General Antisemitism

The Cesspool’s Avatars: Guardian commenter profile contains explicit anti-Semitism


H/T Pretzelberg

Someone who goes by the name of “M U Haq”, who comments under “myshout,” commented in today’s hateful anti-Zionst (and anti-American) piece by John Whitbeck, On Palestine, the US is a rogue state.”  Though his comment was deleted, apparently “myshout” has been commenting since at least 2008.

“myshout” describes himself on his Guardian profile page:

“I am an active and healthy pensioner reving [sic] to reach out to expose the colonial occupations through the international interventions by the world powers and Jews world order...and supporting any resistance to get back what was theirs.”

So, on the pages of the Guardian sits a reader profile which calls for “resistance” against “Jews world order.”

It is important to note that other commenters have been banned from the Guardian for engaging in rhetoric that wasn’t hateful or bigoted.

The profile has been reported as abuse but to no avail.

However, whether it’s deleted or not, it’s no small matter to note the company the Guardian keeps.  Our blog continues to expose this dangerous dynamic whereby the Guardian, a “liberal” mainstream widely read publication, gives license to those whose views would normally have been on the fringes of society.   But, no longer. To paraphrase Lee Smith, in his revealing look at anti-Semitic comments tolerated by mainstream blogs in the U.S., the Guardian has become “the cesspool’s avatars.”

9 replies »

  1. 72 year olds online, spreading hate against the Jews. I hoped that at least above a certain age (say, 70) they stopped. What a bunch of shits.

  2. OyVaGoy, don’t be such an ageist!🙂 I find that the older I get the more irascible I become.

    This charmless apology for a human being reminds me of the nasty (probably equally elderly) piece of work interviewed by Jonathan Sarcerdoti outside the egregious alternative carol service who I gather was subsequently cautioned or arrested. We should be thankful, at least, that this idiot has shown himself. Heaven knows how many more there are who don’t.

    I comfort myself that however much he excoriates Jews he cannot find rest or peace of mind.

  3. Well done Pretzelburg!!

    So the Guardian hosts self-confessed anti-semites. and continues to do so even when it is brought to their attention.

    I can’t say I’m surprised. However, they’ve been caught with their pants down. The evidence is there in black-and-white and Rusbridger should be pursued as a hate-monger.

  4. This is Berchmans comment:

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    Berchmans

    29 December 2010 1:41PM

    John

    I have nearly given up on CIF on many occasions . Something always pulls me back. This is a sensible , calm and welcome article. I wish you well.

    B

    Nice huh….

    Harrys has the dirt on Whitbeck
    http://hurryupharry.org/2010/12/29/more-dreck-in-the-independent-and-comment-is-free/

    Whitbeck is an American lawyer who lives in Saudi Arabia. It is a good place for him – he is a “Jews go home” man, as you will see in this piece on Counterpunch:

    Western governments which, today, are not anti-Semitic should, rather than feeding justice, human decency and international law into a shredder through blind subservience to a racial-supremicist, settler-colonial experiment (and thereby earning themselves the hatred of much of mankind), be opening their doors wide to any and all Israeli Jews who might be tempted to build a new and better life for themselves and their children, with less injustice and less insecurity, by returning to their countries of origin or emigrating to other countries of their choice, offering them immediate residency rights, generous resettlement assistance and a rapid road to citizenship (if they do not already have it).

    Israel should be annihilated:

    Democracy and equal rights in a unitary state in the land which, until 1948, was called Palestine, coupled with freedom of choice (with attractive choices for resettlement being generously provided) for those who would prefer not to live in such a state, would offer a far greater hope for eventual peace in the Middle East than continued cyncical recycling of a partition-based “peace process” which is now widely recognized to be both a fraud and a farce and which, even if “successful”, would simply legitimize, reward and perpetuate ethnic cleansing, racism and apartheid — scarcely a recipe for lasting peace, let alone for any measure of justice.

    The same piece has more dark mutterings about Jewish power:

    If Western politicians cared more about the welfare and happiness of individual Jewish human beings than they do about the money and ability to hurt them of a few wealthy and powerful Zionists, most of whom live comfortably and safely far from the Middle East, democracy, equal rights and freedom of choice, all principles to which Western states profess devotion, might actually come to the “Holy Land”.

