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BBC's Andrew Neil brands left-wing antisemitism a 'dangerous trend' in HET speech

BBC presenter Andrew Neil has said that antisemitism on the far-left is now a "more dangerous" trend in the UK than the extremism of the "knuckle dragging" far-right.

Delivering the keynote speech at the annual Holocaust Educational Trust dinner in central London, the Daily Politics show host also launched a scathing attack on Ken Livingstone for "intentionally" attempting to link Zionism with Nazi Germany.

Warning that the scourge of antisemitism was on the increase Mr Neil said: "When I was growing up the obvious antisemites were the knuckle-draggers in the National Front. In this country what was left of the KKK in America, the Holocaust deniers like Jean Marie Le Pen.

“Now these people and their kind are still around. But they are more marginal than they've been and they are less significant than they’ve been.

What has surprised me and what I think was entirely unpredictable was that the new development in this area is the rise of antisemitism on the far left. That is more dangerous than the knuckle dragging right."

He also warned that increasingly hatred of the state of Israel, masquerading as anti-Zionism actually represented modern day antisemitism. He said: "On the far left, just as there is on the far right there is a dislike of Israel, not just a dislike, a hatred of Israel.

"When it turns into hatred beyond normal criticism of foreign policy and state conduct, which we are all free to do and which every country must be subject to, when it turns to hatred then antisemitism flourishes.


Mr. Neil also references the use of social media and how antisemitic conspiracy theories are commonplace.

Pakistan barred from international football

Pakistan has been suspended from international football because of what global soccer body FIFA described as undue third-party interference in the country’s football federation (PFF).

FIFA said in a statement that the suspension would prevent Pakistani teams, including the national side, from playing in international competition and the PFF from benefiting from FIFA development and training programs.

“The PFF offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator, which constitutes a violation of the PFF obligations to manage its affairs independently and without influence from any third parties in accordance with the FIFA Statutes,” said FIFA.

“The suspension will be lifted once the PFF offices and access to the PFF accounts are returned to the PFF.”


Trump's UK visit has been Downgraded to a 'Working Visit.' No tea with the Queen!


White nationalist groups plan 'White Lives Matter' rally in Murfreesboro & Shelbyville, TN Oct. 28

Organizers of a “White Lives Matter” rally have applied for permits to hold an event Oct. 28 on the Rutherford County Courthouse lawn, city and county officials confirmed Monday.

The National Socialist Movement, a white nationalist group based in Detroit, will be joined by other member organizations of the Nationalist Front — including the League of the South and the Traditionalist Workers Party — for the event in Murfreesboro as well as one planned for the same day in Shelbyville.

Rutherford County and Murfreesboro city officials will meet Tuesday to determine whether the request meets city and county guidelines before the event is approved.

“We have to be very thoughtful about their rights and our citizens’ rights here, and what we’d need to do to properly manage this (event),” said Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess. “We’re still working together and having some serious discussions about how we should manage this. … We’ll do our very best to do the right thing.”


Justin Trudeau Keeps Forgetting That Jews Were In The Holocaust

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a plaque last week to inaugurate the country’s new National Holocaust Monument. There was just one problem—the plaque did not mention anti-Semitism or the Jewish people.

“The National Holocaust Monument commemorates the millions of men, women, and children murdered during the Holocaust and honours the survivors who persevered and were able to make their way to Canada after one of the darkest chapters in history,” Trudeau’s plaque read. “The monument recognizes the contribution those survivors have made to Canada and serves as a reminder that we must be vigilant in standing guard against hate, intolerance, and discrimination.”

“How could the prime minister permit such a glaring omission of reference to anti-Semitism and the fact that the millions of men, women and children who were murdered were overwhelmingly Jewish?” Conservative opposition member David Sweet asked Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly in parliament on Tuesday. “If we’re going to stamp out hatred towards Jews, it’s important to get history right.”

Joly, of the Liberal Party, responded that the plaque had been removed and would be “replaced with language that reflects the horrors experienced by the Jewish people.”

This is the second time that Trudeau has gotten in hot water over memorializing the Holocaust. His original statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2016 also did not specifically mention Jews or anti-Semitism, which he fixed in a tweet after facing public criticism.


Posted by grossproffit | Thu Oct 5, 2017, 06:52 AM (7 replies)

He was shot helping people during the Las Vegas shooting. His heroics helped his photo go viral.

Jonathan Smith is likely to spend the rest of his life with a bullet lodged in the left side of his neck, a never-ending reminder of America’s deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Smith, a 30-year-old copy machine repairman, was shot Sunday night while trying to help save people after a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas. He knows he’s one of the lucky ones to be able to walk out of the hospital, even with his severe injuries.

Smith was focused on saving his nieces — 22, 18 and 17 years old — but they separated in the crowd. He says he turned back toward the stage to look for them, he saw people hunched behind a sheriff patrol car at the northwest edge of the concert lawn. Others were so frightened they didn’t know what to do. He kept shouting, “Active shooter, active shooter, let’s go! We have to run.”

