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The deluded face of anti-racism

Posted By Sunny On 10th October, 2007 @ 3:12 pm In Race politics | 9 Comments

The gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who I respect a lot, went to the Al-Quds rally [1] on Sunday.

The Al Quds protest was supposed in support of justice for the Palestinian people,” said Peter Tatchell. “That’s a cause I support. I am against Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and its divisive Berlin-style wall.

“But I object to the way the Al Quds demonstration also supports the tyrannical, anti-Semitic Iranian regime and its fundamentalist, terrorist offshoots, Hamas and Hezbollah.

Same here. And you would think that it would be the position self-styled anti-racists would take too. Except, he was subjected to abuse and called a paedophile.

“As soon as I turned up, I was subjected to a barrage of violent, threatening abuse from large sections of the crowd. Some started chanting: ‘Tatchell is a Zionist, Tatchell is a paedophile. Get out! Get out! Get out!’

“Despite this abuse, we handed out leaflets criticising the Iranian regime, which a number of the Al Quds marchers took and read. Following at the back of the march, we were subjected to a torrent of hatred all the way from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. A few of the Al Quds marchers shouted things like: ‘You are all Zionists and CIA agents. How much money did Bush pay you to come here today?’

Oh, and they tried [2] to beat him plenty of times. This is the march supported by the [3] 1990 Trust, which is apparently, “promoting human rights through advocating racial and economic equality.” Yeah, great work guys. Well done for supporting such people and marching with [4] Hizb ut-Tahrir. You help the cause so much.


9 Comments To "The deluded face of anti-racism"

#1 Comment By Rumbold On 10th October, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

Peter Tatchell is a great man, yet Ken Livingstone continues to smear him as Islamophobic because Tatchell is opposed to people being stoned to death or hung because they are gay. It really sickens me when I see all these ‘anti-racists’ take the “we are all Hizbollah now” stance.

#2 Comment By ZinZin On 10th October, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

Rumbold:

The left has more than its fair share of arseholes.

#3 Comment By bananabrain On 10th October, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

sunny,

you sound as if you’re surprised by this. i can’t imagine why. this is why being a zionist is supposed to preclude one from being an anti-racist, of course.

b’shalom

bananabrain

#4 Comment By Rumbold On 10th October, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

ZinZin:

Indeed- so does the right.

#5 Comment By phil On 10th October, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

Yvonne Ridley is very far to the right.
God knows why people like her and Galloway attract more than a handful.
No surprise that they are violent anti semitic homophobic scum though.

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#7 Comment By A councillor writes On 10th October, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

As a very young enthusiastic NotCouncillor, I campaigned against Peter Tatchell’s election in 1983.

Over the years since then, I have come to understand what a dedicated and fearless campaigner for human rights Peter is and I can’t help feeling that Britain may have lost out in having Peter as an MP.

#8 Comment By Don On 10th October, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

Peter deserves maximum respect and support. A credit to the human race.

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URLs in this post:
[1] on Sunday: http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/archives/2007/10/10/peter_tatchells_sunday_afternoon.php
[2] to beat him: http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/archives/2007/10/10/peter_tatchells_sunday_afternoon.php
[3] 1990 Trust: http://www.blink.org.uk/
[4] Hizb ut-Tahrir: http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/sunny_hundal/2007/04/taking_on_hizb_uttahrir.html