‘Every dead British soldier is a victory’ – Jeremy Corbyn’s Parliamentary Guest

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“I consider every death of an American, British or Dutch soldier as a victory,” Dyab Abou Jahjah said in an interview with Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws on Monday.

 

Everything Europe holds holy… fake gas-chambers…Aids-spreading fagots [sic] – Dyab Abou Jahjah

the cult of the Holocaust and Jew-worshiping [is Europe’s] alternative religion – Dyab About Jahjah

Muslims cannot express…their disgust from [sic] homosexuality...and clearly state that they believe it’s a sickness.. without being persecuted as homophobic – Dyab Abou Jahjah

 

Examining Jeremy Corbyn’s association with anti-Semites is unpleasant, but necessary. It is quite stunning that the BBC refuses to ask the favourite for Leader of the UK Opposition any difficult questions about the racists he’s supported. For example, ‘Did you donate to the anti-semite Paul Eisen’s DYR organisation?‘ Not ‘do you condemn antisemitism,’ but the specific question: Did you donate to this racist?’

Corbyn is not exactly refusing to answer; the BBC is obligingly just not asking him. I wonder how it would fly if Boris Johnson were found to have given money to Nick Griffin, attended his rallies, called the English Defence League his “friends,” and then added airily ‘but I hate racism and I’m just opening a dialogue?’

It wouldn’t work and rightly not. But because the racism in this case is directed at Jews, the BBC is washing its hands.

I will produce more on Eisen and Corbyn later. But this blog is about Corbyn’s backing for a truly rabid racist and homophobe, Dyab Abou Jahjah.

In 2009 Dyab Abou Jahjah was invited as Jeremy Corbyn MP’s special guest to Parliament. He spoke in the Grand Committee Room, as the Director of International Parliamentarians for Palestine. Next, as a guest of Stop the War Coalition, Corbyn hosted him at a public meeting where they spoke together (Entry: £20).

Abou JahJah, who a few days ago was calling himself Corbyn’s “friend”, was excluded by the Home Secretary a few days later. But Corbyn most definitely invited him to Parliament personally, and organised with him to speak for Stop the War – two separate events. So this is more than ‘sharing a platform.’ This is ‘giving a platform’ and ‘organizing multiple events for’ a man who is a sickening racist, a vicious homophobe, and who glories in the deaths of British soldiers.

In 2004 Jahjah told a Flemish magazine ‘I consider every dead American, British and Dutch soldier a victory.’

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In 2006 Abou Jahjah’s antisemitism boiled into the open, as did his homophobia. He published an astonishing article entitled ‘Walking the Thin Line.’

Can’t a bigot freely express disgust at homosexuality without being called homophobic?**

Muslims and other religious people can not express their disgust from homosexuality and clearly state that they believe it’s a sickness and a deviation without being persecuted for being homophobic

Holocaust denial and revisionism:

People in Europe are not allowed to do a free historical examination of the Second World War and the holocaust and freely express an opinion on it that is different than the dominating dogmatic line.  Any attempt to have deviant historical examination of the holocaust will earn you the title of revisionist, anti-Semite

‘Holocaust cult and Jew-worshipping’

Europe had made of political correctness and the cult of the Holocaust and Jew-worshiping its alternative religion [sic]

And Dyab Abou Jahjah wants to mock everything Europe holds holy, such as ‘Aids-spreading fagots [sic]’ and ‘hoax gas chambers’

To illustrate every wall with graffiti making fun of everything Europe holds as holy: dancing rabbis on the carcasses of Palestinian children, hoax gas-chambers built in Hollywood in 1946 with Steven Spielberg’s approval stamp, and Aids spreading fagots.

Below: Dyad Abou Jahjah speaking with Jeremy Corbyn, as Corbyn’s guest. Now, I don’t suppose that the vicious left, having been shown how deep and long Corbyn’s promotion of anti-semites has gone, will care about this particularly. It’s absolutely clear to me that they are prepared to any racism or backing for racists and forgo asking questions like ‘Did you donate money to Paul Eisen’ as long as the candidate is ultra-left. But that doesn’t change the need to report on it and to speak truth to power. The vicious racist statements Abou Jahjah wrote were long public knowledge when Corbyn invited him into our Parliament, as was his statement that ‘I consider every dead British soldier to be a victory.’

