Guardian

Guardian ignores Al Quds Day in London.


One might expect a Left-leaning, liberal newspaper which purports to include an anti-racist stance among its credentials to take notice of a well-planned and well-advertised demonstration by supporters of a fascist, terror-supporting and enabling regime held practically under its own nose on the streets of the city in which its main offices are situated. 

One might presume that the presence of a supposedly Left-wing MP and a representative of the country’s official church (of which the monarch is head) at such an event would provide material for an editorial or at least a critical article, particularly when participants were engaged in glorifying terror (an offence under British law) and promoting the eradication of a nation-state under the orchestration of a registered charity.  

Al Quds Day march in London marks annual day of Palestinian support

Photo credit – Peter Marshall, Demotix

One could perhaps even expect some sort of discussion of the subject of how the unchecked dehumanization of an entire nation (on the streets of a supposedly civilised country) by means of the description of its members as a “disease” should be viewed in light of studies on the process of genocide. 

If, however, these are the sort of standards one perhaps still expects from the Guardian, one would be sorely disappointed because nowhere on its UK news pages for August 17th or the two following days did that paper cover the Al Quds Day demonstration held in London last Friday. 

One glaringly uncritical article on the subject of the sister demonstration held in Tehran did appear – on the Guardian’s pages for Israel and Iran

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, of course. Fascists – even just a thousand or so of them – were not supposed to have a free rein on London’s streets a mere 67 years after the defeat of the last regime which sought to ‘cleanse’ itself from the ‘contamination’ of Jews living in the ‘wrong’ place. Lessons were supposed to be learned after millions were exterminated simply because of their ethnic belonging. The terrible cost of that world war was supposed to have immunised us forever against blindness when confronted by the toxic mix of racism and political ideology. 

It hasn’t. And that of course should worry us all. 

But the fact that the self-proclaimed leading Left-liberal voice in the UK media choses to completely ignore such a naked display of racist hatred and incitement simply because of the specific affiliations of the offenders should also be a cause of concern to anyone who still assumes that the Guardian has any sort of legitimate claim to the terms ‘liberal’ and ‘Left’. 

14 replies »

  1. Excellent article! The Guardian has really become a fraud. Do its readers notice? (Genuine question)

    • Sally it would be interesting to know ‘who’ are The Guardian readers.
      By which I mean, as we have seen at the BBC, how much of its circulation is to subscribers at public bodies, Government Departments, Libraries and Universities etc. I suspect that its daily circulation of 200k does not comprise many over the counter sales.

      • It is getting to the stage that people are embarrassed to be seen purchasing a copy of the Guardian. One wonders what those who will soon be leaving The Guardian put on their CV’s. Unless they are trying for a position at the BBC, time ‘spent’ at The Guardian will be seen negatively by most employers.

  2. Possibly they ignored it because, as in other cities, it was so poorly attended, and almost entirely by Muslims, with little support from the wider community.

    • Might well be the case.
      Although …. what if the EDL had staged a similar-scale protest in central London? Would the G. have ignored that?

    • Interesting how selective Sizer is. None of the material shown on CiFWatch is reproduced on his ‘selection’.

      A real manipulator.

    • Daphne, did you notice the strange writing on the sign carried but one of the protesters?
      It is in the last photo and it is stating “Soldiers left Star of david etched in drying pool of Palestinian blood. UN School massacre 42 people killed Jabalia, 7 Jan 2009”.

      I believe this relates to the Fakhura school attack.

      Could not find abything about a supposed star of david being etched on dry blood and i find it hard to believe that Israeli Paras would stop to mess about in such a fashion in the middle of Gaza surrounded by hundreds of potential enemies.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Fakhura_school_incident

  3. That idiot up there with that placard that reads….

    “Israel is a disease,and we are the cure”

    Wrong……. Your kind of Islam is a an incurable disease………… And you have infected a lot of people (mainly from the loony Left) in the UK with this incurable disease

  4. This is what you would expect from a city that is run by very aggressive Muslim

    You sound like the bigots who e.g. say that NYC is “run by Jews.”

  5. The British successfully managed to stop the Nazi invasion of Britain ,but are utterly helpless to stop the Islamic invasion of Britain.