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Zionist Lobby: Tim Farron, Liberal Democrats Party Leader, and the Sacking of David Ward, MP

27 Apr

 

On the 26 April, 2017, Tim Farron, leader of the UK Liberal Democrats, announced on Twitter that he had ‘sacked’ David Ward from the party.

Initially, Farron was reported as having stated that he was unable to intervene in local party politics or selection processes. Ward was to stand for election in the parliamentary seat of Bradford East on the 08 June, 2017.

However, after pressure from Sir Eric Pickles, the UK’s Special Envoy to Israel and Chair of Conservative Friends of Israel, and the ‘behind-the-scenes’ intervention of the nefarious and meddling Campaign Against AntiSemitism (CAA), Farron decided to do an extraordinary u-turn, calling Ward ‘unfit to stand and represent the Party.

Ward is known to be very critical of the apartheid state of Israel and his comments have been somewhat hard-hitting and possibly unpleasant to some sensitive ears. For example, the year before Israel’s Protective Edge slaughtered more than 2,400 Palestinian including 500 children with the illegal use of White Phosphorus, Ward said:

“Am I wrong or are am I right? At long last the Zionists are losing the battle – how long can the apartheid State of Israel last?”

 

Prior to Farron’s u-turn on the matter, Mark Wallace, editor of Conservative Home, called his decision not to sack Ward “bullshit”. Not content with attacking Farron, Wallace then went on a tirade of abuse aimed at Ward, saying: “maybe fuck-off now, you weapons-grade scumbag” and posting a link to his blog about him.

Sadly, Wallace is under some illusion (a spell or cognitive dissonance?) and claims Ward’s comments about the insidiousness of Zionism, the Lobby, and Israel’s persistent Human Rights abuses amount to racism.

Possibly knowing that he or a colleague would be attending a meeting with the Liberal Democrats to discuss Ward, Stephen “Slitherman” Silverman, director of prosecutions and investigations for CAA, and a known harasser of women, was on hand to comment on Wallace’s abuse, suggesting he already knew what would happen to Ward.

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Slitherman and CAA also enlisted the assistance of Martin Greig, a Liberal Democrat councillor in Scotland, the day before the announcement of Ward’s sacking.

Greig offered to intervene and act as go-between between CAA and the Liberal Democrats in a separate matter. As you can see in the above screenshot, CAA asked Greig to contact them by email regarding the meeting to discuss Ward as well as others matters.

We can reasonably assume, therefore, that Ward’s sacking was as a direct consequence and outcome of CAA’s meeting with the Liberal Democrats, Pickles challenging Farron in Parliament; and perhaps to a lesser extent, Greig’s role as an intermediary.

CAA was set up as a fake charity in 2014 by Gideon Falter after Israel’s Operation Protective Edge assault on Gaza. As stated earlier, Protective Edge massacred 2,400 Palestinians to further Israel’s efforts to legitimise its suppression of the Palestinian peoples’ right to self-determination and illegal expansionism and occupation of Palestine.

By lobbying in this way, to sack a member of a political party and prevent him from standing as a member of parliament, CAA is in fact in breach of charity law, as charity law clearly prevents such lobbying.

In addition, as it would appear that CAA is very much involved in lobbying activities, there is also a legal requirement for it to be registered as a lobbying organisation.

Notably, the charity, Greenpeace, was recently fined £30,000 for refusing to register as a lobbying organisation.

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There is currently no evidence to confirm that CAA is also registered as a lobbying organisation, so it is also in breach of its requirement to register under the Administration Act of 2014.

CAA is part of an offensive to shut down any form of debate, criticism, or challenge to Israel’s Human Rights abuses and illegal occupation and ongoing settlement expansion programme. It is directly linked to the World Zionist Organisation and has been tasked specifically with the purpose of shutting down free speech in Britain under the guise of false claims of antiSemitism.

It also actively seeks to impose a definition of antiSemitism which prohibits any criticism of Israel and comparison of Israel to the Nazis or an apartheid/ fascist state.

CAA also actively lobbied for the expulsion of Baroness Jenny Tonge from the Liberal Democrats Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Future of UK Labour: Why Jeremy Corbyn Must Go

14 Feb

labourFar from being a hypocrite, I have always stated that Corbyn is an interim party leader.

Despite protestations from anti Corbynista or Corbynite naysayers, I have never believed that he has either the gravitas or image to be a world leader.

He appeals to my values, but I consider him to be simply too bland and aloof and never quite on the ball or in the loop. If not also too harsh, Corbyn reminds me of the person who arrives at the party when it’s just finished and everyone is leaving.

I am certain, however, that he is thoroughly principled and humanitarian, in his values and politics, and that is what attracts me to him. But in the politics of today, being principled will never be enough to win hearts and minds, without presence and some charisma.

It is with sadness that his convictions and principles just aren’t enough to sate today’s often ill-informed, MSM-influenced, and style-over-substance electorate. I also do not believe he is capable of winning over new voters. He is viewed as too left-wing, which is why he is bête noire to many on the right.

Rather like an obese father, too lazy to fetch his own slippers, Corbyn must go; first, because he did very little or nothing to support the remain campaign in the Brexit vote. In fact, he was hardly anywhere to be seen.

It’s true that politics are also fickle; but also, that Corbyn genuinely seems to shy away from the public eye, and he most certainly does not like journalists, TV cameras and MSM.

But can we blame him when more than 70% of the coverage they print and report about him is all negative?

No, of course not!

In Corbyn’s favour on Brexit, there are some suggestions his own party supporters conspired against him to ensure he couldn’t campaign. If so, we can also blame the lack of positive media coverage by Murdoch’s imposed blackout on him and the factory of negative briefings churned out against him by the Number 10 press office, as they did with his predecessor, Ed Miliband.

Just as they did with Ed in 2015, Labour supporters turned their back on Corbyn and the remain campaign, largely due to orchestrated fears, played out by leave campaigners around ‘foreigners invading our country and taking our jobs’ and ‘an unelected EU taking our money, and making our laws.’

Corbyn failed to do a single thing to enlighten, inform, or change the minds of those even from within his own party wanting to leave the European Union.

Neither was he, or those close to him, it appears, aware of just how big the swell to vote leave would turn out to be.

Rightly, Corbyn recognised the benefits of EU membership (to protect trade, investment, the environment, farming, our freedoms and rights), but he failed to convey this to supporters, and seemed completely unconcerned about the potential outcomes of not doing so.

Importantly, it goes to show just how out of touch he is; with the values, and expectations, of young people, traditional Labour voters, & his own grass roots supporters. It was as if he was either purposely asleep at the wheel, or derelict in his duty. That, or his chauffeur drove him in the wrong direction.

It is also clear to me that his deliberate, almost conceited unwillingness to engage in public debate, has helped in his undoing. He also now appears to be proving himself to be an autocratic leader, who is dismissive of the valid criticisms of his failure to lead, rightly laid at his feet.

At the start of his leadership of the party, he had already removed several of his detractors from their shadow leadership roles, informing the press that he isn’t going anywhere. This is arrogant and dictatorial of him. Perhaps also a red rag to bull. You don’t remove someone just because you don’t get on with him or her, or they don’t like you, especially if they are good and effective at what they do.

