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Is Supporting Assassination a Red Line for Labour?

If you support the religiously motivated assassination of a politician, will the Labour party accept you as a member?

This may seem an absurd question to ask, especially of the party that lost Jo Cox to a fanatic.

Well, consider Mahmood ul Hassan Raja, a Waltham Forest imam. In this clip, he praises Mumtaz Qadri, the hideous man who shot dead Pakistani politician Salman Taseer in 2011 for “blasphemy”.

The Evening Standard reported this chilling story in 2016:

In an online video published last month, hours after Qadri’s funeral following his state execution, Mr Mahmood, of Waltham Forest, hails him “a hero” and blesses his “martyrdom”.

He adds: “We are praying to Allah that he will grant us the same martyrdom… this is a man who loves God and his Prophet.

“People are crying for him and praying for him…. and you can see how moving the funeral is… God help us to take his mission forward.”

The local council was certainly shocked, or so it said:

“Qari Mahmood’s video which was later published by Mr Malik after it appeared online in March is clearly of huge concern and the matter has been referred to our monitoring officer so that a full and independent investigation can be carried out.”

He said Councillor Khan had stepped down from his health and wellbeing cabinet role to aid the investigation.

“Both he and the mayor have stated they do not support the views of Mr Malik or Mr Mahmood and consider any such intolerance unacceptable and irresponsible,” he added.

Ul Hassan’s mosque had words too:

Junaid Alam, one of three imams at Lea Bridge Road mosque, said Mr Mahmood and Mr Malik’s comments were “against Islam”

This a clear-cut case, right? Surely Labour would never let such a man on board.

Oh yes it would. Actually, it has. Here’s Corbynista vicar and Labour PPC for Cities of London and Westminster Steven Saxby fawning over Ul Hassan and welcoming his “friend”to the party. Saxby says the news is “marvellous” and that Mahmood is “very well-respected in the community”.

Saxby knows Mahmood’s awful views. Evidently, he doesn’t care, even though his local party in Walthamstow has figured him out:

Arch-Corbynite Steven Saxby last night won a vote to fight the Cities of London and Westminster seat by 199 to 191. But the Standard has learned that last year Reverend Saxby was told by local party chiefs that they did not want him to stand in elections in Waltham Forest.

Labour sources revealed that they had concerns over his candidacy and political views, including sharing a platform at a high-profile local event with George Galloway.

Activists in his new seat also expressed their concerns. One member of the local party’s executive told the Standard: “He is hugely divisive.”

Indeed, Saxby has plenty of form.

With a shameful record like this, one can be confident that Saxby could go quite far in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party.

Cut & Paste Crime

The BBC reports that a (white, since it pertains to the case) teenager who posted some lyrics on her Instagram page by the (black, since it pertains to the case) rap musician Snap Dogg has been found guilty of a racially-aggravated hate crime because the inclusion of a racial epithet common in rap lyrics amounted to a criminal offence. Presumably the teenager was expected to censor the Snap Dogg lyrics before posting them instead of cutting-and-pasting them from any popular song lyrics website.

However, if it’s unsuitable to be written in a public forum, then it’s definitely unsuitable for public broadcast. So why is the playing of Snap Dogg songs – indeed, songs by most rappers – not banned in the UK on public radio and on accessible streaming services?

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has just won a Pulitzer. Rappers are praised and rewarded, but the UK has made it illegal to quote their lyrics? Indeed, lyrics from Lamar’s prize-winning album are not dissimilar from the one’s posted by this unfortunate teenager – who has had to pay a hefty fine and wear an electronic tag – so I shan’t risk being felt by the long arm of the law by quoting them here. Nevertheless, the Pulitzer committee enthused about Lamar’s “vernacular authenticity”.

So how did we get here? How did teenagers posting pop lyrics on social media become a matter for the police and the courts? And if you think this is right and proper, how much culpability do the broadcasters and media have for popularising this music and making it the soundtracks to teenagers’ lives?

Labour Party Political Broadcast includes individual who has posted antisemitic content

See below a thread posted earlier today detailing an individual who has appeared in a Labour Party Political Broadcast and who has posted antisemitic content.

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That Time an Israeli Arab Wanted to Prove There Was No Antisemitism in Germany

This incident is described in detail over in Haaretz:

The 21-year-old victim of an anti-Semitic attack on the streets of Berlin has told German media that, despite the fact that he was wearing a traditional Jewish skullcap, he was not Jewish, but an Israeli Arab wearing the kippa as an experiment.

“I’m not Jewish, I’m an Israeli, I grew up in Israel in an Arab family,” the man told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

He was conducting what he termed an “experiment” in response to a warning from a friend that wearing a kippa in Germany was unsafe, saying he refused to believe this.

An interview by Israeli broadcaster Kann identified the 21-year-old as Israeli Adam Armoush and showed that he was slightly injured by the belt.

“They kept cursing us and my friend asked them to stop cursing,” Armoush told Kan TV. “They started to get angry and one of them ran to me and I knew it was important to film it because there would be no way to catch him by the time police arrived.”

