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Anti semitic stuff in the news.

Awol

LE
The thing I don’t get about anti semitism is the attention it gets compared to other forms of racism.

I bet every town in the U.K. has a wall with “pakis go home” or some such scrawled on it.

Likewise I bet political parties across the spectrum have members who have spoken out against Islam or immigrants. Yet inherent islamophobia in our main political parties, isn’t anywhere near as fashionable as anti semitism in the Labour Party.

For some reason anti semitism appears to be particularly unacceptable and gets more air time. My Facebook feed today is alive with people spouting outrage over this anti Semitic graffiti.

I’ve never seen these same people decrying racism towards black people.

Just to clarify, I think all racism is equally disgusting, I’m just struggling to see how this is any different or worse than what is going on up and down the country every day.

Why does it get so much more attention than any other form of racism?
Except one idiot amongst 30,000 makes monkey noises at a minor league football game and it's national headline news.
 

Ravers

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Except one idiot amongst 30,000 makes monkey noises at a minor league football game and it's national headline news.

Yep fair shout on that. Although I think that’s part of a wider attempt (quite rightly) to finally stamp out racism in football.
 
Have a wiki at what Stalin's views were about Jews. The official stance was that anti-Semitism was a myth in the USSR and they produced propaganda to reinforce that idea. The reality was it was alive and well as it had been under the Tsars.
 
Because despite decades of ‘were not racist’ from the FA and fan organisations, crowds still seem to contain a fair number of banana wielding “ooh ooh” chanting dìchēads?

And in the big scheme of all worldly things,that is more important than what?
 
The thing I don’t get about anti semitism is the attention it gets compared to other forms of racism.

I bet every town in the U.K. has a wall with “pakis go home” or some such scrawled on it.

Likewise I bet political parties across the spectrum have members who have spoken out against Islam or immigrants. Yet inherent islamophobia in our main political parties, isn’t anywhere near as fashionable as anti semitism in the Labour Party.

For some reason anti semitism appears to be particularly unacceptable and gets more air time. My Facebook feed today is alive with people spouting outrage over this anti Semitic graffiti.

I’ve never seen these same people decrying racism towards black people.

Just to clarify, I think all racism is equally disgusting, I’m just struggling to see how this is any different or worse than what is going on up and down the country every day.

Why does it get so much more attention than any other form of racism?
Jew & muslim are races?
 
There is but one race we belong to (Human). Other divisions are made up to give manageable groups a sense of identity.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
Jew & muslim are races?
Until recently being Jewish was classed as a race and would therefore merit racism charges levied against offenders. Islam was simply a religion and wasnt protected in the same way hence the rush under Labour to create "Hate Crime" legislation which is now used to darken a charge sheet so it appears to be as bad as racism.
We did away with the dividing line between felony and misdemeanour in law over here in the late 50's I believe.
 
Jewish certainly is, same as Sikh. The two religions are practiced almost exclusively by their respective ethnic groups.

Surely Jews can be from several ethnic groups, Falashas, the eastern European mob and the original Palestinian lot? Not to mention anyone who converts.
 
And in the big scheme of all worldly things,that is more important than what?
If I was a black player then I might think it was fairly important, and since most of the world‘s problems stem from people behaving like unthinking cûnts to their fellow humans it seems a reasonable place to start.
 
If I was a black player then I might think it was fairly important, and since most of the world‘s problems stem from people behaving like unthinking cûnts to their fellow humans it seems a reasonable place to start.

I think a better way to make a start, would be for the black player to repeatedly put the ball into the back of the net of the unthinking cûnts home goal.
 
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Have a wiki at what Stalin's views were about Jews. The official stance was that anti-Semitism was a myth in the USSR and they produced propaganda to reinforce that idea. The reality was it was alive and well as it had been under the Tsars.

Hence the pogroms in Russia
 
Surely Jews can be from several ethnic groups, Falashas, the eastern European mob and the original Palestinian lot? Not to mention anyone who converts.

Aha, to that add Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, one lots Central European based and the other is from Spain and Portugal, as well.
Racially ? Jews were forbidden to marry gentiles and descent is matrilineal. So the theory is you have a ethnic group with occasional injections of genes from converts etc. Obviously, in the case of the falashas, the original ME Jews in that area lacked the numbers to keep themselves going as a separate entity so eventually only converts and their descendants remained. Interestingly, certain genetic markers are present amongst the lemba, a group living in southern Africa, who maintain they are descended from Jews from Judea, and they practice the observation of the Sabbath and keep similar rules regarding food.
 

Penguin142

War Hero
Neither Judaism or Islam is a race, the first is a religion and the second a ideology similar to Communism, in that it has rules for every aspect of life.
 
Graffiti consists of the Star of David and 911, which is more likely to be a reference to 9/11 and the terrorist attacks in 2001 being carried out/planned by Jews.

And could just as easily have been a reference to 9 November (9/11 - for those who write their dates in the British way).

From Wiki: Kristallnacht (German pronunciation: [kʁɪsˈtalnaχt]) or the Night of Broken Glass, also called the November Pogrom(s),[1][2]was a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938.

 
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