Corbyn should have been more diplomatic, statesman-like, and proactively sought to galvanise and inspire his party and supporters. In sum, well below the expectations of an effective opposition leader and he has shown neither foresight nor strategy. All of these have served to harm Labour’s future and counter the destructive efforts to diminish rights and privatise everything, as is the current course of the incumbent party.

As Brexit unfolds and becomes more clear, right-wing supporters in the Tory party will slowly repeal the laws that were agreed by all EU member states and designed and enacted, primarily to protect citizens from exploitation and and greater inequality. Without a doubt, things will become worse for the majority, but minorities in particular. We can see the beginnings of this already being evident in the resurgence of the Far Right and increases racism.

Corbyn’s inaction has effectively given the likes of Gove, Hunt, May et al, carte blanche, to repeal the HRA, DPA, FoIA, worker’s rights, privatise the National Health Service & more.

Perhaps more worrying, is that Theresa May is worse. Well, of course she is, especially as it is her clear intention to carry on where Margaret Thatcher left off. But what she lacks in ability and confidence as a sheepish head of state, is masked by her image and taste for designer clothing. More importantly, her longer term aims to diminish what few rights we have remaining. 

As little thanks, we can take small comfort in the fact that the UK Independence Party that began much of this is now disintegrating from within. 

 

 

Author: Jason Schumann

 

 

 

Doh! UK Zionist Lobby Exposes The Zionist Lobby

24 Jan

 

Earlier today, on the 24 January 2017, the Times of Israel published an article penned by Justin Cohen, one of its News Editors.

The article concerns the recent 4-part undercover documentary conducted by Al-Jazeera; to expose – what can only be described, as the seriously seditious activities of Shai Masot at the behest of the Israeli government – to undermine British politics and democracy – including attempts at removing political opponents, like Sir Alan Duncan and Jeremy Corbyn – who are deemed to be obstacles and therefore incompatible with Israel’s aspirations and long-term goals.

Despite a public outcry and requests made by members of opposition parties – thus far, the PM, Theresa May, and the rest of her government – have categorically refused all calls for a public inquiry into the extent and scale of the role of Israeli government, its officials, actors, and diplomats, attempting to subvert and influence British democracy, favourably to Israel’s goals.

It is self-evident in Cohen’s article, that neither members of the UK Jewry, nor the Israeli government itself, are particularly happy about Al-Jazeera’s far-reaching expose of the tactics that the Israeli government is willing to employ and the lengths it is willing to go in order to push its expansionist agenda.

When Al-Jazeera’s expose was first aired – many (if not all) members of the Jewish diaspora, were unequivocally dismissive, and frankly insouciant – about the gravity of such nefarious interference of a foreign state (Israel) in another state’s (UK) sovereign powers – to independently and democratically, determine what its approach to and its foreign policy should entail. I dare say some were even apoplectic.

After Shai Masot was caught out in his candid admission of state-sanctioned and funded covert operations, to undermine British foreign and domestic policy, a prominent member of the UK Jewry, Jonathan Hoffman – who is a former Bank of England official – recently saw fit to use his own influence, to complain to members of the UK Parliament and House of Commons – seeking that Al-Jazeera be reprimanded for exposing something that is in all our interests to know and be aware of.

And guess what happened, folks?

Yes, you guessed it right!

The British government, like a compliant and pathetic lap dog rolling over on its back for its master, has happily kow-towed and will consider acting on Hoffman’s demands for it to reprimand Al-Jazeera.

(Now just for clarity, Theresa May, please remind us who your ‘Mamma’ is?)

 

Recently, Mr Hoffman, has let it be known, that anyone who speaks out against what many consider to be a rogue and terrorist state, its plans for expansion, or its human rights abuses, should automatically be considered an enemy of the Jewish diaspora and Israel itself.

Hoffman has made clear (in a recent Facebook post) that all dissenters should be discredited by “shining a light on the dissenter”, as opposed to “whispers to discredit them”.

(It appears that Mr Hoffman has since deleted or altered his Facebook account, attempting to disprove that he made these comments, but screenshots were obtained, prior to deletion).

You can also see Jonathan Hoffman in action here:

 

If, for some bizarre reason, you do not consider Mr Hoffman’s efforts to be a clear example and therefore somewhat of a confirmation of the existence of the Israeli/ Zionist lobby in action and its efforts to influence foreign democracies in its favour, one might wish to have a rethink about that.

Clearly, Mr Hoffman’s personal interventions, as a respected member of the Jewish establishment in the UK, to seek punitive measures against Al-Jazeera – for merely exposing the truth regarding Israel’s sedition – should be considered nothing short of an attempt at coercion or undue influence. In the very least, ‘crying foul’ or claiming ‘but that’s not fair’, when you have been caught out doing the deed.

In the last few days the Campaign Against AntiSemitism (CAA), a so-called UK-based charity, that is known to use legal means to silence Israel’s critics, has also decided to flex its muscles, by lodging a formal complaint against Al-Jazeera with the Broadcasting Regulator, OFCOM.

Amongst many other accusations, CAA’s complaint claims that Al-Jazeera’s expose is “mendacious”, “inaccurate”, amounting to “unfair treatment” (of Masot?), and even “promot(ing) incitement”. CAA is also seeking to force or impose upon OFCOM for it to use and adopt a definition of antiSemitism that is widely disputed, because it infringes on universal rights of free speech, expression, assembly and protest.

In making these complaints, the wider agenda of Hoffman and CAA here, is, once and for all, to finally criminalise any and all criticism of Israel’s persistent human rights abuses and illegal occupation of Palestinians and further expansion into settlements. All of which, not doubt, could not happen without the direction, influence, and input of Israel itself.

Talk about shooting yourself and your cause in the foot, by trying to silence critics and, in actuality only serving to prove the ‘conspiracy’ of the ‘Lobby’ to be true by your own actions and interventions, Mr Hoffman and CAA?

Now, if you are reading this and you are in any way concerned – as any vaguely intelligent person should be – regarding any foreign state unduly influencing your own government’s sovereignty, you should sign this petition.

It seems clear and simple: Zionism is racism and a truly subversive element in world politics, that may well be to the detriment of all humankind!

 

Regards,

Jason Schumann

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Does the Zionist Lobby Really Exist?

20 Dec

 

Ask yourself, does the Zionist lobby really exist?

If it does, is it Jewhate or antiSemitic, to say that it does?

In short, the answer is both ‘Yes’ to the first part; and ‘No’, to the second!

Yes, the ‘lobby’ does exist; and ‘No’, it is not – by any means – antiSemitic or Jewhate (as it should be called), to say so!

The very fact that members of the Global Jewish diaspora, Zionists and supporters of, and the Israeli government itself, are currently applying strong-arm and subversive (international) pressure; to silence – any and all – dissent, and criticism against the state of Israel – via means of lobbying sovereign governments – and; more recently, bringing private prosecutions, against historical revisionists, or those who support the BDS movement and/ or who condemn or challenge Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians – is, frankly, evidence enough.

That these ‘nefarious’ groups and individuals – who, less than 100 years ago, sought to lobby the British and US governments, to support the legitimisation of the illegal annexation and occupation of Palestine (via the Balfour declaration and Havaara agreement) – and then the subsequent lobbying of the United Nations; to decriminalise Zionism, as a form of racism – as was led and orchestrated by B’Nai B’Rith, the oldest advocacy organisation for Jewish supremacy – is an anathema, and further evidence of their existence and such activities.

