Whilst much of the focus has been on the alleged brutality from the people representing ISIS on the ground (which is is verified by others in the locality), the reality is that ISIS and its actions perfectly fit a narrative which allows neoconservatives to push forth policy and impress their Machiavellian tactics of mass deception and manipulation of public opinion on Britain domestically, and pursue their violent “interventions” abroad, which have done nothing but wreak havoc across the Middle East.
Theresa May’s reinforcement of the discriminatory and bigoted PREVENT strategy is one example. The most recent bluster comes from the supposedly humorous (child-snatching) Boris Johnson, whose not so humorous suggestion is that we should make a “minor” change in the law and reverse the presumption of innocence.
Boris the Extremist
The presumption of innocence is not only a fundamental aspect of Common Law, it is also a fundamental part of human rights, as articulated in several human rights documents. Johnson also calls for the reinstatement of the controversial and “illiberal” control orders. As already highlighted in my previous blog, control orders are an affront to human rights. Human rights, according to the PREVENT definition of extremism is a British value.
Since the definition of extremism includes the “active opposition to British values”, Boris Johnson is an extremist.
This “minor” change, then is a pretty major change, but then such deceptive use of language is staple neocon spin. Perhaps Tony Blair has been advising Johnson too.
The implication will not only be for those who travel to Iraq and Syria, as Johnson states, but everyone who opposes domestic and foreign policy, as has already been seen with the application of the existing anti-terror legislation. It is a further erosion of liberties which protects a State from public scrutiny and exposes the people to State abuse.
As per textbook neocon philosophy which favours perpetual war as opposed to perpetual peace, Johnson also alludes to a military interventionist approach to be taken to tackle the situation Iraq, as evidenced in his subtle and latent approval of murder:
“we just want someone to come along with a bunker-buster and effect an introduction as fast as possible.”
As the blusters increase, so too does the war-drum beating. As if an excuse was already needed, such statements will encourage the already rising violence against Muslims in Britain, with EDL/Daily Fail bigots conflating such calls with their own racist outlook.
This is no different to Johnson’s previous track record. He may have criticised Blair recently, but back in 2003 he supported the Iraq war and later also defended a continued military presence in Afghanistan, using the usual pretext of 9/11 and “democratising” those savage people who are incapable of managing themselves.
Boris the Anti-Muslim, Anti-Islam Neocon
The selective and latent anti-Muslim tone in his latest article is merely a manifestation of his neocon beliefs. In one article cementing his nexus with neoconservatism he writes,
“If the neocon project means democracy throughout the Middle East, and Starbucks, and women being able to drive, then I am an ardent neocon.”
Expressing his Zionist prowess and lamenting the “novice” status of Britain in dealing with terrorism, Johnson opens his article by exemplifying the “expert” Israeli way of dealing with such threats:
“…we would by now be doing a standard thing to that white semi-detached pebbledash house at 51 Colwyn Road, Beeston. Having given due warning, we would dispatch an American-built ground-assault helicopter and blow the place to bits. Then we would send in bulldozers to scrape over the remains, and we would do the same to all the other houses in the area thought to have been the temporary or permanent addresses of the suicide bombers and their families.”
In a shocking tacit approval of the treatment of Palestinians at the hands of the occupying Zionist entity, Johnson continues:
“After decades of deranged attacks the Israelis have come to the conclusion that this is the best way to deter Palestinian families from nurturing these vipers in their bosoms, and also the best way of explaining to the death-hungry narcissists that they may get the 72 black-eyed virgins of scripture, but their family gets the bulldozer.”
The incredibly pro-war crimes, anti-Muslim rhetoric hardens when he highlights what he thinks is the core of the problem. Before his electoral campaign when he realised that Muslims are actually human beings (who vote) and before understanding that by highlighting his “Muslim extraction” you can make quite a bit of money out of Shari’ah, his position on Islam and Muslims was synonymous with that of neocon hate-preacher Douglas Murray. Ascribing complete rubbish to Islam he stated,
“…it will take a huge effort of courage and skill to win round the many thousands of British Muslims who are in a similar state of alienation, and to make them see that their faith must be compatible with British values and with loyalty to Britain. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem. … it is the most viciously sectarian of all religions in its heartlessness towards unbelievers.”
Imposing the actions of criminals as an understanding of Islam he wrote,
“The trouble with this disgusting arrogance and condescension is that it is widely supported in Koranic texts, and we look in vain for the enlightened Islamic teachers and preachers who will begin the process of reform. What is going on in these mosques and madrasas? When is someone going to get 18th century on Islam’s mediaeval ass?”
BoJo’s calls are routed in a neoconservative understanding which encompasses a deep hatred of Islam and Muslims. It explains the hypocritical fact that, despite recognising the “disproportionate” attack on Gaza, he has yet to hope for Zionists to be bombed and killed, despite the gruesome nature of the injuries inflicted upon women and children by a terrorist State. It also explains why there is complete silence on the issue of British Zionists, who have grown up in Britain but have left this country to become part of a campaign of terror and potential war crimes.
This mentality, fostered and nurtured by the retroviral neoconservative ideology, is further driving Britain towards a state of tyranny where the measures taken will erode the liberties of not just Muslims but all Britons. Boris Johnson is a threat to Britain.