Despite a PCC rebuke over Rod Liddle’s racist blog entry last March on Afro-Caribbeans, and its apology and payment of substantial damages to Muhammad Sawalha in November for a blog entry falsely attributing to Sawalha anti-semitic words he didn’t utter, it would seem Mel P and the Speccie are at it again.
Blogging on the murder at the weekend of the Fogel family, residents of an illegal settlement in the West Bank, Phillips chooses not to focus her diatribe on the perpetrators of that heinous crime (purportedly the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade) but on the Arab population as a whole.
She writes of “the moral depravity of the Arabs” and “Arab barbarism” as though all Arabs, Palestinian or otherwise, Christian or Muslim, were responsible for the murderous act.
No different to Liddle’s racist stereotypical view that ”The overwhelming majority of street crime, knife crime, gun crime, robbery and crimes of sexual violence in London is carried out by young men from the African-Caribbean community,” Phillips seems to think it defensible to rehearse racist views of Arabs.
We wonder if the PCC and the Equality and Human Rights Commission will be as lenient as the Spectator in allowing such racism to go unchallenged and unpunished?
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