I call em as I see em
The Countrjiahd celebrates the birthday of Robert Kilroy-Silk in honor of his personal sacrifice, in which he spoke his mind about Islam, which directly lead to his being fired from his BBC TV job. Robert was born on 19 May 1942. KGS
Counterjihad calendar: His show Kilroy started on 24 November 1986 as Day To Day and ran until 2004, when it was cancelled by the BBC after an article entitled ‘We owe Arabs nothing’ by Kilroy-Silk was published in the Sunday Express on 4 January of that year.
An excerpt: “We’re told that the Arabs loathe us. Really? For liberating the Iraqis? For subsidising the lifestyles of people in Egypt and Jordan, to name but two, for giving them vast amounts of aid? For providing them with science, medicine, technology and all the other benefits of the West? They should go down on their knees and thank God for the munificence of the United States.
What do they think we feel about them? That we adore them for the way they murdered more than 3,000 civilians on 11 September 2001 and then danced in the hot, dusty streets to celebrate the murders? That we admire them for the cold-blooded killings in Mombasa, Yemen and elsewhere? That we admire them for being suicide bombers, limb-amputators, women repressors?'”
WIKIPEDIA: “The article was strongly condemned by the Muslim Council of Britain and the Commission for Racial Equality, whose head, Trevor Phillips, said that the affair could have a “hugely unhelpful” effect. Faisal Bodi, a columnist for The Guardian, called for Kilroy-Silk to be prosecuted for incitement to racial hatred. He said that Kilroy-Silk had written statements critical of Muslims in 1989, during the Salman Rushdie affair and in a 1995 article in the Daily Express. By contrast Ibrahim Nawar, the head of Arab Press Freedom Watch came out in support of Kilroy-Silk in a Daily Telegraph article, calling him “an advocate of freedom of expression” and saying that he agreed with much of what Kilroy-Silk had said about Arab regimes.
Labour MP Andrew Dismore asked why the BBC had disciplined Kilroy-Silk but had not moved against Tom Paulin after he had made allegedly anti-semitic remarks. The BBC’s defenders pointed out that Paulin appeared on BBC programmes only as a pundit and commentator, and was not employed as a presenter of a programme in his own right. Subsequent to losing his permanent position, Kilroy-Silk appeared on BBC programmes in the same capacity as Paulin, as an individual commentator no longer representative of the BBC.
According to the Daily Express, 50,000 people responded in a telephone poll supporting Kilroy-Silk’s reinstatement.”