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Britainís Anti-Semitic Turn
City Journal ^ | Unknown | Melanie Phillips

Posted on 11/05/2007 4:51:19 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

In August 2006, as the war in Lebanon raged, a gang of teenage girls confronted 12-year-old Jasmine Kranat and a friend on a London bus. “Are you Jewish?” they demanded. They didn’t hurt the friend, who was wearing a crucifix. But they subjected Jasmine, a Jew, to a brutal beating—stomping on her head and chest, fracturing her eye socket, and knocking her unconscious.

According to the Community Security Trust, the defense organization of Britain’s 300,000-strong Jewish community, last year saw nearly 600 anti-Semitic assaults, incidents of vandalism, cases of abuse, and threats against Jewish individuals and institutions—double the 2001 number. According to the police, Jews are four times more likely to be attacked because of their religion than are Muslims. Every synagogue service and Jewish communal event now requires guards on the lookout for violence from both neo-Nazis and Muslim extremists. Orthodox Jews have become particular targets; some have begun wearing baseball caps instead of skullcaps and concealing their Star of David jewelry.

Anti-Semitism is rife within Britain’s Muslim community. Islamic bookshops sell copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf and the notorious czarist forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion; as an undercover TV documentary revealed in January, imams routinely preach anti-Jewish sermons. Opinion polls show that nearly two-fifths of Britain’s Muslims believe that the Jewish community in Britain is a legitimate target “as part of the ongoing struggle for justice in the Middle East”; that more than half believe that British Jews have “too much influence over the direction of UK foreign policy”; and that no fewer than 46 percent think that the Jewish community is “in league with Freemasons to control the media and politics.”

(Excerpt) Read more at city-journal.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; appeasement; britain; islam; islamichatred; wot

1 posted on 11/05/2007 4:51:20 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Should be a requirement before admission for any Moslem to post bond against listening to or uttering threats ~


2 posted on 11/05/2007 4:55:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
In 2005, London’s far-left mayor, Ken Livingstone, illustrated this unholy alliance by publicly embracing Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, the cleric who endorses suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq.
They beat the Nazis and the IRA, but now they fold in the face of Jihadism. From Rule Britannia to a nation of leftist pasty-faced limp-wristed jack-boot-licking cowards.

I feel truly sorry for those true British patriots who remain trapped on that island, including all the good soldiers who fought so well in Iraq.

3 posted on 11/05/2007 4:57:00 AM PST by samtheman
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The apparently unavoidable result would be that every Jew leaves the sinking ship of Europe. This is exactly the reason why Israel exists and will continue to exist. It is the Jews’ refuge from the hell that Europe and the Muslim world (soon the same) were, are and will be. Of course a large number will seek the USA and I would welcome them.


4 posted on 11/05/2007 4:59:18 AM PST by SolidWood ("I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is not suprising because things have gone bad to worse for the UK since the attacks of 2005.


5 posted on 11/05/2007 4:59:50 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think the major reason that we must expel our Mexican Illegals is that we need to make room for refugees from Europe.
Israel is too small to take them all—and certainly NOT ALL will be Jews (probably not even most).
It would be unconscionable to leave them all to the tender mercies of the Muzzies.


6 posted on 11/05/2007 5:05:38 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A gang of “teenage girls”, huh? Not enough stones to call them teenage Muzzies. That might “offend” the raghead “community”.


7 posted on 11/05/2007 5:05:57 AM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“two-fifths of Britain’s Muslims believe that the Jewish community in Britain is a legitimate target “

That should make 100% of the Muslims responsible for breeding this savagery.


8 posted on 11/05/2007 5:12:33 AM PST by spanalot
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Stupid people the world over hate the Jews.


9 posted on 11/05/2007 5:32:36 AM PST by Steely Tom
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Anti-Semitism is rife within Britain’s Muslim community”, and throughout all of Islam, as well. It seems that hate, a perverted desire for re-conquest, and avarice are the main sinews that knit Isalm together.