To be clear, it was European Jews who set up the world’s modern banking system- yes, of course they along with other (non Jewish) merchant financiers and ‘nobles’ – who funded the beginnings of global trade, British imperialism and also supported the continuation of slavery and two subsequent wars in 20th century Europe.

(Note: Until the establishment of the modern banking system, money lending was forbidden by Christians and Muslims).

 

Indeed, it was none other than a singular, profiteering, Nat Meyer Rothschild  (one of the founding fathers of Zionism and the establishment of Israel) and a family member and business partner – one August Belmont, also Jewish, of German origin – who, via the Rothschilds’ New York office – vehemently fought against the British government and Abraham Lincoln, to abolish slavery – in order to protect the former’s financial and business interests.

In case you are somehow – stupidly, and bizarrely, ignorant and unaware – it was, in point of fact, only because of successive boycotts of the sale and purchase of goods, like cotton and coffee – that the slave trade; and subsequent indenture system, of Afrikans – ever came to an end. It was Nat Rothschild himself who raised the finances to compensate – yes, ‘compensate’ – slave and plantation owners.

(Oh noes, boycotting Israel, for its crimes against humanity, is antiSemitic. Cough)!

 

As Jonathan Hoffman, a former Bank of England official, recently stated in a Facebook comment;

“Why shout when you can whisper”.

 

This quote, by Hoffman, is apparently a tactic used by Court Jews (Marranos); on how to ruin, and to condemn their critics and perceived enemies.

On the contrary, Hoffman actually believes:

“shining a sunlight on such dissenters”,  rather than whispers about them.

How noble of him!

 

(Note: No one, should ever doubt the suffering of Jews; certainly not me, as I am an individual of Afrikan and Jewish ancestry. I regularly receive abuse (on social media) for being ghey – mostly about my HIV status – and the fact that I am also often called a ‘nigger’ and a ‘self-loathing Jew’ (due to my Grandfather’s heritage) – you can guess who abuses me for the latter)!

 

Aside, in the UK, the organisation, recently founded and run by one Robert Festenstein, of Jewish Human Rights Watch has failed, miserably, to outlaw the BDS movement, as a valid form of freedom of expression, and dissent against criminal regimes, like Israel.

Similarly, the woeful Campaign Against AntiSemitism (CAA), led by the odious, spot-nosed and vexatious Gideon Falter, has so far, failed – despite his/ its continued efforts to suppress freedom of speech in the UK – and has had to resort to private prosecutions, in order to criminalise any form of public dissent against Israel.

I, am now apparently one of its targets. Needless to say, any claims or charges laid against me, will ultimately fail; as I can substantiate everything I say!

(Because of his threats against me about the fact that I dare to have the affront to make a challenge against him and speak out against the lobby; Gideon has decided to target me. It is because of these threats that, he is now subject to civil and criminal complaints, for harassment).

Gideon’s so-called ‘charitable’ organisation, is nothing more than a sham, attempting to subvert UK law, by means of bullying, threats, and coercion. This fact has been reported to the Charity Commission.

Any further attempts (by Gideon, CAA, or its ‘volunteers’) to harass or vilify me will be dealt with, severely.

Only recently, Gideon’s CAA, applauded Theresa May’s decision, to suggest that criticism of Israel, is antiSemitic; and therefore a punishable offence.You can see a link on their website and Facebook page.

This would be like allowing the government of Saudi to go unquestioned, regarding the cluster bombs it has used (that are in fact supplied by the UK) to target innocent Yemenis; or Mugabe’s regime, and its efforts to silence his critics and oust White Afrikans, from their adopted and purchased lands in Zimbabwe. Equally, allowing the faux White Helmets (founded by a British military officer) – or Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – to even remotely pretend that they are in any way humanitarian in their purpose.

As for the Community Security Trust (CST) – another nefarious organisation – which is currently being investigated by the Charity Commission, HMRC, and other public bodies – for its financial irregularities, which is also accused of having links to Mossad. CST uses its position to influence and leverage funding from the British government, at the expense of other minority groups who have suffered greater harm and abuse.

For example, in March 2016, CST secured £13.4m of taxpayers’ funding, to secure Jewish schools and places of worship. Yes, the Jewish community has and continues to be targeted by certain pervasive elements, but the vast majority of CST’s figures, for recorded abuse and attacks, have taken place online.

This is insignificant, in comparison to the murders, attacks, and abuse of other minority groups. Have any of these groups received any (UK) government funding or support? The answer is, NO! So why should CST and members of the Jewish community receive special protection? The narrative is simply; “We are the only ones who are being oppressed and discriminated against; We are the Chosenites”!

All of the above organisations have active and professional business links, to the Israeli government and politically active B’Nai B’Rith, as well as the World Zionist Organisation, which was founded and is run by Eitan Behar.

Here is what Eitan has to say about criticism of Israel on the WZO website:

“Our multilingual team of interns uses social networking to monitor, track and expose Antisemitic statements and expressions. We aim to give people like you the tools needed to counter and report anti-Jewish bigotry wherever and whenever it occurs. As proud Jews and Zionists, we publicly act to confront prejudice and demand an end to hateful messages.”

 

Interestingly, the pernicious and racist, Ambrosine Shitrit, of the socalled antihate org,  Eye On AntiSemitism, recently posted on social media, that she had a meeting with Eitan Behar, to discuss combatting valid criticism of Israel.

The purpose of her meeting with Eitan Behar was to discuss strategy to target individuals, like myself, and how to lobby and influence the UK government to criminalise holocaust revisionism/ ists, and the boycotting of Israeli goods.

She is quite blatant about her efforts on social media, and so is her hatred of Muslims and Palestinians. All information of these efforts is available on her Facebook pages and the World Zionist Organisation website.

Mrs. Shitrit has also posted numerous defamatory comments about me and even resorted to setting up a fake email account in my name. She is also a fan of the banned Pam Geller and other alt-Reich club members; and has an unhealthy interest in myself and Alison Chabloz, who is now subject to a private prosecution brought by Gideon Falter and CAA to silence freedom of speech in the UK.

Today, and with the blessing of our co-opted governments, the Zionist lobby, is attempting to stifle our freedom of speech. Indeed, it is Zionism, that; in part, promotes dislike of Jews. Why? Because since its inception, Zionism has always served to establish, create, and legitimise a state ofIsrael and its occupation of Palestinian lands and illegal settlements.

By which I mean, by any means necessary!

As noted by Theodor Herzl:

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Or a quote by Maurice Samuel, in his 1924 ‘You Gentiles’, in which he states that ‘Jews are the destroyers’… and that: ‘Nothing that you (Gentiles) do will meet our needs’.

This isn’t evidence enough of the Zionist lobby’s existence?

Go and search out the fly-on-the-wall documentary, floating around on Youtube, in the which the director of ADL National says to camera:”How do we use the myth of the lobby without confirming its existence”. Then he laughs.

As Chair, Gideon’s CAA, along with other pro-Israel voices, have successfully lobbied Eric Pickles, MP and the British government to adopt a new, more stringent definition of antiSemitism, which states that, boycotting Israel and criticising Israel should also be considered antiSemitic. In law, it has no legal basis, but has been issued as guidance to the UK Crown Prosecution Service.

