Andrew Bolt’s obsession with race and immigration is bordering on psychotic as he launches into yet another tirade against immigration on his blog at Murdoch’s Herald-Sun.
In today’s foaming-at-the-mouth rant Bolt cherry-picks a quote caught on video where a young Australian Muslim says that the British soldier killed in Britain was a ‘dog’ because he was in Islamic countries killing Muslims. Bolt starts by giving his post the title “Sydney Muslims tell 60 Minutes the near-beheaded Lee Rigby was a ‘dog’” utilising the classic Islamophobic propagandists trick of inferring that, as in this case, the view of a couple of local Muslim street lads represents the view of all of Sydney’s Muslims.
Bolt then goes on to say, using an appropriately patronising tone, “First we give their families a home, and then they give their loyalty to head-hacking enemies of the West…” The reality is that the young men that were giving the interview did not at all imply any ‘loyalty’ to anyone except their God and were merely expressing their view that, because Lee Rigby had volunteered to be in an army that would send him to Afghanistan where he would likely be killing Muslims, he was therefore a ‘dog’ and they therefore had no sympathy for him.
At this point Bolt then broadens his now familiar rhetorical style and rails against immigration generally by linking to his post of yesterday when he had a go at African immigrants in a nifty but very transparent attempt to cast all non-white and Islamic immigrants in the same mould.