Archive for 'Racism'
For years we’ve noted that George Galloway has absolutely no qualms about presenting programs on Press TV while that state-controlled Iranian website simultaneously hosts foul antisemitic garbage.
An article by a regular Press TV contributor named Mike Stathis, headlined “Jewish Mafia tied to death of America,” would hardly be worth noting, then– except that Mr. [...]
We are used to reading about surreally anomalous appointments of representatives from repressive regimes to key UN committees. But recently something similar has happened within the Council of Europe. A member of the Greek Golden Dawn party, Eleni Zaroulia, has joined its Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly.
Its doctrine echoes Nazi principles by [...]
Although I think speech should be free – people need to be aware that what they say may have consequences. It could be argued that people can slip into racist patterns of thought or speech, but are not truly racist themselves. (This distinction is often made with reference to antisemitism.) One may wince at certain [...]
Posted: September 9th, 2012 under Racism.
While some Polish leaders and American conservatives have the vapors over President Obama’s clumsy and mistaken reference to “Polish death camps” in World War II (clearly he meant “death camps in Poland,” as the White House acknowledged), I hope they will also consider the more urgent problem of openly antisemitic and racist behavior by “ultra” [...]
This is a cross post from False Dichotomies
It is true that Jewish history does not necessarily mean that Israel should have a special responsibility to care for African refugees. It is also true that the residents of South Tel Aviv are right to complain that the burden of dealing with the refugees seems to be [...]
Posted: May 24th, 2012 under Racism.
It is astonishing how using the first word as a racial slur, can land you in jail, whereas using the second word – a homophobic insult at least as hurtful and hateful as the first is tolerated and excused, and (ironically) particularly so when used by people who suffer the abusive application of that [...]
The Sun has a photo of three men who they say the police are hunting, in connection with the massacre of Jewish children and three French soldiers of Caribbean and North African heritage.
These three soldiers were cashiered from the 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment in 2008, when this picture came to light.
The soldiers who have been [...]
Four People Murdered In Assault On Jewish school in Toulouse: Slaughter Linked to Murder of 17th Airborne Soldiers
The BBC reports the terrible news:
Children are reported to be among at least three people killed in a shooting outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, south-west France.
Witnesses told French media that one adult and two children were among the dead.
They said a man opened fire on people waiting at a school drop-off point and then [...]
First there was the “Zombie Mohammed” case. Now this:
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull on Wednesday admitted to sending a racially charged email about President Barack Obama from his courthouse chambers.
Cebull, of Billings [Montana], was nominated by former President George W. Bush and received his commission in 2001 and has served as chief judge for [...]
Posted: March 1st, 2012 under Racism.
So as we’re not polluting other discussions, say what you want to say about Suarez-Evra here. And whilst we’re all tribal to varying degrees, let’s try to keep it civil and raitonal.
I’ll get the ball rolling using some random comments I left in another thread:
On Suarez’s continued pleas of innocence and Liverpool’s subsequent and consequent [...]