December 01, 2009

CST warns Jews against joining anti-Muslim demo

The Community Security Trust has urged the Jewish community not to lend their support to the group “Stop the Islamisation of Europe”.

SIOE have been canvassing support from British Jews to attend their forthcoming demonstration at Harrow mosque. Emails have been circulated by SIOE, including one sent to the Jewish Chronicle, asking for support. SIOE have urged Jews to bring Israeli flags to the demonstration on December 13, and have said their aim is to recruit 1,000 Jews to join the protest.

The group’s motto, according to their website, is “Racism is the lowest form of human stupidity, but Islamophobia is the height of common sense”. A statement on their website declares: “If you do not attend this demonstration then you are prepared to see Israel wiped off the map. Vile antisemitism is being preached in mosques across the world and almost certainly the one in your neighbourhood.”

The CST has drawn attention to the Islamaphobic comments on SIOE’s website, and compared the group to the English Defence League, and the BNP’s Nick Griffin, who have attempted to gain support from Jews through pro-Israel and anti-Muslim statements.

The blog singled out a central image on the SIOE’s website [pictured, top-left], which shows a skull with blood dripping from its mouth on the front of a mosque, where the minaret and crescent moon and star symbol is also covered in blood. On its blog, the CST says: “This image tells us everything we need to know about SIOE and Islamophobia. If a Jew cannot understand why the image is racist, or hateful, or bigoted then they should try imagining it as a synagogue: with blood dripping from a Star of David; with blood dripping down the rabbi’s pulpit; and with blood dripping from the mouth of a skull that wears an Israeli army helmet.”

The CST emphasises that while the Jewish community should be concerned about extreme Islamist groups. Jews had a duty to stand up to prejudice and hatred

“The fact that Muslims are the current target simply means that it is Muslims who should be the recipients of anti-racist solidarity. Hatred, division, cycles of inter-communal violence, intimidation and polarisation feed the extremists on every side. They encourage social division and leave all minorities vulnerable. Anti-Muslim bigotry is a vital recruiting sergeant for both the far right, and its Islamist extremist counterparts.

“It generates votes for the BNP and, at the furthest ends of this political spectrum, it even provides the fuel for terrorism. British Jews should have no part of it.”

JC

10 comments:

Bran said...

The British far right aims to divide and conquer, which is why indeed there must be anti-racist solidarity from Jewish people, Sikhs, Hindus, etc, to keep these neo-nazis under check.

This Islamophobic group have links to the EDL, and will be attended by anti-semitic BNP thugs who might even let loose the odd Hitler salute for effect.

Anonymous said...

SIOE are very devious, and must be exposed for what they are, far right extremists!

Excellent article, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Lee Barnes has just had another anti-semitic outburst, talking about deporting Jews from Britain, in pure old-fashioned Adolf speak, the evil Griffinite madman.

Barnes is shit said...

I'd hate to think how many times Barnes has typed the word 'Zionist' recently.

Anonymous said...

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NewsHound said...

http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/tunbridgewells/Town-focal-point-BNP-bid/article-1561353-detail/article.html

THE BNP ARE TARGETTING "DISGUSTED OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS!"

Bro said...

Yes, if you want to see how the BNP really feels about Jews, away from all of the electoral spin, check out Lee Barnes sickening tirade about Richard Desmond on his horrid little blog.

It reads a lot like Mein Kamph!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SIOE may be a "one man and his dog" operation but, in terms of their ability to provoke trouble, look no further than SIOE's support for the Serbian mass-murderer Radovan Karadzic to see that SIOE really are potentially very dangerous...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDcQ6Qzyi4o

Anonymous said...

Man arrested after Darren Bent racism claim

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/Man-arrested-after-Darren-Bent.5871703.jp

Anonymous said...

The background to this is that SIOE realise that the 1st time they protested in Harrow, the only support they got was from 20-30 odd BNP and EDL members. So, not wishing to be completely humiliated again, now they're trying to recruit from other sources

Even the Jewish Harrow councillor Jeremy Zeid came out against the last SIOE protest.