10 posted on 11/05/2007 5:33:07 AM PST by flowerplough (La Tolteca in Rehoboth, Delaware: They probably cater Fiesta Night in Heaven)
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To: SolidWood

Witness history repeating itself! American Liberals are deaf, dumb, and blind to what’s happening and what’s headed our way or should I say, is already here. Due to Liberal moronic psychology and political correctness, we have also let our enemies infiltrate our country. Anyone that ignores this is a fool. The US Congress is made up of fools.


11 posted on 11/05/2007 6:32:10 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Britain has always had a streak of anti-semitism coursing through its national veins.


12 posted on 11/05/2007 7:02:11 AM PST by ought-six ("Give me liberty, or give me death!")
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To: ought-six
Britain has always had a streak of anti-semitism coursing through its national veins.

Name a country which hasn't, alas. Britain rather less than most, in my experience, at least in the European context.

13 posted on 11/05/2007 9:40:21 AM PST by Winniesboy (Caution: Occam's razor carelessly applied can cut your own throat.)
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To: ought-six

“Britain has always had a streak of anti-semitism”

These are not Brits committing these crimes.


14 posted on 11/05/2007 6:20:30 PM PST by spanalot
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What a great writer Melanie is.


15 posted on 11/05/2007 11:34:11 PM PST by Posting (Beware of Islamization of some Arab "Christians")
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To: ought-six

As has America, and every country.

And anti-semitism historically was a preserve of the upper classes(’the Cliveden Set’).Barring the neo-nazi/BNP idiots, native British anti-semitism is almost unknown.Most of it comes from the more extreme Mulsim elements.

In fact,ought,the last figures I saw had a higher US rise in anti-semitism than the UK.But that hardly makes you a bigoted nation...


16 posted on 11/29/2007 3:20:41 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Britain’s history re: the Jews is pretty poor (it goes back before the so-called Mandate that decreed British control of the territory, which, you have to admit, was pretty sordid). Britain, historically, has not been very tolerant of Jews (but, in all candor, neither has most of Europe). No country in history — other than Israel itself — has been more welcoming to Jews than America. True, we have our anti-semites, moreso since we’ve allowed moslem immigration. But, per capita, ours are far fewer than anywhere else (again, Israel excepted).


17 posted on 11/29/2007 5:11:48 PM PST by ought-six ("Give me liberty, or give me death!")
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To: ought-six

I’d agree to an extent.

Remember, Britain includes England, Scotland, NI and Wales.And only the former has any history of anti-Jewishness.And I would argue that the history is poor to an extent,but much removed from the vicious anti-semitism of the European continent.The anti-semitism in Britain has been historically social,religious and verbal rather than the outright pogroms of mainland Europe.And it is a hatred based in the upper classes rather than the working class(which didnt show any such hatred until the mass immigration of Jews in the later 19th century,and had passed more or less by WW1,the British Fascists famously failed to gain much support in working class London in the 20’s and 30’s and famously in fact the working class rallied against Mosley and his blackshirts,and the BNP enjoys today only a small support,any gain has been more a one off reaction/protest on particular issues)

America’s worst ‘excesses’ I suppose would be: a—the country club snobbery of the US upper classes and b—their limiting of Jewish immigration around ww2.


18 posted on 12/01/2007 2:55:31 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: Steely Tom

and stupid jews in the united states support gun control so they can be certain they will have no defense against extremist a##holes-no flames- i can criticize my own if i so choose-actually when i know a jew supports gun control i will not associate with them(actually i don’t associate with anyone who supports gun control)


19 posted on 12/01/2007 3:01:19 PM PST by steamroller
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Anti-semitism was rather fashionable, until Hitler came along and
rather over-did it.”

—my best recollection of a comment from a British officer about attitudes
in Britain; made soon after WWII.


20 posted on 12/01/2007 3:07:16 PM PST by VOA
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To: the scotsman

The fact the US rejected the immigration to America of scores of Jews fleeing oppression in Europe in the late 1930s and early 1940s is a shame we, as a nation, will have to live with.


21 posted on 12/01/2007 3:38:31 PM PST by ought-six ("Give me liberty, or give me death!")
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