It would be in breach of Human Rights law if it were ever applied.

You can see evidence of Gideon’s efforts, here.

If this isn’t further evidence of lobbying for ‘self-interest for and by a particular group’, what is?

Here, in this following link of a speech given by a UK Peer, in the House of Lords, you can hear how the Zionist Lobby physically beats dissenters unconscious, ladels persistent and false accusations of antiSemitism, and proactively seeks to damage individual careers and reputations.

 

If you speak about it in reference to Zionists or Jews, you are automatically accused of antiSemitism. This is part of their strategy. I referred to it above, from a quote by Jonathan Hoffman:“shining a sunlight on such dissenters”.

It’s called character assassination and, more covertly, ‘full spectrum dominance‘ – which is a form of control, that is more often than not – used to humiliate, defame, ruin and ostracise individuals, who dissent or deviate from the norm of the tripe that we are spoon-fed on a daily basis.

Here’s Gideon’s CAA encouraging (((its))) supporters to ruin the respected Jewish journalist, Mira-Bar Hillel:

 

As referenced above, on its website, the World Zionist organisation clearly states that it will circulate information and expose individuals to its global networks.

Shining a light? Whispers? Are you getting this now? And its somehow antiSemitic or an expression of hatred of Jews to say the lobby really exists, really??

 

Note: I have never disliked or expressed hatred towards Jews, but they, like Shitrit, have and continue to do towards me. I find the abuse I regularly receive, gut-wrenching and profoundly frustrating, but I will stand by their right to say it (about me), unless it breaches my privacy, copyright, or it is incitement.

All of these matters against several individuals are currently under police investigation.

 

Regards,

Jason Lee, of the family: Schumann

 

Special Note:

This article has not been published to condemn Israel or Jews. Israel and Jews have a right to self-determination and a homeland; just not at the expense of Palestinians.

That said, no one is exempt from valid criticism for human rights breaches. I fully support the right of Israel to exist.

All comments, images, and other information posted in this blog, are in the public domain and believed to be a matter of public record. I, Jason Lee, of the family: Schumann, believe and assert that the contents herein, have been posted in good faith, in the belief that they are true and not in any way specious or false.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Trump: A Walking Disaster

9 Nov

When I say disaster, I mean it!

Trump is a documented serial bankrupt, an alleged paedophile and rapist, an out and out racist and homophobe, and a proud misogynist who even lusted after his own daughter on live television.

I don’t need to back up any of these claims, as the evidence is already out there.

Trump won because those who voted him in — largely White, uneducated, gun-toting, religious rednecks and coffin-dodgers — did so, to stick one to the establishment and on a clearly racist anti-immigration ticket.

This was coupled with the outrage of the bible-bashers upset with LGBTI rights laws, Muslims, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the economic woes of every day batshit American lives. 

The right-wing media gleefully did its part to feed into and stoked much of this hatefilled and vitriolic clusterfuck.

Like the humorons who voted for Brexit in the UK with their ‘little island’ mentality who are supporters of racist UKIP et al, the Moricons — by which I mean wilfully moronic, fuck-nugget Americans, in case you don’t understand what the term implies — who voted for Trump see themselves as having more rights and privilege over anyone else they do not consider one of them.

Want examples?

The KKK, the American Nazi Party, and the White Nationalist American Freedom Party, all endorsed Trump, as did the many evangelical organizations.

Well, here is what Trump is going to do, or seek to do:

  • Repeal equality laws for Black and other minority people, including the LGBTI community.
  • Strengthen religious freedom to discriminate against each of the above groups.
  • Repeal Obama’s healthcare bill that currently protects 62 million people on low incomes.
  • Forcibly deport and intern Latinos and Muslims.
  • Introduce greater protections for law enforcement officers who shoot down unarmed members of the public to allow them to escape scrutiny and justice in many cases.
  • Remove the rights of Native Americans to protect their homelands and property, which will include sending in military to forcibly remove them, even in a body bag.
  • Increase pollution and global warming by removing current legislation and granting no strings licenses to big corporations to produce more coal and frack without any consideration to local residents or the environment.
  • Make abortion illegal, even for rape victims, in favour of demented fucktard Xtian zealots.

With Trump in the driving seat of one of the world’s leading and most powerful economies, these are just a few of the things that are likely to get the go ahead.

Don’t even get me started on the American economy. It’s already on its arse; by which I mean dirt broke. Yes, that’s right, America is bankrupt; both morally and financially! Not a pot to piss in! Tanking! Living on borrowed time!

Doubt me?

In case you were wondering, there are now more than 10 major American cities that have filed for bankruptcy since Wall Street and lacks financial control caused the 2000, 2007 & 2008 crashes that resonated across and still impact on the world to this day. Many other American cities are in prolonged deficit and the housing market is still on its arse.

America is the most indebted country in the world, to the tune of 19,643,000,000,000 dollars. That is more than all the other most indebted countries in the world combined. Its trade deficit is equally as bad, and there is nothing Trump can do.

What about checks and balances, you may ask? They won’t work. America’s political system of lobbying, bribes, and favours, is one of the most corrupt in the world. Besides, Trump’s supporters and the humorons who voted for him would lynch him if he doesn’t carry out his promises.

Only today, on the announcement of his election, the dollar dropped again. It will drop further. The example below is proof.

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World markets have also slumped but are recovering, unlike America.

Yes, America, you can expect recession and a deep depression like no other! Ultimately, Americans will suffer more than they have ever before. The rest of the world will also feel it but will recover more quickly.

Trump’s only solution is quantitative easing, which will devalue the dollar further, thus increasing inflation, damaging the markets such as structured products, depressing interest rates which impacts on savings and pensions, and international trade.

(China has previously stopped exporting valuable minerals to the U.S. due to its quantitative easing program).

Already world leaders are sending warning shots to Trump.

As my neighbour’s 11 year old daughter said today: “Mummy, the world is doomed! What are we going to do? Can someone assassinate him?”

Despite my equally negative views of Hillary, I would have to agree with this girl’s conclusions.

America is well and truly fucked!

By Jason Schumann

Remembering Victims of Holocaust: A Memorial for One or All?

29 Sep

As part of an address to British Jewish communities, former PM, David Cameron, pledged that the UK Government would fund a memorial in remembrance of the mainly Jewish victims of World War 2.

The memorial is to be sited in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to Parliament.

Since the announcement, plans for the memorial are now expected to include a learning centre, for school groups and visitors to London.

A competition was recently announced for the design of the memorial, including plans for the learning centre.

If it does not run over budget, the whole project is expected to cost around £50 million, largely paid for by the British taxpayer.

As noted in the Mirror, ‘UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation chairman, Sir Peter Bazalgette, said: “The task of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation was to find a site that would allow a striking, prominent and iconic memorial to be built.”‘

In effect, the memorial and learning centre, will become Britain’s answer to Auschwitz and the Anne Frank Museum.

Understandably, a number of individuals, including myself have voiced concerns. Some, rightly or wrongly, now consider it an industry.

For me, as I will explain, I do not believe that there has ever been only one holocaust, but that there have been many holocausts, of equal significance, and equal worthiness of commemorating the victims of.

