Almost incredibly, this "incident" is quite seriously being described as "shocking racial abuse" in the newspapers. The guy is perfectly polite. He just says that he doesn't want to buy a magazine (normally sold by homeless people) because "you're not from my country". Quite obviously, Yousaf is not of Scottish ancestral origin. It's a reasonable point that, if immigrants come to your country, whether first-generation or otherwise, they should be expected to make some positive contribution to it. If, by contrast, they have been reduced to begging and homelessness, it's surely reasonable to say that they ought not to have come or have been allowed to come.
But the man in the clip has now been arrested and, judging by recent precedents, will probably be sent to prison. Then the Paki, an unelected politician who was appointed to his position using the undemocratic regional list system that prevails in Scotland, has the gall to present himself as an innocent victim, even though he is here invoking the tyrranical power of the state to destroy someone's life just for expressing his opinion. This is yet another illustration of the fact that diversity and liberty are incompatible. This should become one of the mantras of the European resistance movements. Repeat it as a slogan so it seeps into the public mind. Where diversity spreads, freedom dies.
A GOVERNMENT minister was subject to racist abuse while acting as a guest Big Issue seller to highlight the plight of Scotland’s homeless. Humza Yousaf was among a number of politicians, actors and television presenters to take to the streets for International Street Paper Vendor Week.
The minister for external affairs and international development was selling the magazine outside Glasgow Queen Street Station last week when a man said “f*** off back home” to the Big Issue team, before threatening him. The man then launched into a tirade about Romanians and Bulgarian immigrants in Scotland, despite the presence of news cameras filming the SNP politician.
The Glasgow-list MSP told The Scotsman: “I was selling the Big Issue at the Dundas Street entrance and the Big Issue team were filming me and other politicians. “This chap came up to us and when I tried to give him some of my sales patter, he said, ‘Not from the likes of you, you’re not from my country’, or something to that effect. “I turned around and said, ‘I think you’ll find I’m from Scotland, my home’. Then he came pretty much into my face, in a threatening manner, and he went on a rant about Romanians and Bulgarians in Scotland. I’ve been called pretty much everything you can think of by people like the Scottish Defence League, but by far the worst is being told to go home.”
He went on: “I was born in Rutherglen maternity unit, was raised and educated here, and now I’m lucky enough to represent Glasgow in Scotland’s parliament. “Despite all of that, there will be some who look at me and think, ‘He’s not one of us’, and that’s the most hurtful and insulting thing.”
Mr Yousaf, 28, said he has reported the incident to police and hopes the suspect will be traced. He was with full-time vendors from eastern Europe who said they are subject to such abuse almost daily. He added: “I’m not trying to be political but this is why politicians have to be careful about the language they use. Given the language used by some in the run-up to Bulgarians and Romanians being allowed to work in Britain from 1 January, it’s not surprising this kind of views filter through.”
Mr Yousaf said that despite the incident, he was heartened by the large number of city residents and commuters who stopped to speak to him during his shift, in which he sold more than 50 copies.
Big Issue editor Paul McNamee condemned the verbal assault but said that it was commonplace. He said: “One in three Big Issue vendors faces verbal or physical abuse while they are working hard to earn a living selling the magazine. “It is a tough job, as many of our guest vendors found while they were taking part in The Big ‘sell-off’ last week. “This abuse which was directed at Glasgow MSP Humza Yousaf was inexcusable, and sadly illustrates the sort of challenges that our vendors regularly have to overcome.Source: Scotsman UPDATE: The man has now been jailed for daring to tell the unelected Paki appointed to rule over him: "You're not from here."
A man has appeared in court charged with alleged racially aggravated harassing Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf. The Scottish Minister for External Affairs and International Development, was allegedly verbally abused in Glasgow city centre at around 4.45pm on Friday 7 February. The alleged incident happened when the politician, an SNP MSP for Glasgow, was selling the Big Issue outside Queen Street station to raise awareness of homelessness as part of International Street Paper Vendor Week. Christopher Chisholm, 30, was charged with racially aggravated harassment when he appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court today. He made no plea or declaration and was committed for further examination.Source