Friday, November 13, 2015

UK: Court rules antisemitic rant was not racially or religiously motivated

 In the UK, they talk about taking antisemitism very seriously.  Until they actually need to do something about it.  I've been told several times by Muslims that Jews are better protected in the UK, because antisemitism is an official crime.  Here we see how this is only theoretical. 

Via Arutz 7:
In a shocking ruling, a British court has acquitted a man who gave a public, 25-minute-long anti-Semitic rant of all racially or religiously-aggravated charges.

Ali Abdullah had been charged over the incident during last summer at London's Speakers Corner, which began when he approached pro-Israel activist Joseph Cohen as he spoke with members of the public about Israel.

Cohen, who founded the Israel Advocacy Movement, described how a "furious" Abdullah emerged out of nowhere and began screaming at other Muslims who had been peacefully engaging with him "don't trust the Jews, they're evil!"

"Fearing for my safety I took out my camera to capture whatever events were about to unfold," he told Arutz Sheva.

What unfolded was a bizarre, vitriolic, hate-filled rant, into which Abdullah astonishingly managed to fit almost every possible anti-Jewish trope - from simultaneously denying and justifying the holocaust, to claiming Jews drink Christian children's blood and quoting the infamous anti-Semitic forgery "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." Among other insults, he branded Jews "Asian monkeys," "blood-suckers" ("both literally and metaphorically"), "whores," and asserted that they "genetically smell."

Abdullah further declared that Hitler "was the best president Europe ever had," and that the holocaust - which both did and didn't happen - was intended to "educate" the Jews. He also said that ISIS "is the best."


Unbelievably, however, the court acquitted Abdullah of the most serious charges, ruling that there was no racial or religious aspects to the attack, and only convicted him for "criminal damage" for smashing Cohen's phone.

"It would seem that in the UK anti-Semitism like that expressed by Mr. Abdullah is entirely legal, even when it ends with a physical attack," Cohen lamented.

He also said that he was shocked that not a single passerby intervened at any point during the racist rant. 

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