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Pat Condell is unique. Nobody can match his extraordinary blend of suavity and savagery. With his articulate intelligence he runs rings around the religious wingnuts that are the targets of his merciless humour. Thank goodness he is on our side.
Richard Dawkins[1]

Pat Condell is a YouTube channel author, political commentator and atheist residing in the United Kingdom. He identifies himself as a "centrist," on the grounds that he dislikes the right (despite fawning over UKIP) and has soured towards the liberal left because of its "widespread support" for Islam.[2]

Despite their apparently numerous differences of opinion, Anders Behring Breivik described him as his "favourite comedian" in his 1500 page long manifesto.[3]

YouTube temporarily banned one of his videos – many of them criticizing Islam as totalitarian and an offence to reason – and considered suspending his account.[4] He looks a bit like Walt off Breaking Bad when bald (see photograph).

Pat hates Sweden[edit]

Condell denies accusations of bigotry for his — among other things — apparently islamophobic views.

  • He objects to being associated with the BNP as well, saying: "I believe the BNP has a racial agenda, and is therefore a racist party...I'd rather drive a garden fork through my own foot than vote for the BNP."[2]
  • His opposition to Park51,[5] is defined by him as a conflict against a totalitarian vision of the world, not of any race.
  • He spoke favourably about Eurabia theory and his propagators and is confesses esteem for the fight of Geert Wilders.[6]
  • He claims transgender people are actually promoting a mental disorder and that, even if rape isn't funny, it'd be hard not to laugh "if a Swedish news editor was ever gang raped by Muslim immigrants".[7][8] He has also promoted elements of Holocaust denial and pseudohistory by questioning whether Hitler initiated the Holocaust relative to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.[9]

Brexit fandom[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Brexit

He is strongly opposed to the European Union, something, he said, which led him to vote for UKIP in the 2010 UK elections.

He mentioned his support for UKIP in a video encouraging viewers to vote for small parties;[10] after facing criticism he clarified that he supports UKIP because it is the only party that shares his stance on the EU, and distanced himself from its other policies.[11]

While claiming he was against the EU just because he was pro-democracy, considering those who opposed Brexit as enemies of democratic system, he was — judging by his Twitter feed — nonetheless more than delighted when he heard that a violent military coup was being attempted against Turkey's authoritarian (but nonetheless democratically elected) president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.[12] Keep in mind, this was just 3 weeks after the Brexit referendum, during which time he made exhaustive amounts of tweets parading on about democracy and how after voting Leave, Britain has ultimately "saved" it. [13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Because of his different opinions and opposition to Nigel Farage, Pat suddenly seems dead set on hating Bob Geldof, even when the issue has nothing to do with Brexit. [20]

Biting the hand that feeds him[edit]

Condell has also attacked certain elements of the atheist community. These include atheists who try to get nativity scenes removed from public display,[21] "politically correct" atheists who supposedly defend Islam at Christianity's expense,[22] and the Atheism+ movement, which he dismissed as "whiny selective feminism that ignores Islamic misogyny" ("I almost hope God exists so he can piss in their eye" he added).

He also argues that feminists are unwilling to oppose Islamic misogyny, saying that they "turn a blind eye to religiously endorsed wife beatings, forced marriage, honour killing, genital mutilation, organised rape gangs, Sharia courts that treat women as less than fully human."

Defending the EDL[edit]

Condell challenges portrayals of the English Defence League as a racist organization:

I went to their website and read it quite carefully, looking for racism and fascism of course, because the media keep telling me that they are far right, but, well, I’m a little puzzled because I can find is a healthy regard for human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Not a whiff of racism or fascism and not a whiff of far-right politics of any kind.[23]

His other targets include the UK-based Islamic extremist Anjem Choudary, the Palestinians and university students who Condell feels shouldn't be entitled to free speech.

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