Sustained anti-Semitism in UK Labour is driving young students away from the party with many directly blaming opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn for his lack of action on the matter.
The outgoing National Chair of Labour Students, Melantha Chittenden, told the BBC that her own party’s leadership is sadly lacking in any ability to protect Jewish students or guarantee them a future role in the left-wing party.
A member of the Jewish Board of Deputies is to be investigated by the organization for her “Islamophobic and “anti-Arab” views, after sharing tweets that described Muslims as “the vilest of animals” and Arabs as “so evil.”
The Jewish Chronicle (JC) has claimed that it has seen the offending tweets shared by Roslyn Pine, who is deputy for Finchley United Synagogue and who failed to become vice-president of the Board in last month’s elections.
….Pine insists that: “There is no such word as Islamophobic. ‘Islamophobia’ is trying to shut down criticism of Islam. I detest the creed of Islam and I’m entitled to say it.
“I have an issue with Muslims and Arabs who want to kill us, who want to destroy Israel. And that is an Islamic fundamental if you know anything about what the Koran is.
“I have views that offend people. That is what a free society is. To criticise a religion —
including Judaism — I have no problem with that. In a free society you should be able to criticise a body of ideas.”
A man has been charged in connection with the investigation into the so-called “Punish A Muslim Day” letters, West Yorkshire police said.
David Parnham, 35, from Lincoln, is accused of 14 offences including one count of soliciting to murder.
He is also charged with two counts of sending a number of letters promoting a “Punish A Muslim Day”, encouraging the commission of one or more of a number of offences.
Parnham further faces five counts of sending a substance with the intention of inducing in a person a belief that it is likely to contain a noxious substance, five counts of sending a number of letters conveying a threat and one count of making a bomb hoax.
There are currently around 400 Brits who have returned to the UK from the Middle East where they fled to fight for ISIS.
But just 40 of these have been prosecuted for “direct action they’ve carried out in Syria”.
Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock, who had pressed for the figures, told the Commons: “So, only one tenth of people have been successfully prosecuted.
“That does not mean the others are innocent of terrorism charges, if they have been over to Iraq and Syria, if they have been aiding Daesh in whatever form and they are British citizens, they have been aiding enemies of the British state.”
“Shame on you.” “Racist scum.” Push and shove, threaten, wave your Socialist Worker banner in the front of cameras – this is the gauntlet of abuse that David Kurten had to face last night, at a hustings for the Lewisham East by-election.
Life, with all its difficulties and unexpected hardships, is still pretty good if you’re lucky enough to be living in Australia.
From the very beginning, being in Australia has always made me feel safe – like a healing balm, it has helped me forget those terrible events from my dreadful past. But sometimes, in the midst of my comfort and ease which I share with my wondrous Aussie friends, my chosen family, something happens to bring back bad memories: a particular scent; the notes of a long-forgotten melody; a turn of phrase; someone’s particular gait . . .and it all comes flooding back, like an evil tsunami.
The eight men – branded ‘predatory and cynical’ by a judge – have now been jailed for between seven and a half and fifteen years each. Those jailed are (left column top to bottom) Haji Khan, Khalid Hussain, Assad Hussain and Moinul Islam and (right column top to bottom) Raheem Ahmed, Kamran Khan, Alladitta Yousaf and Kameer Iqbal
A group of men who abused teenage girls in a vehicle they called the ‘s**gwagon’ have been jailed for a total of nearly 90 years.
The men – aged 36 to 48 – befriended vulnerable girls as young as 13 before plying them drink and drugs at ‘parties’ in Oxford.
The eight men – branded ‘predatory and cynical’ by a judge – have now been jailed for between seven and a half and fifteen years each.
Judge Peter Ross said the investigation into the gang had uncovered ‘systematic and widespread grooming’.