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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I don't respect your beliefs and I don't care if you're offended

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A British pensioner who boasts 'I don't care if you are offended' has become an unlikely hit on YouTube for his outspoken opinions on controversial issues.

Pat Condell, 66, has 275,000 subscribers and has racked up more than 64 million views of his dead-pan monologues on issues including Islam, feminism, the EU and political correctness. One of his videos entitled ‘Welcome to Saudi Britain’ was removed by YouTube. However, the video-sharing website said it had taken down the post 'erroneously' and it was soon reinstated, a move that was applauded by famous atheist Richard Dawkins.

But Mr Condell, who was born in Ireland and lives in London, has attracted lots of criticism, from being called an 'old fart' to receiving death threats. Previous to becoming a viral sensation, Mr Condell worked the comedy circuit across Britain, and used to appear regularly on BBC Radio One's Loose Talk.

In 2007 he said: ‘Well it’s a gloomy, rainy old day to be here in London, but it could be worse; I could be in Saudi Arabia where men are men, and women are cattle.’

In 2008: ‘Being called close-minded by religious people is a bit like being called yellow by a bunch of bananas.’

In 2010: ‘If the Catholic Church hadn’t so consistently and virulently condemned the Jews for killing Jesus, there would have been no Holocaust.’

In 2011: ‘When you allow millions of people to immigrate from places where they mutilate their daughters as a matter of course; where they kill them in a heartbeat over some twisted sense of honour; and where rape victims are treated as criminals; it doesn’t take a genius to know that you’re going to be importing these values and attitudes as well, wholesale, unless you take steps to prevent it.’

Talking about the 2011 summer riots Mr Condell said: ‘You probably know that this week Britain has been terrorised by an underclass of welfare-dependent, drug-addled criminal scum who have been allowed to run riot in the streets because the police haven’t been allowed to do their job and protect the public.’

In 2013 he said: ‘I’m always impressed by students who know so much about the world they feel no need to listen to anyone else’s opinions, aren’t you? Especially when they feel compelled to actively shout them down.’

And in 2016 in the run up to the EU referendum whilst speaking about the migrant crisis, Mr Condell said: ‘The two countries who have opened the borders most widely, Sweden and Germany, are now plagued by an epidemic of migrant rape and sexual assault.’

Oh, so very correct and, oh, so beautifully politically incorrect! Love him or hate him - he hits the nail.

For more, go to www.patcondell.net.