“…the banality of Muslim antisemitism” no, not quite.

While this is, to a degree, a frank admission of what has become impossible to hide, it fails to mention that antisemitism is central dogma in Islam. And still, few have the courage to address that.

New Statesman

The sorry truth is that the virus of anti-Semitism has infected the British Muslim community

It’s a shameful fact that Muslims are not only the victims of racial and religious prejudice but purveyors of it, too.

By Mehdi Hasan Published 21 March 2013 9:30

If tomorrow, God forbid, I were to cause the death of an innocent man with my car, minutes after sending a series of texts on my mobile phone, I’m guessing I’d spend the rest of my life riddled with guilt. What I wouldn’t do is go on television and lay the blame for my subsequent 12-week imprisonment at the door of . . . wait for it . . . the Jews. Yet that’s what the Labour peer Nazir Ahmed did in April 2012 – less than five years after causing a car crash on the M1 in which Martin Gombar, aged 28, was killed.

“My case became more critical because I went to Gaza to support Palestinians,” he says to his Pakistani interviewer in Urdu, in a video recording obtained by the Times. “My Jewish friends who own newspapers and TV channels opposed this.” The judge who put him behind bars, Lord Ahmed claims, was appointed to the high court after helping a “Jewish colleague” of Tony Blair’s during “an important case”.

To claim that your jail sentence for dangerous driving is the result of a Jewish plot is bigoted and stupid. The peer has since been suspended from the Labour Party and forced to stand down as a trustee of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation. I’m not sure how many “Jewish friends” he has left – if, that is, he had any to begin with.

Full disclosure: I know Lord Ahmed and have defended him in the past. In 2007, he flew out to Sudan to help free the schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons from the clutches of the odious Islamist regime in Khartoum. In 2009, an Appeal Court judge noted how the peer had “risked his life trying to flag down other vehicles to stop them colliding with . . . his car”. He is not a latter-day Goebbels. But herein lies the problem. There are thousands of Lord Ahmeds out there: mild-mannered and well-integrated British Muslims who nevertheless harbour deeply anti-Semitic views.

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.

I can’t keep count of the number of Muslims I have come across – from close friends and relatives to perfect strangers – for whom weird and wacky anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are the default explanation for a range of national and international events. Who killed Diana and Dodi? The Mossad, say many Muslims. They didn’t want the British heir to the throne having an Arab stepfather. What about 9/11? Definitely those damn Yehudis. I mean, why else were 4,000 Jews in New York told to stay home from work on the morning of 11 September 2001? How about the financial crisis? Er, Jewish bankers. Obviously. Oh, and the Holocaust? Don’t be silly. Never happened.

Growing up, I always assumed that this obsession with “the Jews” was a hallmark of the “first-generation” immigrants from the subcontinent. In recent years, I’ve been depressed to discover that there are plenty of “second-generation” Muslim youths, born and bred in multiracial Britain, who have drunk the anti-Semitic Kool-Aid. I’m often attacked by them for working in the “Jewish owned media”.

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10 Replies to ““…the banality of Muslim antisemitism” no, not quite.”

  1. Sadly, it’s not just the muslim community infected with this viral strain of irrational anti-semitism. Just a casual look thru the comments section on various youtube uploads reveals the extent of this vile contagion among both Europeans, Australians, and North Americans. These people see nothing but “Zionist Plots” around every street corner. 9/11 was a hit done by the Mossad in order to frame the Arabs, some say. It is all bullshit, of course and it’s pretty damned depressing.

  2. Hasan is an Islamic supremacist bullsh*t merchant. Not so long ago, he made a speech in London in which he described non-muslims as “animals”.

  3. johnjoe I agree your comment re Hasan – he is a shapeshifter who speaks with forked tongue and I am suspicious of this apparent change of heart/bravery. However, his piece has produced interesting posts on the New Statesman website: the NS is a very left wing magazine, but many of the comments indicate that people are wising up to (radical) Islam, and its integral anti-semitism, and are not afraid to say so/be accused of ‘racism’.

  4. That’s no surprise Johnjoe, muslims tend to speak with forked tongues. The “Poo’ran” even encourages it.

  5. Quote:” I’m not sure how many “Jewish friends” he has left – if, that is, he had any to begin with”

    He’s probably got loads of Jewish friends. There are plenty of self-loathing Jews around. When I say Jews, I actually mean Leftist, non-believing, Israel-hating, former Jews who are Jewish when it suits them!

  6. Chin up. Whenever you deal with filthy koranimals you should know that they’re F’n full of it.
    (I’m only typing this because a “hidden Yahood” is forcing me to do it)
    No offense to the filthy koranimals.

  7. The big thing that nobody seems able to admit is that the Quran and the Hadiths are openly anti-Jewish. Allah and Mohammed both hate Jews and it says so clearly in the books. The only way for there to be peace between Muslims and Jews is for either all of the Muslims or all of the Jews to be dead. Islam is a predatory and genocidal religion. No, that is not hyperbole, it is literally true. God, I wish more people would read the Quran.

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