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January 18th, 2009 (02:49 pm)
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Just in case you were sleeping peacefully: an excellent round-up of January 10 anti-Israeli protests that turned nasty.

¤ In London, protesters physically attacked police officers with unrestrained abandon and no fear of arrest;
¤ In Copenhagen, Hamas supporters screamed in public that they want to kill all Jews;
¤ In Calgary, neo-Nazis marched alongside leftists and Muslim extremists, in a grand coalition of anti-Semites;
¤ In Los Angeles, a car full of Israel-supporters barely escaped serious harm when an enraged mob tried to attack them;
¤ In Duisburg (Germany), police broke into a private home and tore down a flag displaying a Star of David, to appease stone-throwing protesters;
¤ In Belfast, an Israel-owned mall kiosk was surrounded and menacingly harrassed;
…to name just a few, as you will see in the reports listed below.


Of these, two are of particular concern to me: the one in Calgary and the one in Los Angeles. And not just because they're near where I live. Neo-Nazis -- seriously, they call themselves the "Aryan Guard" -- showed up at the Calgary demonstration. And they marched. And the organizers let them. That tells me everything I need to know about the people who organized that rally, and I don't expect to ever see them quoted with respect in any mainstream publication. Ahhh, who'm I kidding? Nobody will remember this. Most interesting bit: the "anti-racist" organizations that protested the Aryan Guard when they marched on their own didn't raise one little peep of objection when they joined with this crowd. That tells me something about them, too.

And Los Angeles. There's video of this one. Watch it. After the crowd does some milling and chanting, a car pulls up. The car's occupants have an opposing political view. They've got an Israeli flag in the sunroof. The stoplight changes, so they're stuck in front of the crowd. And the members of the crowd start working themselves up to attack the car. The protest security guy repeatedly heads the most irate one off, thus barely preventing the mob effect. When the light changes, the car peels out. If it were me, I wouldn't have waited.

This protest, incidentally, was organized by the good Communists of International ANSWER, who also ran the protest where an attractive young woman told Jewish counter-protestors to go back to the ovens.

Ignore these people at your peril.

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Posted by: The Weasel King (theweaselking)
Posted at: January 18th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)

Calgary: So how does "refusing to exclude idiots" turn into "support of idiots"? And what defines "leftist" as "anti-semite", in your description?

The Duisburg one frightens me more, frankly - and there's *zero* credible reporting of it in your links.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 19th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
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I thought the blockquote made it clear that that was a quote. I don't think that "leftist" and "anti-Semite" are not necessarily the same thing, any more than "right-wing" and "anti-Semite" are. However, we are starting to see a shitload of Jew-hating on the left these days, and that scares the bejeebers out of me.

And here's video of the protest in Duisburg, with the flag being taken down. As you can see, it's video that was taken by one of the protestors. Here's the interesting part: it's a repost. The protestors put it up as a commemoration of a victory. When the story started getting traction, they yanked it. Fortunately, some other folks had managed to download and repost it.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 18th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Calgary March

First, the people who organized the rally opposing the Aryan Guard were NOT the ones who organized the Gaza rally. Second, you're either misinformed or lying about the reaction of the anti-racists who participated in the Gaza rally when they learned that 6 or 7 Aryan Guard members and sympathizers showed up. They were told by members of the ARA who were in the crowd that the Aryan Guard were not welcome and asked the organizers of the rally to state as such in an announcement during the rally:

http://anti-racistcanada.blogspot.com/2009/01/our-position-on-situation-in-gaza-then.html

Jason Devine, one of the organizers of the anti-Aryan Guard rallies is quoted in the above article voicing his anger about the Aryan Guard's participation.

In short, more than "a peep" was raised about the Aryan Guard's participation in the rally.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 19th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
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Awww, look, an Anonymouse! "Or lying." How cute. I'm not surprised the "anti-racists" are frantically trying to spin this, because it's a credibility destroyer. But it's not gonna play. Lemme just break it down for you:

You people marched with Nazis.
You people marched with Nazis.
You people marched with Nazis.
You people marched with Nazis.

That is it. Game over. You walked cheerfully with them, and you're desperate to get out of it, but your credibility is *gone.* You have demonstrated that when your political ideology overlaps with that of Jew-hating, white supremacist thugs, you're perfectly happy to make common cause with 'em.

For future reference, here is a hint: when you are at a rally and Nazis show up -- or, as the anti-racist spinner who attended the protest noted, Islamist extremists start calling for the killing of Jews, YOU DO NOT HANG AROUND. You leave. Or you drive them out. That you guys didn't tells me *everything* I need to know about you.

It is perfectly clear what you guys are. You're not anti-racists. You're just selective.

Edited at 2009-01-19 03:35 am (UTC)

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