In 2010, the Jerusalem Post asked Corbyn if he had severed links with his ‘friend’ Abou Jahjah. He did not say he had. Rather, he responded that he did not maintain links with anybody he thought was a racist. That means Corbyn thinks saying ‘the cult of the Holocaust and Jew-worshiping’ is not racist. July 23 and July 30 Dahdah posts Facebook and Twitter support for Corbyn, calling him his friend. I’d like to think the BBC, the Guardian and the left-wing media will ask Corbyn why he would invite somebody who wrote such a blog in 2006 into our Parliament as his guest, or would speak with him at a Stop the War event, or who would give his backing to an ‘International Parliamentarians’ group that had this vile racist and homophobe as its international director.

But I doubt it. Which goes to show that for the wider Labour movement, who are happy to elect as leader somebody who has backed racists like this, racism is bad, unless it is aimed at Jews, in which case: who cares! Corbynmania!

* Yes, I am perfectly well aware that you can criticize Israeli policy without being antisemitic. This has nothing whatsoever to do with Israel, and everything to do with gay people and Jewish people.

** For those following my Tim Hunt reporting, this line is “irony,” meaning humour is being used to negate the sentiment ostensibly expressed, by mocking it.

21 comments

  1. Anonymous · August 17, 2015

    He has a point though. Free speech should allow you to deny the holocaust or expressing yourself against gay people etc (which JahJah didn’t do, he advocated the freedom to do so). We are free to disagree right? No, no, we are not. People are free to believe in god so why wouldn’t they be allowed to believe other fantasies? When they do so and are allowed to express it, we know where we stand.

    • john mcpartland · August 20, 2015

      True, however the left don’t practice what they demand of others. Show support for the EDL – you must lose your job. Foster carer – labour council will take the children away from you if you support UKIP. That’s the problems with the lefts demands for free speech. The free speech they demand is agree with me or else.

  2. Ally Mitchell · August 17, 2015

    Disgusting. I’m a Labour member, and am absolutely appalled by people I once respected. Corbyn has willingly created a cult, called anyone that asks him any serious questions names, and lied repeatedly. Yet people seem to lap it up, and just dismiss his support for anti-Semites, racists, dictators, and terrorists as him being ‘open for dialogue’ or find a way to completely ignore it. If he wins, I won’t be the only one jumping ship before I have to knock on doors and tell people the IRA weren’t that bad or the Holocaust didn’t happen.

    • johnkeats40@yahoo.co.uk · August 19, 2015

      Thank you for showing more sense and decency than a lot of other people, Ally.

  3. Nigelpwsmith · August 17, 2015

    I always thought ‘The longest suicide note in history’ was the Labour 1983 manifesto, according to Gerald Kaufman it was. Replete as it was with all the promises Corbyn is making today…
    It must be galling for ordinary Labour members that the party they devoted their life to is determined to be anti-British, racist and unelectable.

    The only people that will benefit, will be the Liberals, the Conservatives and the SNP…
    Someone had better tell Corbyn that when he’s the last person in the Party….

    Would he mind turning the lights out!

  4. Paul · August 17, 2015

    The Eisen thing is now a dead-end:

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/18/jeremy-corbyn-antisemitism-claims-ludicrous-and-wrong

    Good luck with the new angle. It’s called smearing by association, Louise, and its generally recognised as a pretty low blow. As one of the many who admired your work in defence of Tim Hunt, I have to say that I’m disappointed.

    Corbyn, to his credit, continues to take the high ground – way, way above the mire that people want to suck him into.

    • gks@hotmail.com · August 18, 2015
      • Paul · August 18, 2015

        He attended a ‘Deir Yassin Remembered’ event. He’s made clear his sympathy with the victims of the Deir Yassin masscre. The article says its not clear whether or not Eisen was there. I think its really unfair to look back on these things now and expect him to comprehensively vet everyone he attends a public meeting with. He’s made his position on Eisen perfectly clear in the article I linked, which is a transcript of his C4 interview, in which he met all of Cathy Newman’s tough questioning with equanimity.

