My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, May 31, 2007

How's this for anti-semitism?

Glad I'm not living in the UK...this is from a debate on boycotting Israel at the University and College Union's annual conference...
Thanks to the Left’s neurotic hatred of Israel, we now have the extraordinary sight of self-styled liberal campaigners launching McCarthyite witch-hunts against anyone deemed to have Israeli connections, as in this week’s debate at the University and College Union’s annual conference at Bourne­mouth calling for a boycott of all Israeli academic institutions. 

Respect for democracy, individual rights and freedom of speech are being crushed beneath the juggernaut of shrill indignation.

What is particularly disturbing is the way opposition to the Jewish state descends into vicious antagonism against Jews themselves, as shown by this sickening recent outburst from writer Pamela Hardyment, a member of the National Union of Journalists, which in April voted to boycott Israeli goods.

Explaining her support for the NUJ’s stance, Ms Hardyment described Israel as “a wonderful Nazi-like killing machine backed by the world’s richest Jews”. 

Then, like some lunatic from the far-Right, she referred to the “so-called Holocaust” before concluding: “Shame on all Jews, may your lives be cursed.” 

Such words could have come straight from Hitler or the most fervent supporter of Osama Bin Laden.


Blogger Canadi-anna said...

The fact that she would express her ideas so bluntly and without tempering her thoughts is what I find frightening. She fears no social reprecussions for sharing such a hostile and venomous opinion.
Anti-semites must feel emboldened over there.
What a cow.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Brian in Calgary said...

I find great comfort in God's unconditional promise to Abraham in the Old Testament: He (God) will bless those who bless Israel, and will curse those who curse Israel.

9:05 PM  

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