Hard to tell in the present circumstances. Either way, using an explicitly non-political meeting to commemorate the victims of the London bombings to instead spout a load of over-the-top bullshit about Blair, Israel and the US – including calling for a boycott of Israeli goods because “Every time you make your purchases you are putting bullets in the backs of Palestinian children”, comparing Tony Blair to Pol Pot and then seemingly trying to incite violence by vomiting up crap like “Tony Blair, if you really want war with Islam, bring it on!” has got to put her in the top league of fucking idiots.
Christ – just imagine what would happen if her and Galloway had kids together…
You see, it’s people like Ridley who discredit all opposition to the latest half-arsed anti-terror measures. People like Ridley who stir up trouble between Muslims and the rest of us. If some radical Imam shot his mouth off with this rabid, foaming at the mouth rubbish, he can be dismissed fairly easily as simply being an extremist. But when a white woman – or a Scot with a ‘tache – start off on this kind of rhetoric, it lends far more “justification” to the cause.
So, control orders all round?
Update: Having just slagged off Gorgeous George, it’s only fair to acknowledge that at his most recent opportunity to spout off he resisted the urge to go utterly mental. You may disagree with his take, but unlike Ridley he kept his rhetoric in check. His last point in particular is hard to disagree with (although I will concede that his first could be interpreted in a number of different ways, not all of them commendable, and that this was likely deliberate…):
“It is a crime, a sin in any language, in any religion, to punish innocent people for the cause of the guilty people.
“The guilty men are not travelling on buses or on the London Underground. If you bomb people, some of them will want to bomb you back, it is obvious.
“We will not be silenced. The country has to change course and it will not change course so long as Blair remains at number 10 Downing Street.”