He grabbed people and told them to follow him toward a handicapped parking area in the direction of the airport, away from Las Vegas Boulevard. It was a large field with several rows of vehicles. Smith and the others crouched down behind one of the last rows of cars.


Posted by grossproffit | Wed Oct 4, 2017, 07:20 AM (1 replies)

Dear Incoming Freshman: Brace Yourself for Insane Anti-Semitism

From openly anti-Semitic professors to swastika graffiti, the campus can be a hard place for Jews, and is certainly a hard place for Zionist Jews. The hype is true: anti-Zionism is alive and well. But my experiences at Brown University have taught me there is also hope to be found in pro-Israel activism.

My first serious experience with anti-Zionism on Brown’s campus occurred during my first semester, before I had completely outed myself as a Zionist activist. I noticed the lack of conversation on campus around Syria and other Southwest Asian issues. I tried to generate some dialogue, toying with the idea of starting a student group, but the leadership for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and others identified me as a Zionist and discouraged our peers from engaging with me, even on an issue unrelated to Israel.

Following the widely reported and emotionally photographed death of the three-year-old Kurdish child Alan Kurdi, who drowned during summer 2015 while trying to flee Syria, the Syrian refugee issue finally saw some attention in the U.S. I seized the opportunity to start a student group that would address it while there was enough sympathy on campus to do so. My effort initially took the form of an interfaith coalition, which was almost disrupted as SJP appealed to the Muslim Student Association to withdraw support for the organization and block a fundraiser for the White Helmets (the same group that would later rescue the four-year-old Omran Daqneesh, whose picture has become so famous recently, from the rubble). Fortunately, the Muslim Student Association at Brown did not cave to the pressure. Later, SJP and their allies cut my interfaith group out of a campus-wide effort to organize a counter-demonstration to an anti-refugee rally, unwilling to unite around the Syrian refugee issue despite (and because of) my leadership on it.

I am not the only one whose refugee-related work has been curtailed by SJP. Last year, they protested an Amnesty International fundraiser because it was to take place at Ben & Jerry’s, which apparently is connected with a company that produces ice cream in Israel. Syrian refugee children, including Palestinians, will not have coats this winter because members of SJP cares more about optics than the lives and health of the Syrian people.

For SJP, nothing has a higher priority than pushing to obliterate the Jewish State and attach a high personal price to Zionism (or, in some cases, Judaism) on campus. In March, SJP circulated a petition against a talk by activist Janet Mock, who is a leader on issues of trans rights, racial justice, and more, because the group that had organized her visit to campus was Jewish (although it had no affiliation with or position on Israel). I had many friends who, as LGBTQIA+ people and/or people of color, were excited to hear her speak, and all were bitterly disappointed when SJP successfully pressured her into forfeiting the opportunity for engagement.

Posted by grossproffit | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 10:15 PM (1 replies)

Jeremy Corbyn-allied Palestine Labour group calls for Jewish FINAL SOLUTION

A LABOUR group which lists Jeremy Corbyn as a supporter has caused outrage after saying the only way to solve the situation in Palestine is the ‘final solution’.

The use of the term 'final solution', which was once used by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi’s to reference the plan for mass extermination of the Jewish population through gas chambers, has been branded “grotesque” by one Labour MP.

Writing on its Facebook page on Monday the Labour Friends of Palestine and Middle East said: “The Labour Party’s Two-State solution will END the occupation in Palestine. Our solution will be the final solution.”

The post follows a wave of criticism towards the Labour Party over claims of anti-semitism.


UK Labour Party shamed by equalities watchdog after raging anti-semitism engulfs the party

Yesterday activists applauded panelists who likened supporters of Israel to Nazis and suggested they should debate whether the Holocaust happened. Tom Watson demanded the party expel them from the party for their 'disgusting' behaviour.

LABOUR must "do more" to show it isn't a racist party after it became embroiled in a new anti-semitism row last night, Britain's equalities watchdog has demanded.

The news comes as fresh research shows anti-semitism is EIGHT TIMES more prevalent in Labour than any other party.

One speaker at the party’s conference even suggested Labour should be free to debate whether the Holocaust even happened.

Equality and Human Rights Commission Chief Executive, Rebecca Hilsenrath, said: “Anti-Semitism is racism and the Labour Party needs to do more to establish that it is not a racist party.

“A zero tolerance approach to anti-Semitism should mean just that. When senior party figures are saying there is a problem then the leadership should take swift action. It is not acceptable to simply say they oppose these views.


Navy removes 2 corpsmen from Jacksonville hospital over 'mini Satans' post

Two corpsmen at Naval Hospital Jacksonville were removed from patient care Sunday after photos surfaced on social media of inappropriate behavior with a newborn baby.

The Snapchat post had a caption reading, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans." The post also said the "navy nurse" and her friend made a baby dance to rap music playing in the background.

The Navy confirmed to News4Jax that two women corpsmen were currently under investigation in the incident

The hospital’s commanding officer said he knew about the video and photos Monday night. He said the behavior was “outrageous, unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.” He also said that the staff members involved have been taken away from patient care and were being investigated criminally and within the military.


Allyson Thompson and Joanie Barrett have been identified as the 2 corpsmen.


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