        So what’s happening here, as I said, is an attempt to smear by very casual association. People digging up the dirt on everyone’s he’s ever had links with in order to discredit him. What evidence is there that Corbyn himself is anti-semitic? None. What has he ever said to even remotely suggest this? Nothing. What connection do these people have with his campaign? None whatsoever.

        I’m extremely disappointed that Louise has leapt from defending one fundamentally decent man – Tim Hunt – to attempting to smear an equally decent one. She’s capable of better than this.

    • Lamia · August 19, 2015

      “It’s called smearing by association”

      Corbyn has not been smeared. He has soiled himself by his longstanding habit of associating with anti-semites, Holocaust deniers, homophobes and sundry other anti-western scumbags. No one forced him to befriend, defend and praise such disgusting individuals.

      • Bill · August 19, 2015

        No-one’s ever made the mistake of befriending or besmirching someone with ulterior motives before have they.

        No-one has ever called Mandela a terrorist, supported Robert Mugabe, funded and trained Mujahideen guerrillas, or allowed a predatory pedophile unlimited access to vulnerable children in Stoke Mandeville hospital.

        Thank goodness those things never happened.

  5. Bill · August 18, 2015

    No wonder you write for The Sun, Louise: all reactionist headline backed up by angry half-truth soundbites.

    A principled politician? One who stands by humanitarian views, regardless of how popular they are? A novel idea – shoot him down before he upsets the status quo.

    Still, what probably really hurts is that it could have been you, striking blows for feminism. All you needed was the courage.

  6. ohthisbloodypc · August 18, 2015

    The BBC probably considers it as ethically sourced racism

  7. Ben myers · August 18, 2015

    Absolutely spot on louise… why should the far left get a free pass when associating and promoting the vilest bigots on earth. Corbyn is getting rightly cornered.. carry on the great work

  8. Rebecca Television · August 18, 2015

    I’m getting a little weary of asking this – but when will Louise Mensch provide the name of her lawyers so I can have mine send her a letter about falsely accusing @pguk10 of being a “hacker”?

  9. Patrick cunningham · August 18, 2015

    I have to admit, when I think you couldn’t annoy me as much as you do , you annoy me again, well done you. If you hate labour and JC why don’t you just let us get on with it? No sensible person thinks Jeremy is a racist jew hating homophobe so why do you keep banging your drum like a spoilt little girl? I suggest you concentrate on American politics seeing as you live there and you gave up your British political career. Stunningly transparent utterly cynical.

    • john mcpartland · August 20, 2015

      Is anyone speaking in defence of the EDL a racist or “seeking to open a dialogue ?”. How about Labour council taking foster children away from carers because the supported UKIP – what dialogue was that council opening ?. It was after all the same council that was pretty schtumm about mass rape in its area. The Corbyn supporters in a nutshell – shhhhh move along, nothing to see here.

  10. gkfh1 · August 18, 2015

    This is very interesting and speaks to my own experience at a “Red Brick” (Please bring back “Campus” C4 you disingenuous philistines!), in 1984..It is no coincidence that The Labour PARTY in Brtain is both Monarchist AND anti-semite (ooh you guys really…….Gaddafi dead and EVERYONE looks the other way NOW they want to butcher his sons, “blood money” it’s disgusting)! However Louise even considering that Israel DID NOT use one of the Bush families clever little toys to nuke those b***tard Houtis in Yemen what she has done in Palestine and Gaza in recent years displays true CYNICISM! The self-righteous, self-regarding socialists stink I agree…but put the Zionist NAZIs in charge instead….?

  11. gkfh1 · August 18, 2015

    Don’t agree with previous poster either…typical stonewall; “my sh**e don’t smell I’m not a Tanky really” so called “liberal” socialistic bullshit…can’t examine yourselves can you guys?..After 400 years you still serve yourselves! Truly Louise it make me f**kin’ SICK sometimes (do try not to blow the world up there’s a good lass -that is unless….-), …

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  13. Nigel Brook · August 20, 2015

    This business has led me to look closer at the Holocaust, and I find lots of holes. The cheap device of calling anyone who disagrees with any detail, however minor, a Denier lowers their argument to propaganda, where shrill incoherent shouting replaces argument. At times I am grateful that there are not 6 million more of them.

    • louisemensch · August 23, 2015

      Wel Mr. Brook, thank you for having the courage to be open under your real name. Few racists do

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