When another tribe of Israel came home

They Don’t Even Care That People are Watching

The only people pretending Jewish Voice for Labour, Free Speech on Israel or Jews For Justice for Palestinians (who all share the same members and officers) are really a part of the Jewish community are Corbyn and his acolytes.

It won’t wash. The Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council have refused to sit down at the same table as them. Why on earth were they invited by Corbyn to sit down at a round table on antisemitism in the first place if they don’t believe there is any?

Read the words of Alan Maddison in the final comment;

We cant just sit back and let these smears rob us of a GE victory for the sake of all our most vulnerable, including msny BAME and Muslim voters.

We surely have to plan going onto the attack. Those MPs inferring AS abuse from Labour members need to present their complaints and proof to Formby now. If they can’t then they should be sanctioned if not expelled for bringing the Party and its leader into disrepute.

He has watched MPs lineup to read out the antisemitic filth they have been subjected to and then makes out as if they don’t have any proof. Labour Against Antisemitism claim to have made thousands of complaints against Labour members and still he pretends that there’s no proof and it’s all just a smear.

These are the people Corbyn is pushing forward as representatives of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom.

Once upon a time these people were hiding in dark corners of the web with their conspiratorial views and self hatred. Now they are held up as examples of the good Jews by Jeremy Corbyn and his little communist cabal.

Is it any wonder that Jews are up in arms?

Why did Trump back off from Russian sanctions?

I didn’t have much use for Nikki Haley as governor of South Carolina. The then-rising star of the Republican party made her hatred for trade unions plain. She redeemed herself somewhat when she advocated for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol after the murders of nine members of a historically black church in Charleston.

I was skeptical when Donald Trump selected her as United Nations ambassador, but she has turned out to be one of his few decent appointments. She has been eloquent on behalf of Israel (earning the commendation of all 100 members of the US Senate). And she has not hesitated to denounce in the strongest terms the indefensible behavior of the regimes in Russia, Iran and Syria.

So I’m sorry, although hardly surprised, to see that she is the latest victim of Trump’s, um, remarkable way of conducting himself as President of the United States.

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.”

Preparations to punish Russia anew for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria caused consternation at the White House. Haley had said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Assad’s alleged chemical weapons attack would be announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

But Trump conferred with his national security advisers later Sunday and told them he was upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them, according to several people familiar with the plan.

Administration officials said the economic sanctions were under serious consideration, along with other measures that could be taken against Russia, but said Trump had not given final authorization to implement them. Administration officials said Monday it was unlikely Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russia, describing the strategy as being in a holding pattern.

Sometime after Haley’s comments on CBS, the Trump administration notified the Russian Embassy in Washington that the sanctions were not in fact coming, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

Privately, another White House official said Haley got ahead of herself and made “an error that needs to be mopped up.”

But other administration officials expressed skepticism that Haley had merely misspoken. They said Haley is one of the most disciplined and cautious members of the Cabinet, especially when it comes to her public appearances. She regularly checks in with Trump personally to go over her planned statements before she sits for television interviews.

So maybe signals got crossed. Maybe Trump just decided for whatever reason to pull the rug from underneath Haley. In other words, pretty much par for the course in Trumplandia.

But after approving airstrikes against Syrian targets in response to the Assad regime’s latest chemical massacre, why would Trump hesitate to approve sanctions specifically aimed at Russian companies linked to Assad’s attack?

A genuine question. I have no idea.

Well done, MP Mann

The non-Jewish Labour MP John Mann, who told Ken Livingstone what he needed to be told last year, said what needed to be said in the House of Commons on Tuesday. His account of the abuse he and his family have received because of his refusal to stay silent about antisemitism on the Left is horrific.

Mann, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism, wrote a guest post for Harry’s Place about the group in 2011.

Corbyn Fans Fume at Board of Deputies and JLC for Refusing Roundtable with Corbyn

In an obvious effort to dilute the voices of representative Jewish organisation Jeremy Corbyn created a roundtable discussion with himself and other Labour stalwarts on the one side and various Jews on the other.

Jewish Voice for Labour were among those invited. The Quislings of JVL serve as a false measure of what Jews think.

The Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council refused.

Now the Corbyn supporters of Palestine Live are fuming about it!

This from Palestine Live:

Marxism Festival and The Labour Party

Marxism Festival 2018 is on the horizon. Looks like it’s all about Jeremy.

In case there was any doubt about who these Jeremy Corbyn supporting organisers of Marxism conference were:

Go along and find out how to support the Labour Party:

But it just wouldn’t be complete without the usual assault on the USA and Israel.

Apparently the Middle East is “on fire” as a “terrible consequence of Western colonialism and imperialism”. One day the people living in the Middle East, and elsewhere in the world may be viewed as people who should be held responsible for their own actions.

It’s hardly surprising that antisemitic (and other) conspiracy theories have found such fertile ground within the Far Left when their whole world view bizarrely places responsibility for every negative event on the shoulders of the USA and UK. Maybe, just maybe, years of dictatorial rule by the Assad family are responsible for the descent into civil war.

Maybe the people who formed ISIS are responsible for ISIS, maybe the Russians are intervening to prop up a monster and the Iranians have taken the opportunity to continue the growth of their own empire in the region.

Nah it’s the West…