Sunday, July 15, 2007

AntiSemitism at the BBC

In the interest of appeasement (at least in my opinion) the Detroit News gives runs an occasional column by local imam, and Hezbollah supporter, Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi
No matter what the subject of his columns are, he almost always throws in at least one gratuitous slap at Israel, and the occasional anti Bush jab. A few years ago, he made the idiotic statement:
"There are Jewish extremists who believe those do not confess the Torah must be killed".
It made no sense except to insult Jews so I googled the statement and ended up at a Nazi website on their fake Talmudic Quote page. They also had fake Zohar (kabbalah) quotes, but nothing from the Tanakh (bible) because those would be too easy to refute. As unknown as the Talmud is even among most Jews, the Zohar is very obscure. Neither the Imam or the Nazis he admires know that Jews do not "confess the Torah", whatever that means. Not only did I write to local Jewish leaders about it, getting zero response, but I did a post on it. I always wondered, did the Nazis make up these quotes?

Nope, they stole them from the original source. I found that source at Melanie Phillips who linked to Harry's Place. Why the sudden interest in these anti-Jewish defamations? Because now they're showing up on the BBC message board and the BBC doesn't object. According to the post at Harry's Place,
BBC Radio 5 Live message board moderators have refused to remove a posting from the 5 Live website, which states that

“Zionism is a racist ideology where jews are given supremacy over all other races and faiths.
This is found in the Talmud.
There is a law called Baba Mezia which allows jews to lie as long as its to non-jews. many pro jewish supporters will cringe at this being exposed because they know it exists, yet they keep quiet about it, hey frip, jla and co
The Law of Baba Mezia!! Tsk tsk tsk! Its in the Talmud.”

When I brought the mailing to the attention of the moderator, “The BBC Communities Team” emailed back, stating

“we have decided that it does not contravene the House Rules and are going to leave it on site”.

Apparently, at least three others have also complained to the BBC.

The message was posted by “Iron Naz”. A brief Google search on this name suggests that he is unlikely to be a (bottom of the class) Jewish theological student.

Only “Iron Naz” himself knows how he came to hear of the supposed Law of Baba Mezia. The bastardisation of Talmud quotes, however, is normally rooted within “The Talmud Unmasked”, a classic core antisemitic text written at the end of the 19th Century by a Jew hating Russian Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Justin Praniatis, who gave evidence at the infamous Beilis blood libel trial in Kiev, 1913.

Praniatis argued that the Talmud advocated ritual murder, but was shown by Jewish and Christian scholars to be a charlatan with no knowledge of the Talmud. The all Christian jury found Beilis innocent. The influence, however, of Rev. Praniatis’ work has of course spread well beyond the confines of Imperial Russia.

Today, the core text, “The Talmud Unmasked” is distributed by neo-Nazi booksellers via the internet. It gained a brief surge of publicity in the UK in the early 1990s as part of a series of mass antisemitic mailshots by a coterie of veteran Jew haters led by the notorious Dowager Lady Jane Birdwood. She was eventually convicted in 1994 of distributing “threatening, abusive and insulting material” on account of an antisemitic compendium, “The Longest Hatred”, the contents of which included the Talmud material.

Attacks on the Talmud are also an increasingly routine component of Arab and Islamist antisemitism, anti-Zionism and Israel hatred. Until now, however, the BBC was not known to have joined this particular part of the club.

It is bad enough that it is up to readers to police what the BBC publish on their own websites, but it is far sadder that this public body should actively refuse to remove the filth, and give no explanation for their actions - or perhaps its just that “The BBC Communities Team” agree with the essential element of the posting:

“Zionism is a racist ideology where jews are given supremacy over all other races and faiths.”
Even though they deny it, the MSM, especially in Britain where the BBC and other news sources are especially blatant in their Jew hatred, have allowed some nasty antisemitism to filter up from the deranged, paranoid hate mongers to the mainstream. In the U.S., the claim is that both sides have to be represented, but if you look at what they choose to publish, with the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, and the NY Times all giving their oped pages over to Hamas, you know that's a lie.

Of course, "The Talmud Unmasked" can be found in its entirety on the Internet. It's also available from Amazon. Reading some of the reviews there from reviewers who accept its veracity, you can feel the insanity. Cruising the Internet, there is a lot of hatred and insanity. It does not have to be fed by the BBC. If I were a British Jew, I'd be looking to emigrate.

I will have to find time to write the BBC.

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At 10:38 AM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

It is absurd, but many want to believe these things and the truth is only an impediment to their "quest".

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Harry said...

Sad, but true.


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