I guess it shouldn’t take us by surprise that the Israeli flag has become a common feature at demonstrations and gatherings by the ultra-nationalist English Defence League (EDL).
The EDL is campaigning for action against what it regards as the "Islamization of Britain" and “Muslim fundamentalists”. It is a magnet for extreme right-wing activists and is driven by xenophobia and ethnocentrism.
Recently, the organization gained an “important” addition to its coalition of hatred, in the form of "The EDL Jewish division". According to the Jewish Chronicle, “hundreds of [Jewish] followers” joined immediately. Supporters include a former Zionist Community Security Trust volunteer who claims “a lot of Jewish guys want to get stuck in”. Another follower wrote on Facebook: "We are all Shayetet 13", a reference to the barbarous Israeli navy commando unit that was directly responsible for the massacre and execution of peace activists on the Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara. It is also noteworthy that this bloodthirsty Jewish “patriot” didn’t say “we are all SAS, British Navy or Royal Air Force”. For some reason he preferred to affiliate himself with a foreign navy, a naval unit that fights Jewish wars rather than so-called British ones.
I guess that the EDL’s leaders are not aware of the fact that their “Jewish Division” is there to exploit the new organization.
Roberta Moore, aged 39, the leader of the Jewish Division, admitted this week to Ha’aretz that it is “actually the Jewish Division that exploits the EDL”. In an interview with the Israeli newspaper on 13 July 2010, she said: “They [the EDL] think the league is exploiting us, while it is really we who initiated the Jewish Division. If anything, we are exploiting them.”
While we are trying to recover from the devastating influence of the infamous Labour Friends of Israel and becoming accustomed to the unethical policy impact of the Conservative Friends of Israel, who have already succeeded in amending British universal jurisdiction, we should also get used to seeing the Israeli flag being waved at us in extremist righ- wing demonstrations. On the other hand, this is anything but a big surprise. The continuum between apartheid Israel, European Islamophobia, Melanie Philips’s Londonistan and Nick Cohen's anti-Islam is both apparent and transparent.
I learned from Ha’aretz’s expose of the Jewish Division that Roberta Moore is a Brazilian Jew born in Rio de Janeiro. She once lived in Israel and now resides in north London. In this video, you can watch Moore preaching Islamophobia while covering her body with an Israeli flag.
Moore told Ha'aretz:
We believe that if we call the enemy by his name, we will be able to fight him. We single out organizations that discriminate against Jews and Zionist organizations, and try to explain there is no difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism… The problem is that they [the Muslims] are being brainwashed and believe they are superior to everyone else. They have the right to think that, but don't try to force your opinions on me and tell me the clothes I wear or the music I listen to are bad. Or that my beliefs are inferior and I must not do this or that. Why do we women have to cover anything?
Interestingly enough, I also live in Britain, in London, probably not too far from Moore. I am a successful musician and a public figure and I can never recall Muslims trying to suggest to me what music to play or what clothes to put on. However, what I do recall is Jack Straw, the former British home secretary, suggesting to Muslim women what to wear and how to appear in public. Moreover, as far as I am aware, it was actually Jews – the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the so-called “Jewish anti-Zionists” – who pathetically and unsuccessfully tried to block my music and writing. Also, it is Jews, not Muslims, who believe that they are “chosen”.
If Jews like Moore believe themselves to be ordinary people, why don’t they join the EDL as ordinary members, on par with other members? If racist Jews are as ordinary as other bigots, why do they operate within a racially-orientated cell – “the Jewish Division”? The answer is simple: the Jewish Division is a continuation of Zionist supremacy and, as Moore admitted, it is there to “exploit the EDL” or just to take it for a little Zionist ride.
“Islam is not a religion, but a cult; it has all the features of a cult,” Moore emphasizes. She is obviously deluded. Not only is Islam a religion, but it is also driven by an aspiration for peace (salam) universalism and humanism. It is practised by a billion people. It cannot be a cult or considered as such. However, Jewishness (as opposed to Judaism), which Moore clearly succumbs to, has all the elements of a cult. Jewishness is a marginal ideology; it is a set of beliefs or practices that are reasonably considered strange from a universalist and humanist point of view. It is also a racially-orientated, supremacist ideology. It even has a set list of barbarous rituals known as Zionist practice.
Moore is obviously a shallow human being and I won’t spend any energy debating her. However, the fact that she is proudly and openly preaching hate in Britain under the Jewish banner and carrying the Israeli flag is very significant. I guess that we should encourage her never to stop. Not only does she expose the true face of Jewish tribal politics, but she also brings to light the true ideological impetus behind Islamophobia in Britain.
But there is another interesting aspect in Moore’s political attitude. Considering that she is an immigrant in this country, I find it slightly puzzling to hear her calling on Muslims to “get out of our land … go back to your home”. I guess that by “our land” she is referring to Britain. I wonder when did Britain become “her land”? And if it is her land, why is it her land more than the other millions of Muslim immigrants who settled in this country, as Moore and I have done?
Moore offers an answer: "They [the Muslims] are unwilling to respect the laws of the place”… It is actually Moore and her Jewish followers who fail to respect the British value system. She resorts to the most repulsive Zionist rhetoric: “Let them go back home. They have enough places [to go to].” I wonder how Moore would react if someone suggests that she consider going back to where she came from or where she belongs.
Interestingly enough, Moore has many lands. England is her land. She doesn’t want Muslims here. But she also considers Israel to be her land. "I don't understand why the Israeli flag doesn't fly over Al-Aqsa [Mosque in Jerusalem]," Moore remarks. "That mosque is on our land." Seemingly, Moore, like many other Diaspora Jews, “owns” very many lands.
I guess it will not be long before the EDL understands the true motivation behind the newly emerging Jewish phoney patriotism. The EDL claims to support the British armed forces. The EDL may want to find out what is the current representation of the Jewish community within the armed forces. The EDL had better also check out how many Jews have given their lives for Britain in Iraq, a criminal war that was enthusiastically cheered by Jewish Chronicle writers such as David Aaronovitch and Nick Cohen.
If Roberta Moore and her followers within the Jewish Division of the English Defence League were slightly attentive to Jewish history, they would gather that Jewish tribal patriotism has always been exposed for what it is: Judaeo-centric tribalism.
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