Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Charlie Brooker on Anjem Choudary

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The other week, I blogged about that ludicrous publicity-seeker Anjem Choudary, and how everyone had played into his hands by getting into a moral panic over his threat to stage a protest march in Wootton Bassett, particularly the government, who gave his Islam4UK group some much-desired street cred by banning it under terrorism legislation. I mean, I even played my Joker card.

I think the final word on the matter can go to Charlie Brooker, who in last night's edition of the fantastic Newswipe delivered the perfect overview of the entire, well, publicity stunt. You can watch it on iPlayer – of course, you should really watch the whole show, because it's bloody brilliant, but if you're in a rush flick to 1:43.

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