BBC Compares Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary To Gandhi – Choudary Responds
Guest post by DMartyr
THE BBC has come under fire after one of its chief reporters shockingly compared extremism preacher Anjem Choudary to civil rights heroes Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.
Stunned viewers watched home affairs editor Mark Easton criticising the Government’s plans to silence hate-mongers such as Choudary, who has refused to condemn the killing of Lee Rigby, by asking whether great historical figures would pass the proposed test.
The newsman carried on by saying extreme views were needed in order to “challenge very established values”.
Speaking on BBC News at Ten last night, the home affairs editor went further and, following a news piece on Choudary, Mr Easton said: “It’s one thing to ban someone for inciting hatred or violence, but quite another to pass a law that silences anyone who challenges established values.
“I was in Parliament Square today – a statue of Gandhi looking down at me who was jailed for being extremist; Mandela who was jailed for being an extremist.
Stick a fork in the BBC. They’re done.