Is the PSC anti-Semitic?
The PSC is the BNP/EDL of the Left
It is entirely possible to oppose the particular policies of specific Islamist political parties, or the conduct of hate preachers, without inciting hatred against Muslims. However, the English Defence League and the British National Party – despite their claims to the contrary – routinely promote anti-Muslim bigotry.
It is also entirely possible to oppose the particular policies of specific Israeli governments without inciting hatred against Jews. However, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (as we can see here), routinely promotes antisemitic material and views, including Holocaust denial.
“Tell me what company you keep and I’ll tell you what you are.” – Miguel Cervantes Saavedra
The PSC was recently condemned by representatives of all three leading political parties for their invitation to Raed Salah, a recognised homophobe and racist, to speak in Parliament. As an infamous extremist, he was banned from the country, but managed to get through customs anyway, causing considerable embarrassment to the Government. When confronted with irrefutable evidence of his views, the PSC nevertheless claimed the evidence of Salah’s racism was mendacious. The PSC leadership then praised Raed Salah, and even protested in support of Salah’s views
In February, 2007, Salah told a 1,000-strong crowd in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi Joz:
“We have never allowed ourselves to knead [the dough for] the bread that breaks the fast in the holy month of Ramadan with children’s blood. Whoever wants a more thorough explanation, let him ask what used to happen to some children in Europe, whose blood was mixed in with the dough of the [Jewish] holy bread.”
The PSC, aware of Raed Saleh’s anti-Jewish views, continued to voice support for the man and his beliefs. On these grounds, many critics find it difficult to argue that the PSC does not have a problem with Jews.
The Labour Party blog, LabourList, also refuted the PSC’s claims and pointing to a poem written by Salah, which included the lines:
You Jews are criminal bombers of mosques,
Slaughterers of pregnant women and babies.
Robbers and germs in all times,
The Creator sentenced you to be loser monkeys,
Victory belongs to Muslims, from the Nile to the Euphrates.
Salah wrote in Saut Al-Haqq Wa-Al-Hurriyya, repeating the anti-semitic conspiracy theory that Jews were responsible for the September 11 attacks:
A suitable way was found to warn the 4,000 Jews who work every day at the Twin Towers to be absent from their work on September 11, 2001, and this is really what happened! Were 4,000 Jewish clerks absent [from their jobs] by chance, or was there another reason? At the same time, no such warning reached the 2,000 Muslims who worked every day in the Twin Towers, and therefore there were hundreds of Muslim victims.
An interview with Salah in Haaretz in May 2003 conducted by Jalal Bana:
Bana: What is your opinion of homosexuality?
Salah: It is a crime. A great crime. Such phenomena signal the start of the collapse of every society. Those who believe in Allah know that behavior of that kind brings his wrath and is liable to cause the worst things to happen. There is no solution for this, unless the individual’s faith is strengthened.
This is just one example among many of the PSC’s support for openly anti-Jewish demagogues. For many more examples of the PSC’s apparent hostility towards Jews, see this page: PSC’s Jew-Hatred.
In our opinion, it seems the PSC’s claim to be non-racist is rather like the BNP’s claim to be non-racist – a smokescreen that tries to hide a nasty, bigoted narrative.
What is the PSC? Who is behind the PSC? Jew-Hatred Other PSC Bigotries