Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Making a list, checking it twice...

Far right would-be terrorists are, despite their best efforts, failing to make the news in any serious way. Take the recent ricin plot, which was a) far more serious than the bogus one and b) motivated by neo-Nazi ideology (although the BBC mysteriously failed to mention this). I don't want to bore you with all that stuff about "imagine the media reaction if this was a Muslim". However, imagine the media reaction if this was a Muslim. Imagine the government reaction. These aspiring mass killers are attempting to give people like EDL founder Paul Ray their desired "acts of war" against the Muslim community - apparently, in some cases, involving bombing campaigns against mosques. Given the frequency with which fascists with secret arsenals - oh, guns, swords, chemical weapons, rockets, nail bombs, all that stuff you might pick up from Argos of a Saturday afternoon - are being apprehended by the cops, and the infrequency with which such terror plots are given coverage in the mainstream media, surely someone should be keeping track of it all. Well, Obsolete is.