‘Clash of civilisations’ at Alton Towers

“The clash of civilisations is not a ‘possible’ scenario away in the future but is taking place right here and right now and while in some cases that clash manifests itself in ugly acts of murderous violence such as the 7/7 London bombings, the 9/11 attack on New York or yesterday’s Islamic attack on Hindus in India, it also appears in other ways which while not murderous or barbaric are troubling, inconvenient or costly. Take, for example, the story of a young couple whose wedding plans have been thrown into chaos following an administrative bungle by staff at Alton Towers.”

The BNP have another go at the at the hiring of Alton Towers by the Islamic Leisure organisation – a story that is rather undermined by the fact that one of the victims of the adminstrative error evidently rejects the fascists’ Islamophobic spin: “It’s not the Muslim event – it’s not their fault that Alton Towers have double booked. The people with Islamic Leisure want their day as much as we do. I don’t blame them at all. But Alton Towers shouldn’t have done this. They should at least have rung us to discuss it.”

BNP news story, 12 July 2006

To be fair to the fascists, they are prepared to quote this, which is more than can be said for The Sun.