December 16, 2019
British Muslims have “begun to leave the UK after Boris Johnson won the election” according to the alarmist headlines of a journalist writing for a major newspaper — without offering hard evidence of the assertion.
Writing for the Metro, a once fairly neutral but increasingly left-biased newspaper distributed for free on public transport throughout Britain, Basit Mahmood claimed that British Muslims “have started the process of leaving the UK over fears for their ‘personal safety’ now Boris Johnson is Prime Minister for five years”. The story was widely shared on social media by those expressing anger at the Conservative landslide victory.
However, the article only actually mentions discussions between the online wing of Metroand two people — neither of whom have actually left the country.
— Basit Mahmood (@BasitMahmood91) December 15, 2019
Manzoor Ali, Muslim charity boss who has previously branded Prime Minister Johnson “nothing but a liar, a conman and a racist” who has “lied to this country time and time again”, “offended Muslims”, and “lied to this nation for votes to leave [the European Union]” on social media, told the Metro he is now “scared for [his] personal safety [and] children’s future”.
As the Metro describes it, “his family are in agreement that they should move to ensure their safety” — but it seems there have been no concrete steps towards actually realising that goal.
This article was posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:02 am