Labour faces fresh anti-semitism storm after by-election wannabe’s Holocaust jibe

LABOUR was hit with a fresh anti-semitism storm last night after it emerged the party’s leading candidate for next month’s Lewisham East by-election likened the Israel-Palestine conflict to the Holocaust.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, odds-on favourite to be the next Labour MP for the South East London seat, claimed Palestinians were victims of a “genocide”.
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah has caused offence with her Facebook post
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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah has caused offence with her Facebook post

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day last year she wrote on Facebook: “Today is the day when we remember all those affected by the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur – I’m adding Palestinian to the list”.

The alarming comments — unveiled by the Guido Fawkes website — risks reopening the incendiary row that has engulfed Labour over the last few weeks and cost the party crucial votes in last week’s local elections.

via Labour faces fresh anti-semitism storm after by-election wannabe’s Holocaust jibe

New York Times Exults Over Election of Malaysian Prime Minister With Sordid Anti-Semitic Record

he New York Times is hailing the election of a 92-year-old with a history of antisemitism as prime minister as “the greatest show of democracy” in Malaysian history.

“The optimism and energy of Election Day were a clear clue about the monumental result to come. At the polling station in the Lembah Pantai constituency, in Kuala Lumpur, for example, the camaraderie was palpable,” said the one opinion piece the Times has so far published about the election results, by Tash Aw. “Malaysians can exult in the knowledge that they took part of the greatest show of democracy this country has ever seen.”

Jews may be forgiven for failing to join in the exultation. As the Anti-Defamation League said in a tweet, “With Mahathir Mohamad again leading Malaysia, we cannot forget his decades-long record of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. The world cannot accept this from any leader.”

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency pointed to Mahathir’s more than 40-year record of antisemitism, from a 1970 book that said, “The Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively,” through a 2012 blog post claiming “Jews rule this world by proxy.”

via New York Times Exults Over Election of Malaysian Prime Minister With Sordid Anti-Semitic Record

Molenbeek has 22 mosques — for 95,000 people. Why? – HopkinsWorld – Katie Hopkins

I’m here in Molenbeek, Belgium, otherwise known as the jihadi capital of Europe.

This place has been the breeding ground for the jihadis who have attacked us in Paris, in the Bataclan, at Charlie Hepdo. This is where they came from.

And in this tiny place, only 6km squared, population 95,000, there are in the order of 22 mosques.

So I went around the city with my trusty board, and labelled them, to show you how many mosques there are and ask the question:

Why do you have so many mosques in such a small area with such a small population?

via Molenbeek has 22 mosques — for 95,000 people. Why?

Katie in Molenbeek: Wearing a burqa “made me feel like a handmaid”

was told to cover up while Molenbeek, Belgium, so I purchased traditional modest Islamic garb.

In wearing this Islamic garb, I am most struck by how my mood, and the world’s perception of me, immediately changes.

And it’s not for the better…

via Katie in Molenbeek: Wearing a burqa “made me feel like a handmaid”

NBC News Must Apologize for Slandering John Bolton and Gatestone

Last month, I did a basic fact check on an NBC News hit piece by Heidi Przybyla aimed at John Bolton and the Gatestone Institute.

The NBC News hit piece was fairly typical of what journalism looks like today. It was based on innuendo, artfully tying together assorted false claims for a smear, none of which individually amounted to anything. Gatestone was accused of being in bed with the Russians because its articles had been retweeted four times by Russian trolls.

Yes, you read that correctly. Four.

NBC News was playing guilt by association. Its target was John Bolton. But the association was based on Russian trolls retweeting Gatestone four times… so Bolton works for the Kremlin.

This is how shoddy the media’s Russian conspiracy theories have become.

via NBC News Must Apologize for Slandering John Bolton and Gatestone