Why Boris Johnson's Muslim Comments Are So Dangerous: James O'Brien

9 August 2018, 14:45

James O'Brien believes Boris Johnson's comments on the burka are dangerous because they mean he is doing the work of the Islamic terrorists.

The LBC presenter said that terrorists want Westerners to turn against Muslims in order to stir up divisions.

And he said the former Foreign Secretary's newspaper column, in which he said women in burkas look like bank robbers and letter boxes, does the same thing.

James O'Brien in the LBC studio
James O'Brien in the LBC studio. Picture: LBC

Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "I think the portrayal of Islam as a threat, the portrayal of Islam as a murderous cult is not being done by Muslims. They get closed out of the game. Half of the biggest names in the business in this country are in prison now.

"Their work is now being done by your rabble-rousers and your politicians.

"And that's why Boris Johnson's intervention on Monday seems so dangerous, because the people telling us that Muslims and non-Muslims should all fight each other and the people telling us that all Muslims believe they have to hurt us, which is palpable nonsense straight out of the Al Qaeda playbook, but now you're getting it on sub-EDL websites.

"People who are white, ostensibly Christian and Western are doing a lot more to promote fundamentalist murderous, political Islam than any Muslim I've ever met."