Jeremy Corbyn’s open and shut case

Tonight’s Evening Standard reports that various officials are embarrassed by a series of errors which permitted Sheikh Raed Salah to enter the country and lecture the British public.

“I can’t see how the police missed him at the Conway Hall, he was speaking from the platform. It all sounds rather Inspector Clouseau”.

Uttered without a shred of irony by Jeremy Corbyn of Press TV and Islington North, slightly before divulging a spectacular sleuthing failure of his own:

“We checked him out and he denied completely that he was an anti-Semite so we thought it was appropriate to bring him over”

Here’s Salah being antisemitic in 2007:

“Whoever wants a more thorough explanation, let him ask what used to happen to some children in Europe, whose blood was mixed in with the dough of the [Jewish] holy bread.”

In 2003, adamant about a Jewish 9/11 tip-off

“A suitable way was found to warn the 4,000 Jews who work every day at the Twin Towers to be absent from their work on September 11, 2001, and this is really what happened! Were 4,000 Jewish clerks absent [from their jobs] by chance, or was there another reason? At the same time, no such warning reached the 2,000 Muslims who worked every day in the Twin Towers, and therefore there were hundreds of Muslim victims.”

Salah’s Islamic Movement, 2011 – mad Jews against free expression:

“Since Salah received the invitation to come to Britain, the Jewish lobby went crazy and did everything in its power to prevent the visit, so that the Zionist narrative remains the only narrative”

Addendum, on Harry’s Place, Just Journalism reviews the opinions Salah expressed in a Ha’aretz interview in 2001, on homosexuality, women and honour killing, which are even more frightening than his views about Jews. The Guardian (of what, these days?) cares little.

10 Responses to “Jeremy Corbyn’s open and shut case”

  1. Benjamin Says:

    Of course, MPACUK is on the front lines of the controversy, proudly coming to the aid of anti-semites under the veil of ‘anti-Zionism’:

    http://www.mpacuk.org/story/290611/urgent-action-alert-home-secretary-bans-palestinian-leader.html

    I honestly don’t know why they even bother anymore.

  2. Isca Stieglitz Says:

    Another bunch of so-called educated, intellectual, public servants, compassionate, caring people and politicians who claim innocence.
    These people espouse their ‘experience’ and fit-for-office credentials and then try and scuttle behind “I didn’t know”; “I made a cursory look”; “We looked into him” (no you didn’t) and on and on.
    My questions would be: with all your self aggrandisement and intellectual prowess, are you lying or are you so ‘stupid’? It has to be one or the other. The answer ‘yes’ to either, over this, means they are not fit for public office.
    My daughter could have done a better background check and if he was such a victim and Israeli target, how come he was allowed to fly out of Ben-Gurion?
    My belief is this man was feted and invited; Salah wasn’t ‘background searched’, because they like what he has to say and they have clearly chosen the company of an antisemite.
    Is there an attendance list for this event, especially given it was in the House of Commons, paid for by taxpayers.

  3. Curious Says:

    Hang on.
    The guy is an Israeli citizen, yes?
    What are those who support BDS doing hosting him then?
    I also notice also that he spoke at Tel Aviv University.
    Surely he should be subject to the boycott since he is an Israeli and has spoken at an Israeli educational institution?
    Could some explain this contradiction?

    Thanks,

  4. Absolute Observer Says:

    Darn, those Jews are powerful!

    http://hurryupharry.org/2011/06/30/reporting-raed-the-bbc-and-the-guardian/

    Is this really what passes for political criticism in the 21st century?

  5. mark gardner Says:

    A prize to anyone who cares about antisemitism and was asked by Salah’s fans for evidence of his views.

  6. Jean Says:

    Just found this article on Palestinian Antisemitism by a twiiter pal of Ben White, JamieSW, current Cambridge politics student, who aided his campaign against Benny Morris, for his racism:

    ‘I think that this analogy – between the anti-German racism of Jewish survivors and Palestinian antisemitism – helps explains As’ad’s reaction. The racism of Palestinians against Jews and of Jewish victims of the Nazis against Germans isn’t right – it’s still racism – but it’s structurally different to, say, Israeli anti-Arab racism and Nazi antisemitism. In the latter two cases, racism is an ideological tool being mobilised by a dominant group to oppress a subordinate one. This is racism as structural domination. In former case, the racism is a (misguided and harmful) reaction on the part of oppressed groups to their oppression; it isn’t a tool of oppression itself. (For similar reasons, I’m a lot less bothered when African Americans use the slur “honky” than when white Americans use the slur “n*gger”).’

    http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/blog_comments/on_palestinian_antisemitism

  7. Avi in Jerusalem Says:

    FYI, Raed Salah’s (Mahajne) lawyer was interviewed on the Israel Radio Second programme news on Wednesday lunchtime and actually said that it was impossible to accuse Raed Salah of antisemitism as he is an Arab and as such a Semite.

    It sounds just as silly in Hebrew.

    As has been pointed out on this website and many others, if the Zionist Entity and its all powerful Lobby is intent on stifling all debate and criticism around the subject of Israel, it is doing a really lousy job.


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