DUBAI: American radio host Alex Jones is known for shocking listeners with his conspiracy theories but he may have got more than he bargained for this week when he decided to take a swing at Britain’s Muslims, and the queen, in the wake of the London terror attack.
BBC Newsbeat reported Monday that he shared a clip of Muslims purportedly saying they plan to turn Buckingham Palace into a mosque and adding that the queen should either convert to Islam or leave the country.
Jones tweeted out a link to his segment, with the caption “Muslims in England are now demanding that the Queen either convert to #Islam or leave the country!”
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) March 25, 2017
British Twitter users were quick to call him out on the fantastical claim with some comedic put-downs of their own.
One user tweeted: “@RealAlexJones I believe many people in the UK already make a pilgrimage to Makkah,” alongside a photo of a Makkah bingo hall – an established chain in the country.
— KateP (@doctorwibble) March 26, 2017
“@RealAlexJones Don’t forget they’ve already been allowed to build their London mosque to dominate Christian symbols. Unbelievable,” another user joked alongside a picture of the Gherkin skyscraper in London.
— Peter Anghelides (@anghelides) March 26, 2017
Meanwhile, one Twitter user shared an image of the queen wearing a scarf around her head — as she usually does when she is outdoors – with the caption “@RealAlexJones She has converted already. UK is now the Islamic Kingdom of Britanistan.”
— Sabr (@ibnsabeel) March 26, 2017
“@RealAlexJones She’s already Muslim, mate. Spends half her time in this mosque in Brighton,” another user joked, sharing a picture of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
— Karl Minns (@karlminns) March 26, 2017