Lord Ahmed’s recent fall from grace which saw him jailed for 12 weeks for texting whilst driving minutes before being involved in a fatal accident, brings to mind his recent hypocritical stance with regard Geert Wilders and the film ‘Fitna’.
What has this to do with Israel? Well, today there was a certain degree of uproar in Israel because one of the participants in a reality TV show, similar to the UK’s ‘Survivor’, called one of his shoes ‘Mohammed’. You may have been made aware lately of the significant insult that shoes can carry in Islam, so calling your shoe by the name of The Prophet is insensitive to say the least.
Whilst not condoning such behaviour I was bemused by the Israeli Arabs who tried to light a fire with extremely damp tinder. Channel 10 have been accused of racism and incitement against Arabs. Ha’aratez reports:
Sheikh Ibrahim Tzarzur called the clip a “degrading and ugly campaign” against the Prophet Mohammed. He accused Channel 10 of organizing a campaign against Islam and Christianity and of “playing with fire”
If you remember, this follows the incident where a TV host mocked Jesus Christ and Mary.
It seems that the most disgusting anti-Semitic propaganda campaign since Julius Streicher and Der Stuermer does not exercise the religious conscience of the Arab world in defending Jewish sensibilities. No doubt because they believe the trash is true. I speak of the noxious and nauseous plethora of anti-Semitic literature, TV ‘documentaries’, blood libels, belief in The Protocols and much more which is vomited out of the Arab world’s broadcasting orifices daily. And you would never guess who the worst culprits are? Yes, Hamas and Hezbollah.
So what’s this to do with the Lord Ahmed? Well he was instrumental, if you recall, in ratcheting up the rhetoric to have Geert Wilders banned from the UK because of his film ‘Fitna’ which is alleged to be offensive to Muslims. This same Lord Ahmed who invited the self-styled Israel Shamir, a Swedish anti-Semite of the first order, to a book launch in London. This book contains the following statements about Jews (I quote from Stephen Pollard’s analysis at the time) :
“Jews control … a big share of mass media”; ‘the Jewish supremacy drive’ (is) the one reason for wars in the Middle East, and … ‘Jews love Empire’. Shamir also suggested that the large Muslim population in Britain was important to turn the tide of ‘Judaic Values’ in Britain
So it seems that Islamic outrage against religious slight does not stretch to Jews or Judaism either in the UK or the Middle East.