Sunday, April 09, 2017

So who does actually stand up for ordinary Jews?

Judging by two stories that caught my eye today the answer to the above question is: not the self-appointed 'leaders' of Jews of the UK and, increasingly, not even the authorities in Israel. The first is this tweet from Baroness Warsi at a Jewish Muslim Interfaith lunch.

Yes that is Baroness "prosecute Jews who volunteer for the IDF" Warsi (front left) and opposite her Naz "Ship all the Jews of Israel to the USA" Shah. While interfaith meetings can be a good idea, why do Britain's 'official Jews' always have to choose the most prominent Jew-baiters to partner? I guess it's lucky Ken Livingstone is not Muslim in this case.

The second is this headline and story in the Jerusalem Post (that used to be one of the only newspapers that provided fair - as in not blatantly anti-Zionist - coverage of Israel but has long become a joke):

And in case you are wondering, while we know that Muslims continually harass, attack, and stab Jews in the Old City, the story itself provides absolutely no indication of who the 'Jewish extremists' are beyond a quote from a Police spokesman that it is:
Jews who intended on coming to the Western Wall area to create disturbances
So that's all right to equate them with terrorists then.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump: You must personally demand extradition of child murderer Ahlam Tamimi from Jordan

Ahlam Tamimi is the female Hamas terrorist who planned and engineered the 2001 massacre of 16 people, including 8 children, in Jerusalem’s Sbarro restaurant. One of her victims was 15-year-old Malki Roth (an American citizen) and her parents maintain an incredible blog about the case here

As a mass murderer of Jewish kids she was the most 'honoured' of all the terrorists released in the ludicrous exchange for Gilad Shalit. She became a major celebrity in the Arab world, presenting a weekly TV programme where she encouraged millions of viewers to emulate her crimes. By inciting terrorism Tamimi was subject to re-arrest under the terms of the release, but by living in Jordan the Israelis were unable to re-arrest her. However, because two of her victims were American citizens the FBI has recently put Tamimi on their most wanted terrorist list and requested her extradition from Jordan. The Jordanians, who also recently honoured child murderer Ahmad Dakamseh, have refused.

Here is Tamimi smiling when she is told in prison for the first time how many children she killed:

Here is Tamimi boasting of her crimes after her release.

However, now the heat is being turned up on Tamimi, she is actually trying to lie about her crimes and, typically, the main stream media in the form of the Associated Press has gone along with it. The AP's appalling reporting presents a convicted mass murderer's claims on an equal footing with those of the victims' parents (the AP's actions remind me of what the BBC did to Smadar Haran whose family was murdered by Samir Kuntar). There is also this disgraceful piece by AlJazeera. At this rate, in few years, Tamimi will be welcomed as a hero at conferences in America organised by anti-Israel Jews - just like what happened to Rasmae Odeh the female terrorist who murdered two Jewish students.

The names of those murdered by Tamimi:
  • Zvika Golombek, 26, from Karmiel
  • Shoshana Yehudit (Judy) Greenbaum, 31 (5 months pregnant), from Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Tehila Maoz, 18, from Jerusalem
  • Frieda Mendelsohn, 62, from Jerusalem
  • Michal Raziel, 16, from Jerusalem
  • Malka Chana (Malki) Roth, 15, from Jerusalem
  • Mordechai Schijveschuurder, 43, from Neria
  • Tzira Schijveschuurder, 41, from Neria
  • Ra'aya Schijveschuurder, 14, from Neria
  • Avraham Yitzhak Schijveschuurder, 4, from Neria
  • Hemda Schijveschuurder, 2, from Neria
  • Lily Shimashvili, 33, from Jerusalem
  • Tamara Shimashvili, 8, from Jerusalem
  • Yocheved Shoshan, 10
  • Giora Balash, 60

Additionally, 130 were injured. One Chana Nachenberg (a US citizen) remains hospitalized, in a permanent vegetative state.


Another terrorist murder in Israel. Another lavish salary to be paid by Western taxpayers to the murderer

Note: while Hamas takes claim for the attack it is the Palestinian Authority who honours him and uses Western taxpayer money to pay his new lavish salary

"As a Jew" David Baddiel did not like me criticizing him ....

