Sir Vince Cable: RESIGN as Lib Dem leader for comparing Brexiteers with 'Jihadists'
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In an article for the Mail on Sunday on 6th August 2017, the leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable made remarks that compared 'hardline' supporters of Brexit to 'Brexit Jihadis' - a disgusting comparison in light of the number of ISIS-inspired terror attacks that have taken place on British soil in recent times.
Although we respect Cable's right to use emotive and passionate language to justify his view as a 'Remainer,' after all both sides have gotten pretty 'fruity' with each other since the EU referendum in June 2016, it is clear that this particular comparison is unacceptable and in incredibly bad taste.
It must be remembered that 'Jihadi' is a term that refers to someone who is a holy warrior in the name of Islam.
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Our original article on this matter can be viewed below.
The leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable could be heading for a whole world of trouble after he used the term 'Brexit Jihadis' to describe a number of people who had voted Leave in the EU referendum of 2016.
Let's just allow that to sink in for a moment.
The term 'jihadi' is incredibly emotive at the moment after the spate of terror attacks on British soil in 2017 at the hands of ISIS-inspired fanatics.
The word itself can basically be used for anyone waging this 'holy war' in the name of Islam.
When describing so-called 'anti-EU hardliners' and people being referred to as 'martyrs for Brexit' while writing for the Mail On Sunday, Cable added:
'To describe such masochism as 'martyrdom' is dangerous. We haven't yet heard about 'Brexit jihadis' but there is an undercurrent of violence in the language which is troubling.'
What the hell is talking about?
He is referring to people who both online and in the 'real world' have legally described their anti-EU thoughts in a passionate manner.
If fools like Cable are allowed to spout nonsense on a very public platform about passionate Brexit supporters being 'Brexit Jihadis,' surely we could all argue that his comments are just as inflammatory and potentially harmful.
Ever since the EU referendum result became known in June 2016, Brexit supporters have been subjected to some horrific abuse from the so-called intellectuals and just generally 'better human beings' who are horrified at the thought of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
It goes without saying that they have given some back as well - that's the way the game works after all!
However, to be described by a senior politician as 'Brexit Jihadis' is just plain wrong - it goes beyond what many people would describe as 'reasonable argument.'
Being compared to sick and twisted ISIS fighters and suicide bombers is unacceptable, and although we would hope that he explains his remarks in due course, we won't be holding our breath!
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