Indeed, when I asked Olivia Marks-Woldman, CEO of the Holocaust Memorial Trust, ‘why can we not have a universal memorial and learning centre to remember all holocausts not just one?’

Her response was, because the ‘Holocaust’ was unique.’

(I’ve since emailed her to clarify this profound and exceptional differentiating statement, but I am yet to receive a response or acknowledgement).

 

Sorry, not sorry! No one event in our wretched histories that ‘qualifies’ as a holocaust/ genocide, is no less, or more unique or significant than any other similar event in history.

To imply that it (WWII) is deserving of  uniqueness, only serves to diminish the other (such catastrophic events, in our shared histories) and asserts privilege of one group of victims (of such events) and the suffering (and heinous acts committed against one group) over another.

As Jackie Walker, of the UK Labour party’s Momentum group recently noted — and was subsequently on the receiving end of a tremendous amount of unwarranted vitriol from Jewish media for stating — the term ‘Holocaust’ is not a term that is the preserve or monopoly of Jews alone (paraphrased).

Indeed. Jews were not the only victims of World War 2.

In case you do not know/ have forgotten, many members of Roma, Polish, Muslims, LGBT, and other communities were victims too.

Clearly, a £50 million memorial, solely for the remembrance of Jewish victims of World War 2, simply reinforces ideas of (Jewish) privilege and victimhood, thus reinforcing negative stereotypes and prejudicial resentment of Jews.

Here is a list of Holocausts in recent times:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocides_in_history

 

The term ‘Holocaust’ does not, nor has it ever done, belonged solely to members of the Jewish community.

The term ‘holocaust’  was only adopted as such, in the 1950’s, after World War 2.

(The term ‘Holocaust’, in its original meaning, refers to sacred burning or sacrifice.)

 

It was first used in terms of genocide by John Milton in the 17th century.

If we are to remember ALL our dead, at the hands of bastards, murderers, and maniacal dictators, and learn from such past atrocities, committed by and against humankind, what we should have, is one memorial, and one learning centre, to remember all victims of all holocaust and genocidal acts.

It is my view, that we should (all) universally unite in our mourning, condemnation, and determination to say: Never Again!

A very recent study I have conducted confirms that such a memorial should not be attributed to Jews alone.

Why?

Because it devalues and assigns all other victims of holocaust to second status.

 

 

By Jason Schumann

 

 

Online Harassment, David Hirsh, Marko Attila Hoare, Jasna Badzak, Zionist Smears, 35 Hack Attempts on My Twitter Account

9 Sep

Updated on Sunday, 18 September, 2016 at 17:27

 

The following images are of two of my abusers.

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[Images publicly available via the interwebz: Jasna Badzak and Marko Attila Hoare]

 

Introduction:

This is an article about the online abuse I have suffered and smear campaigns to silence me, because of my view and campaigning on Human Rights.

It is a truly disgusting picture of the depravity of human nature and efforts, tactics, and extremes that state actors and their supporters will  deploy to smear, and damage critics and activists.

 

About Me:

I am a researcher, human rights campaigner, occasional blogger/ writer, very outspoken, and former senior arts manager.

I run my own (this) blog and use to write for News786, before the news site ran into trouble with Modi. I’ve also published one or two articles on the Medium site.

My current area of research is focussed on the UK Counter Extremism Strategy and its impact on British Muslim communities. I am also conducting research on the themes of migration, refugees, and LGBTI Human Rights abuses.

My Human Rights work includes: campaigning against the closure of the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, the Human Zoo protest, Rohingya, #BlackLivesMatter, the French governments attempt to ban the burka, and previously a two year campaign on Ebola.

I publish several small newsletters and e-bulletins on various Human Rights and civil society issues.

I also run several networks, including the largest Facebook group for artists and craft-makers, enabling collaborations between artists, sharing work and expertise, posting opportunities for exhibiting, making, fellowships, employment etc.

I am very active on Twitter and tweet about the current crisis in Yemen, #BlackLivesMatter, LGBTI Human Rights news, refugees, and generally about politics, culture, and current affairs.

 

Previous Online Abuse:

Some of my posts on Twitter have brought considerable abuse, both on and offline.

In the extreme, I’ve had death threats, late night telephone calls, pizza deliveries, call outs by the fire service. The more inane abuse includes insults about my sexual orientation, racism, and crude references about the fact I am HIV. They have also targeted my partner and his work, incurring business costs, due to a suspected cyber attack.

I’ve also had individuals publish my personal information and steal photos of my family and I from my Facebook account and reposted on Twitter with obscenities.

Quite understandably, I have sometimes been outraged and felt moments of disgust and almost violent anger.

If someone abuses, uses my copyright, insults me, I will generally retort. I usually tell them to fuck off, go suicide, tell them I will ruin them, call them a cunt, or whatever.

Here’s a take on my philosophy regarding online abuse:

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As you can see, and I am sure you will understand, because of the abuse I’ve received, I generally will not take any drama or shit from anyone. Anyone who abuses me will get short shrift and told exactly where to shove it.

Abuse I have received from women is no different. If a woman, on social media, messages me or replies to something I have posted, with which she disagrees, with any abuse, profanity, threats, or bile, I will retort. That is quid pro quo and is the essence of gender equality, imho. No special favours, except where inequality or misogyny is present or exists.

 

Recent Abuse:

Just recently, one such woman, by the name of Jasna Badzak, despite having a police warning against her, and having been served with a cease and desist notice, not to abuse or harass me, decided to have another go at me. Yes, she has done this before, hence the police warning and cease and desist notice.

I didn’t respond to her directly, as such. What I did, was to collate the URLs of her tweets about me and publish them on Storify.

Storify is simply a website that has the function of enabling a user to collect posts, articles, and comments on social media, to create a story.

You can see them here:

  1. https://storify.com/debatingculture/mancial-rantings-of-convicted-fraudster-jasna-badz
  2. https://storify.com/debatingculture/final-warning-andreaurbanfox-and-jasnabadzak

(Important: For context and clarity, please do ensure that you read through the above links — you can right click to open them in a new window).

 

In the first link (above), it is perfectly clear that Jasna is a convicted fraudster. Equally as important, the content shows that she is vindictive to the point of being mentally disturbed.

The second link, shows the abuse and vitriol directed at me, after I was informed that she was sullying my name and spreading malicious and false gossip about me.

I didn’t respond directly (well, only to her most ludicrous claims), but I did document and record her abuse and vitriol, hence the publication of the Storify.

 

Hacking My Social Media:

Within 24 hours of the publication of the Storify in the second link (above), Jasna, and/ or an associate, made 6 attempts to hack my twitter account. The evidence of which, is here:

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The first attempted password hack, occurred on Sunday, 04 September, 2016.

On the Monday morning, I immediately contacted the police and Twitter and posted information to my followers to inform them of what was happening to me.

By Tuesday, 06 September, 2016, a blog was published about myself and others, regarding our views on Israel and its oppression of Palestinians and occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

The blog was published by Marko Attila Hoare.

Marko is a Historian, lecturing at Kingston University, UK, so you would expect someone of his professional and academic standing to be less abusive, but, apparently not. Marko is a known internet troll. (Three separate links, detailing his bullying, character assassination, and intimidation of others).

