same BBC who reply on terrorists and terrorist accomplices like White
Helmets to provide 'news' about Syria have broadcast an unfunny
comedy show which normalises ISIS atrocities.
owned broadcaster BBC2 have just produced a ‘comedy’ segment
called Real Housewives of ISIS.
is part of a programme appropriately called Revolting. The sketch
itself is patently dreary and not funny at all. It mocks the very
sick trend of individuals seeking to purchase wives as human chattel
on line. In this case they are lured by ISIS terrorists to live in
parts of the Middle East under ISIS control.
many, I have said that I am quite the opposite of a free speech
absolutist, let alone a free speech fanatic. I believe in the full
and unequivocal right to political free speech, but like millions
around the world, I believe certain immoral and vulgar publications
and images should be kept away from the general public.
being said, this ‘comedy’ sketch is just so loathsome, it would
seem like censoring it would be a waste of visual redaction. The
sketch serves to normalise the most barbaric gang of savage monsters
the world has seen in centuries and simultaneously makes light of the
fact that vulnerable and uneducated women are susceptible to the
perverse recruitment methods ISIS use online.
course, in war time, any enemy can and should be not only criticised
and exposed but also mocked. I have mocked ISIS many times myself,
but not in a way which humanises them or unconsciously pardons their
crimes against humanity.
an enemy is an important way to keep morale buoyant during an
extended conflict. But it is also important that when mocking
barbarians like ISIS, one must never lose sight of the fact that ISIS
and their fellow travellers represent pure evil which must be
stopped. These people may be insane and there are often cartoonish
elements to certain varieties of madness, but ultimately these people
a programme is symptomatic of a BBC culture that is totally out of
touch with ordinary people in contemporary society. The BBC fat-cats
living off generous state-funding derived from a regressive tax
cannot seem to even produce a news item which accurately reflects the
realities of the war in Syria. All they’d need to do is ask Eva
Bartlett or Tom Duggan what actual Syrians feel about the terrorists
destroying their lives and the government trying to rid the
terrorists from their great cities.
the BBC would prefer to rely on terrorist accomplices like The White
Helmets or pundits sitting in 5 star hotel rooms in Beirut, rather
than actually speaking with real Syrians, let alone the brave
journalists who have been on the ground in formerly terrorist
occupied territories like East Aleppo.
they won’t do the job of real journalists as the truth about Syria
does not fit the official agenda of the state broadcaster. Perhaps
Vladimir Putin should make an official complaint about this
propaganda…but then again, unlike political leaders in the west, he
has far more important things to do…like actually helping Syria to