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Jeremy Corbyn could do with more hecklers like this – they make his case for him

A heckler who asked Jeremy Corbyn if the UK’s prime minister should be a “terrorist sympathiser” was himself linked to racist and homophobic comments on Twitter.

People like Church of Scotland minister Reverend Richard Cameron do excellent work in clearing the air of these poisonous, false suggestions by being highly questionable themselves.

Here’s the incident, caught on video:

The reference to an “Islamic jihadi” scarf was insensitive, as Mr Corbyn was wearing a scarf gifted to him by care charity Who Cares? Scotland, and had been explaining what it meant to him when Mr Cameron interrupted:

He went on to ask, “Are you invited to the funeral?” – believed to be a reference to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was recently killed by US forces. The radio station LBC has also tried to kick up a stink about this, but has been accused of misleading the public (more about this in another post).

Then he asked whether Mr Corbyn thought the UK’s prime minister should be a terrorist sympathiser, and “Who’s going to be the first terrorist invited to the House of Commons when you’re prime minister?”

Of course we know that Mr Corbyn doesn’t sympathise with terrorists; any such accusations have been proved unfounded.

But Mr Cameron’s own Twitter account makes very clear indications of his own sympathies.

Consider this tweet:

https://twitter.com/thebiblestrue/status/898246099944837120

Some of his tweets seem to have disappeared from his timeline but Indy100 has kindly supplied examples to the world. This one shows support for Boris Johnson’s brand of Islamophobia:

And here’s one that suggests he is homophobic as well:

Finally, it seems Mr Cameron is also anti-Semitic, which tends to scuttle claims that Jeremy Corbyn is of the same persuasion:

What a charmer.

When people with such obvious prejudices attack a politician like Mr Corbyn, they make it clear that it is their opinions that are at fault – not his.

Mr Corbyn walked away, showing he wants nothing to do with people like this.

I’m with him – wouldn’t you be?

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Racist and Islamophobic Facebook group was set up by Tories to support Boris Johnson

Racism is hard-wired into Conservatives. This poster was from 1964.

If you’ve ever wondered why left-wing groups on Facebook get so much attention for alleged racism or abusive content – here’s your answer.

This Site was implicated in an accusation related to one of the groups where I’m an administrator earlier this week – but it turned out to be a nonsense based on a few comments from readers, rather than having any connection to the creators of the articles.

The contrast with the Facebook group in this story, by Evolve Politics, could not be more stark.

Created by Conservative Party members and representatives, its members and commenters post material of the most inflammatory racist and Islamophobic nature.

The Evolve story states: “Several Conservative Party politicians are among the leadership team running a disgustingly racist pro-Boris Johnson Facebook group in which members regularly spout despicable antisemitic conspiracy theories, openly joke about ‘bombing Mosques’, revel in ‘shooting immigrants’, and call black people and immigrants “wogs“, “Muzrat blacks” and “ragheads“.

“A huge amount of the posts use unashamedly racist, far-right language – especially ones lambasting immigration, refugees, minorities, and in particular, Muslims.”

If you can bear to read more of this disgusting behaviour by members of the racist party that currently runs the UK, visit Evolve and see the story for yourself.


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Are these far-right, racist booklets influencing Conservative MPs?

Booklets like this far-right screed have been handed out at the Conservative conference, it seems.

Propaganda booklets promoting fascist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic ideas have been distributed at the Conservative Party Conference, according to a Vice report.

It comes after reports revealed the party’s failure to deal with Islamophobia in its ranks, and support for far-right organisations in Europe like Viktor Orban’s government in Hungary.

Now, it seems, Conservative MPs may be influenced by the fascist, racist philosophy promoted by this material.

Moralitis, A Cultural Virus, available at a meeting of the Thatcherite anti-EU think-tank the Bruges Group on Monday, stated: “The body politic has become infected. Like the growth of bacteria in a petri dish, the subversive tenets of cultural Marxism have spread as a pinking of the public discourse.”

You may be wondering where this “cultural Marxism” may be found in Neoliberal, free-market Britain. Apparently it refers to a far-right conspiracy theory with its origins in anti-Semitic beliefs that Jews – as a culture – want to undermine traditional Western values.

And we’ve all been told it’s the Labour Party that’s full of anti-Semites!

The booklet goes on to suggest this “cultural Marxism” is”an epidemic disease so powerful that it has a cytopathic effect on society, changing the cognition and behaviour of its hosts. While older people have developed resistance, younger people are more susceptible to the virus due to their lack of immunity. Their idealism arises from a lack of ‘real world’ experience.”

What a relief that there were hardly any young people at the Conservative Conference, then.

