UK religious hate soars + anti-Semitism goes mainstream + China's war on Islam

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London hate crime soars since NZ attacks: Racist and religious hate crimes in London hit their highest levels in a year following the Christchurch mosque shootings, police data has revealed. There were 1,630 hate offences recorded by the Metropolitan Police in March. Of these, 156 were Islamophobic - almost double the number recorded the previous month. A monitoring group said the UK had seen an unprecedented spike in reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes since the attack in New Zealand. Tell MAMA said the almost six-fold increase in reports to its monitoring service was a reaction to the shootings at two mosques on 15 March which left 50 people dead. The Metropolitan Police has not yet commented on its figures. (MORE)



Israeli researchers: Anti-Semitic attacks spiked in 2018, killing most Jews in decades: Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an “increasing sense of emergency” among Jewish communities worldwide. Capped by the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. They recorded nearly 400 cases worldwide, with more than a quarter of the major violent cases taking place in the U.S.

But the spike was most dramatic in western Europe, where Jews have faced even greater danger and threats. In Germany, for instance, there was a 70% increase in anti-Semitic violence. “There is an increasing sense of emergency among Jews in many countries around the world,” said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, an umbrella group representing Jewish communities across the continent. “It is now clear that anti-Semitism is no longer limited to the far-left, far-right and radical Islamists’ triangle — it has become mainstream and often accepted by civil society,” he said. (MORE)



UK Jews must protest Trump – for others and for ourselves: Donald Trump’s first visit to the UK last year was met with extraordinary protests, and not just in terms of their size. Amidst the thousands of people on London’s streets was a bloc of over 100 Jews [...] Last week saw the second synagogue shooting of Trump’s presidency, the nadir of the antisemitic hate crimes that have increased dramatically under his watch. There is no doubt that these atrocities have come about because Trump has legitimised the politics that inspired them. [...] We need to send a clear message that this decision is intolerable, and that Trump’s bigotry has no place in the UK. There are some who may believe that staying quiet will keep us safer than rocking the boat, but this will only let the problem fester. If we care about our safety, and about ensuring the safety of minorities everywhere, then we must march loudly and proudly as Jews against Trump’s state visit in June. (MORE - details)



China’s war on Islam: Yet the Chinese workers walking outside the fence give away the truth. The picture is not of a US prison, but rather a Chinese ‘re-education’ center in vast Xinjiang, in the country’s far west. According to research by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, there are 28 such massive detention camps in Xinjiang, most built within just the last several years. In them is believed to be up to one million ethnic Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking minority in China that is overwhelmingly Muslim. After months of denying the rumors, Chinese government officials confirmed that the camps exist, asserting that they are part of a broader policy to ‘de-radicalize’ Uighur terrorists and their sympathizers. In reality, Beijing is waging a war on Islam, using paramilitary and policy power, along with new laws, to suppress Islam and turn its adherents into secularized Chinese citizens. (MORE)
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(May 1, 2019 11:22 PM)C C Wrote: UK Jews must protest Trump – for others and for ourselves: Donald Trump’s first visit to the UK last year was met with extraordinary protests, and not just in terms of their size. Amidst the thousands of people on London’s streets was a bloc of over 100 Jews [...] Last week saw the second synagogue shooting of Trump’s presidency, the nadir of the antisemitic hate crimes that have increased dramatically under his watch. There is no doubt that these atrocities have come about because Trump has legitimised the politics that inspired them. [...] We need to send a clear message that this decision is intolerable, and that Trump’s bigotry has no place in the UK. There are some who may believe that staying quiet will keep us safer than rocking the boat, but this will only let the problem fester. If we care about our safety, and about ensuring the safety of minorities everywhere, then we must march loudly and proudly as Jews against Trump’s state visit in June. (MORE - details)

Bullshit. Trump has been the most pro-Israel US president in decades, if not ever...including a strong bond with Netanyahu and moving our embassy to Jerusalem in recognition of it as Israel's capital (which many presidents delayed doing after the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995). "over 100 Jews" is nothing compared to the 263,346 Jews in England and Wales and "[t]he majority of the Jews in England and the UK live in and around London, with almost 160,000 Jews in London alone." That's not even 0.001%. Rolleyes

You're an idiot if you buy into this baseless leftist propaganda. If anything, strong US support makes radical Muslims, and their apologists, more desperate. But that's correlation, not causation. And there are plenty of leftist, secular, self-hating Jews among the Muslim apologists and Trump-haters.
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Guilt by association is a fallacy. That's the same as saying Bernie Sanders was responsible for the Congressional baseball game shooting, simply because the shooter liked Bernie. Get your head out of your ass.
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(May 2, 2019 04:35 AM)Syne Wrote: Guilt by association is a fallacy. That's the same as saying Bernie Sanders was responsible for the Congressional baseball game shooting, simply because the shooter liked Bernie. Get your head out of your ass.

It's not guilt by association. It's guilt by sharing the same values and agendas. Xenophobia, nativism, racism, islamophobia, anti-globalism, anti-multiculturalism, and white nationalism. Trump is playing all their greatest hits. Ofcourse they love him.
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(May 8, 2019 08:23 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: Trump is playing all their greatest hits. Of course they love him.


Along that line... He has behaviorally indicated that does not want to lose the voting support or contributing potential of the extreme right -- has been dancing around to avoid offending/alienating them in any unrepairable way. Regardless of whatever is transpiring within his own head (I suspect it's an opportunistic mix of conflicting good and bad thought orientations contingently recruited as needed to serve Trump's career or survival).

As far as a broad relational pattern goes, in some reverse respects it echoes the "seriously religious" and religious fundamentalists perversely latching onto Trump himself. I've heard many of them personally say that they hate the guy in terms of his morals and personality... but they believe they have to jump in bed with the Devil to finally get what they want. Their own "preferred-choice candidates" of the past either got shot down early or "sold-out" in certain ways if they made it to POTUS. Whereas Trump just relentlessly marches on as if invincible, like Hitler blitzkrieg-ing through Europe in the beginning. Additionally they believe -- whether la la land or not -- that he "does what he promises".

Time will tell if either of these quasi-"contracts" with the other's relativistically applicable Beelzebub will eventually end the way it does in a Twilight Zone episode. Or reality turns out to occasionally be stranger than fiction.

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(May 8, 2019 08:23 PM)Magical Realist Wrote:
(May 2, 2019 04:35 AM)Syne Wrote: Guilt by association is a fallacy. That's the same as saying Bernie Sanders was responsible for the Congressional baseball game shooting, simply because the shooter liked Bernie. Get your head out of your ass.

It's not guilt by association. It's guilt by sharing the same values and agendas. Xenophobia, nativism, racism, islamophobia, anti-globalism, anti-multiculturalism, and white nationalism. Trump is playing all their greatest hits. Ofcourse they love him.

You're fooling yourself, buddy. Sounds like a case of Trump derangement syndrome.

(May 8, 2019 10:32 PM)C C Wrote: Whereas Trump just relentlessly marches on as if invincible, like Hitler blitzkrieg-ing through Europe in the beginning. Additionally they believe -- whether la la land or not -- that he "does what he promises".

Lazy example of Godwin's law.
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