Within 24 hours of the publication Marko’s blog, there were a further 29 attempts to hack my password to my Twitter account. I have no idea if Marko himself was involved, but his blog was a direct causal link to these further hack attempts.

It’s worth noting here, that Jasna and Marko are associates and know each other in public circles and they are ‘twiends’ on the Twattersphere.

How timely that Jasna abuses me online, then there are several attempts to hack my twitter when I retort, then Marko writes a defamatory blog about me, resulting in a further 29 hack attempts?

I have no idea why Marko wrote his blog about myself and others. I haven’t communicated with him since January, 2016, so it is more than a coincidence, that he pops up from nowhere, with a blog, in which I am mentioned, two days after Jasna’s abuse, and the resulting 35 hack attempts to gain access to my Twitter account.

Interestingly, Jasna has now resorted to sending herself repeated login requests to her own Twitter account, claiming that I am trying to hack her.

 

Israel Silencing Its Critics and JewHate:

As one of my followers said: There is no such thing as coincidence.

Indeed. All of this was an orchestrated attack on my good name, my protection from harassment, freedom of speech, security, privacy, and right to expression.

In his blog, Marko first accuses me of being antiSemitic.

First of all, I object to the use of the term of ‘antiSemitism/ ic’. Why? Because Palestinians are also Semites.

This is not tautology; this is irrefutable genetic fact.

The term ‘antiSemitic/ ism’ has been appropriated and misused by many Jews and Zionists, alike, to refer to Jews only, thus giving Jews special status and victimhood, for the heinous crimes of the monster that was Adolf Hitler.

I do not hate Jews nor am I guilty of JewHate either; I am part Jewish on my GrandFather’s side.

Here’s former Israeli Minister, Shulamit Aloni’s view on ‘antiSemitism’:
Human Rights View:

As stated earlier, I am a Human Rights campaigner.

Many of my efforts, articles, posts, and tweets, on social media, are about Israeli war crimes, Human Rights abuse, illegal settlements, and occupation of Palestinian rights and lands.

That said, I also criticise Saudi, Russia, the US, Myanmar, France, Turkiye, the UK, Zimbabwe, and many other Human Rights abusers.

My critiques, campaigns etc, against Human Rights abusers, and their leaders and supporters, does not make me discriminatory or prejudiced against them, so why should Marko, or anyone else, claim that I am prejudice against Israeli citizens, for the action of its state actors or institutions?

Marko’s blog was a blatant attempt to provoke me, silence me, and/ or damage me. That is absolutely clear!

Marko also accused me of abusing him, which is an outright lie. The only thing I have ever said or done to him, is ask him to retract his false and malicious claims about me.

I ask you, in what warped universe is that considered abuse, of any sort?

He also claims that I misrepresent Palestinian rights and organisations who support and promote Palestinian rights and freedoms.

Note: I have never claimed to represent Palestinians or any organisation that either supports and promotes Palestinian rights and freedoms.

 

I merely speak from my heart, that Israel (Israhell!!)- and yes, Hamas – are both guilty of war crimes and should be brought to the international criminal court.

Marko’s blog about me, was a deliberate, orchestrated hatchet job against me!

I am in no doubt that members of the pro-Israeli lobby, and supporters of, put him up to this smear campaign against me.

Indeed, what demented and vindictive individual would then try to hack my Twitter account on no less than 35 occasions, and why?

Here’s a link to my initial response to Marko’s blog and hack attempts I received:

https://storify.com/debatingculture/zionists-marko-hoare-and-attempted-hacking-of-my-t

 

Lawfare and Silencing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions:

Incidentally, Marko and Jasna’s lawyer, is the Zionist Jew, Mark Lewis. Mark and I have history. He has tried and failed several times to falsely report me to the police, encourage others to harass me, and made failed attempts to bring me to court for my stance against Israel’s war crimes.

Here is more on Mark Lewis:

https://storify.com/debatingculture/here-s-mlewislawyer-slandering-threatening-and-wis

https://storify.com/debatingculture/the-curious-case-of-richard-simmons-the-hasbara-tr

(Note: Zionism is not a pejorative term and do not conflate Zionism with Judaism, as not all Jews are Zionists and vice versa. To do so, only serves and validates Zionism itself). 

 

Since January, 2016, Mark Lewis, has been subject to a complaint (by me) with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which is why he will not engage me directly, and uses Marko and Jasna to do so instead.

Jasna makes that clear, here:

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This is what is called organised lawfare, by Jews, Zionists, and pro-Israel supporters, to silence valid debate on the atrocities committed by both sides in the Israeli – Palestinian conflict.

This is not conspiracy theory, false flag, flat earth, paranoid delusion. It is real, and it is happening to me, because I have taken a stance and choose to speak out against it, despite the outcomes.

Many Zionists and pro-Israeli groups and individuals have called for the murder and ruination of those who criticise Israel’s war crimes:

http://www.middleeastrising.com/israeli-ministers-call-civil-targeted-killing-bds-activists-barghouti-mentioned-name/

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208429

http://freebeacon.com/issues/anti-israel-groups-lobby-to-derail-anti-bds-measure/

https://www.rt.com/uk/358543-israel-palestine-boycott-erdan/#.V9CD_AaVlkE.twitter

My humanitarian views, should not mean I or other like-minded, concerned individuals, are deserving of such vitriol, abuse, and smears against us.

Vitriolic Abuse and Hatred:

Below are examples of how hatefilled, demented, and vindictive the likes of Zionists like Marko, Jasna, and Mark are:

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This is Jasna Badzak admitting to setting up troll account to abuse and harass me.

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Yes, I am HIV. Through no fault of my own, but that of someone I love, and remain with to this day.

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The above is an image that shows a partial email address belonging to Jasna Badzak. In a moment of extreme anger, she admitted this by posting a tweet I have shown above.

I also possess another image, which shows a partial image of her mobile/ cell phone number. Yes, I have Jasna’s number, as she once gave it to me, before she decided to vilify me.

 

Zionist Plot, Conspiracy, Paranoia, or Fallacy:

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So you think all this attempted hacking of my account and Marko’s malicious blog is either completely made up, or just free speech, at worst.. a case of trolling?

Well, I’ve already provided you with proof that there were attempts to hack my account, in a screenshot, above.

As explained above, I have been trolled and abused online many times; it’s why I am so profane about and to those who do so. However, no one has ever tried to hack my Twitter account, until Jasna’s abuse and Marko’s blog about me, within two days of each other.

It is also a fact, that Mark Lewis has previously provided legal representation for both Jasna and Marko, and they all know and follow each other offline. In addition, all of them regularly attack those who challenge or criticise Israel.

So what, other than this?

Cue in David Hirsh, who is a lecturer at Goldsmiths.

David has been described as an ‘ultra-Zionist’. He’s also been described as a fierce opponent of all boycotts of Israel, who actively conflate the BDS movement and anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, by which, he actually means hatred against Jews (1).

David is also founder (2) of the blog site, on which Marko published his blog. I know this because the site is registered in David’s own name and at his home address in Reading (3).