In a FaceBook essay today ex-comedian David Baddiel decided to enlighten us plebs with the benefit of his wisdom and insights into the Ken Livingstone row. David tells us he is very concerned about antisemitism but this has nothing to do with anti-Zionism. To emphasize his non-Zionist credentials he says:
I do not support the appalling actions of the present Israeli government. 
And he follows this up by using a quote from his own 'comedy' film as evidence that Israel is not even really Jewish:
I don’t even think it’s a very Jewish place. In The Infidel, my film, a character whilst describing various types of Jews, says “And then Israelis – Jews without angst, without guilt – so not really Jews at all.”
I replied to Baddiel's post with a link to an article I wrote about him in 2014. Here is his reply and note that my own response was blocked (in fact he has blocked me from accessing his Facebook page):

Here is the article from 2014:

The Infidel (October 31, 2014)
David Baddiel: leftist hypocrite and self-hating Jew
A number of friends have asked me to go and see the stage production of David Baddiel's 'The Infidel'. To understand why I will not go to see this (I saw the film incidentally and it was pretty poor) here is the relevant self-explanatory snippet from a blog posting I wrote back in 2010 about anti-semitism ingrained in the world of  'the arts':
To give another flavour of this same argument, I found something very illuminating in the latest issue of the Jewish Chronicle magazine. There is an interview there with the Jewish comedian David Baddiel about his new film "The Infidel" (about a Muslim who discovers that he is Jewish). One question asks:
What can the film teach audiences? 
Baddiel answers: "The main Muslim characters in the film are not suicide bombers or fundamentalists, they are just ordinary people and the film tries to show them as such".
OK, but the very next question is: 
What does being Jewish mean to you religiously and culturally?
Baddiel answers: "Probably the key speech in the film is when the rabbi, played by Matt Lucas, doesn't let Mahmud in to see his father, who is dying, because he can't say the Shema. That is the definition of Judaism."
Obviously Baddiel does not see the irony of his determination to portray Muslims as 'just like us', but to portray Jews as religious fanatics.
It is also worth pointing out that Baddiel - whose TV career effectively ended several years ago when he stopped being funny - tried to get himself some much needed publicity last year; he was the person who led the ludicrous campaign to stop Spurs fans calling themselves 'Yids' - a campaign that was fiercely opposed by 97% of Spurs Jewish supporters (and 91% of all Spurs supporters). Baddiel is a Chelsea supporter who has never campaigned to stop the genuine anti-semitism that Chelsea fans always direct at Spurs (the gas hissing sounds, Hitler salutes etc).

Monday, April 03, 2017

Nick Ferrari's latest gem

This was in a discussion with a caller about the 'hate crime' committed against an asylum seeker in Croydon yesterday. Ferrari was contrasting it with the Westminster attack, which he said was in no way a hate crime as "Khalid Masood was a petty criminal who did not care what the religion was of people he killed."

See also LBC

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Tale of two books: Tommy Robinson v Baroness Warsi

The media and political elite choose Baroness Warsi - the soft Islamist supramacist, Israel hating fraud, and shun Tommy Robinson - the true patriot.  But somehow the public sees through it.

Here is the review of Tommy Robinson's book I wrote on 20 Dec 2015:

Tommy Robinson is the former leader of the English Defence League (EDL) who has just published his biography. First I need to point out that the book is not easy to get hold of (see the updated story about this below**, with information provided by Tommy Robinson himself).

There have already been some very detailed and excellent reviews of the book (see especially the review at IsraellyCool) so I will keep this fairly brief.

Anybody who has actually listened to what Tommy Robinson has to say, rather than accepted the stereotype narrative about him parroted by the entire main stream media, will not be totally surprised at what is in this book (the shame is that those who dutifully accept the main stream narrative will not read it). However, even for those who have followed Robinson's story over the years. it is a compelling read as it describes with real evidence the extent to which the British Government under David Cameron will go to both suppress those trying to raise awareness of the Islamic threat and to marginalise those who actually try to stop its spread in the UK. In many respects Tommy Robinson was the ideal bogey man for the Government and media, being white, working class, a one-time football hooligan, and having had a very brief flirtation with the BNP. Robinson talks frankly about all those aspects of his life, and the harsh realities of his up-bringing in Luton.

