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This British TV Presenter Has a Message for ‘Islamist Scumbags’ Who Attacked Paris

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A British TV presenter had a tough message for what he calls the “Islamist scumbags” who attacked Paris last week.

Andrew Neil, host of British TV show This Week, responded to last week’s Paris attacks by listing Monet, Renoir, and Creme Brulee as evidence of French cultural contributions and comparing them to the beheadings, amputations, and medieval squalor sown by ISIS, who he called “Islamist scumbags.”

“I think the outcome is pretty clear to everybody but you– whatever atrocities you’re currently capable of committing, you will lose,” he said, in a video that was rapidly shared online. “In a thousand year’s time, Paris, that glorious city of lights, will still be shining bright, as will every other city like it. While you will be as dust, along with a ragbag of fascists, nazis, and stalinists who have previously dared to challenge democracy and failed.”


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