The Vice article states: “The booklet blames immigration for “relentless population growth” and suggests that the growth of Britain’s Muslim population was “a deliberate policy to replace one set of voters with another”. It also notes that it is absurd for progressives to favour immigration, “considering the very conservative cultures that they bring” – for instance, “the growth of fundamentalist Islam”.” It goes on to suggest that such “progressives” are like turkeys voting for Christmas.

This refers to a far-right conspiracy theory called “The Great Replacement”, that believes Western culture is being systematically “replaced” by the culture of immigrants from third-world continents who are allegedly “pawns for the revolutionary zeal of cultural Marxism”.

The meeting of the Bruges Group was said to be well attended this year, with a cabinet whip keeping watch over hard-Brexiteer MPs – that’s right, Conservative members of Parliament have been swallowing this tripe.

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Tories appoint RACIST as their new London mayoral candidate

Shaun Bailey: Conservative candidate for Islamophobia.

I know; what’s new? Zac Goldsmith’s campaign wasn’t exactly above reproach. Perhaps racists are all the Conservative Party has left?

Well, now we have Shaun Bailey, who thinks it’s fine to make Islamophobic comments about current London mayor Sadiq Khan, viz:

Here’s The Independent:

The Conservative candidate for London Mayor is at the centre of an Islamophobia row, after he shared a tweet that meant thousands of his followers saw a message referring to Labour’s Sadiq Khan as “mad mullah Khan of Londonistan”.

Shaun Bailey retweeted a post last year which had shared a picture of Mr Khan and a racist caption which also branded Labour as “anti-British”.

The Conservative Party told The Independent there is “no way” Mr Bailey would have seen the offensive caption on the picture before sharing the post, as to do so one must click to open it.

 

Oh, really? That seems incredible to me.

I mean, think about it: The Tories are saying the man they have chosen as their candidate to be Mayor of London is so stupid he doesn’t know how to look at a whole image in a tweet before passing it on to his followers!

Why would anybody vote for someone like that?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t. He’s still angry about the Goldsmith campaign – and rightly so. Now he’s doubly angry because he knows the Tories have doubled down on the racism:

Mr Bailey, it seems, is still a user of the social media, as he tweeted his delight at whatever support he has received – providing a perfect opportunity for some of our more alert New Left Media representatives to ask the obvious:

I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the answer. Don’t hold your breath waiting for it!

But coverage of the negative reaction should not eclipse the fact that Mr Bailey does have at least one high-profile supporter – but you’re going to wince when you see who it is:

That’s right – Boris Johnson! The man who was unashamed to talk about “Piccaninnies with watermelon smiles”, among all his many other racisms!

Perhaps even worse is the fact that racist Mr Bailey – supported by racist Mr Johnson – was announced as Tory mayoral candidate on the same date racist Theresa May (Ms “Hostile Environment” herself) actually dared to lecture the United Nations about people who “exploit people’s fear and stoke intolerance and racism”.

I await the mainstream media’s wall-to-wall coverage of the clear and present racism that is running rife among the Conservative Party’s elected MPs and candidates for elected office.

That’s if they can fit it in around all the fake “anti-Semitism in the Labour Party” stories they’ve been writing, of course.

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After the fake Labour anti-Semitism row, Theresa May whips her MPs to support GENUINE anti-Semites

Chums: Theresa May and Viktor Orban are both racists.

The hypocrisy of this is astounding.

Theresa May’s MEPs voted to protect Viktor Orban’s anti-Semitic far-right Hungarian government from sanctions in the European Parliament yesterday in an astonishing display of hypocrisy only hours after the UK’s prime minister made a vicious – and false – verbal attack on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for alleged anti-Semitism.

And have we heard any protests from the people and organisations who have been screaming at Mr Corbyn and Labour for the last two years?

No. Not one word.

That’s nothing from the Campaign Against Antisemitism, that claims to attack anyone who voices support for anti-Semitic views but has focused all its attention on Labour.

Nothing from former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

Where are these hypocrites?

Mr Orban’s government has been accused of violating press freedoms, undermining judicial independence and waging a state-backed antisemitic campaign against Jewish businessman George Soros. It is also subject to allegations of corruption relating to the alleged misspending EU funds by Mr Orban’s friends and family, while the prime minister himself has described refugees as “Muslim invaders” and been accused of being deeply Islamophobic.

Politicians from across the EU voted by a two-thirds majority 448-197 to trigger ‘Article 7′ sanctions against Hungary for violations of the rule of law.

Theresa May, who was happy to quote Chuka Umunna’s lies about racism and anti-Semitism at Jeremy Corbyn during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday (September 13), had nothing to say about her own MEPs’ decision to support racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

Fortunately, others were more forthcoming – and they are representatives of, and supporters of, the party that has borne the brunt of so many false accusations:

https://twitter.com/JamesSorah/status/1039546970002661376

I hope everyone can understand what this means – not only about Hungary but about who, in the United Kingdom, are the real racists.