Written clearly in his own words with feeling (and understating his genuine suffering and heroism in my view) I think this is one of the most important political books of recent times. For me there were two especially illuminating stories: One relates to the 'sting' operation in which Robinson exposed Afzal Amin, the 2015 Conservative election candidate for Dudley North, as a corrupt liar; given David Cameron's affinity to Amin it is likely that he would have been a key Cabinet member in the new Government and so Robinson saved the country from electing one of the most sinister politicians of all time and one who was also subsequently revealed to have a fundamentalist Islamist agenda (much like that other 'charismatic Muslim politician' Baroness Warsi who Cameron also had an obsession with and who really was given positions of power).  If Cameron really wants to find out how Muslims think perhaps he should try talking with Tommy Robinson rather than appointing Muslims who tell him what he wants to hear. The second story relates to Robinson's experience with the Quilliam Foundation, the organisation supposedly countering Islamic extremism.  While the relationship was originally promising (and seen by many of his former EDL colleagues as a sell-out) it seems that Quilliam only wanted to have control over him; moreover Quilliam were also unable (or refused) to answer the serious questions about Islam raised by American bloggers like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller who expose radical Islam.

Talking of Spencer and Geller, one of the small disappointments I had with the book, is that Robinson does not really say much about his relationship with them (see Geller here, for example), whereas having read Geller's blog for years it is clear that the relationship was at one time very close and went through some very interesting phases. He does mention the fact (well covered on this blog) that Spencer and Geller were banned from the UK (although he does not mention that a major reason for the ban was that they were considered 'too pro-Israel'). Of course the Spencer/Geller ban was supported by (and indeed lobbied for) by Jewish organisations including, disgracefully the Board of Deputies. Those same Jewish community 'leaders' and 'intellectuals'  also think they are showing solidarity with the Muslim community by continually branding Robinson a racist. Not only are they wrong about that, but they need to realise that Robinson is simply a British patriot who, in trying to halt the growth of Militant Islam, is one of the few people in this country prepared to do something against what also happens to be the most serious threat to British Jewry.  Moreover, there is a deep irony in British Jews believing everything the BBC and the Guardian says about Robinson, because the narrative presented is as false as the one those very same sources present about Israel.

**Published two weeks before Christmas I assumed the book would have been widely available, especially given Robinson's high-profile. But a quick check on Amazon last week suggested a problem - not eligible for Amazon Prime, and indeed not available direct from Amazon, with estimated delivery 24 Dec - 9 Jan and a £2.80 standard delivery charge on top of the £15 price. Seemed strange to bring out a book before Christmas that cannot be delivered until after Christmas. As I happened to be going to the West End I assumed I would be able to get it in the country's largest bookshop (Foyles). But  Foyles (and all other bookshops I tried) are not selling the book.  So, reluctantly, I ended up doing a Kindle download from Amazon  (the only direct seller of the book seems to be Press News Ltd). It turns out, unsurprisingly, that due to political correctness trumping demand, lack of availability is due to the fact that no publisher or agent was willing to touch the book (Tommy Robsinon tweeted me this information after I asked him about it).  So it seems the story of his life - a heroic but imperfect man outcast from main stream society for daring to speak out against the Islamist threat  - is not only described in this book but perfectly mirrored by the book itself:  heroic, imperfect and outcast from the mainstream bookshops for daring to stand up against the Islamist threat. 

Tommy Robinson – Enemy of the State
344 pages £15.00 (plus £1.50 p/p) is available here with the following summary:
The explosive story of Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League. Tommy describes the brutal truths about growing up in Luton, a town plagued by Islamic extremism and violent gangs.

When Tommy led a street protest of ordinary townsfolk in support of British troops, they were met by police batons and brutality. And when the EDL grew out of that conflict, the state turned all of its might against him, destroying his livelihood, disrupting his family and ultimately throwing him to the violent Muslim underworld that runs England’s prison system.

Arrested and held on trumped up charges, while receiving a series of death threats, he takes readers through the traumatic EDL years, his ordeal at the hands of the justice system and how he was even imprisoned to prevent him speaking to the Oxford Union.

When all else failed, a shady division of Scotland Yard tried blackmailing Tommy into working for them. Saying ‘no’ cost him his home.

If you believe in British justice and freedom of speech, you need to read this book.

15 January 2015 UPDATE: While Tommy Robinson's book provides extensive evidence of his claims to have been the victim of State persecution - and indeed of having been a political prisoner - dramatic new evidence today comes in the form of him being charged  over an alleged fight in prison. There is no longer any doubt that Tommy Robinson is being persecuted by the British State simply for publicly warning about the dangers of Islamism.

See also:

Review of Warsi book