Monday, 19 June 2017

Fun Online Polls: Brexit delaying tactics; The attack near Finsbury mosque

The results to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows:

The major political parties deliberately messed up the election so that they can sideline or delay Brexit.

Probably true - 51%
Probably not true - 49%

So pretty evenly split. I voted 'probably true', although I must caveat that, I'm not sure it was deliberately deliberateor whether there was just a blatant disregard bordering on negligence or even recklessnes; certainly on the part of Mrs T May who basically threw it away. I'm no fan of the Tories in any way shape or form, but this is one thing which they appeared better equipped to sort out.
This week's hot topic appears to be the attack near Finsbury Mosque.

If you ask me, this sort of thing was going to happen sooner or later, to paraphrase apologist Sadiq Khan circa 2016, this is just part and parcel of attending what is or was believed to be a radicalising mosque.

So that's this week's Fun Online Poll.

"Are you surprised that somebody finally snapped and attacked a group of Muslims near a mosque?"

Vote here or use the widget in the sidebar.

If the usual suspects want to pile in and call me a racist for my casual disregard of the issues, feel free, but please note you are missing the point.

I am a modern, west European liberal who believes in equality between people of whatever colour skin and wherever they are from (provided they are here legally); equality between men and women; equality between straight and gay/lesbian; freedom of religion and more importantly freedom to be atheist; respects democracy; likes a booze-up; and who opposes violence and corporal/capital punishment. I've a downer on any movement which takes the opposite view on such matters.


Bayard said...

"Are you surprised that somebody finally snapped and attacked a group of Muslims near a mosque?"

Do we actually know that he "finally snapped" and hadn't been wanting to kill Muslims for years?

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, wanting to do something is not a crime. Snapping and doing it are quite distinct and are a crime

paulc156 said...

My guess is the guy is delusional/mentally ill along the lines of the fellow that killed Jo Fox. MP. That he was apparently asking the Muslims who had restrained him to kill him is pretty much evidence of that. And par for the course for a white van man his efforts at aiming his vehicle were pretty abysmal since the only fatality appears to be someone who had already suffered a heart attack.

paulc156 said...

Oops. Cox the MP not Fox.

James Higham said...

Probably blatant disregard.

mombers said...

Similar argument to terrorist attacks based on Western meddling in the Middle East? Bit of a slippery slope IMHO

Dr Evil said...

The actions of radical Islamophobes should not be used to condemn the peaceful Islamophobe majority

– Allum Bokhari, tweeting the situation with great panache

I just had to share this!

Mark Wadsworth said...

PC, Cox was clear from context.

JH, agreed.

M, it is.

DrE, I liked that and retweeted.

Ralph Musgrave said...

Mark, You realize some nasty little PC fascist might try to have you arrested for your "finally snapped" poll?

Mark Wadsworth said...

RM, nowadays they will nick people more or less at random, so there's no point worrying about it too much.