Lord Stevens goes shouty-crackers… again

Posted by Tim Ireland at 13 August 2006

Category: The War on Stupid

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Bloody hell. Have a look at this NOTW editorial by Lord Stevens (mirrored/archived here at NOTWATS).

Lord Stevens – If you’re a Muslim, it’s your problem: WHEN will the Muslims of Britain stand up to be counted? When will they declare, loud and clear, with no qualifications or quibbles about Britain’s foreign policy, that Islamic terrorism is WRONG? Most of all, when will the Muslim community in this country accept an absolute, undeniable, total truth: that Islamic terrorism is THEIR problem? THEY own it. And it is THEIR duty to face it and eradicate it.

Refusing to consider a motive because murder is wrong? This guy must be some kind of super-cop. (And that’s just his opening gambit – check out the full rant if you think you have the stomach for it… and try to forget that this joker used to be Metropolitan Police Commissioner.)

Some background on Lord Stevens is available at Wikipedia and analysis of a similar editorial can be found over at Spy Blog.

UPDATE – Chicken Yoghurt – A lemon entry, my dear Stevens

UPDATE – Somewhat related… Boing Boing – Chertoff: We must “eliminate people who are susceptible to becoming killers”








3 Comments

  1. Justin says

    Jesus Christ:”I’m a white 62-year-old 6ft 4ins suit-wearing ex-cop–I fly often, but do I really fit the profile of suicide bomber? Does the young mum with three tots? The gay couple, the rugby team, the middle-aged businessman? No. But they are all getting exactly the same amount and devouring huge resources for no logical reason whatsoever. Yet the truth is Islamic terrorism in the West has been universally carried out by young Muslim men, usually of ethnic appearance, almost always travelling alone or in very small groups. A tiny percentage, I bet, of those delayed today have such characteristics.”At least one of the men arrested last week was a *white convert*.I’m a white 35 year-old, 5ft 9ins jeans-wearing ex-computer programmer but do I really fit the profile of suicide bomber?I happen to have a shaved head and a beard at the minute (I’m a lazy shaver). Am I a recent convert? Would it help if converts blacked up? Under Steven’s crackerjack profiling, Abdul Waheed (born Don Stewart-Whyte) would have sailed through customs at Heathrow.If I was Lord Stevens I’d be firing my ghostwriter this afternoon.

  2. septicisle says

    WHEN will the Catholics of Britain stand up to be counted? When will they declare, loud and clear, with no qualifications or quibbles about Britain’s foreign policy, that Catholic terrorism is WRONG? Most of all, when will the Catholic community in this country accept an absolute, undeniable, total truth: that Catholic terrorism is THEIR problem? THEY own it. And it is THEIR duty to face it and eradicate it.All you have to do is change one word to show just how stupid, juvenile and ridiculous Steven’s hatred is.

  3. Loz says

    And now Newsnight is following the same story, after a shakey start Newsnight seems to have decided not to follow the NotW line but they have got some American woman who is even more extreme than Stevens, the ONLY problem is Islamic terrorists, all terrorists are brown-skinned, all terrorists come from the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iraq part of the world, and no-one is pointing out to her that we can prove it’s not true!

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