27 October 2012

Does the Respect party employ openly Fascist people now?

Oh boy, you'll love (irony warning) this: via the Jewish Chronicle (and The Tablet), some idiot from the (regrettably not fringe enough) Respect Party - spoiler notice: MP George Galloway, exemplar of the one-man political party - went on the record with the following: "Naz Kahn...a new woman’s officer for Respect, made the [following] comments on the same site [which praised her] on September 30. Responding to a video called The Palestine you need to know, she said: “It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler. What have the Jews done good in this world??” "

Oh, dear, where to start? Nobel Prizes won? Inventions patented? World religions the inspiration for? (Two, at the last count, not counting our own, but I'm not sure that I'd want to take too much collective credit for that, given where that's led to)

And no, she (let alone the Party) hasn't apologised for her comments, beyond saying that " “No, I’m not a Nazi, I’m an ordinary British Muslim that had an opinion and put it across. We have worse people than Hitler in this world now.”

I wonder who she means? Who, beyond Ahmanedinejad, the Ayatollahs, Hamas, Hezbollah..., wishes to exterminate a whole people? Oh, I see, except that she fails to offer any specifics. I wonder why?

And the Party? All it said was "she now deeply regrets and repudiates that posting,”

Doesn't seem much like an apology and withdrawal to me. The full gory details are here.

By Brian Goldfarb.


Shaun Downey said...

Someone needs a history lesson although it will probably have to be thumped into her preferably over the head with both hardback volumes of Kershaw's biography of Hitler

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thump on the head? Nah, we shouldn't go that far. Let her eat the volumes, with some humus if necessary.