He’s at it again. I’d still like to know what Gilligan means by the phrase “white establishment”.
One of the main conclusions I drew from my Telegraph/Channel 4Dispatches investigation of the East London Mosque was quite how gullible some parts of the white establishment were in the face of a persuasive PR machine telling them what they wanted to hear.
Of course if I want to know the answer to that, I’m going to be waiting a long, long time. Here our sockpuppeteer tells us how absolutely evil the BBC is for showing a programme about the East London Mosque on the occasion of Ramadan.
But last week the Corporation went one step further. Its BBC1 documentary on the East London Mosque, Middle East Enders (available to watch here for another day) was quite simply a licence-fee-funded, half-hour advertorial.
I saw the programme, Andrew, and I have to say that I don’t recognize half of what you’ve written about it. Were you watching the same programme as me? Because I don’t think you were. Oh and you are aware that last week was the beginning of Ramadan? No? Quelle surprise!
Gilligan spends the rest of the article repeating the same stuff that he has done in other articles; telling us how the Islamic Forum of Europe represents a concerted effort to ‘Islamify’ Europe.
the East London Mosque is in fact controlled by, and is the headquarters of, an Islamic supremacist group called the Islamic Forum of Europe – which, in its own words from one of its own leaflets, is dedicated to changing the “very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order and its creed … from ignorance to Islam.” It has been accused by the local Labour MP of infiltrating his party to achieve these ends.
Given Gilligan’s penchant for exaggeration, I take all of this with the scepticism it deserves. Furthermore, Gilligan’s less-than-subtle use of the race card is reprehensible. On the basis of his repetition of the phrase “white establishment” across two articles, it would be reasonable to conclude that Gilligan is a racist. I wonder how he feels about the Roma?
Gilligan, if you’re reading this and you disagree with my assessment of you, then please write and tell me why you aren’t a racist. But I suspect you won’t. You’re a coward.