On Tuesday, BBC2 broadcast a must-view documentary about the Islamophobic Dutch politician Geert Wilders who has infamously called for the Qur’an to be banned (amongst many other bigoted anti-Muslim recommendations). The BBC2 documentary is essential viewing not least because it explicitly reveals that the inspiration of much of Wilders’ anti-Muslim bigotry is – wait for it – the apartheid state of Israel. Israel’s cheerleaders in the UK media, not least Melanie Phillips, have gone into a frenzy in response. You can imagine their reaction would have been slightly different if a politician had openly called for the Jewish scriptures to be banned.
You can watch the BBC2 documentary ‘Geert Wilders: Europe’s Most Dangerous Man?’ here for the next few days.