Glen Jenvey’s Friend Lionheart on “Paki Muslims”

Anti-Muslim blogger Lionheart (who claims to be a “good friend” of Glen Jenvey) explains the meaning of “Paki” to some right-wing American radio hosts:

Prince Harry used a term recently in the news, you know, it’s not a big deal. He just called someone like what they call themselves, you know, like people call us as English “Pommies” or Australians as “Aussies”. He called a Pakistani a “Paki”, you know. It was on video, and there’s been uproar about that because he said that that, you know, because once the Muslims are aggrieved about something the whole race industry arises to condemn and to exert its influence over our nation…I’ve got Paki Muslims, from Luton, wanting to, you know, stick a knife in me, shoot me, do whatever to me…All because I’ve stood up to speak out against what these Paki Muslims are doing in my community and in our country.

As ever, Lionheart insists that he is not a racist, just opposed to the “ideology” of Islam.

Of course, everyone in the UK knows that here “Paki” is an offensive term of abuse used against Asians, just as “Yid” is an offensive term of abuse used against Jews. Yes, such words are sometimes used ironically between friends of different races, and in some cases they are appropriated by those who were originally labelled as such by bigots. But Lionheart is not using the word in either of these contexts, so that just leaves either colossal ignorance (cf Debbie Schlussel) or a deliberate – and opportunistic – decision to provoke. Given that on his blog he has been careful to use the adjective “Pakistani” before now, the latter seems more likely.

I suspect the idea is that if white people can be persuaded that “Paki” as a racist term is a Muslim fiction concocted to tar whites as racists, that’ll whip up some white resentment and encourage the word to be used more often. That in turn will anger Asians, leading to inter-communal strife.

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UK Asians: Any problem with being called a “Paki” by this man?

(I covered the Lionheart “free speech” issue here)

20 Responses

  1. Oh dear.

    Someone needs to learn about the power of language.

  2. Paul Ray, aka Lionheart, is a racist I’m afraid. He does my head in. When provoked he’ll start banging on about Pakis this and Pakis that. That’s what got the police after him.
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  3. […] conspiracy to make people think the word “Paki” was in some way offensive, as I blogged here. His top post is now from December 2008, in which he expresses his intention to stop blogging. Let […]

  4. One of my best friends is a Paki, and I call him it without malice. Alright, there’s not a video so I won’t have to apologise! I’m a great believer that you can say (almost) anything to, or about, friends in jest and/or with love but, does Lionheart love Pakis? I don’t think so! As a Tory voting, “Telegraph” reading, anti-commie Brit (sorry, Briton – Brit could be construed as a racial slur) I’d like to see these, so called, “Patriots” consigned to the dustbin.

  5. Cheers!

  6. […] Jenvey’s personal friend ”Lionheart” (a “former” BNP supporter who rails against ”Paki Muslims”) has blustered at length that the forum is a front for al-Qaeda, and […]

  7. […] of Paul Ray, aka “Lionheart”, a long-time associate of Jenvey who rails against “Paki Muslims“ and in the past has expressed support for the […]

  8. […] number, so his session was cut short. The last occasion he appeared on American radio, as I noted at the time, he explained how there was a Muslim plot to make people think the word “Paki” was […]

  9. […] God is doing a work with and through”. He also insists that the word “Paki” is not offensive, and he makes no distinction between Muslims and Islamic […]

  10. […] blogger known as “Lionheart”. Ray, who rants on American Christian radio about “Paki Muslims” and who opines that “you should not judge [the BNP,] who God is doing a work with and […]

  11. […] extremists. At least one shot (at 2:45) is from the BNP website (Ray, who rails against “Paki Muslims“, has offered qualified support for the party), and there are several from the Daily Mail […]

  12. […] (alas, UK libel law prevents free discussion on this point). However, Ray also rails against “Paki Muslims” on American radio, which is not an adjective he chooses to uses on his blog. And BNP […]

  13. […] local Muslims use the word “kaffir”. This is unlike Paul Ray’s view: Ray insists that “Paki” is neutral, like “Brit”, and the only people claiming it to be […]

  14. […] fetishism and his admiration for Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali (perhaps he could explain to the bishop his views on the word “Paki”?), there is no evidence that Ray goes to church, and he has a […]

  15. […] I’ve noted before, while on his blog Ray is careful to write about “Pakistani Moslems”, on American […]

  16. […] but has since fallen out with the group and disassociated himself from it and has a well documented history of racism and alleged links to the British National Party and to self-confessed football hooligans. He was […]

  17. […] impossible to say what this signifies. It’s also perhaps of interest that a year ago I received a comment from one of the “Cheerleaders” indicating that they had been in contact with Paul Ray […]

  18. […] Jenvey’s dyslexic writing style, so this may also have an attempt to spread discord between Jenvey and Ray or to manipulate me into writing something about Jenvey. A few weeks later, the real Ray complained […]

  19. […] view of the BNP was that God was moving it away from racism, although I’ve heard him on an American radio show explain that there’s nothing wrong with the word “Paki” and that “Paki […]

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