WhileÂ British Muslims Doing Their Best To Cleanse Britain Of JewsÂ New Labour is doing Â their very best to assist and please their Muslim overlords, some of whom already have been given the title of “Lord” and “Baroness”, Â and sit, by the grace of the ever increasing Muhammedan proletariat and their Socialist-Commie supporters, inÂ BritishÂ parliament.
Violent Gaza protests reveal how gentle civilised Britain has changed into something very ugly indeed
People who have been at the pro-and anti-Israel demonstrations in London have been producing some absolutely horrifying descriptions and images.
OnÂ Harry’s PlaceÂ pictures (such as the one here from Indymedia) capture the violence and thuggery of the left/Islamist alliance.
Intimidation: Riot police were pelted with missiles and fireworks when about 5,000 protesters descended on the Israeli Embassy
A reader on that thread adds his experience…
‘I was there last night – in fact me and my mate were one of the first to arrive. As we crossed from the station and walked towards the embassy, we were greeted by lunatics waving Hamas and Hezbollah flags.
‘In front of us walked a young man, wearing a kippah. He got out of his bag an Israeli flag and was immediately taken to the side by two police officers.
‘After questioning him for about 10 minutes, he was issued a caution. After he was released we went up to talk to him – he showed us the police caution – and I kid you not – it stated that by getting out an Israeli flag he was causing provocation to the pro Palestinian demonstration’.
Another reader who was there wrote this…
‘It was genuinely scary afterwards with gangs of Middle Eastern thugs in keffiyehs, roaming Kensington High Street looking for Jews to beat up’.
Â Chas Newky-Burden writes of this week’s demonstrations…
‘Between High Street Kensington tube station and the embassy were numerous folk from the pro-Hamas rally. They shouted and screamed abuse at anyone they perceived as headed towards the Israel solidarity rally, including some elderly Jews.
‘When I arrived at the rally area and was giving an interview to a television crew, two of the pro-Hamas bunch jumped in my way and screamed at me.
‘I then joined the Israel Solidarity Rally. The hatred from the pro-Hamas side was intense. They hurled the most wicked abuse imaginable, and threw objects. Some of their number tried to break through the barrier.
‘Thankfully the police had undertaken searches because some of the Hamas supporters had arrived at their demonstration with bricks and knives. One of their lot came over and spat at a young Jewish boy who had been minding his own business.
‘Then some of them drove past our rally shouting abusive remarks and waving pro-terrorist flags. Meanwhile, the Israel rally stayed calm and dignified. We sang about peace, and also sang the Israeli and English national anthems’.
Here is what another reader tells me of his recent experiences as a British Jew, including what happened to him after he attended the pro-Israel counter demonstration…
‘It was shocking to hear on Radio 4 at about 7:15am a Muslim woman called Fatima supposedly representing some ‘moderate’ Muslim organisation who basically said that the threat of Muslim radicalisation should force Britain to shift its foreign policy direction in the Middle East.
‘This was followed by a poor rabbi in Paris speaking about the awful situation with attacks on Jews and their property.
‘What shocks me most is that the BBC is prepared to recognise that these things are happening in European cities but not right here at home! They report on their website about a synagogue in Toulouse being fire-bombed, but what about the similar incident that happened this week in Brondesbury? [The attempted fire-bombing of a London synagogue].
‘From my own experience as an identifiably Orthodox Jew, since the beginning of the operation in Gaza I have had things shouted at me like ‘death to the Jews’ andÂ ‘Hamas should finish where Hitler left off’ along with the usual spitting and angry looks which I’ve become accustomed to.
‘However, yesterday it went a bit further. I attended the demo in Kensington High Street. Walking back to Gloucester Rd tube as was suggested by the Community Security Trust and Metropolitan Police, there was visibly high security on the route.
‘I saw two friends to the tube station and decided I would walk to a friend’s house a mere three or four minute walk away since he had told me to stop by to say hello to him and his wife.
