Schadenfreude is an emotion that should perhaps not be encouraged, but it is hard not to feel a twinge of it when reading this account of Leftists eating their own. I’ve often stated that anyone and everyone who dares to say a word in opposition to jihad terror and Sharia oppression, no matter how mild that word may be, will ultimately be accused of “Islamophobia” by Leftist and Islamic supremacist jihad enablers, and demonized and ostracized as a result. This is true no matter who you are, and no matter how much you may have contributed to the Left’s pet causes in the past. Bill Maher and Sam Harris have discovered that, and now next in the pro-jihad Left’s crosshairs is Nick Lowles, who whines below: “Never mind all the work HOPE not hate has done challenging anti-Muslim hatred, it seems that some ultra left activists believe I’m islamophobic because I have repeatedly spoken out against grooming and dared to condemn Islamist extremism.”
I’ve noted in the past that Lowles’ opposition to “grooming” has been paltry at best, and that his group has been far more interested in demonizing “right-wing” opponents of Muslim rape gangs than actually opposing the Muslim rape gangs, but even that was too much for Britain’s National Union of Students. The poetic justice here is that Lowles’ group Hope Not Hate led the campaign to ban me from entering Britain, defaming me as a racist and fascist — although, when challenged on the BBC, he was unable to come up with a single “hateful” statement I had ever made in the 13 books, hundreds of articles, and over 40,000 blog posts I had written up to that point.
Now Lowles’s gutter tactics have been turned on himself. Will he wake up and realize what he has done, and what is happening to him? Will he realize that the baseless character assassination he so eagerly carried out against other people is now being directed at him, and that the term “Islamophobia” is a subjective one solely designed to smear and discredit people? Will he apologize to those whom he has smeared and discredited by means of this term? That is unlikely. When Stalin had his former friend and comrade Nikolai Bukharin condemned to death for alleged “rightist” sympathies, Bukharin pleaded for his life in a pathetic letter to Stalin from his jail cell, offering his services against other deviants: “I would wage a mortal war against Trotsky, I would win over large segments of the wavering intelligentsia.” Lowles is already pleading with his accusers and defensively invoking his usefulness, pointing to “all the work HOPE not hate has done challenging anti-Muslim hatred.” It will likely be to no avail. He has dared to “condemn Islamist extremism.” He is now an unperson.
“Students Ban Hard-Left, ‘Anti-Islamophobia’ Campaigner… For Being ‘Islamophobic,’” by Liam Deacon, Breitbart, February 18, 2016:
Britain’s National Union of Students (NUS) is attempting to ban or “no platform” Nick Lowles, a man who has built a career denouncing perceived ‘Islamophobia’, because they say he is ‘Islamophobic’.
Mr. Lowles is the leader of the hard left, foreign-funded Hope Not Hate (HNH) campaign group which claims to “campaign to counter racism and fascism”.
But the very kind of mentality that Mr. Lowles has created on the left of British politics appears to have come back to haunt him – with hard-left students denouncing the group for briefly raising the issue of radical Islam.
“Ultra-left lunacy” wrote Mr. Lowles on Facebook today. “So it seems that the NUS black students are opposing a plan to invite me to speak on an anti-racism platform because I’m ‘islamophobic’.
“Never mind all the work HOPE not hate has done challenging anti-Muslim hatred, it seems that some ultra left activists believe I’m islamophobic because I have repeatedly spoken out against grooming and dared to condemn Islamist extremism”, he said.
Adding: “I will be writing about this in more detail in the near future but for now I’m biting my tongue and trying to remain polite and professional.”
Mr. Lowles began the Community Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) campaign alongside the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB) in 2013, a year after the Rotherham grooming scandal began to be exposed. CAASE claims to, “meet head-on the communal challenges raised by child sexual exploitation of vulnerable young girls and women.”
Prior to this, HNH frequently accused those who spoke about grooming of ‘Islamophobia’. Tommy Robinson, the ex-leader of the English Defence League, has even alleged that Mr. Knowles [sic] later “apologised” for not taking the problem seriously enough.
The NUS attack on Mr. Knowles [sic] comes just days after they branded gay rights activist Peter Tatchell ‘racist’ and ‘transphobic’, and a couple of months after they attempted to ban the prominent Feminist Germaine Greer.
In 2014, the student organisation managed to vote decisively to “formally condemn” and oppose “racist” and “islamophobic” UKIP, but declined to condemn this Islamic State (IS) terror group because that too would be “islamopbobic”….