A man was subjected to an anti-Semitic attack in St Albans.
The incident demonstrates real anti-Semitism, in contrast with the many false allegations that have been bandied about by people with a political agenda in recent years.
It also highlights what This Writer – among many others in the left-wing media – has feared for some time: That the near-constant focus on anti-Semitism has ‘normalised’ it for some members of the public.
People may be starting to resent what they may see as unfounded complaints and criticisms, and it seems they are lashing out in response.
Consider the bullying, the threats of violence, to which hotel staff were subjected in order to discourage them from hosting a speaking engagement by Chris Williamson in Brighton. This is a clear attempt to stifle free speech and the implication is that pro-Jewish, pro-Israel organisations were behind it.
If those responsible really do think they are acting to stop anti-Semitism, then they clearly need to reconsider their strategy as it isn’t working.
Alternatively, it may be simply that the person in this story is a bigot who has always hated Jews, and feels able to express this hatred in the heightened atmosphere of racial prejudice fostered by the Conservatives since the EU referendum in 2016.
A 30-year-old man was sat with his family outside the café when a man shoved his nephew’s pram with the boy still inside.
After the victim challenged the man, he responded with racial abuse, reported as being anti-Semitic.
The suspect then kicked an advertising board at the victim before walking away, still using racially abusive language.
EXTRA: This is not the only anti-Semitic crime to be recorded recently, as David Linney’s tweet, below, shows. He points out that these crimes are being committed by people on the far right of British politics, but that they are not properly reported because of the obsessive claim that anti-Semitism is a problem for the left-wing Labour Party.
Antisemitism is rising since the referendum. Labour one of the least AS parties (HoC report 2015 & Centre for Jewish Policy Research 2017) Jews believe it's much higher & the media betrays them by pretending to believe it's only a Labour problem, preventing us leading the fight
— Ann Johns Grumpy Geordie Gran #3.5% (@AnnJohn30914404) August 9, 2019
Are the right-wing media suppressing reports of anti-Semitism for political ends? If so, that’s another box ticked on our list of the 14 indicators of fascism. How many do I have to tick before the public realise that the UK is drifting deeper and deeper into atrocity?
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