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Jew hating is ok if the voters want it (and the politicians need it)

by | 14th, December 2016

The Mail brings news of a “new drive to wipe-out anti-Semitism”. That the story is illustrated by a picture of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives readers a clue that the focus of this drive to wipe out hatred of Jews are not aristocrats, dinner-party guests or jihadis, rather the MP for Islington North with friends in murky places. That anti-Semitism is being used to score points is apparent when the Mirror reports on the same story with a picture of Labour MP Luciana Berger, who was subjected to horrendous anti-Semitic abuse. The Mail makes no mention of Berger, whose abuser has been jailed , but does spot the “more than 50 Labour members…suspended for anti-Semitic comments”. The Mirror  leaves that bit out.

 

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The drive is piloted by Teresa May, who says there “will be one definition of anti-Semitism in essence language or behaviour that displays hatred towards Jews because they are Jews.” It’s odd that a definition is required, and that May should feel a need to spell it out. Anti-Semitism is racism. Simple. In defining what every Jew and sensitive soul can spot a mile away, May is politicising Jew hating and pandering to the kind of balls whereby people can say the most racist things and then plead for dispensation through ignorance.

When accused of anti-Semitism, Naz Shah, a Labour MP, and thus one would hope an intelligent and empathetic human being, explained it away by saying, “The truth is that some of the stuff I have since looked at and understood, I didn’t know at the time. I didn’t get anti-Semitism as racism.” Ms Shah, who following exposure embarked on a self-styled “journey”, added: “I had never come across it. I think what I had was an ignorance.”

After talking to a few people, perhaps about what universal human rights really means, Naz reached a shocking conclusion. She tweeted: “I understand that referring to Israel and Hitler as I did is deeply offensive to Jewish people.” Who knew?

For her accidental racism, Shah, MP for Bradford West, was suspended from the Labour Party and let back in when her journey into what does and what does not constitute racism ended a trip that lasted a full 11 weeks.

It is intensely troubling that someone able to give free reign to anti-Semitic views should be an elected member of her community. Did Shah acquiesce to anti-Semitism on the hustings as she tried to win the seat from George Galloway’s Respect Party, despite having voted for him in 2012?  That was Galloway who said, “We have declared Bradford an Israel-free zone.”

Julie Burchill wondered :

Of course, it’s possible to criticise Israel without being anti-Semitic Israelis do it all the time, in perfect freedom, uniquely among Middle Eastern countries.

But it is anti-Semitic to say that the Jews, uniquely, do not deserve their own country especially when Muslims have so many.

And the enemies of Israel wish there to be yet another Muslim state Palestine, in which gay men are already exiled and women have been arrested for laughing in public.

There are 230,000 Jews in this country and two million Muslims. If the Labour party was currently committing self-immolation for purely ideological reasons, it would be tragic enough.

But the fact that they are doing it cynically, as well – to win the biggest group of voters – compounds their catastrophe.

The Guardian reported:

Guido Fawkes reports that Shah

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