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British People Are Taking The Piss Out Of An American Writer For Saying London Has Turned "Islamic"

"Hadn't been in 20 years. Shocked. £5 a pint."

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On Sunday afternoon, a Times article that claims British Muslims lead "separate lives" to the point that they believe the majority of British citizens follow Islam was shared by Paul Watson, the right-wing commentator and editor of Infowars.com.

"Some Muslims lead such separate lives that they believe Britain is an Islamic country." https://t.co/EzAHtvKIJZ

After he shared the piece with his 380,000 followers, Watson's tweet was picked up by Janie Johnson, an American author and conservative commentator, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Johnson is a former professional tennis player. On her website, she says her tennis career resulted in "extensive travels around the world" that have helped "inform her political philosophy".

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Johnson – who regularly appears on Fox News – quoted Watson's tweet, and added that a friend of hers who had recently visited London described the city as having turned "all Islamic".

My friends just returned from London. Shocked. Hadn't been in 20 years. Said London is gone - all Islamic. https://t.co/YFFKkt2wli

At first Londoners stepped up to dismiss her comment as flat-out untrue.

@jjauthor I live in London and I’ve never heard such a pile of laughable horseshit in my entire life. Have a word with yourself.

But in true British style, they swiftly began to take the piss.

@jjauthor It's terrible here, Janie. They've forced me to wear a burka. It's actually quite comfy and very warm, but it's the principle.

They warned Johnson of the newly introduced "dress codes"...

@jjauthor this is true. I've just returned from London, wear British women are now forced to follow Islamic dress c… https://t.co/3WarPl8Bot

...and the shocking cost of a pint.

My friends just returned from London. Shocked. Hadn't been in 20 years. Shocked. £5 a pint.

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They made sure Johnson was aware of how terrifying Leicester Square looked today...

My friends just returned from London. Shocked. Hadn't been in 20 years. Took this photo in Leicester Square

...and warned her of the horror of the beauty salons in Camden.

. @jjauthor yeah that's correct Janie, I mean even the beauty salons in Camden have been affected. 😳

They were concerned Johnson hadn't heard that Greggs had disappeared, too...

My friends just returned from London. Shocked. Hadn't been in 20 years. Said Greggs is gone - all Patisserie Valerie.

...and that Carpet World had changed quite a bit.

My friends just returned from CarpetWorld. Shocked. Hadn't been in 20 years. Said normal carpets & rugs are gone - all flying carpets now.

Some Londoners realised Johnson's theory reached into all corners of their lives...

@jjauthor My friend just returned from the bathroom. Shocked. Hadn't been in 20 minutes. Said the shit paper is all… https://t.co/XXpATCPIyo

...while others decided to push her comment into niche joke territory.

My friend just returned from visiting Keith's 93yr mum. Shocked. Said she just realised this joke format is way too outdated to be funny now

Then some Londoners took threw the joke back 950 years...

My friends just returned from Hastings. Shocked. Hadn't been in 950 years. Said Saxons are gone - all Normans. @jjauthor

...and hoped Johnson would be truly prepared for just how different England looked today.

My friends just returned from Palaeolithic Britain. Shocked. Hadn't been for 10000 years. Said Homo heidelbergensis are gone - all Sapiens.

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rossalyn Warren at rossalyn.warren@buzzfeed.com.

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