Monday, June 15, 2015

UK: Anger over David Starkey’s 'deeply offensive' comments about Jews

Via the Jewish  Chronicle:
Historian David Starkey has caused controversy by comparing the Nazis' view of Jews to the Scottish nationalists' view of the English.
The outspoken academic told the Sunday Times that the Scottish National Party vilified the English in the same way that Hitler vilified the Jews.

He said: “Well, we have a political movement that has a single historic explanation for why your country is facing such terrible oppression; it’s either Versailles or the Treaty of the Union.

“You have a particular group of people who are responsible for this; it is either the English or the Jews.”

He continued by comparing the saltire to the swastika.

In response, Kirsten Oswald, the SNP MP for East Renfrewshire, said Mr Starkey’s comments were “deeply offensive to the Jewish community” and “irresponsible”.  more

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