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Bakri Packs

by | 9th, August 2005

‘DO you know why we are winning the war on terror? God’s on our side? We’ve bigger jets. Our uniforms don’t chaffe the skin? Those and more are all valid reasons. But the true answer is because we have the Sun.

‘Dear all, weather: hot; food: hot; beard: hot. Wish I wasn’t here. Luv Omar’

Such is the paper’s power, we dread to think what would happen if Rupert Murdoch established a similar title in the less leafy parts of Pakistan, whipping the locals into a frenzy as babes bring the region their “News in Burkhas”.

For now we can only be thankful that such power is exclusively at our deposable. And today we can read on the paper’s front page that “hate” sheik Omar Bakri, aka the mad mullah, aka the Tottenham Taliban, has fled the country “after being forced out of Britain by the Sun”.

In the paper’s editorial, readers learn that the Sun has been pressing for Bakri to leave these shores for years. “It’s a great victory for us,” it cheers.

And one we and all the papers can share in, although it is more than a little churlish of the Mirror to make no mention of the Sun’s efforts as it tells its readers that Bakri has exchanged Edmonton for Beirut.

Given the greyness of parts of the north London area, it could be argued that Beirut offers Bakri a kind of home from

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