I’m sure this is true of many in the Labour Party, but it is also clear that among at least some Labour politicians, their Jew-hatred is sincere and deeply felt. In any case, this is the new Britain. This Jew-hatred in the Labour Party is a scandal today; tomorrow it will be taken for granted, and the next day will have spread to Britain’s other political parties. After all, they want votes, too.
“Julie Burchill: Labour Party ‘Jew-hatred’ is cynical bid for Muslim vote,” by Julie Burchill, Mirror, May 1, 2016:
As someone whose autobiography was called I Knew I Was Right, I’ve never been backward in coming forward when it comes to world-class gloating.
But never on any subject have I wanted so much to be proved wrong as on the obscene level of anti-Semitism – or Jew-hatred, to give it an uglier, more accurate name – infecting the left-wing in this country.
A whopping 13 years ago, I wrote a farewell piece in the Guardian explaining that I was leaving my job on the newspaper – the established voice of the British Left – due to what I saw as its ugly, anti-Jew rhetoric and accompanying Islamophilia (the final straw was when they ran an opinion piece by Osama bin Laden).
In that year, 2003, attacks on Jews had risen by 75% and since 2000 there had been a 400% increase in attacks on synagogues.
And the EU’s racism watchdog had recently suppressed a report on the rise of anti-Semitism because it concluded that Muslims were behind many incidents.
“What sort of world do we live in, when racism is ‘allowed’ to be reported only if it comes from the white and the right?” I wondered at the time. And the statistics are far worse now.
The strange fruit which was allowed to blossom by a Labour Party, smug in its anti-racist credentials, has turned the party into a rotting edifice fatally riddled with the ancient disease of anti-Semitism.
The long, lonely road here started with the perfectly reasonable desire to be anti-racist and ended up poisoned by what I call Paint-Chart Politics.
PCP is the equally illogical inversion of conventional racism – in this case, the furthest-from-white is always right.
And, hence, the Labour Party has found itself supporting a sexist, homophobic, nihilist death cult – Islamism – just because the majority of those who practice it are dark skinned and the majority of Jews white.…