U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his winning streak last night, taking first place in the “satirical” Islamophobe of the Year Award.
The prize was awarded at a gala dinner in London last night in Mr. Trump’s absence — not an unusual state of affairs, given that none of the nominees are usually invited and applications for tickets have in the past gone unanswered.
The ceremony was hosted by the British-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a Shia-dominated, “Khomenist”, Hezbollah-sympathising pressure group which has campaigned on behalf of convicted Islamist terrorists, as previously reported by Breitbart London. Although the event is intended to be satirical, it is instead apparently an opportunity for the Iran-friendly group to denounce their chosen politically-incorrect bogeymen.
In a statement, the group said they wanted to undermine the credibility of people who criticised Islam by awarding their prizes.
Writing in support of Mr. Trump’s nomination, which was given following his call for a halt on Muslim migration to the United States, IHRC chairman Massoud Shadjareh said: “It is bad enough that anyone can come out with such arrogant, unapologetic bigotry and hate speech but I think what is really frightening is that Donald Trump is supported by such a large number of voters in what is the most powerful nation in the world.”
In the nominations, Mr. Trump was cited as having “too many reasons to list” to win the award, and on the night was credited with “arrogant, unapologetic bigotry and hate speech”, reports Time. While he was crowned over-all Islamophobe of the year, Mr. Trump was also entered into the international category of awards, standing against Dutch member of parliament and counter-Islamification campaigner Geert Wilders and, the winner, French magazine Charlie Hebdo, nominated “for their callous, racist cartoon of the drowned Syrian baby refugee Aylan Kurdi.”
Gaining worldwide notoriety after most of the staff were murdered in a Muslim terror attack in Paris in 2015, the political magazine has now taken a trophy at the awards two years in a row. The award last year, given just weeks after the murderous attack, was criticised for being insensitive, but the IHRC defended it saying that if Charlie Hebdo could claim the right to satirise Islam, they could claim the right to do it back, also stating the award had nothing to do with the murders.
Other previous winners of the award include Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam, who took the prize in 2014. He said of the award, and the questionable IHRC at the time:
“It’s an honour to have won such a stupid award from such a devious organisation. It proves that we’re on the right side of history that people who back extremists and loons are doing everything they can (which isn’t much) to try and smear me. I’m tempted to film an acceptance speech video, and maybe burst into tears like Gweneth Paltrow… I’d like to thank the (Zionist Academy)… that sort of thing!”
Follow Oliver Lane on Twitter: Follow @Oliver_Lane or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org