Marko and David are also friends and colleagues and review each other’s work, write articles and letters together, on issues of Zionism and BDS, and regularly conspiring to accuse Israel’s critics of ‘antischwemitism’ by means of defaming them (4 & 5). David is also linked to the Board of Deputies and the Community Service Trust (6). He also has links to Simon Cobbs of Sussex Friends, who is a member of the terrorist organisation, Jewish Defence League (7). David is also an associate of Jewish Chronicle editor, Stephen Pollard, in that they both sit on several Boards and Advisory Panels together (8).

Incidentally, after Jasna recommenced her abuse of me, she was contacted byJosh Jackman to write and article about myself and others for the Jewish Chronicle (9). I understand Josh decided not to go ahead with the article, after I sent him an email advising him of the repercussions if he did so.

These links below, prove that Marko, Jasna, David, and Mark Lewis, attempted at hatchet job in a pathetic smear blog, to defame myself and others:

(1) https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=david+hirsh+zionism&hl=en-GB&gbv=1&oq=david+hirsh+zionism&gs_l=heirloom-serp.3…4634.6719.0.7113.7.7.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0….0…1ac.1.34.heirloom-serp..7.0.0.3CUeZxf0FRg

(2) https://whois.domaintools.com/engageonline.org.uk

(3) http://www.cbetta.com/director/david-hirsh-2

(4) https://duckduckgo.com/?q=david+hirsh+marko+hoare&atb=v29-5__&ia=web

(5) https://www.dissentmagazine.org/wp-content/files_mf/1390433961d15Letters.pdf

(6) https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=david+hirsh+cst&hl=en-GB&gbv=1&oq=david+hirsh+cst&gs_l=heirloom-serp.3…2713.3294.0.4168.3.3.0.0.0.0.335.751.0j1j1j1.3.0….0…1ac.1.34.heirloom-serp..2.1.335.6jvpq4BIu1Y

(7) https://duckduckgo.com/?q=simon+cobbs+jewish+defence+league&t=opera&ia=web

(8) http://eiscablog.eu/board/

(9) https://twitter.com/josh_jackman/status/774243629821034497 

I think I have more than established here, the connections motive and intentions. If you still doubt me, you must have an acute case of cognitive dissonance.

To paraphrase Aristotle, you have defaulted to the (Zionist) lie, as this is all you know, and when shown the truth, refuse to deviate from the lie you’ve had drilled into you!

 

What Happens Next:

In conclusion, I would like to remind those who are watching me and seeking to silence and/ or discredit me, it will not work!

To those who support me, solidarity!

Now all matters are in the hands of the police and authorities.

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Update:

It seems Marko will not heed my request to cease and desist his abuse and smears of me.

In his own words, he has now said that he is going to go all out to “expose” me, as he put it. I must now take this as a serious threat to defame me, to damage my name, credibility and my work.

As this is clearly targeted abuse by Marko to malign me, I believe that it also constitutes a clear and cut case of harassment with menaces; as such, I must now take further action.

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Wrong move, Marko!

 

Special Note:

I will not be silenced by anyone! Indeed. Your efforts to silence or hurt me, will only make me stronger!

In the words of my late acquaintance, and a fellow Human Rights activist, Said El Said: Up the Rebels!

All comments, images, and other information posted in this blog, are in the public domain and believed to be a matter of public record. I, Jason Lee, of the family: Schumann, have posted in good faith, in the belief that the contents of this blog are true and not in any way specious or false.

 

By Jason Lee, of the family: Schumann

White Privilege: When is a Terrorist Not a Terrorist?

1 Sep

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Photo: Zack Davies, Facebook Page

 

Original Article Published on News7826, 2015

Zack Davies (pictured above) took a machete to Dr Bhambra’s head, a Sikh man, in a UK supermarket, because he had brown skin. Davies wanted to wreak revenge for the death of Lee Rigby, who was publicly murdered in the streets of Woolwich by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, in 2013.

Also in the UK, a few weeks ago (May, 2015), two 15-year-old teen boys were given a 12-month custody order by UK courts for purchasing explosive chemicals and other related materials, in a plot to blow up parliament and commit public acts or murder, including beheadings.

Similarly, in June 2015, Dylann Roof, massacred nine lives at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States, because he felt Blacks were taking over and he wanted to start a race war. 

In contrast, just last week (July/ August 2015), there were confirmed reports of a deliberate explosion at a gas works in St Quentin-Fallavier, France, followed by the discovery of a decapitated body. The perpetrators’ name is one Yassin Salhi. The body was that of Salhi’s boss, Herve Cornora.

What’s the difference between these events, we might ask? The difference, is that only in the case of Salhi, were officials, governments, and the media, quick to condemn his actions as an act of terrorism. Salhi has since said his actions were related to family and work troubles, though evidence also clearly disputes this. 

In all the other three cases (Davies, the Two Teen Boys, and Roof), members of Far Right, the media, politicians, and the judiciary, have been quick to label these extremists as ‘lone-wolves’ and ‘troubled’, despite clear evidence to the contrary. Davies and Roof both had known links Far Right extremist organisations. Extremist paraphernalia being found in each of their homes and in their possession, including the teen boys. It was the same with Anders Breivik.

When news of Zack Davies first came to light, the likes of Far Right extremists such as Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch); Tommy Robinson (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, founder of the English Defence League); and professional Islamophobe, Tarek Fatah (Columnist for Toronto Sun), were all quick to explain away his [Davies’] actions, as a Muslim plot to ‘Islamificate’ the West, with ‘Moozlamic rayguns’ and ‘Shakira Law.’

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Robert Doggart, a 63-year-old Tennessee resident, is an ordained Christian minister in the Christian National Church, who plotted a violent attack against a Muslim-American community in New York state, was released without charge. The Daily Beast labelled him as a ‘lethal threat.’ Doggart only faces a fine (yes, a fine) for his actions.

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As Charles Kurzman, and Dan Schanzer have noted, the real terrorist threat, ‘is not from violent Muslim extremists, but from right-wing extremists’ (NY Times, June 2015). The question is, when will the world wake up, and stop victim blaming Muslims, and Black people, for all that is wrong in this world? Kurzman and Schanzer’s own research found that only 3 percent of anti-government extremism recorded, was severe by law enforcement agencies came from Muslim extremists.

I restate the question: when will politicians, the media, and law enforcement stop scapegoating Muslims and members of the Black community as extremists and thugs? When will they start treating their ‘own’ as an equal threat to the function of mainstream society and the cause of its systemic problems? When will Western governments, and societies, learn, and accept, that they are as much responsible for radicalised, home-grown terrorism, and the rise of Daesh, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram, in the Middle East, and Africa? Especially, as Western governments have created and proactively fund and support terrorism.

 

Source:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/opinion/the-other-terror-threat.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/18/guess-why-this-christian-terrorist-plot-against-muslims-isn-t-getting-any-press.html

http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-created-al-qaeda-and-the-isis-terror-group/5402881

http://njtoday.net/2015/05/17/report-claims-america-created-the-islamic-state-of-iraq-and-syria-isis/

 

 

 

Article by: Jason Schumann, 2016

EDL’s Bradford hate tour an overwhelming success for anti-fascists, a humiliation for the EDL.