    Oh, he’s a 9/11 troofer too:

    After reading David Ray Griffin’s previous books on the subject, I was over 90% convinced that 9/11 was an inside job. Now, after reading Debunking 9/11 Debunking, I am, I regret to say, 100% convinced. — John V. Whitbeck, author of The World According to Whitbeck

    He’s also a shady operator. In 2001 he was suspended from the practice of law in the state of New York for four years for his machinations on behalf of Ghaith Pharaon, the Saudi financier who brought down the BCCI bank in 1991.

  5. CIF is no longer intellectually stimulating.

    I for one couldn’t care less what disbarred attorneys, failed writers or armchair anarchists have to say about anything.

    Having said that, I don’t mind debating antisemites provided the dirtbags at least know what they are talking about.

    I perused that thread. The quality of comments is at the all time low now. Nothing but mindless and repetitive agitprop.

    CIF is a lame horse. Don’t bet on it.

    I think it’s time to move on.

  6. “in today’s hateful anti-Zionst (and anti-American) piece by John Whitbeck”

    John Whitbeck at Wikipedia

    “John V. Whitbeck is an international lawyer based in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. He writes about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, often from the Palestinian viewpoint, and “has advised the Palestinian negotiating team in negotiations with Israel”.[1] He is also an adviser to various Fatah committees that negotiate on a proposed solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since 1988 his articles on behalf of Middle East peace have been published more than 450 times in more than 70 Arab, Israeli, and international newspapers, magazines, journals and books.[2]

    On June 21, 2001, Whitbeck was given a four year suspension from practicing law because of the money laundering he engaged for his employer, a Saudi Arabian company.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_V._Whitbeck

  7. Sanctioned by NY State Bar Association for public misdeeds, Whitbeck sought refuge, out of all places, in Wahhabi Arabia.

    Let me get it straight.

    The dirtbag is domiciling in the place where violating human rights, suppressing political dissent, religious intolerance of non-Muslims, cultural antisemitism and treating womenfolk like dirt are enshrined in sharia “law”.

    And that witless nerd has the nerve to publicly malign the only liberal democracy in the Middle East. Sheer hypocrisy.

    Brian Whittaker should be tarred and feathered for letting this piece of work dump trash on CIF.

    The Guardian itself is like a cheap whore nowadays; someone who would do anything for thirty pieces of silver. No journalistic integrity whatsoever.

  8. How and when Palestinian issue emerged

    In 1975, by its resolution 3376 the General Assembly established the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian people. At that time, Secretary-General of the United Nations was Kurt Waldheim.

    So, the question is how this resolution emerged in 1975? The analysis of historic documents revealed two undeniable facts:

    Fact 1. In 1920s-30s, Palestinian Muslims committed massacre of Jews in occupied Israel murdering thousands of children and civilians. The murder was organized by the founder and supreme leader of the Arab Higher Committee, Haj Amin al Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, and supported by British Administration of Palestine. The primary objective was elimination of all Jews from Palestine. The massacre was, in reality, the Holocaust committed by Palestinian Arabs.

    Haj Amin was a close friend of Hitler. In 1941, Haj Amin came to Berlin and visited Hitler. He brought the Holocaust idea to Hitler. In 1943, Amin organized Bosnian Muslim battalions in Croatia comprising some twenty thousand men. The battalions were put in Waffen-SS units, fought Yugoslav partisans in Bosnia; thousands of Serbs, Roma (‘Gypsies’) and Jews hunted down by Haj Amin’s SS troops were killed by those same troops, or they were sent to the Islamic death camp Jasenovac. After the WWII, the International tribunal declared Haj Amin war criminal; however, he escaped prosecution (thanks to Britain), fled to Egypt and then Palestine where he organized Fatah. After his death in 1974, Arafat, who was Haj Amin lieutenant, became Fatah commander. He organized PLO. Thus, PLO and Fatah were created by people close to Nazi and based on Nazi ideology.

    Fact 2. Kurt Waldheim was a Nazi SS officer in WWII, committed numerous crimes in Europe and responsible for death of thousands of European. He is a war criminal.

    These two facts clearly show that the Palestinian issue was introduced to commemorate Nazi-Palestinian Muslims unbreakable criminal connection and to recognize PLO-Fatah as Nazi successor. After 1980, every Secretary General, including the current, and entire UN staff uphold Nazi legacy of Kurt Waldheim.