Three very seriously and dangerously subversive anti-Western, anti-Trump narratives in one interview from Lyse Doucet to which I referred earlier but Craig at Is the BBC biased? [hell yeah] has helpfully gone to the huge effort of transcribing….
First, that terrorism is our fault and that any action we take to tackle it only angers Muslims more and radicalises them more. Doucet says this is a ban on all Muslims [patently not as she later admits…paradoxically trying to use the fact not all Muslims are banned as a stick to beat Trump with] and that Trump is condemning a whole religion [again clearly not…just the violent fanatics whom Obama has already pinpointed…a fact Doucet misses out]. A narrative that is beloved of the Muslim radicals themselves…a win win…they win if you bow to their violence, and then they win if you bow to their non-violence..ie you do what they want because otherwise it would inflame the situation…otherwise known as blackmail. Doucet also links Trump’s policy to the Far-Right in Europe in an incredibly grotesque and fantastical piece of journalism. [LOL]
Second, that the BBC fully intends, as always, to personalise immigrants’ stories in order to exploit the viewer’s emotions, manipulating their thoughts and perceptions towards being more sympathetic and less reasoned and logical about things….facts no longer matter here.
Third, that there is the claim that Trump is avoiding countries he does business with…as mentioned the countries targeted are those listed by Obama as of concern, those that are failed states with large numbers of Islamist terrorists roaming freely around them. Pakistan [despite a long history of also backing the Taliban] and Saudi [with along record of backing IS, as has Turkey …a NATO member] are supposedly strategic partners and allies…hence not targeted…right or wrong…long term US, and UK, policy, not a Trump thing at all.
Shame Doucet, supposedly a professional journalist, cannot provide us with a proper analysis rather than conspiracy theories and prejudiced idiocy that passes for BBC journalism these days that itself fuels and supports the terrorist narrative….such as this…
- This would provide fodder for recruitment, it would give more fuel to the fire – and, literally, they are fires in the Middle East caused by the so-called Islamic State fighters and this proves their point. So it is a very, very dangerous, a very potent weapon, in the hands of a so-called Islamic state. And I think the distinction has to be that former president Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Western leaders, have talked about about the need to fight against those elements who used Islam, the religion of Islam, for violence, for political reasons, But it is not the same thing as condemning a whole religion on the basis of religion. But we’ve seen now, not just in the United States but across Europe as well, far-right leaders, populist leaders, using this as a political weapon to tarnish an entire religion because of actions carried out by those…and those who know the faith well say that it is a distortion of of the religion.
- They say it’s racist, it’s illegal and it’s a huge black mark on the United States. So, and I think, as more and more stories continue to come out of people stopped at the airport, people whose lives will be torn apart. The stories you’re hearing now are heartbreaking. People have waited years and years for their green card or to be accepted as refugees now literally been turned back.
- You can find now on the internet the maps which show the countries which had been banned and the ones which haven’t, and some other countries like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, are places where Donald Trump does business.