Thursday, 30 July 2009

Anti-semitism in Britain

The Community Security Trust (CST) has published an Interim Report, showing a large increase in the number of antisemitic attacks this year in Britain.

An unpalatable, but undeniable truth, is that the report shows that approximately 50% of the perpetrators are white and 40% are Arab or Asian. There can be few other crimes where the proportion of Arab/Asian offenders is so high relative to the proportion of white/black offenders, which points very strongly towards possible motivation for these attacks.

We have had twelve years of Liebour sucking up to Muslim voters (and in Scotland, we have the SNP giving hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money to Muslim groups), whilst simultaneously making it clear that it is open season on Christians and Jews. Witness Glasgow City Council's recent sponsoring of an event in which cretins are invited to write obscenities in a copy of the Bible.

There is a problem with categorising anything as hate-crime, in that it fails to uphold the principle that we are all equal before the law. Desecration of graves, vandalism and assaults need to be severely punished because of the damage and hurt they cause: we should not be creating 'thought crimes' based on the private motives we impute to some offenders but not others.

I am a teacher, and I have from time to time posted on the message board of the Times Educational Supplement. If you look at some of the opinions expressed by so-called teachers whenever issues like Gaza are discussed, they really are frightening. If it is representative of the teaching profession, there is considerable anti-semitism among those who are paid taxpayers' money to educate our children.

A future Conservative government needs to tackle seriously the problem of anti-semitism, no matter whom it offends. Everyone who is in this country legitimately deserves the full protection of the law and the statistics for crimes against Jews since 1998 show conclusively that people will not be treated equally under a socialist regime.


Sally Roberts said...

Very well said! This is my first visit to your blog and I am most impressed.

Didactophobe said...

Thanks, Sally. I always enjoy reading your comments on Conservative Home.