September 2009 Blog Archive

  • The EDL, the Zionist conspiracy and what George Bush did next

    29 Sep 2009 by CST

    BNP leader Nick Griffin and his deputy Simon Darby have been pondering who might be responsible for the sudden emergence of the English Defence League, and have alighted on a familiar foe. Hope Not Hate takes up the story: It is Simon Darby who begins to shine the light on…

  • Does Ahmadinejad read the Guardian?

    25 Sep 2009 by CST

    The Guardian is Britain's leading left of centre opinion maker. In recent years, the British left has displayed an increasing ignorance of what antisemitism is. These are not unrelated phenomena.  The websites of the Guardian, the Times and the Telegraph all covered Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 24th September 2009 speech at the…

  • Doing your revision

    25 Sep 2009 by CST

    Harry's Place has posted an amusing exchange of emails, from a Comment Is Free thread, in which a reader tries to pin down Anas al-Tikriti on his claim that several leading Hamas figures view the Hamas charter as "incorrect, inappropriate, inaccurate and certainly unfit for use"; and that "a complete…

  • Civil servant found guilty of racially aggravated harassment

    24 Sep 2009 by CST

    The Guardian reports: A senior Foreign Office civil servant was today facing the sack after being convicted of racially aggravated harassment. Rowan Laxton, who heads the South Asia desk, launched an expletive-ridden tirade against Israel and Jews as he worked out at a London gym. A court was told the 4…

  • What's in a name?

    24 Sep 2009 by CST

    One of the dirtiest and  most transparent tactics used against Barack Obama before and after his election as US President, was the simple repetition by some of his opponents of his full name: Barack Hussein Obama. The racist implication, often unstated, was that he was (1) a Muslim and therefore (2) not to…

  • Real far Left opposition to antisemitism

    23 Sep 2009 by CST

    The British far Left comprises many diverse groups, bitterly divided by ideological detail and factionism. There are, however, certain things upon which they all agree. And one of the things upon which they all agree: is that they all oppose antisemitism.  But wait, catch your breath and hold those hoots of d…

  • Hate crime murders in Russia

    22 Sep 2009 by CST

    The Huffington Post reports on a trial in Russia of a group of neo-Nazi youths, accused of a series of racist murders: A prominent trial in Saint Petersburg risks going all but unnoticed, yet deserves all the attention it can garner because of its profound implications for Russia. Fourteen neo-Nazi…

  • The Sound of Hatred

    22 Sep 2009 by CST

    The violent racism and antisemitism of the neo Nazi music promoters, "Blood & Honour", has once again been exposed. On this occasion by Edmund Standing, author of a recent Centre for Social Cohesion report, "The BNP and the Online Fascist Network". Standing found numerous examples of lyrics that blatantly breach anti…

  • Antisemitic incidents in East Kilbride and CST's response

    21 Sep 2009 by CST

    This week's Jewish Chronicle carries a report of antisemitic incidents directed at a community of Messianic Jews in East Kilbride, Scotland. This concludes with the sentence: "But the Community Security Trust (CST) has distanced itself from the group, not considered halachically Jewish." This sentence risks misrepresenting CST's position in regard …

  • The Muslim Association of Britain and the blood libel

    17 Sep 2009 by CST

    Last month, the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published an article alleging that Israeli soldiers kidnapped Palestinian civilians and stole their organs, before returning their mutilated bodies to their families. This story provoked a storm of protest, as many saw it as a revival of the medieval antisemitic myth of the blood lib…

  • Antisemitic football chant ruled illegal in Holland

    17 Sep 2009 by CST

    The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that the chant "Hamas, Hamas, gas all the Jews" is offensive to Jews, even when used as a football chant against rival fans: In 2006, a supporter of Hague football club ADO was arrested for chanting the phrase in the street. He was…

  • Lee Barnes: Execute Zionist filth

    16 Sep 2009 by CST

    The BNP's legal officer Lee Barnes has a new post on his blog in which he tries to explain the difference between Zionism and Israeli nationalism, and it's fair to say he is a little confused: We are for Israeli Nationalism - and against Zionism. Some might say that they…

  • Racists on our streets

    15 Sep 2009 by CST

    The past few days have seen the media and political spotlight shone on the English Defence League, a new actor on the extremist scene, but one that plays some very old lines. As Communities Minister John Denham pointed out in Saturday's Guardian, "The tactic of trying to provoke a response …

  • Who's been reading Mearsheimer & Walt?

