WATCH: Kassam Blasts BBC Establishment Hysteria Over Trump Tweets… ‘You’d Think We Were Going to War!’

Kassam: While we obsess over Tweets, we're missing the bigger ...

WATCH: Raheem Kassam took the BBC down a peg for obsessing over Trump's Twitter account while ignoring the real issues, like how the British establishment are using this to drive a wedge between Britain and her ally the U.S., the dangers of radical Islamism, and the hollowing out of our societies.

Posted by Breitbart London on Thursday, 30 November 2017

Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam hit back at the BBC’s rolling coverage of United States President’s Twitter account Thursday, remarking the response to recent Tweets was more akin to preparations for war than mere social media.

Criticising the massive, “breathless coverage” of Wednesday’s retweets by the President of a series of videos purporting to show Islamist outrages, Kassam told BBC anchor Jane Hill that ” the whole media and political establishment [has gone into] hysterical overdrive, over Tweets.”

Hammering the point home, Kassam continued: “An emergency debate in Parliament — are we so scared of these fringe organisations these days that we have to have an emergency debate in Parliament, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary. These are things you do in a time of war, not over a couple of Tweets.”

Drawing out the link between the inflated coverage of the Presidential Twitter account and Britain’s crutial relationship with the United States in the post-Brexit world, Kassam said: “The British political establishment, I guarantee you, are calculatedly using this to drive a wedge, because they don’t want Brexit to happen.

“Theresa May, don’t forget, was a remainer, and this is an intentional way of trying to halt that.”

Responding to the BBC following the British government in pouring scorn on President Trump for retweeting videos of Muslim attacks, Kassam said: “You made a misstatement there. You call it inflammatory — two out of the three of those tweets we know are factual things that happened and the world needs to know about them.

“By the way, the Britain Firsts of the world wouldn’t exist if the mainstream media did their jobs in covering this stuff, in covering homosexuals getting thrown off buildings… all of your colleagues need to be across these things. That Christians in the Middle East are so heavily persecuted.

“Yet every day we hear a story about President Trump’s Tweets, but we don’t hear a story every day about real problems in that region due to radical Islam.

“We are scared of offending Muslims, but most Muslims aren’t radical Islamists, they want this dealt with the same way… What I care about is how much airtime we’re spending talking about tweets, but ignoring serious issues

“Not just radical Islam, by the way, but how manufacturing across the United Kingdom is down, we’re not talking about our fisheries, we’re talking about tweets.”

Moving on to London’s Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan’s massive criticism of President Trump’s Twitter, Kassam said: “How many times can you keep going over this? How many front pages, how many commentary pieces, how many statements in parliament, how many Mayors of London coming out, Sadiq Khan saying he’s not welcome in the United Kingdom? Sadiq Khan does not speak for the United Kingdom.”

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