15 Oct

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[reblogged from Bradford Anti-Fascist Network]

For all their bluster about Bradford being the BIG ONE less than 250 English Defence League braved the Yorkshire rain to try start their race war in the city. They didn’t stand a chance, the Police were out in force but so were the people of Bradford. Around a 150 went into the official demonstration area run by the UAF and were kettled there far away from the EDL but a similar number of Antifascist activists along with perhaps 300 other locals went into the streets to face the EDL and voice their anger at their city being invaded by these bigoted, racist, nut jobs. The EDL were drowned out as Anti-fascists and locals mocked their chants and raised their voices with their own. The streets of Bradford truly belonged to the Bradfordians and there was a festival feeling as even the cops couldn’t…

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The Differences and Perceptions of a Europe under Threat: Islamisation and Islamofascism in Context

5 Oct

In a constantly changing world and a post-modern Europe, the author, David LaBoon (2011) expresses the view that there exists a cultural and religious struggle to reterritorialize the European political and cultural space in response to globalization and increasing geopolitical issues and the shifting borders of Europe (p. 50). Indeed, there is a clear perception that the primacy of Eurocentric conceptions of identity; or Eurocentrism, are held as ‘universal or natural’ and perceived to be under attack from what is defined as the ‘Muslim problem’ or ‘Muslim other.’ It is clear that these perceptions are influenced by issues such as the global movement of people (immigration); the veil in the public space; acts of Islamist terrorism; and over a decade of international tensions arising from civil wars and Western invasions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The world media’s role has also ‘politicized’ perceived threats against European conceptions of group and collective identities, and pit the Christian ideology against Islamic, increasing tensions between the two, resulting in a ‘power struggle’ that has significantly harmed the space of intercultural dialogue and inter-religious relations. Even political, civil society, Far Right and cultural organizations have fanned the flames of difference. Individuals fight it out on social media, daily. It combines to whip a storm and set the scene for proxy wars based on the politics of identity.

This fear and hatred of East against West, is a self-perpetuating cycle of vicious atrocity after atrocity and endless violence and social, cultural and political hyperbole and scare-mongering by deluded knuckle-draggers on both sides. At its least harmful, it is blatant political rhetoric and manoeuvring and prejudicial tat-for-tat nonsense, that has pit community against community; government against government; and people against people. The cycle appears endless and doomed to destruction; because no-one has offered a viable solution to resolve the issues to bring about peace and understanding between the two, or appears willing to listen to the other side and the solutions and proactively work toward them. Thus, in order for Muslims to fit in with European and Western ideals of secularism, equality, and liberalism… it is maintained that ‘Muslims’ must adapt and conform to the legitimized European notion of national unity. In contrast, Muslims claim this is proscriptive and enforced abandonment of their cultural and religious identities; resulting in the rise of the Islamist movement, increasing politicization of Muslim presence and identity and also home-grown terrorists in Europe and the West. Many Muslims are hyper-sensitive about this and see themselves as the ‘victims’ and crusaders against Western totalitarianism.

Europeans fear the increasing presence of Muslim immigrants setting up homes in their green and once ‘white only’ communities, and unwanted changes to their traditional landscapes and architecture with the building of mosques and minarets. European communities have become increasingly intolerant of the Muslim presence and ascribe to the notion of B.A.N.A.N.A (building absolutely nothing, anywhere near anyone); because Islam is viewed as incompatible and not part of European society, values, or identity. If the building of a mosque is proposed, then it is immediately challenged through legislation or the planning process because the ‘minaret is (and shouldn’t be) higher than the church spire.’ The presence of Muslims and Islam are always challenged as being detrimental to ‘my’ sense of identity and what ‘I’ perceive to be ‘relevant, acceptable and tolerable to me.’ And so it goes… ‘I don’t like the clothes you wear, so you should dress like me if you wish be a part of this society.’ In much of Europe, this pathological and schizophrenic resentment of Muslims has encouraged governments to introduce laws that increasingly restrict the rights of Muslims, giving special protections to the rights of European communities and cultural values. For Muslims, this is an intolerable attempt to enforce conformity and marginalize their faith and identity. Coupled with US and European invasions and assaults on MENA countries, resulting in hundreds and thousands of needless Muslim deaths and clear evidence of torture and rendition; Muslims have responded with violent acts against Europe nations and governments and challenged the laws of governments they perceive to be intolerable and a threat to their civil liberties.

Neither Muslims nor Europeans are willing to accept the positive contributions of the other. Both constantly attack one another and believe they are under constant attack and that their freedoms, history and identities are being eroded by the presence of the other. Muslim terrorists have acted with extreme forms of violence and terrorist acts such as with the bombing of London in July 2005 and the crashing of two planes into the World Trade Center in September 2001. Europeans turn to violent protests and choose to burn down mosques, because they fear their presence and that of Muslims is polluting their society and slowly taking it over and that soon they will be powerless and forced to live under Sharia. Even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the retaliatory attacks of Al-Qaeda on Western society; Muslims and Europeans consider the other an invader. So the cycle of intolerance continues and there appears little sign of abating or of coexistence.

Indeed, Muslim terrorists are fascists of today, as the Germans and Italians were in the 20th century. Radical Muslim terrorists are intent on the destruction of Western society. But they will never succeed. In tackling radical Islam, Europeans should not fear the presence of peaceful Muslims who simply wish to settle and live in the abode of the West. It is Muslim fascists who despise Europe and the West for its perceived neo-imperialist efforts to control and profit from the Middle East and defeat Islam so that Western values hold social, cultural and political dominance on the world stage. These Muslims are Islamofascists and fascism is fascism, as neo-imperialism is capitalist with some elements of fascism. However, the largest and most persistent faction of fascism in Europe is the rise of the Far Right. But all forms of fascism should and will be routed out by governments and their security services. Islamofascism has little or no presence in Europe; it is largely present in Middle Eastern and African countries, as a counter-response to Western incursion into predominantly Islamic countries and persecution of Muslims in those countries.

That Muslims are increasingly settling in Europe, is contributing to the reshaping of European social, cultural and political landscapes and our identities in many ways. It does not mean that European identities and values are being Islamized, eroded or altered inalieniably. Issues of population control are separate to issues of identity and should not be used to demonize Muslims in Europe. Society’s values and identities are not stagnant and rigid. This notion of a de facto singular sense of European identity is rather Cartesian in its concept and has already been debunked. The fact is, we all have many identities and they are always changing. These changes in society, our values, population and our identities are inevitable and increasingly due to the effects of globalization. Whether Muslim or Christian, we all have a right to protect our identities, values and beliefs. No-one has the right to suppress the other, or impose one identity on another. That Europeans perceive European identity as being Islamized is now part of a condition of known as block-thinking, in that the condition of perceived Islamization is paralyzing coexistence between East and West. If any part of Europe is being Islamized, it is largely Muslims who it effects and only affects Europeans if they become reactionary toward the presence of Muslims or wish to convert to Islam themselves. If European identities are in crisis, then it is because of religious abandonment, shifting global power dynamics and the decline of old imperialism. The core issue is not about the erroneous belief in the Islamization of Europe, but flexibly reimagining European identities in a new global context and not allowing the debate of Muslims in Europe to become polarized by inward-looking, religious and cultural agendas insistent on self-preservation. To do so, only serves to further the extremes of European and Muslim fundamentalism and mutual hostility.

Author: Jason Schumann

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