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Islamophobic crime is on the rise – because Tories support it? [WARNING: VIOLENT/DISTRESSING VIDEO]

Divisive: The row over Boris Johnson’s comments about women who wear the burqa looking like “letterboxes” and “bank robbers” has uncovered a deep vein of hatred for Muslims in the Conservative Party.

The manufactured anti-Semitism row in the Labour Party continues to shield Conservatives from justifiable criticism of their own Islamophobia.

Consider this incident, reported on Twitter but not (to the best of my knowledge) in the Tory-supporting press.

https://twitter.com/TheFieldMuslim/status/1039288979642822656

Sickening. Mrs Mike asked where the parents of the perpetrators were and why they weren’t around to stop this attack.

Answer: I don’t know. Perhaps they are Conservatives who support Islamophobic violence.

The backlash has been predictable. Aleesha, who tweets on politics and Muslim issues, makes the obvious connection between incitement to hate Islamic citizens of the UK and the violence it encourages:

And Aaron links this violence directly with the national media:

Why is it allowed? Ask Baroness Warsi, who was no good as a Cabinet member and is now being systematically ignored by her fellow Tories and the Tory-supporting press – for raising the issue of Islamophobia.

In the tweets below, she correctly identifies the problem – that her fellow Tories are happy to get on the anti-Muslim bandwagon because, thanks to the divisive attitude they have encouraged in the press, it makes them more popular with the public.

Speaking out against “Muslim bashing” leads to a sharp drop in popularity, as indicated by a poll on a pro-Tory website:

The ConservativeHome article states: “Finally, there are two particularly large losses in the table, which appear to be linked. Brandon Lewis, who was as high as +46.6 in June, loses a further 31.2 points this month, falling from -2.7 to -33.9. That is a brutal verdict from Party members on their chairman, and seems to be directly linked to his handling of the Boris Johnson burka row and the ensuing investigation. Similarly, Ruth Davidson’s normally quite unassailable rating has suffered, dropping from +54.4 to +33.8, I suspect due to her intervention in the same dispute, when she compared wearing a burkha to wearing a cross.”

The conclusion is clear:

If there is a problem with racism and sectarianism, it has its home in the Conservative Party. And we are all being distracted from it with spurious claims about Labour.

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Tory Muslim peer receives ‘vile Islamophobic emails’ after calling for Boris Johnson to be kicked out – proving racism in the party?

Boris Johnson: All he wanted was publicity – and like gullible idiotrs, we gave it to him.

This Writer suggested – only two days ago – that Boris Johnson’s “joke” about burqa-wearing Muslim women was garnering support for him among racists.

It seems I was correct.

Of course we should not take anything a politician says at face value – Ruth Smeeth claimed to have received 25,000 anti-Semitic messages via social media, 20,000 of them in 12 hours. But research by Jewish organisation the Community Security Trust showed a peak of only 200 such messages, nationally, per day at the time of the alleged abuse, suggesting that she was… exaggerating.

And Mr Johnson?

He won’t care what Lord Sheikh says. Nor will he care about any disciplinary action by the Conservative Party.

He probably thinks, as other commentators do, that Theresa May will not want to upset supporters of Mr Johnson before crucial Brexit votes in the autumn.

So what has he achieved with his “joke”?

Publicity – for himself. And that is all he wanted.

Conservative Muslim forum founder, Lord Sheikh, has said he has received dozens of “vile” Islamophobic emails after calling for Boris Johnson to be removed from the Conservative Party after his remarks about niqabs.

The Tory peer said the ex-foreign secretary had also “let the genie out of the bottle” after he suggested veiled Muslim women resembled “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.

He told BBC Newsnight he had received the “vile“ emails, with “obscene language” since calling for the Conservatives to withdraw the whip from Mr Johnson.

His remarks came after the Conservative Party’s decision to consider disciplinary proceedings against Mr Johnson – a move that has led to criticism of Theresa May from Brexiteer MPs who claim the complaints are politically driven.

Source: Tory Muslim peer who called for Boris Johnson to be kicked out of party receives barrage of ‘vile Islamophobic emails’ | The Independent

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More lies – or perhaps merely stupidity – from UKIP

Bizarrely, this is one instance of UKIP getting something right: The image by UKIP's youth branch, Young Independence, makes it clear that the party is opposed by the NUS. There is no mention of a ban.

Bizarrely, this is one instance of UKIP getting something right: The image by UKIP’s youth branch, Young Independence, makes it clear that the party is opposed by the NUS. There is no mention of a ban.

