June 2009 Blog Archive

  • CST Elections report

    30 Jun 2009 by CST

    CST has today published its report into the performance of the BNP in this month’s local and European elections. These were breakthrough elections for the BNP: they won two seats in the European Parliament for the first time, and three seats on County Councils, a tier of local government …

  • In the name of Moses

    29 Jun 2009 by CST

    It is often said, not least by CST, that criticism of Israel is perfectly legitimate, just as it is of any other state. Equally, though, people who want to criticise or campaign against Israel should exercise care that their activities do not invoke or allude to traditional antisemitic imagery or…

  • Zionist Dollarism

    25 Jun 2009 by CST

    The Muslim Public Affairs Committee have been caught out plenty of times in the past lifting material from far right and neo-Nazi websites. Never let it be said, though, that they lack for a diverse range of sources to prove that there is a Zionist conspiracy behind every global menace.…

  • EHRC to the BNP: you might be racist

    23 Jun 2009 by CST

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to the BNP to question their anti-discrimination policies on membership, employment and provision of services to the public. The EHRC suggests that in these areas, the BNP’s policies may breach the Race Relations Act: The Commission has a statutory duty, under …

  • When we say “Zionists”…

    19 Jun 2009 by CST

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has given his verdict on the past week’s events, and it’s clear whose hand he sees behind the turmoil in his country: The competition for the election was very clear. Enemies and dirty Zionists tried to show the election as a contest be…

  • BNP voters

    18 Jun 2009 by CST

    Nick Lowles has a fascinating, if rather foreboding, blog on Hope not Hate, about a set of polling done on the attitudes of BNP voters. Next month’s Searchlight will carry a full analysis of the polling results, but it appears to confirm that the BNP vote is not simply …

  • The Islamic Human Rights Commission and CST

    17 Jun 2009 by CST

    The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) have published a briefing paper, “Concerns regarding demonisation of Islam and Muslims by Community Security Trust publications”[i], which accuses CST of deliberately misrepresenting and demonising Islam and Muslims, in order to generate Islamophobia. By analysing a series of articles written by CST and p…

  • Welcome home

    17 Jun 2009 by CST

    Convicted racists and far right activists Simon Sheppard and Stephen Whittle are due back in the UK today, after failing in their claim for political asylum in the United States. The pair fled to Los Angeles after being convicted on several counts of publishing and distributing racially inflammatory material in…

  • MPAC & Redress

    16 Jun 2009 by CST

    The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) thinks it has found more evidence of Zionist influence at the heart of government: MPACUK is disappointed but not surprised at Gordon Brown’s decision to appoint Ivan Lewis as Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East. Mr Lewis is an out-and-out Zionist and …

  • Nick Clegg speaks to EISCA

    15 Jun 2009 by CST

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg MP will deliver the annual lecture of the European Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism later today. According to the Times, he will use it as an opportunity to warn of the “lazy acceptance of Jewish stereotypes” that has “crept back into everyday, British li…

  • Obama: Battling Antisemitism from a Muslim Podium

    11 Jun 2009 by CST

    This is a guest post by Winston Pickett, via Z-Word It was always a safe bet that after months of preparation and hype that President Barack Obama’s ‘New Beginning’ speech to Muslims around the globe was going to make a splash. Unfortunately for America’s telegenic and hyperactively ambitious chi…

  • Leaderless Resistance and lone wolves

    11 Jun 2009 by CST

    Stephen Tyrone Johns The terrible news about the shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. last night, in which a security guard, Stephen Tyrone Johns, was murdered, is another reminder that terrorism can come from many sources. The perpetrator, James von Brunn, appears to have a long record…

  • Independent letters on the “US Jewish lobby”

    11 Jun 2009 by CST

    As an update to this post on the Independent’s use of the phrase “Jewish lobby” in its reporting of President Obama’s Cairo speech, today’s Independent has published two letters on the subject, the first of which is from CST: Letters: US 'Jewish lobby' Supposed influence of the US 'Je…

  • Jewish Jokes

    10 Jun 2009 by CST

    Sean Wallis has now acknowledged that he made a comment at a UCU fringe meeting, claiming that legal challenges to the academic boycott were backed, in part, by people with “bank balances from Lehman Brothers that can’t be tracked down.” He has explained this comment as follows: Your report su…

  • European Elections

    8 Jun 2009 by CST

    The election of Britain’s first far right MEPs, Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons of the British National Party, fits a wider picture of advances for far right parties in the European Parliament. There is a useful round-up of how the far right fared in different European countries here. It …

  • The Independent and the "US Jewish lobby"

    5 Jun 2009 by CST

    An article in today’s Independent by the paper’s Washington correspondent, David Usborne, contains a stunning example of the conflation of Jews with Israel.  A double page spread on President Obama’s Cairo speech is headlined, “President stings Israel with swipe at settlements”. The sub-title tells us how brave this …

  • Keeping it in proportion

    4 Jun 2009 by CST

    In recent years, antisemitism has become an increasingly common topic of conversation in the UK, whether in the pages of mainstream newspapers, around the Shabbat dinner tables of British Jews or in the corridors of Westminster. There are several reasons for this, and endless opinions can be found as to…

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