Anjem Choudary is to Winston Churchill what Rosie O’Donnell is to Emily Ratajkowski.
The BBC has been attacked after comparing Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary to Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill.
Mark Easton, Home Editor, said that government plans to silence extremists were wrongheaded and that extreme views were needed to “challenge very established values.”
However, according to the Telegraph, his comment that Mandela and Gandhi were both seen as extremists in their time just as Choudary is now has been described as “ludicrous” and “disgusting” by critics.
Following a BBC report on the issue on Wednesday that mentioned more airtime for Choudary, Easton said: “It’s one thing to ban someone for inciting hatred or violence, but quite another to pass a law that silences anyone who challenges established values.
“I was in Parliament Square today – a statue of Gandhi looking down at me who was jailed for being extremist; Mandela who was jailed for being an extremist.
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