‘As usual, I wasn’t holding any kind of political symbol, flag, banner or placard and was just wearing my yarmulka. As I was about to ring on the doorbell I was set upon by two Asian youths (one wearing a keffiya and one wearing a badge with the Palestinian flag on his jacket) who punched me in the head, threw me to the ground and continued to kick and punch me in the head and other parts of my body until I managed to shout loud enough causing them to flee.
‘I bashed on the door of my friend’s house, sat on the kitchen floor with blood coming out of my head and badly bruised elsewhere.
‘Thank God, my injuries were not serious and the paramedics were happy for me to go and stay at a friend’s house until the morning so someone would be able to keep an eye on me.
‘As for my friend who is living with his wife and 10-month old baby, the police have suggested that they go away for a couple of days since there are lots of ‘unknown’ people in the area who could make the place unsafe’.
This is what it is like to be Jewish in Britain today. The BBC wants to portray that it is only places like France or Belgium that have problems with crazy Muslims attacking Jews.
In classic BBC myopia, they can’t see that London is no different.
Finally, Carol Gould writes about the anti-Israel hate-fest last week in Trafalgar Square…
‘I witnessed crowds of very angry white, middle-class, respectable Britons wearing keffiyahs and piling onto the Tube from the very start of the Northern Line in faraway Barnet.
‘As my train approached Charing Cross station I realized that if I had identified myself as sympathetic to Israel’s plight I might have been attacked.
‘In Trafalgar Square itself thousands of even angrier people milled about; young men in keffiyahs chanted epithets against Zionists, their fury accompanied by placards with Stars of David superimposed on swastikas and slogans denouncing genocidal, war criminal Israel.
‘One priceless poster said ‘Let Iran Have Nuclear Weapons.’ Next to me several young Muslims in green Hamas scarves wielding large sticks were booked by the police.
‘Later a large crowd of some 5,000 infuriated protesters descended on the Israeli consulate, burned Israeli flags, and hurled missiles whilst another crowd threw hundreds of shoes at Downing Street’.
As Gould says, there’s now a positively medieval character to this frenzied hatred, which I have watched building up now for years in Britain as a direct result of two linked phenomena – the appeasement of militant Islamism and the toleration of its intimidatory and thuggish public displays; and the wicked lies, distortions and blood libels about Israel disseminated by broadcast and print media week in, week out.
What we are witnessing in these repeated hate-fests, including the onslaught outside the Israel embassy, is the jihad erupting on the streets of London â€“ aided and abetted by a fifth column of non-Muslim leftists and Jew-haters.
The silence of the political class – with one or two honourable exceptions – in the face of all this is unacceptable. Worse still, some politicians have endorsed the hatred and added to the incitement â€“ such as the LibDem MEP Chris Davies who came out with a hysterical stream of foul comments about Israel such as this:
‘The racism that goes to the heart of the Israeli Government’s approach is to assume that the Palestinians can be beaten and beaten until they are subdued and will then do what they are told.
‘It fails to recognise that the Palestinians might respond to such treatment in exactly the same way as Israelis would â€“ with defiance.’
Which seems to me to come pretty close to endorsing Hamas and its agenda of genocide against the Jews. But too many Labour and Conservative MPs are on the wrong side of this great issue too.
It’s not enough to deliver mealy-mouthed and meaningless platitudes about Â the need for both sides to pull back in Gaza. It is certainly not enough to tolerate ‘anti-extremist’ Muslim advisers who issue veiled threats of violence unless Britain stops supporting Israel. In view of the rising violence and intimidation on the streets in general and towards Jews in particular, senior politicians have a duty now to speak out in defence of Israel against the lies that are inciting this hatred and to deplore the incendiary and false media coverage.
They have a duty to tell the British Muslim community publicly and in terms they understand that they have swallowed decades of lies and libels about Israel and the Jewish people and that that sits at the very core of the extremism that has taken them over. They have a duty to say that while free speech is precious, intimidation and thuggery will not be tolerated. And mean it.
For silence is complicity, as once gentle, decent, civilised Britain changes before our horrified eyes into something very ugly indeed.
* This article is an edited digest of Melanie Phillips’s Spectator blogs onhttp://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/