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The Diamond Jubilee piggyback on Team GB and celebrity knobs

by | 14th, May 2012

HAVE you seen those adverts on the sides of London buses, the ones telling us that Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK is happy about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee? “CONGRATULATIONS YOUR MAJESTY,” says the banner by a link to a website called MuslimsForPeace.org.uk.

That website tells us:

It would surprise many to know that an established Muslim Community in Britian [sic] is celebrating the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee

It would be surprising if such an asinine organisation wasn’t. The Diamond Jubilee is sold as celebration of belonging. It’s about civic pride, something only the Swiss are very good at that, and they also think fascism and assisted suicide are the way forward. It’s 1977 and all that, with street parties, bunting and TV news featuring pictures of mums in aprons spooning jelly into the faces of kids invited to the Royal feast so long as they bring their own food, stay at home and wash up afterwards.

As luck has it the Diamond Jubilee coincides with the European Football Championship and the London Olympics. If Her Maj isn’t your bag, or you’re just indifferent to her and hers, you can scream along to the football and the cycling. It will be one long scream of patriotic joy that the Royal Family can harness for their own ends. Wave a flag that logo seen on dresses and

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