    15 Sep 2009 by CST

    Osama bin Laden has released a new message to the American people, in which he recommends that they should read The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, to discover the truth about the pressure groups "who control the White House". Bin Laden said that…

  • Home Office Victims' Fund and CST

    14 Sep 2009 by CST

    The Home Office today announced its decision to award CST a grant of £54,354 from the Hate Crime section of its Victims’ Fund, to assist our work for victims of antisemitic race hate crime. The award was one of ten made by the Fund on 14 September to help support a range of o…

  • Around the world

    14 Sep 2009 by CST

    In Argentina, 58 graves have been desecrated in a Jewish cemetery: The Jewish cemetery of La Tablada, located on Crovara 2,800, suffered the assault to 58 graves with stolen objects. 8 of them belonging to victims of the AMIA attack, said Julio Schlosser, General secretary of the Israeli Mutual.  For its part, the president …

  • BNP activist convicted of racist abuse

    14 Sep 2009 by CST

    Cambridge News reports (via Hope Not Hate): A 60-YEAR-OLD man declared himself to be "BNP and proud" after subjecting neighbours to racist abuse. John Chappell told a Cambridge-born man with Caribbean origins to "go back where he came from", a court heard. The attack occured in Newmarket after the man…

  • Eight years on

    11 Sep 2009 by CST

    The Guardian marks today's anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a fascinating assessment of the state of al-Qaeda's global jihad, eight years on. Based on interviews with officials and experts in and out of government, it concludes: As another anniversary of 9/11 comes around, the global pattern that emerges is that…

  • Human Rights Watch - it is "absurd" to question motives of Nazi medals collector

    11 Sep 2009 by CST

    The reaction of Human Rights Watch (HRW) to concerns about its military advisor Marc Garlasco's keen interest in Nazi German WW2 memorabilia is a shocking indicator of the failure of many NGOs to decently engage with Jews on antisemitism and related issues. HRW is one of the world's leading NGOs. Base…

  • 'Anti-Jew' jailed in Singapore

    10 Sep 2009 by CST

    A man has been jailed for an unprovoked attack on an Jewish man in Singapore's National Library, the first case of its kind in Singapore involving religiously aggravated assault. Vos Iz Neias? takes up the story: Azmi Osman, 35, unemployed, who had the words 'Anti Jews'' on his right cheek, admitted …

  • Ten-fold increase in antisemitic attacks in Holland

    10 Sep 2009 by CST

    Haaretz reports: The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented in Holland in January almost equaled the number of attacks recorded throughout the whole of 2008, according to the annual report by the country's watchdog on anti-Semitism. The report by the Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation (CIDI) presents 98 attacks in January, as…

  • Joining up Prevent

    9 Sep 2009 by CST

    The Taxpayers' Alliance has done a valuable service in obtaining and publishing full details of the funding given to hundreds of Muslim groups around the country, under the label of Preventing Violent Extremism, as part of the Prevent strand of the government's Counter-terrorist strategy, or CONTEST. This strategy, and especially t…

  • A Student's Guide to Antisemitism

    7 Sep 2009 by CST

    For Jewish students, just like all students, University is a time of learning, making friends and expanding horizons. Sadly, for some Jewish students, these positive experiences can sometimes by marred by bigotry, intimidation and racist abuse. To give Jewish students the knowledge they need to fight back against antisemitism should…

  • Stop Press: Jewish Bolsheviks to blame for Holocaust

    7 Sep 2009 by CST

    (With thanks to Nothing British About the BNP) When Lee John Barnes, legal officer of the British National Party, proclaims on his blog, “WW2 – Time To tell The Truth” you wonder if at long last the BNP leadership is simply going to tell its followers that Nazism was a uniquely hideous…

  • High Holy Day policing in Manchester

    4 Sep 2009 by CST

    Today's Jewish Chronicle reports on plans for police and CST patrols in Greater Manchester over the High Holy Days: Greater Manchester Police have announced details of special patrols at local Jewish venues over the High Holy-Days. After consultation with the Community Security Trust, the force is planning “high visibility patrols …

  • Dyab Abou Jahjah's Holocaust cartoon prosecuted

    3 Sep 2009 by CST

    In  early 2006, when the Danish Mohammed cartoons row was at its height, the Arab European League decided to respond by publishing a series of cartoons of its own. Strangely, the AEL, which is mainly active in Belgium and the Netherlands, thought that the most appropriate cartoons to do the job wo…

  • Iran and Hizbollah's mass murder of Argentinian Jews

    1 Sep 2009 by CST

    On July 18, 1994, 85 people were killed and approximately 240 wounded in the Hizbollah truck bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre building in Buenos Aires. Ahmad Vahidi, designated to be Iran's new Defence Minister, is wanted by Interpol for his alleged role in the murderous attack.   A pdf report in English of the…

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