A conservative American author complains London is ‘all Islamic’, and Twitter’s response is perfect [TWEETS]

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A conservative American author named Janie Johnson has claimed on Twitter that London is now “all Islamic”. And as you can imagine, the good people of Great Britain have consequently pointed out that her statement is rubbish at best, and ideology-driven scaremongering at worst.

Janie Johnson – author

Johnson is most noteworthy as the author of Don’t Take My Lemonade Stand: An American Philosophy. She also wrote Obama 2012 Slogans Rewritten. Her website has several examples of these re-written slogans, including:

  • “We can turn parasites into victims – and buy lots of votes!”
  • “Obama has a dream – you wouldn’t like it!”

Johnson also claims on her site that her books are:

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written for everyday Americans by an everyday American.

In addition, she notes that she’s a former tennis professional who’s married to an entrepreneur and best-selling author. And in another section of her website, she claims:

My whole perspective is that I am not an expert. I am just an informed American citizen (who has done her homework) who is not satisfied with the direction of our country or the way in which it is currently being governed.

But because of Johnson’s tweet about London, her status as an “informed American” is now being drawn into question.

The disbelief

First of all, several Twitter users struggled to take the American seriously.

The British sense of humour

Disbelief rather quickly turned into hilarity.

The pastiche

Finally, other Twitter users have elected to pastiche the author.

‘Informed’ America

But Johnson is not the first to make such claims. Donald Trump said that there were places in London “that are so radicalised the police are afraid for their own lives”. And other American figures on the right have made similar suggestions. The people making these claims show a wilful ignorance every time they repeat them. It also shows that they’re more than willing to spread lies in order to support their agenda.

The Canary contacted Janie Johnson for comment, but received no response.

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