December 2013 Blog Archive

  • Nicolas Anelka and Dieudonne: the quenelle is an antisemitic salute

    29 Dec 2013 by CST

    The quenelle salute given by West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka when he scored in their Premier League match on Saturday is an antisemitic gesture, and he should be punished accordingly by the FA. In the Luis Suarez and John Terry cases the FA established the 'zero tolerance' principle, that a…

  • Zionists, Jews, responsible for inciting the West against Islam

    19 Dec 2013 by CST

    This article is taken from pages 22-23 of CST’s latest publication, Antisemitic Discourse in Britainin 2012. (36 page pdf here, executive summary here.) ------ One fast-developing theme of modern antisemitic discourse is the allegation that Zionists and/or Jews conspire to incite hatred and violence by the West against Islam. This …

  • Antisemitism controversy and the London mayoral election

    18 Dec 2013 by CST

    This article is taken from pages 15-16 of CST's latest publication, Antisemitic Discourse in Britain in 2012. (36 page pdf here, executive summary here.) ---- An antisemitism controversy between Labour mayoral candidate for London, Ken Livingstone, and a group of Jewish Labour supporters, was held by many commentators to…

  • Annual Antisemitic Discourse Report

    16 Dec 2013 by CST

    CST’s final annual report of the year, Antisemitic Discourse in Britain in 2012 is now available in pdf format. Read it here on CST's website. The report contains introductory sections (pages 4-13) on Jewish life, antisemitism and anti-Zionism. It then (pages 14-36) features …

  • The Truth Will Set You Free - Jazz Redux

    12 Dec 2013 by CST

    “The Truth Will Set You Free” is an old, very well worn refrain. Originally from the Gospel of John, it was popular in the 1990s within neo-Nazi Holocaust denial circles. Now, Truth has its latest Orwellian meaning. Who really perpetrated 9/11? Who really runs the world? W…

  • Truth Movement - "Stupidest People on the Planet"??

    9 Dec 2013 by CST

    A new self-defined  "Truth Movement" is trying to emerge from a recent "Seek Speak Spread Truth Conference" in Central London. Youtube footage shows a bizarre gathering of New Agers, antisemites and anti-Zionsts. It is hard to tell if such conspiracy-obsessives merit pity or outrage. Whatever, they hope…

  • "Clowns" and masks of hatred

    6 Dec 2013 by CST

    A slightly shorter version of the below article is in this week's Jewish Chronicle. It concerns the release of an excellent new report, Gateway to Terror, (see here) by HOPE not Hate on the extremist Al-Muhajiroun group. ---- Sometimes, clowns can be deadly serious. For much of the 1990s,…

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OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights