Just heard that the home secretary said he would ban the isam4uk march through Wootton Bassett. Johnson said: "The idea that anyone would stage this kind of demonstration in Wootton Bassett fills me with revulsion.
"The people behind this stunt seek only to incite hatred and discord.The procession is not actually about the people of Wootton Bassett and it never was about them. If the Wiltshire Police and local authority feel that a procession of this kind has the potential to cause public disorder and seek my consent to a banning order, then I would have no hesitation in supporting that request."
Hang on a minute. The English Defense League's marches were largely opposed by local people, police forces and councils. The EDL's certainly had the potential to cause public disorder and were based on hatred and discord.
Yet Alan Johnson refused to ban the EDL marches, in the face of the opinions of local people, the local police and local councils. Does he really think that a handful of religious fundamentalists are worse than hundreds of violent fascists.
Our beloved home secretary is nothing short of shameful. Banning both the EDL and the Isam4UK marches would at least be consistent. But it appears the Home Secretary has one set of standards for white people and another for muslims.
What a hypocrite!