Jews denounced as being “in the gutter with rats” at Corbyn-endorsed London rally (& Auschwitz miniskirt scandal)

May 13, 2019

The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has called on online retailers to stop selling miniskirts, pillow cases, bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi death camp where over 1.1 million people were murdered, including more than 300,000 children. Australian and European online retailers have been selling skirts with various Auschwitz images for 35 euros, a pillow for 40.29 euros, and other items with photos of the railway tracks and gas chambers.




[Notes below by Tom Gross]

There were brazen displays of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel hatred in central London on Saturday at a “Pro-Palestine” demonstration (pictured above). The event had been endorsed in advance by British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who encouraged people to attend.

As has been the case at other similar events, the non-Jewish organizers (in an effort to try and pretend they aren’t bigots) chose an extreme-left wing Jewish speaker to address the participants and tell them that other Jews were a “fifth column” within the Labour Party. That speaker, Glyn Secker, also asked, “What on earth are Jews doing in the gutter with these rats?”

He also implied that American rabbis were to blame for “unleashing the extreme-right” that led to anti-Semitic violence such as the recent Poway synagogue shootings.

A statement from Corbyn himself which was read to the rally, was met by cheers of approval.

British Jewish groups denounced Corbyn for endorsing the march, which included an “unholy alliance” of Labour Party leftwing activists, trade union leaders, Islamists, and one of Britain’s most extreme right wing neo-Nazi leaders.

Demonstrators also claimed that the BBC was controlled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (In fact the BBC, along with many other media outlets, regularly demonize Netanyahu.)

The rally was attended by thousands of people, according to The Guardian. It took place at the same time as one of the biggest anti-Semitic rallies in Poland since the Holocaust was taking place on Saturday.

Scotland Yard sent dozens of police to protect a small group of pro-Israel counter-protestors in London.



Both Christians and Jews have strongly criticized the Rev. Michael Pfleger, for inviting Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, one of America’s most prominent anti-Semites, to address congregants at the St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago.

In his speech at the Chicago church on Thursday, Farrakhan first denied that he was anti-Semitic before going on to denounce “the satanic Jews” a few seconds later. “Don’t be angry with me if I stand up on God’s word,” he added.

Last week, Farrakhan was banned from Facebook along with some other purveyors of racist conspiracy theories.

Farrakhan, who has in the past has praised Hitler on several occasions, spoke about how some are angry with him because “he exposed the Jews’ hatred of Jesus”.

Farrakhan’s speech was met with applause and “standing ovations,” according to The Chicago Tribune.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum denounced Pfleger for inviting Farrakhan. “Why is Pfleger giving hatred a platform,” asked Susan Abrams, the museum’s CEO, at a news conference.

The Archdiocese of Chicago also criticized Pfleger’s decision to invite Farrakhan. “There is no place in American life for discriminatory rhetoric of any kind,” it said in a statement. “At a time when hate crimes are on the rise, when religious believers are murdered in their places of worship, we cannot countenance any speech that dehumanizes persons on the basis of ethnicity, religious belief, economic status or country of origin.”



A Jewish man was beaten by a mob who sang songs about gassing Jews on the Netherlands’ national holiday last week marking the country’s liberation from the Nazis.

The man, who the Dutch media are keeping anonymous at the request of the police to further protect him, was attacked by a group of about 50 men in a park near the Dutch parliament in the Hague on the Liberation Day national holiday.

The assailants sung a song, whose lyrics include: “My father was in the commandos, my mother was in the SS, together they burned Jews ’cause Jews burn the best.”

The hateful chant has become common among some soccer fans in the Netherlands and Belgium in recent years.


See also this article from The Guardian: “Nazi rhetoric and Holocaust denial: Belgium's alarming rise in anti-Semitism”. The Guardian reports that, after France, “Jews do not experience as much hostility anywhere else on the streets in the EU as they do in Belgium”.

The Guardian adds:

“Nearly four years after the attack on the Jewish Museum, anti-Semitism has again been making headlines in Belgium, a country that symbolises Europe’s diversity. Not only is the capital, Brussels, home to the EU institutions and Nato, Belgium is made up of three linguistic groups (French, Dutch and German), making it something of a laboratory for European compromise.”



A controversial imam from Dallas, Texas, who has called for Israel to be destroyed and compared it to Nazi Germany, was invited to deliver the opening prayer at a session of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

Omar Suleiman, who avoided making any hate remarks to the House of Representatives, was invited by his congresswoman, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, and was introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

He has on multiple occasions called for a third Palestinian Intifada .

He has also called Zionists “the enemies of God”.

Pelosi’s office said they are now looking into how Suleiman came to be invited.

As I pointed out in this article last month (“Democrat presidential candidates under pressure to turn on Israel”), Pelosi denounced anti-Semitism in her own party earlier this year.


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