'F**king Israelis, f**king Jews'- High-ranking Foreign Office diplomat arrested over anti-Semitic tirade in UK gym

Asshole of the Month: “Diplomat” Rowan Laxton

* Amazing. This guy studied in Oxford, where a Muezzin calls the believers to prayer…

He married a Muslim woman... He ran the British High Commission in Pakistan for three years before moving to Afghanistan in 2001. He stayed in Kabul for two years, then returned to London. He was appointed head of his section last year. 

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On bail: Diplomat Rowan Laxton is alleged to have launched an anti-Semitic tirade while on an exercise bike in a gym

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On bail: Diplomat Rowan Laxton is alleged to have launched an anti-Semitic tirade while on an exercise bike in a gym

By EMILY ANDREWS and TAMARA COHEN/Mail Online

A high-ranking diplomat at the Foreign Office has been arrested after allegations that he launched a foul-mouthed anti-Semitic tirade. 

Middle East expert Rowan Laxton, 47, was watching TV reports of the Israeli attack on Gaza as he used an exercise bike in a gym. 

Stunned staff and gym members allegedly heard him shout: ‘F**king Israelis, f**king Jews’. It is alleged he also said Israeli soldiers should be ‘wiped off the face of the earth’.

His rant reportedly continued even after he was approached by other gym users. 

After a complaint was made to police, Mr Laxton was arrested for inciting religious hatred through threatening words and behaviour and bailed until late next month. 

The maximum penalty for inciting religious hatred is a seven-year prison term or a fine or both. 

Mr Laxton, who is still working normally, is head of the South Asia Group at the Foreign Office, on a salary of around £70,000. 

He is responsible for all the UK’s diplomacy in that area and for briefing Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who is Jewish. 

Mr Laxton has worked extensively in the Middle East  -  he married a Muslim woman in 2000  -  and has been deputy ambassador to Afghanistan. 

The case could not have come at a worse time for the Foreign Office. Next week, Britain is hosting an international summit on combating anti-Semitism, with politicians from 35 countries. 

Mr Laxton had gone to the London Business School’s gym in Regent’s Park after work on January 27.

 

An onlooker said: ‘I was in the gym around 9pm and I heard this guy shouting something about “f**king Israelis”. 

 

‘This bald guy was cycling away on his machine in the middle of the exercise room. When another guy approached him he shouted “f**king Jews, f**king Israelis”. 

‘The gym was pretty full and everyone looked totally shocked. 

‘ That sort of racist language is totally unacceptable. The gym staff called security and I think the guy was asked to leave.’ 

Laxton was alleged to have been watching TV reports of the Israeli attack on Gaza as he used an exercise bike in a gym when he began the tirade

Laxton was alleged to have been watching TV reports of the Israeli attack on Gaza as he used an exercise bike in a gym when he began the tirade

Mark Gardner, deputy director of the Community Security Trust which monitors anti-Semitism, said: ‘There were an unprecedented number of anti-Semitic incidents during the Gaza conflict. 

‘This alleged case is particularly shocking, given the position held by the civil servant in question. 

‘We must not allow an overseas conflict to cause racism here in Britain and especially not among civil servants. 

‘The Jewish community will be rightly appalled to hear of these allegations against such a senior figure. 

‘We hope that the appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken forthwith, as they would be if these comments had been made against any other section of society.’ 

A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘It is too early to comment in detail on a matter that is currently the subject of police enquiries. But we take extremely seriously any allegation of inappropriate conduct on the part of our staff and continue to follow developments closely.’ 

When contacted by the Daily Mail, Mr Laxton denied his comments were anti-Jewish but refused to answer when asked if they were anti-Israeli. 

The Oxford graduate joined the diplomatic service in 1993 and rose rapidly through the ranks. 

He ran the British High Commission in Pakistan for three years before moving to Afghanistan in 2001. He stayed in Kabul for two years, then returned to London. He was appointed head of his section last year. 

