Guardian

Swap the Word “Zionist” for “Jew”


Here are a couple of examples of thinly-veiled antisemitic comments on the World Can’t Trust Iran thread, an article that was written by authors with Jewish sounding names. Two days later, both comments were still alive and kicking, as was the thread.

questionnaire antisemitic comment


KrustytheKlown antisemitic coment

Of course, if you read the bios of Matthew Levitt and Michael Jacobson here and here, there is nothing to indicate whatsoever that either of them is “Zionist”, and even if they were so what.  The same goes for the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, a highly reputable bipartisan US-based think tank.

And this is the same thread where there was a similar outburst from ShamelessHussy which AKUS recounts here.

When will the penny drop with Guardian management that they have  created an incubator for this kind of antisemitic discourse?

UPDATE

The questionnaire comment has now been removed. The KrustytheKlown comment still remains. Note how the KrustytheKlown comment quotes from the questionnaire comment making the deletion of the questionnaire comment useless.

8 replies »

  1. I’m sure that they are aware of that.

    However, their obsession with demonising the one Liberal Western Democracy in the Middle East has addled their ‘brains’.

  2. Yes I noticed the comments as well Hawk Eye and had a very similar reaction. 🙂

    I wondered whether there was a Jewish quota or that being Jewish or even having a Jewish sounding name was some bar to writing articles. After all, such things have been known in our world.

  3. mita – as long as a contributor to CIF has a Jewish sounding name and would like to write an article condemning Israel for anything at all, s/he will be welcomed – specially if the article includes the phrase “as a Jew …”

  4. There is an assumption among some of these lefties and Israel haters that anyone that defends Israel or counters their relentless lies must work for Israel. The Zionist Conspiracy is very real in a lot of these peoples’ minds.

  5. …and when their hate-filled comments get moderated or censored they take it as confirmation that evil Joos control everything.

  6. “September 29, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Matt

    …and when their hate-filled comments get moderated or censored they take it as confirmation that evil Joos control everything”.

    Just like many on CiF have attributed Rowan Laxton’s guilty verdict to the power and control of Zionists (read Jews) on our judiciary!

  7. Any verdict for us (either Joos, Zionists or Israelis) is taken as proof of conspiracy of all the above and any verdict against is taken as proof of natural justice vincit omnia

  8. Far from representing any government, the Washington Institute is a 501(c)(3) organisation – that is, by strict US Internal Revenue Service guidelines, a private, non-profit organisation which neither engages in political activity, nor represents SANY government.