British Conservative Melanie Phillips Being Investigated For Her Blogpost on Fogel Family Massacre

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed five family members to death in the settlement of Itamar early Saturday morning; three children, including a baby girl, were among the victims. Later that day Palestinians handed out candy to celebrate the mass murder.

Four-year-old Elad Fogel was stabbed to death in the attack.

British conservative Melanie Phillips wrote about the attack. She called the killers “savages” and referred to the “moral depravity” of a culture that would celebrate such a gruesome act.
Now she’s being investigated.

The Guardian reported, via Zip:

A Melanie Phillips blogpost on the Spectator website which referred to the “moral depravity” of Arab “savages” is being investigated by the Press Complaints Commission.

The online comment piece, headlined “Armchair barbarism”, focused on media coverage of the murder of five members of a Jewish family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar by Palestinian militants earlier this month.

“The moral depravity of the Arabs is finding a grotesque echo in the moral bankruptcy and worse of the British and American ‘liberal’ media,” wrote Phillips.

“Overwhelmingly, the media have either ignored or downplayed the atrocity – or worse, effectively blamed the victims for bringing it on themselves, describing them as ‘hard-line settlers’ or extremists.

“To the New York Times, it’s not the Arab massacre of a Jewish family which has jeopardised ‘peace prospects’ – because the Israelis will quite rightly never trust any agreement with such savages – but instead Israeli policy on building more homes, on land to which it is legally and morally entitled, which is responsible instead for making peace elusive. Twisted, and sick.”

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  • Taqiyyotomist

    We can’t call savages savages. That would be impolite. We’re British, confound it! We’re always polite. Anyone who isn’t must therefore be breaking some law! If not, we’ll make a law saying “Everyone but savages — who can’t help it, because they’re savages (innit?) — must be polite at all times. Any ‘asians’ who are impolite, we will overlook, because these savages can’t help it, and we probably made them that way. It definitely didn’t happen because of Mohammad or his example or his writings. That’s right out. And it would be impolite to even suggest such a thing. And, now, illegal.”

    That’s right. Even the formerly vaunted U.K. has been taken over by racists like our Democrats. “No need to prosecute these 17 rapists of an eleven-year-old girl! They’re BLACK, so they can’t help it! They’re just simple savages.” That’s what a Democrat believes, and shows it every day.

  • dazip

    Of course they’re investigating! Her use of the term”savages” in this context is an insult to all savages everywhere!

  • rbosque

    They won’t even allow Michael Savage into their country.

    Talk about PC…

  • Estragon

    When “we” decided to give a barbarian death cult equal status and respect with the religions of the world, we inevitably invited this sort of thing.

    The UK long since abdicated any leadership role in promoting the republican values and human rights it first brought to the modern world.

  • The All Real Numbers Symbol

    In a mad, mad, mad, mad world….

    I don’t care. if we want to save civilization, then we had better speak the truth, no matter what. I saw the pictures of the fogel family post-murder. Those pictures would make a squeamish person vomit and the weak of heart faint, they were so bloody. Those pictures need to be plastered on every billboard, blog, and newspaper in the West. every last one. Let the world see what kind of demons live among us. It’s the only way we’ll save ourselves form this incurable illness known as Islam. No other religion in the world goes around murdering like these hellions do, and the West is willingly ignorant.

    More power to Ms. Phillips, and Geert Wilder, and Robert Spencer, and Pamela Geller, and anyone else who’s ever spoken the truth about Islam.

  • The All Real Numbers Symbol
  • NeoKong

    It is sad to see the once great country of England bow to it’s new muslim masters.
    Churchill would turn over in his grave.

  • Floyd Looney

    She is exactly right. The truth might be a punishable offense in the UK, though.

  • Mats

    Let’s see:
    * the assassin was an arab
    * the assassin killed CHILDREN IN THEIR SLEEP

    What we call that? Did other arabs condemn him?

  • Susan

    “Overwhelmingly, the media have either ignored or downplayed the atrocity – or worse, effectively blamed the victims for bringing it on themselves, describing them as ‘hard-line settlers’ or extremists.”

    Is this not the point to serving Social Justice-the Jewish family living in the West Bank was unjust and unrighteous therefore Social Justice demands that a socially just world must be served by eliminating those who, according to the laws of Social Justice, are unjust and unrighteous?

    (I met Melanie Phillips a couple of times-she is a great defender of all that is decent and humane)

  • Somewhat Reasonable Voice

    Political correctness is Cultural Marxism. It is the enemy of truth just as all social progressives are enemies of truth.

  • Randy Churchill

    So if 5 people are killed brutally and the killers passed out candy afterward in London, what would the complainants call them? What’s the difference between “killer”, “murderer”, and “savage” in your book.

    The same people complaining to whatever the “PC” police board it is that you have there – did they express outrage at 30 months of suicide bombers blowing up little children in Israeli buses and markets? You just can’t get out of your system that these “militants” are terrorists and savages. They are. And your complaint receiving board can take its deliberations and file it somewhere.

  • JerryFine

    Like the British Government (and I fear soon our own), the media in both Britain and the US are deathly afraid of Arabs, Muslims and most every other group within society that is not lilly white. They feel they are the watchdogs for these minorities (lapdogs is more like it) and will bend over backwards (and often forwards) to appease….

    The voter and the reader can put an end to all of this…..

  • d_fitz

    It sucks being an unarmed British subject. The government can do what the hell it wants with you.

  • Joanne

    “Savages?” I have a few choice words that would better describe those so-called “savages.’

  • Joanne

    Political correctness is a strange term considering there is no correctness in it at all; it is simply catering to the pressure of the political left’s ideology, so screw them all to hell.

  • Scott

    The disease of socialism is killing Britain…Rest assured, we have the disease as well although not as highly developed. Yet, the democratic party and their friends in the legacy media have this in mind for America…

  • Joanne

    #6 – the sorry thing is Rifqa will never be free; she will always have to look over her shoulder. No doubt her father and any male relatives and/or friends will attempt, at least, to take her life for dishonouring them.

  • Ladue Pundit

    The Fogel family murders were carried out by savages. The Gazans who celebrated in the streets with candy, sweets, and dancing over these murders were savages, also.

    Muslims have co-opted the term ‘Arab’ to be inclusive of all things Islamic. I guess it sucks when the shoe fits.

  • american patriot

    The worst, most heinous crime to commit in America today is telling the truth.

    Melanie, next time, may I suggest that you be even more accurately truthful. Instead of “Arab savages,” please use the proper language, MUSLIM savages.

    It is the ideology of Islam that is at the root of it all.