Mr Laxton is believed to be separated from his wife, a banker who is working in the United Arab Emirates. 

The Israel page of the Foreign Office website says: ‘The Government has a shared responsibility to tackle anti-Semitism and all other forms of racism and prejudice

13 thoughts on “'F**king Israelis, f**king Jews'- High-ranking Foreign Office diplomat arrested over anti-Semitic tirade in UK gym”

  1. So know we know how the British Foreign Office think. Is it any wonder the UK is becoming an Islamic cesspit.

  2. As if he’ll go to prison or receive a fine. More like he’ll get a medal and promotion given the way the UK is functioning today.

  3. Unfortunately, the only hope for stemming the Islamization of the UK is the BNP (British National Party). Although this party has of late cast off its inbuilt antisemitism (supposedly)–see http://nationalisminourtimesofneed.blogspot.com/2009/02/british-national-party-yesterdays-enemy.html — many British Celt-Anglos (white skin, red or blond hair, blue eyes) still consider Jews among the “non-whites” or “mixed” with dubious racial antecedents.

    That is, although for the time being, the BNP is on the same side as Jews when facing the Islamic menace, whether its members will welcome Jews as fellow British subjects were the Islamics to be contained or preferably removed from the British Isles remains up in the air.

    On the foregoing link to a pro-Israel British blog-site, visible support for Israel is given. Also, however, is a link to a book detailling “who is white,” which relegates the Jews to what appears to be a non-white “mongrel” status. Skin color alone appears not to be the specific criterion separating “Nordic whites” from “Semites.” One supposes that the admixture feared by the “Nordics” is that of Africans, originally stemming from the sub-Saharan regions.

    Be these Hitlerian and pre-Nazi racial particularizations as they may, fully trusting “Nordic-superiority” movements that appear to be part and parcel of the BNP to be Judeophilic is premature, to say the least. BNP support for Israel is certainly welcomed, but whether “Jews okay in Israel but not among Northern Europeans” should be acceptable to Jews is questionable at least or at most be subject for outright rejection.

    Even hawks joining with wolves to stand against hyenas appears a risky venture (on part of the hawks–let alone if we substitute hawks with doves, by which too many Jews can be symbolized).

  4. * … obtain world peace.

    When they do obtain “world peace”, the slaughter will really start. This is just a tickler for
    what is to come.

  5. He married a Muslim woman…We can easily deduce than he is a fucking muzz,a convert…Otherwise how do you can married a muzz woman if you are not a muzz yourself !
    A real inferior Dhimmi,probably happy to be one.

  6. Islam does want world peace……….

    After they slaughter everyone who resists submission.

    “Peace” is a loaded question with Islam.

    When Jesus spoke of peace it had nothing to do with getting along with freaking Islam-o-fascists.

    “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
    John 14:27

    Don’t be troubled, neither be afraid of Islam. He will destroy it.

  7. This man has no right t be in such a powerful position and this government is a disgrace to have put him there in the first place but we all know why, they were being pc because he is married to a muzz. He should go – NOW or to jail.

  8. Although i am late to give my comments but i know him personally.Mr Rowan is a gentle and composed person.A professional diplomat.a patrioatic Britisher,a sensitive human being.If he lost patiance there must be some thing behind it.

  9. Syeed..sod off…so gentle he rants and raves in a gym..make sense next time.
    Pierre..how’s the snow? Autumn leaves falling here..beautiful.
    It was a wonder this prat was even charged and not at all surprising that the charges were dropped..Money probably changed hands.
    I read recently that when Mr Netanyahu went to the White House , there wasn’t even any photos or a no dinner invitation…The great man just walked out…Rude is as rude does. The encircling of Isreal and the Jewish people seems to be gathering momentum every day. It is good to join a pro islreali organization in your country if one exists!! and to always remember the phrase..
    ”First the Saturday people , then the Sunday people…”

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