The Rude Pundit arrived in London yesterday, looking forward to blissfully avoiding mentions of a certain orange-faced half-man/half-sentient-Reddit-AMA. He arrived at his Airbnb flat and turned on the telly while unpacking and fucking saw motherfucking Donald Trump mouthing the fuck off about Muslims in Europe. Not content to rile up the yahoos in the United States with inflammatory lies and bullshit, now Trump was invited onto ITV's Good Morning Britain (which still needs a goddamned comma) to get the idiots in the UK all het up over fantasies. Of course, who else would have a media whore on than a media whoremonger? In this case, said monger of whores is Piers Morgan.
Responding to a question from Morgan about the Brussels terrorist attacks, Trump said of Muslims, "They're protecting each other but they're really doing very bad damage, they have to open up to society and report the bad ones. When they see trouble, they have to report it. They are absolutely not reporting it and that's a big problem." Of course, that would be a problem if, in fact, it was true.
But, as Miqdaad Versi pointed out today, the British anti-terror chief from Scotland Yard has praised the Muslim community in London for coming to the authorities with any suspicions and worries, even parents: "We still have Muslim families, mums and dads, ringing us on our anti-terrorist hotline, saying they are concerned about what they may have heard their child talking about. If we are told early enough we can intervene."
And a UK counter-terrorism commissioner told the BBC flat out that Trump is wrong and, in a polite way, that Trump's a fucking hateful dickhead: "If we demonize one section of the community that is the worst thing we can do, we are absolutely playing into the terrorists' hands of making people feel hate."
Of course, there are dipshits on this side of the Atlantic who have been praising Trump for saying "what most of us are thinking." Although someone should tell this Brit that unless he's thinking, "I wonder if Melania will let me fist her with my tiny hands," it's probably not the same thing.