Thursday, 31 May 2018

ISIS supporter who planned attacks against Jews and Prince George could face life

The BBC reports on Husnain Rashid's trial have concentrated on the Prince George angle and mentioned the football stadiums too, however I didn't spot any mention of Jewish communities. 

So I was interested to read this:

'His list of targets were wide-ranging – including British Army bases, shopping centres, Jewish communities and Government buildings.' 

More at the Times Of Israel here 

I wonder why the BBC chose to keep that aspect of this ISIS supporter's targeting from the British public. Actually I don't, the BBC are doing their usual best to keep any reportage of Islam's problem Jews under the covers. Read this for some insight from Mehdi Hasan, here's an extract:

'It pains me to have to admit this but anti-Semitism isn't just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it's routine and commonplace. Any Muslims reading this article – if they are honest with themselves – will know instantly what I am referring to. It's our dirty little secret. You could call it the banality of Muslim anti-Semitism.


The truth is that the virus of anti-Semitism has infected members of the British Muslim community, both young and old. No, the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict hasn't helped matters. But this goes beyond the Middle East. How else to explain why British Pakistanis are so often the most ardent advocates of anti-Semitic conspiracies, even though there are so few Jews living in Pakistan?


It is sheer hypocrisy for Muslims to complain of Islamophobia in every nook and cranny of British public life, to denounce the newspapers for running Muslim-baiting headlines, and yet ignore the rampant anti-Semitism in our own backyard. We cannot credibly fight Islamophobia while making excuses for Judaeophobia.


The time has come for us to own up to a rather shameful fact: Muslims are not only the victims of racial and religious prejudice but purveyors of it, too.

In 2011 Baroness Warsi, the then Conservative Party chairman, said that Islamophobia has "passed the dinner-table test" in polite British society. I agree with her, but what she omitted to mention, and what we Muslims must now admit, is that anti-Semitism passed the dinner-table test in polite British Muslim society long ago.'

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