Wednesday 18 January 2017

O'Doherty: When did common sense become a bad thing?

Published 06/09/2015 | 02:30

No pretender: Isn't Chrissie Hynde making a very valid point?
No pretender: Isn't Chrissie Hynde making a very valid point?
Former ref Pat McEnaney

In Robert Ferrigno's hugely entertaining piece of dystopian hokum, Prayers for the Assassin, America is once again embroiled in a civil war, this time between newly declared Muslim states and the old Christian bible belt.

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The Islamification of America starts with a rejection of sex in popular culture and the tide really turns at an Oscars ceremony when all the winners declare their conversion to Islam and their rejection of an America 'which has lost its modesty'.

I doubt Chrissie Hynde has ever convinced people to do anything other than buy her records - and she hasn't been very successful at that, recently - but her widely derided remarks about the risks young women take when they dress scantily could have been taken from one of the newly converted Muslims from Prayers for the Assassin.

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