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Published on Apr 27, 2010
Pat Condell is very familiar with the arguement made by atheist thinkers that extremist forms of religion survive because they are protected by what appear to be milder, benign forms. So, it is claimed, it is difficult to criticise Islam because, whilst it does contain a number of dangerous extremists, these people are shielded by the large number of moderate Muslims who it would not be appropriate to condemn, even though they follow the same prophet and swear on the same holy book. It's a pity that Condell doesn't see that UKIP is effectively providing exactly the same kind of cover for more extreme forms of 'patriotism'. This is despite the fact that the evidence of this is transparently obvious. His own Youtube channel, which focusses particularly on atheism, has had a massive influx of extreme right-wing subscribers, and a significant number of these are very vocal in their support of UKIP and of Pat Condell's championing of its particular brand of fat-free nationalistic nonssense.