Jeremy Corbyn spent Seder with Jewdas – a group of left-wing Jewish people. Jewdas may not have been the most prudent group to have met with right now considering some of its views, but these views do not mean its members are not Jewish.
Unless you’re subscribed to the scumbag blogosphere of course, as many MPs and supposed anti-prejudice campaigners are:
This is deliberately baiting the mainstream Jewish community days after they pleaded with him to tackle antisemitism. And he must know that meeting them now will give his members the message that the group’s extreme views are ok. Irresponsible and dangerous https://t.co/NORQQiFq8J
— John Woodcock (@JWoodcockMP) April 2, 2018
These bloggers do provide a valuable service, though. Bigotry can be quite confusing after all, and we need someone to list which groups do/don’t deserve our prejudice.
Corbyn’s latest antisemitic act saw him meeting with Jewish people and celebrating a Jewish feast (the horror).
“Boo! Corbyn needs to get out and meets some Jews!”
[Corbyn spends Passover with some Jews at Jewdas]
“Boo! Not those Jews!”
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) April 2, 2018
It was brought to the public’s attention by the somewhat questionable Guido Fawkes.
Labour MPs and members approvingly sharing Guido Fawkes is grotesque.
He's a hard right extremist who championed the Contra terrorists, who told me the left is "evil", who told me he opposes democracy because it gives power to the "have nots", whose blog is a cesspit of bigotry
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) April 3, 2018
This is the sort of content he puts out. Seriously, if you want to approvingly share Guido Fawkes attacking the Labour leadership, fill your boots, treat yourself. Just don't pretend you're on the left. pic.twitter.com/ZYFrLRfOqj
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) April 3, 2018
It has also been jumped on by the equally scummy blog Rodney Guevara. The site’s titular reporter said:
These so-called ‘Jewish people’ don’t even like capitalism. What sort of self-respecting Jew doesn’t like to horde wealth?
When it was pointed out that this statement was in itself antisemitic, Guevara responded:
Yes, but only against the bad ones.
And they chanted "Fuck Capitalism"?? With Corbyn there?! *clutches pearls* *faints.* Also, are you suggesting that capitalism is somehow a manifestly Jewish value? Bcz that's pretty fucking anti-Semitic, mate.
— Dimi Reider (@reider) April 2, 2018
Despite Rodney Guevara’s history of vileness, that didn’t stop several Labour MPs from lapping up its latest expulsion like hungry dogs on vomit.
When it was suggested that the MPs sharing material from hate-mongers possibly don’t even understand antisemitism, one of them remarked:
Nonsense. Some of my best friends are Semites.
Featured image via Brenden – Flickr (image was altered)
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