Our friends at UKIP have been at it again.

What follows is mainly from the A Liberal Life blog, detailing UKIP’s attempt to claim the National Union of Students voted to ban the party from standing for election within that organisation, when in fact all the union did was declare that it formally opposed UKIP.

Daniel Stevens, NUS International Students’ Officer, explained the decision on the NUS website. He said UKIP made the arrival of Romania and Bulgaria in the European Union a central focus of its 2013 election campaign, “using fear, misinformation and xenophobic language. They claimed the move would [lead] to an influx of 350,000 to 400,000 Romanians and Bulgarians a year, claimed that it would have an enormous impact on public services and went as far as to say it would lead to a ‘gateway for organised crime’… I have met Romanian students at UK universities and colleges who have been absolutely demoralised in the way their country has been stereotyped and portrayed by UKIP. One student went as far as to say that they now felt ashamed to be Romanian in Britain. There is something fundamentally wrong and blatantly xenophobic about a party that is willing to demonise and stereotype an entire country for its own political devices.”

Moving on to immigration, he pointed out that the NUS represents more than half a million international students, and that he spoke to members of that group every week “who are incredibly fearful of what UKIP represents, and I don’t blame them. Along with UKIP’s entire manifesto, its policies on immigration are currently undergoing a review. Whilst it stresses that it wants a non-discriminatory immigration policy, there is no indication of what that might look like. What’s clear is that UKIP [is] content to use xenophobic language to get their point across. Its previous manifesto stated that ‘multiculturalism has split our society’ and ‘our traditional values have been undermined’. Its new poster strongly implies that 26 million unemployed Europeans are after British jobs.  UKIP’s entire campaign is based on immigration policies. The language it uses is an ‘us vs them’ mentality. Farage has suggested that parts of the country have been ‘taken over’ by foreigners and claiming that this has come at a ‘financial’ and ‘social price’.  UKIP [has] repeatedly refused to create policies, or in fact a campaign, based on verified evidence of the impact of immigration. Instead [it uses] negative buzz-words that play on people’s emotions to drive an agenda of division.”

Finally, he pointed to what he called UKIP’s “problematic membership”. He stated: “Whilst UKIP will defend itself as not being racist, almost each week brings another case of a party member standing for a position that harbours racist, islamophobic, disablist or homophobic views”. For example:

• The star of UKIP’s TV ad dismissed Ed Miliband as “a Pole,” tweeted islamophobic messages and said Africans should be left “to kill themselves.”
• A UKIP candidate called for Lenry Henry to “emigrate to a black country.”
• An MEP called for British Muslims to sign a non-violence charter.
• A UKIP candidate in Enfield sent messages saying gay marriage sickens people and made misogynistic comments about a female councillor.
• A UKIP candidate in Leeds listed Nazi war criminals as individuals who inspire him.

“These examples are just from a two week period.”

He concluded that some had claimed that NUS passing policy that opposed UKIP contravened free speech. “On the contrary. Students across the country have democratically voted to hold UKIP accountable [for] its actions and views,” he stated. “We must always be suspicious and vigilant against the politics of fear and any political party that is willing to use xenophobia to gain political influence.”

He made it clear that if anyone else from UKIP wanted to run for office in the NUS next year, they would still be entitled to do so.

Now you know the background, let’s get back to the dodgy dealings on A Liberal Life, where we are told that yesterday (August 3), UKIP “community spokesperson” Suzanne Evans tweeted that the NUS was a “leftie dictatorship” for “not allowing UKIP candidates to stand for election”.

Faced with the fact that no such ban exists, the response was, “Debate impossible with LiberalIsland [that’s the author of the blog] – clearly believes it’s fine to ban party that won last nationwide election.”

Then some supporters of this lady jumped in to, well, support her. None of them had an answer to the main point of fact and the best they could manage was a lame “the opposition is equivalent to a ban”.

This is the face of UKIP today. Yr Obdt Srvt has been enjoying (if that’s the word) a debate over UKIP’s opposition to a European Parliament resolution calling on member states to legislate against domestic violence including marital rape. The latest UKIP position is that they were right to oppose the EU resolution because the European Parliament is undemocratic (so does this mean their election win is not valid?) but it would be inconsistent with UKIP’s intent to regain democratic self-government to oppose the Welsh Government’s planned law on the subject.

Apparently the safety of women in the home is of no interest whatever. In fact, the correspondent made this clear by stating: “I suspect that the practicalities of enforcement will largely vitiate a well-intentioned measure. Rape and assault outside the home are not prevented by laws criminalising them.”

Clearly UKIP is perfectly happy to justify its inconsistencies by playing with words.

Hopefully the public can see through that.

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