We need to talk about Muslim anti-Semitism? Really? I’ve been saying that for years, and all I got was vilification from British Jews.
Walking down a Jewish street in London or any other major British city is dicey, risky — it’s a good thing the British authorities banned me from speaking in the UK, mainly because of my unwavering support of Israel and opposition to jihad.
And the lapdogs who claim to be the leaders of the British Jewish community signed off and sanctioned my ban from Britain.
Now, on the other hand, they’re finally waking up to reality. But even now, they’re fantasizing that Muslims are going to reject the Jew-hatred that is deeply embedded within the Quran and Sunnah: “The threat to Judaism and Jews from the world of Islam is one which can only be cured from within the world of Islam. And the leaders of Islam have to take a stand.”
Good luck with that. “We need to talk about Muslim anti‑Semitism,” by Hardeep Singh, Spiked, April 18, 2018:
Speaking at a conference on anti-Semitism in Israel last month, the UK’s Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, said something that would not normally be uttered among liberal interfaith circles in Britain: ‘The threat to Judaism and Jews from the world of Islam is one which can only be cured from within the world of Islam. And the leaders of Islam have to take a stand.’
It is very rare for British Jewish leaders or groups to draw attention to anti-Semitism among certain Muslims. But Islamists do seem to have a special antipathy towards all things Jewish – starting with Israel. And this is increasingly becoming a problem among British Muslims more generally.
To their credit, some Jewish organisations have attempted to confront the problem of anti-Semitism among Muslims. The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism’s 2016 report, British Muslims and Anti-Semitism, surveyed the attitudes of non-Muslims and Muslims and found that anti-Semitic views among Muslims were ‘considerably and dangerously’ more prevalent than among the general public. ‘On every single count’, the report noted, ‘British Muslims were more likely by far than the general population to hold deeply anti-Semitic views. It is clear that many British Muslims reserve a special hatred for Jews, rating Jews much less favourably than people of other religions or no religion, yet astonishingly British Muslims do not recognise anti-Semitism as a major problem.’
The report talked of ‘pockets of prejudice’, indicating that anti-Semitic and terrorist-sympathising views were more likely to emanate from a specific demographic: working Muslim men, aged 35 and over, born overseas and living south of the Midlands (or in Scotland).
One man who fits this demographic portrait is Aweys Shikhey. In February, 38-year-old Shikhey was found guilty of preparing for acts of terrorism. A Somalian-born delivery driver from north London, he led what appeared to be an ordinary life. However, encrypted messages exchanged with fellow extremists indicated he wanted to join ISIS, attack the queen, and kill Jews, especially Jews in the Stamford Hill area of north London. He has been jailed for eight years….