Anorak | Banning Khat Turns Black Immigrants Into Criminals

Banning Khat Turns Black Immigrants Into Criminals

by | 20th, April 2014

FILE - In this photo taken Wednesday July 12, 2012 Isaq Abdi sits beside bundles of khat which he sells for his employer in Mogadishu, Somalia. The British government says Wednesday July 3 2013 that it is banning khat, an herbal stimulant, despite advice against such a move by an official advisory body. Khat, also known as cathonine, is popular in parts of the Middle East and Africa, where users chew the leaf to release stimulants that produce a mild high. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, file)


WE need to talk abut Khat. We’ll begin with Khat the cat, the three and a year-and-a-half-old pet who attacked his human hosts. He clawed the face of its owner’s sister, tore into the arms and legs of its owner’s mother and gashed the legs of its owner’s young brother.

The owner says:  “He’s never been an aggressive cat, he’s never been mean, he just flipped.”

The British State would argue that Khat is a product of nominative determinism, the process by which your name explains your actions. It would argue that Khat has been driven mad by the drug that last month UK home secretary Theresa May said would be banned.

Why ban it? What is khat?

It’s a natural stimulant gown in Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia. Khat users (let’s employ the language of drug abuse) extract the buzz by chewing the leaves. It’s a popular habit in east Africa and Yemen much like drinking a strong pick-me-up coffee or a ‘builder’s tea’ with sugar is popular in Westminster.

The difference is that one stimulant creates a Greet British buzz, whilst the other is a dangerous and foreign narcotic worthy of Class C status, down there with anabolic steroids, benzodiazepines (diazepam), gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), ketamine and piperazines (BZP). If May has her way, anyone caught chewing khat will be liable to 2 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. Caught supplying the dread leaves and you can go to prison for 14 years and be fined an unlimited sum of cash.

Being that dusky foreigners are most likely to enjoy khat which

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