Sunday, March 20, 2016

Douglas Murray, Gatestone Institute: Hmm, Where Could All This Hatred Be Coming From?

To read a bit about Gatestone Institute, kindly click on this link:

Ambassador John R. BoltonChairman

Nina RosenwaldPresident
Naomi H. Perlman, Vice President

Board of Governors (in formation)

  • The Viscountess Bearsted
  • Baroness Caroline Cox
  • Alan Dershowitz
  • The Lord Finkelstein OBE
  • Jack Fowler
  • Robert Immerman
  • Lawrence Kadish
  • Ingeborg Rennert
  • Rebecca Sugar
  • Merryl Tisch
Amir Taheri, Chairman, Europe Board of Governors

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Board of Advisors (in formation)

  • Ahmed Charai
  • Rev. Dr. Petra Heldt
  • M. Zuhdi Jasser
  • Richard Kemp
  • Michael Mukasey
  • Elie Wiesel
  • R. James Woolsey

To read the entire item by British writer and thinker Douglas Murray at the Gatestone Institute website, kindly click on the link: 

Hmm, Where Could All This Hatred Be Coming From?

Wrong-Headed Cures for the Prejudice Problem

From the article:

Not a month goes by in Britain without some left-wing proponent of anti-Jewish racism exposing themselves. Last month it was the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) that was found to be harbouring anti-Semites among its members. In recent weeks there have been a number of adult members of the Labour party who have been readmitted to the party or promoted within it while holding extreme anti-Jewish views.

The most recent case revolves around one Vicki Kirby, a Labour parliamentary candidate before the last general election, when she was suspended from the party for tweeting about Jews having "big noses," Adolf Hitler being the "Zionist god" and other ramblings.


One only has to pick up a copy of the British left's in-house magazine, The New Statesman, and read an article from just three years ago by the British-born Al-Jazeera broadcaster, Mehdi Hassan. In an unusually honest piece entitled, "The sorry truth is that the virus of anti-Semitism has infected the British Muslim community," the author explains that:
"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."

 Although most British people will remain perfectly capable of understanding the difference between the actions of the extremists and the behaviour of the vast majority of British Muslims, they may be concerned about the amount of deflection and denial that they see even from leaders of very mainstream Muslim organizations. Indeed, is it not possible that anti-Muslim feeling, if it exists, might not also be in part propelled by the discovery that anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice (against women and gay people to name just two "minorities") are also "routine and commonplace" among British Muslims?

Perhaps after all it would be best if the Corbyn-ite element of the Labour party does not attempt this process of "re-education"? The path to wisdom must include some self-understanding. Yet the Labour party's anti-Semitism problem comes from people who propel the very hatred they profess to despise. As such, they remain in no position to "re-educate" anyone, as they so stubbornly refuse to educate themselves.