April 2010 Blog Archive

  • Lashkar-e-Taiba on Facebook

    30 Apr 2010 by CST

    Last month this blog published some research looking at the antisemitic rhetoric and anti-Jewish targeting of the Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which carried out the Mumbai terrorist attacks in November 2008. The post included examples of threats to Jews and Hindus by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the head of…

  • 'The power of the Jewish lobbies'

    30 Apr 2010 by CST

    Two weeks ago, we wrote on this blog about some politicians using problematic language about Jewish lobbies and their supposed political or financial influence, and promised to highlight any further examples of this happening. We note, therefore, this article in today's Jewish Chronicle, about comments made by Madeleine…

  • Political Soldiers and the New Man - part three

    28 Apr 2010 by CST

    Parts one and two of this series of blogs can be read here and here. By the end of the 1980s the increasingly strange direction of the NF's leadership was having a damaging impact on the party's membership, which had dwindled from a few thousand in the early 1980s to…

  • Political Soldiers and the New Man - part two

    27 Apr 2010 by CST

    Read part one of this series of blogs here The National Front's public admiration for the Iranian Revolution and their financial connection with Libya were not universally popular amongst NF members. Even within the leadership group there were some who were unhappy about these Middle Eastern links, and about the…

  • Political Soldiers and the New Man - part one

    26 Apr 2010 by CST

    This is the first in a three-part series of blogs Edmund Standing wrote a while ago about a BNP member, Edith Crowther, who had posted a blog comment claiming that: I realised long ago that the BNP is the British equivalent of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, whom I admire…

  • Oppose the politics of hatred

    22 Apr 2010 by CST

    As reported in this week's Jewish Chronicle, CST is one of more than 50 organisations, from inside and outside the Jewish community, to sign the following statement regarding the current election campaign: With the approach of the General Election we are all too aware of those political forces who would seek…

  • Lee Jasper and Holocaust Abuse

    20 Apr 2010 by CST

    Lee Jasper has, for many years, been one of Britain's highest profile anti-racist activists; and served as Director for Policing and Equalities to then London Mayor, Ken Livingstone (before leaving under something of a cloud). Throughout these times he has worked with many Jews and Jewish groups, including on occasion me…

  • CST and the Home Office supporting victims of hate crime

    16 Apr 2010 by CST

    Last year, CST received funding from the Home Office Victims' Fund to support our work helping victims of antisemitic hate crime. This helped to pay for specialist training for CST staff; and publicity, such as the bus stop advert at the bottom of this post, to advertise CST's services to…

  • Teenager in court for 'white supremacist plot'

    15 Apr 2010 by CST

    The trial began yesterday of Nicky Davison, who is accused of belonging to a secret white supremacist gang who plotted to overthrow the government, as they believed it was controlled by Jews. Davison's father, Ian Davison, has already pleaded guilty to six charges of terrorist-related offences, including producing the poison…

  • Tentacles, lobbies and the election

    13 Apr 2010 by CST

    Last week we and several others reported on Martin Linton, Labour MP for Battersea, Balham and Wandsworth and Chair of Labour Friends of Palestine, who claimed that "There are long tentacles of Israel in this country who are funding election campaigns and putting money into the British political system for…

  • Antisemitism worldwide in 2009

    12 Apr 2010 by CST

    The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, based at Tel Aviv University, has issued its report (pdf) on antisemitism around the world in 2009. The report notes: The year in the wake of Operation Cast Lead was the worst since monitoring of antisemitic manifestations began two …

  • Dieudonne: what you are missing

    8 Apr 2010 by CST

    The Jewish Chronicle reports that French comedian Dieudonné Mbala Mbala's show in London this Saturday has been cancelled, after complaints that he has a record of antisemitic statements in France. The show was advertised as "a return to his earlier apolitical comedic roots", which is perhaps a tacit acknowledgement that …

  • Tentacles, Jewish millionaires, Der Sturmer & The Protocols

    1 Apr 2010 by CST

    The front page of this week’s Jewish Chronicle reports that Martin Linton MP and Gerald Kaufman MP had both allegedly made very worrying remarks at a public meeting in the House of Commons. (The Linton part of the story first appeared on Richard Millett’s blog and the Kaufman p…

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