of the picture the unstoppable torrent of deranged, Nazi-style vilification of Jews which pours out of the Arab and Muslim world and which fuels the genocidal hysteria behind such attacks. All of this, plus the fact that the Arab world has been murdering Jews in the land of Israel for more than nine decades in order to drive them out, means that to refer to “Arab moral depravity” is more than justified.

Read the rest of the essay, here.

6 replies »

  1. Brava, Melanie, for not letting this refuse grind you down.

    “..But, at the time of writing, I have not heard that either the police or the PCC is in fact investigating these complaints.”

    Bedfordshire Police, like every other police force in the UK, is strapped for cash and staff. I should imagine that it has much more important and necessary things to do than to investigate malicious complaints by the likes of the Bungler. If they have any sense at all they would file it in the bin. It certainly does not seem to be a priority for the PCC.

    And as for “..It would appear that the Guardian simply took what Bunglawala told them and published it as fact…”

    Distorting supposition, rumour and innuendo and presenting them as fact is the Guardian’s strong suit. Bunglawala, being a Muslim and a Jew- and Israel-hater is still part of the Guardian coterie although he rarely writes there now, and being so is dear to their hearts. It will have taken little (a bit of manipulation mixed with faux-victimhood which is the only thing he is good at) for them to act on his behalf. They are a sewer of a newspaper.

  2. Bungle wallah – the unfortunate Mr Bean-look-a-like of British Islamic politics and no doubt in line for a knighthood or lordship for his services to the Ummah, but definitely not secular democracy.

  3. Not to forget the shoddy role of various MPs inc Simon Hughes in awarding the fat secretaryship of a parliamentary committee to faux-front organisation engage.

    Engage with what exactly apart from the incredulity of the British liberal left (aka Britisher Fourth-Reichers)?

  4. Bravo Melanie – we so admire your courage to speak truth when thos speaking lies appear to florish.

  5. “The complaint was that I had thus accused every single Arab in the world of being savage and depraved. This was totally absurd. As was obvious from the context, I was referring specifically to those Arabs behind the atrocity and those who incite and glorify such deeds.”

    Unfortunately that wasn’t obvious at all. And there’s only one person to blame for that.