At Bolt’s blog today, he asks ‘Which Labor mudraker authorised this?’ At the top of the rant is a picture of a crumbling brick wall with the words “Can you trust Habib?” painted on it.
The Habib in question is Carolyn Habib, a Liberal candidate for the seat of Elder in South Australia. She has accused the Labor party opposition of being racist by producing this picture and asking the question. Bolt, naturally, concurs with her, inferring that it is indeed racist to write ‘Can you trust Habib’.
But then you’d have to ask; why is it racist? It’s just a name. It wouldn’t be racist if her name was Smith. So why is Habib ‘racist’?
There is a reason. It’s because Bolt himself has spent years spinning his Islamophobic propaganda nonsense demonising Islamic people and associating them with Arabic and Arabic-sounding names.
In other words, if Carolyn Habib wants to blame anyone for the racist connotations associated with the picture of the wall and words written on it, she should blame Andrew Bolt.
Only another racist could see any racist connotations in it.