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London Mayor Attacked for Opposition to Islamophobia

Posted in the database on Monday, February 27th, 2006 @ 14:40:56 MST (1385 views)
by Kurt Nimmo    Another Day in the Empire  

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In Britain, using certain metaphors will get you suspended from your job. Case in point, the mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, who was suspended for the crime of “comparing a Jewish reporter to a concentration camp guard,” according to the BBC. “A three-man disciplinary tribunal unanimously ruled that Mr. Livingstone was ‘unnecessarily insensitive and offensive’ when he compared the Evening Standard’s Oliver Finegold to a Nazi concentration camp guard.” In other words, Livingstone did not consult the Holocaust orthodoxy handbook or the Jewish Board of Deputies, instrumental in Livingstone’s suspension, before speaking his mind. As it turns out, the Jewish Board of Deputies, described as a voluntary association of synagogue representatives, also known as the London Committee of Deputies of the British Jews, is chartered to take “such appropriate action as lies within its power to advance Israel’s security, welfare and standing,” according to Focal Point.

As such, the Deputies are allowed to slander and libel the enemies of Israel, or those perceived as enemies of Israel, for instance Interpal, one of the largest Palestinian charitable funds in Britain (in late 2003, the Deputies characterized Interpal as a “terrorist organization,” according to Haaretz, and erroneously and slanderously linked the independent charitable organization to Hamas, and did not bother to apologize for the insult, even after it was determined by the British commission responsible for nonprofit organizations that Interpal is not connected to Hamas or terrorism in any way, unless of course you consider malnourished Palestinians terrorists).

Obviously, in Britain there are double standards afoot—it is fine and dandy to slander Palestinians (and viciously attempt to close down organizations that care for the welfare of the needy) but it is a punishable offense to metaphorically characterize journalists as concentration camp guards.

It would appear the sole purpose of the Jewish Board of Deputies, as a foreign agent of Israel, is to make sure Britons are unable to exercise free speech. Examples of speech and free expression attacks engaged in by the Jewish Board of Deputies include opposition to Mel Gibson’s film, the Passion of the Christ, its incessant meddling in reportage on Israel, its attacks against filmmaker and journalist John Pilger, its complaints against “violently anti-Israel and anti-Jewish” poetry on the BBC’s Prom website, and most notably its virulent attacks against the convicted revisionist historian David Irving, including an effort to meddle in his private banking business at Barclays and intimidate libraries and bookstores carrying Irving’s books (in the latter, a Nottingham bookshop stopped carrying Irving’s book after a brick was pitched through the shop’s front window, a situation reminiscent of Salman Rushdie’s problems after his book, Satanic Verses, was deemed apostasy by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini).

“The Board of Deputies of British Jews on behalf of Oliver Finegold, the Jewish journalist, brought the case against Livingstone but only after the Board made concerted efforts to convince Mr. Livingstone to apologize,” writes Anthony David Marks for the Israel Hasbara Committee. “Mr. Livingstone, ever the intransigent, made it clear he would not apologize. Mr. Livingstone could have avoided the Adjudication Panel’s ruling with the expression of a few simple words.” However, Livingston’s comment is of secondary importance to his affronts to Israel. “This case is not an isolated incident in Mr. Livingstone’s behavior but rather part of a pattern. In the past, Mr. Livingstone has identified himself with radical Islam and hosted Muslims extremely hostile to Western culture to the detriment of not only Israel and British Jews but also of Great Britain,” Marks continues. “Mr. Livingstone’s behavior does not consider the dignity that he owes his public office as the Mayor of London,” in other words he should realize deference to Israel is of paramount importance.

It would appear the problem here is Livingstone’s attendance at a rally held at Trafalgar Square earlier this month. “The rally, ‘United against Incitement and Islamophobia’, has been organized by the Muslim Council of Britain, the Muslim Association of Britain and a number of Christian organizations,” the BBC reported. “They say it is designed to explain the views of the mainstream Muslim community in condemning the publication of the Islamophobic cartoons” in the neocon-linked Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten (see Webster Tarpley’s The Mohammed Cartoons: Recruiting Europe for Bush’s Attack on Iran). Ken Livingstone had used his influential position to speak out against a Muslim-hating provocation engineered by the Straussian neocons, closely aligned with the Jabotinsky Likudites in Israel—and thus connected to the attack dog Jewish Board of Deputies in London—and so a retaliation was cooked up after Livingstone made his comment about Oliver Finegold’s aggressive journalistic behavior.

Nothing will be allowed to stand in the way of the Holocaust Orthodoxy—in effect an immensely profitable shake down operation for Israel, as documented by Norman Finkelstein—and the Zionist master plan to decimate Muslim society and culture as put forward with horrific results so far in Iraq by the Straussian neocons and their Jabotinsky collaborators in Israel. If the Jabotinksyites and Straussian neocons can effectively attack the elected mayor of London through the pit bull attack organization calling itself the Board of Deputies of British Jews, it can effectively attack nearly anybody opposed to their plan for Zionist supremacy in the Middle East and a zero tolerance for questioning the Holocaust Orthodoxy at home.

Addendum

Since Irving’s conviction, I have witnessed an increase in virulent anti-free speech attacks on the part of Jabotinksyites, Straussian neocons, and Israeli cheerleaders. In fact, over the last week, I have been a victim of this concerted effort to squelch speech and tarnish those of us opposed to the prosecution and conviction of David Irving for the crime of making arguments against the official Zionist historiography. I was labeled a “Holocaust Denier” on numerous blogs and web sites for defending Irving’s right to write and speak. As usual, the attacks are ad hominem and predictably childish, more akin to playground insults, thus demonstrating those in favor of persecuting Irving—and wanting to use Irving’s conviction in Austria as a template to go after other critics of Israel and Zionism—are completely and utterly bankrupt intellectually. Fortunately, for the moment, we have a Bill of Rights protecting speech in this country, although the Straussian neocons, who hate natural law and centuries of legal protection of liberty going back to the Magna Carta, are working overtime to trash the Constitution and turn America into a no free speech zone such as Austria, Germany, France, and other nations bowing to Zionist intimidation and terrorism.



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