Taliban poster girl: The talented Mrs. Ridley


There’s an awful lot which can be said about Islamist poster girl and ‘Talibanette’ Yvonne Ridley and none of it is pleasant. Some suggest that she suffers from Stockholm syndrome but personally I would not afford her that excuse. In my view she is a common or garden attention-seeking narcissistic opportunist who has achieved a form of dubious celebrity status she was incapable of finding elsewhere by remodelling herself as an evangelical promoter of mass paranoia among Muslims. As much as she cuts a toe-curlingly risible figure, she is also a dangerous one, because like so many of her mentors, paymasters and colleagues, she is obviously lacking in even the most rudimentary moral boundaries.

CiF Watch recently cross-posted an article from Richard Millet’s blog concerning the Al Quds day demonstration in London.  Lo and behold, Ridley subsequently appeared in the comments to whitewash that Khomeni-inspired carnival of hatred. This patron of ‘Cageprisoners’, European President of the Muslim Women’s Union, member of ‘Respect’ and activist for ‘Free Gaza’ (a conglomerate including the ISM: obviously not averse to a little ‘troofing’ of its own and ‘Viva Palestina’ did not hang around for long and left numerous questions unanswered, one of which is why she agrees to work for the Holocaust-denying propaganda organ of the Iranian dictatorship known as Press TV.

Anyone who has followed the ‘career’ of the woman about whom George Galloway reportedly said “Yvonne, you make me look like a moderate” cannot be remotely surprised that she would end up in bed with one of the world’s most vicious and repressive regimes. Her ability to contextualize suicide bombings and video-taped beheadings, pride in the fact that her political party ‘Respect’ (the epitome of the ‘Red-Green alliance’) is “Zionist-free”, sympathy for just about every Islamist extremist in the book, whitewashing of the  post-election crack-down in Iran and dabbling  in 7/7 ‘troofology are ample evidence of a disturbing disconnection from reality mixed with a nasty underlying racism.

Her public flouting of the law by having herself filmed boasting that she gave money to a terrorist organization indicates that like her Respect colleague and fellow Press TV presenter George Galloway, she obviously considers herself to be above the legal constraints which bind ordinary mortals. Her public glorification of terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hizbollah would indicate the same. This is a woman who either lacks the self-regulatory little voice within – which keeps most people inside the boundaries ethically defensible behavior – or gets a kick out of transgressing such basic moral norms.

Of course what is or is not morally defensible differs vastly between societies, and in the circles  in which Ridley has become a self-styled celebrity,  views such as hers are far from being a grounds for being  socially ostracized because she has aligned herself with the most dangerous and extremist groups and regimes on the planet.  There’s a chicken and egg question here (albeit a pretty academic one in my view); did Ridley’s existing psychological make-up draw her to like-minded extremists, or does hanging around with extremists in the hope of becoming ‘somebody’ have an obviously destructive effect upon her sense of moral boundaries? Either way, the result is one which is clear for all to see. ‘Sister’ Ridley co-operates with, promotes, excuses and cheerleads for at least two Jew-hating, Holocaust-denying, murdering, aspirational genocidal theocratic dictatorships. In my book that makes her not only an anti-Semite, but a generally disgusting person all round.

She can deny being a Holocaust-denier till the proverbial cows come home, but the fact is that the Tehran mouthpiece Press TV which pays her wage does promote Holocaust denial, in perfect harmony  with the policies of the anti-Semitic regime by which it is funded. It has published (on its website) the theories of Nicholas Kollerstrom and promoted the despicable ‘Lady’ Renouf among others. Press TV’s anti-Israel rhetoric is equally infamous and includes the promotion of discredited historians such as Shlomo Sand.

Ridley’s faint-hearted protestations on Richard Millet’s blog do not cut the mustard. Not only is she in the pay of an anti-Semitic Holocaust denying regime, but, on her own website, she also engages  in a form of Holocaust denial known as Holocaust inversion -defined anti-Semitic under the EUMC guidelines.

And that, ‘Sister’ Ridley, is the trouble with hanging around with anti-Semites who are incapable of distinguishing between fact and fantasy: it’s a bit like spending time in a cow shed in that, at some point, one becomes incapable of discerning that there is a stench at all, let alone that one smells of it oneself.  In other words, Ms. Ridley, there are certain things that the best friends you choose to keep won’t tell you.

The only question which remains is how long the British people will have to put up with Ridley’s justifications of terrorism, terrorist funding, anti-Semitism and racist incitement before their government wakes up and begins enforcing the laws it enacted to protect the country from such clear threats to its security.

14 comments on “Taliban poster girl: The talented Mrs. Ridley

  1. Ridley:

    “What concerns me now is the genocide of 1.4 million Palestinian men, women and children who are unfortunate enough to live in the world’s largest, open air prison known as Gaza.”

    Genocide?

    Huh? In Gaza?

    How people like her strip language of meaning, and make it easier for people like Ahmedinajad, Mugabe, Saddam Hussein,Erdogan, Kim Jong Il, the rest of them etc. to do their dirty work.

  2. The ludicrous charge of genocide shows Ridley’s lack of attention to what she actually says

    According to the CIA, at 3.35% the Strip’s population growth rate is the fifth highest in the world.

  3. Dedicated to Yvonne Tentacles Ridley

    There was a woman called Ridley
    Whose importance was quite piddly
    Her speeches rather drab
    So she donned the hijab
    Which wearing was quite fiddly

    She had no love for Zionists,
    But plenty for filthy terrorists,
    Spewing her hate
    For the Jewish state
    Boy is she tentacally pissed

    She bangs on about Gaza
    But cannot produce an answer
    Explaining her hysterical screeching
    And hate filled preaching
    Pleasing to her Islamic masters

    Declared insignificance to Nedas life
    Ignoring Muslim women’s deadly strife
    Could her tunnel vision be,
    Due to Hijab positioned obscurity
    Her disease of hypocrisy is rife.

  4. Israelinurse, I wouldn’t rule out Stockholm Syndrome. However, Tiddley Ridley was an alcoholic before she made common cause with the Taliban, and was therefore psychologically shot to pieces. The Islamists did what they do best, and as they do among disconnected and emotionally compromised youngsters at UK universities now, they ensnared her much as the Moonies ensnare people, by pretending to care about her but at the same time reminding her of how little point her life had, and then offering Islam as the only answer to her emotional and other problems.

    This is a creature who has no “self” to speak of, therefore she takes on the persona of whatever group with which she is affiliated. I have written elsewhere about the emotional deadening from which such people often suffer, and hatred of Israel and Jews probably makes her feel more alive. She certainly has an addictive personality and this sort of visceral hatred is like a drug that she can’t do without.

    And name me a loony left or Islamist spokesman who can distinguish fantasy from reality in respect of Israel, or even knows what truth and reality are!

    She probably couldn’t remember who Neda was.

  5. “..how long the British people will have to put up with Ridley’s justifications of terrorism, terrorist funding, anti-Semitism and racist incitement before their government wakes up and begins enforcing the laws it enacted to protect the country from such clear threats to its security.”

    Oh, it won’t wake up of its own volition, it’ll have to be jolted awake and it won’t enact the laws until we have more terrorist attacks, and probably not even then.

    Appeasement is the name of the game by the UK governments in the hope that if they ignore the security threats or try to make nice with those who pose threats then those threats will magically disappear. They won’t.

  6. @ Rutytutty

    A couple of alterations to make that first verse a genuine limerick:

    There was a woman called Ridley
    Whose importance was rather quite piddly
    Her speeches quite drab
    So she donned the hijab
    Which wearing she found was quite fiddly
    ;-)

  7. Here is Ridley supporting terrorism at the Al Quds Day march last Saturday:

    At the end of the clip she says ‘Victory to Hezbolla, Victory to Hamas”

    She has been reported to the Police under the 2006 Terrorism Act.

    But you can be sure that the Crown Prosecution Service will not bring charges against her. The CPS – like many UK institutions – is infected with Dhimmitude.

  8. thx prezelberg!

    Louise have you any idea why she is wearing garden rubber gloves in that clip?

    There was something a little Darth Vader-ish about her there. Does anyone know if she carries a glow stick sword?

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