Saturday, December 27, 2008

Is your local council funding black nationalism and torture?

Ron Karenga invented 'Kwanzaa' in 1966

"Malcolm was the major African American thinker that influenced me in terms of nationalism and Pan-Africanism. As you know, towards the end, when Malcolm is expanding his concept of Islam, and of nationalism, he stresses Pan-Africanism in a particular way. And he argues that, and this is where we have the whole idea that cultural revolution and the need for revolution, he argues that we need a cultural revolution, he argues that we must return to Africa culturally and spiritually, even if we can’t go physically. And so that’s a tremendous impact on US. And US saw it, when I founded it, as the sons and daughters of Malcolm, and as an heir to his legacy." —Ron Karenga

"In 1971, Karenga, Louis Smith, and Luz Maria Tamayo were convicted of felony assault and false imprisonment for assaulting and torturing over a two day period two women from the US organization, Deborah Jones and Gail Davis. A May 14, 1971 article in the Los Angeles Times described the testimony of one of the women: "Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Ms. Davis's mouth and placed against Ms. Davis's face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said."

"In 1975, Karenga was released from California State Prison, with his newly adopted views on Marxism, and re-established the US organization under a new structure. One year later, he was awarded his first doctorate. In 1977, he formulated a set of principles called Kawaida, a Swahili term for tradition. Karenga called on African Americans to adopt his secular humanism and reject other practices as mythical (Karenga 1977, pp. 14, 23, 24, 27, 44–5).
Central to Karenga's collectivist doctrine are the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles of Blackness, which are reinforced during the seven days of Kwanzaa:
Umoja (unity)—To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Kujichagulia (self-determination)—To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
Ujima (collective work and responsibility)—To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
Ujamaa (cooperative economics)—To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
Nia (purpose)—To make our collective vocation the building and development of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Kuumba (creativity)—To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
Imani (faith)—To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle."

Next time a BNP councillor is hassled, thrown from a chamber, called a Nazi, or a fascist, please, remember to quote the above.

If your town or city is celebrating Kwanzaa using British tax payers money we would like to hear about it to identify the Marxist councillors who allowed the events.


Anonymous said... (This guy cracks me up)lol

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how dumb the arse kissing white liberals are!

Abdurratln said...

It is sad to note, but the problems of violence in the Movement has long been a problem and it is still a problem because, at least in part, nobody wants to face up to it and oppose it. Those of us who are honest, sincere and serious must make it absolutely clear that any forms of violence aginst other Africans is unaccpetable in the Movement. We must not apologize for being intolerant on this.

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Anonymous said...

President-elect Barack Obama and Secretary of State-to-be Hillary Clinton were shamefully silent in the first hours after the attack. Bush's reaction, and the non-reaction by Obama and Clinton, underscores the point that Hanan Ashrawi made on Saturday. "Israel has gotten used to not being held accountable and to being a country that is above the law," said the Palestinian legislator and human rights activist. She called the bombings a "massacre."

Anonymous said...

Lorna Fitzsimons has joined the Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre (BICOM) as its new CEO.
Lorna Fitzsimons said:

"It is both an honour and a challenge to be appointed as BICOM's new CEO. I first became a friend of Israel 17 years ago as a student leader and have been a consistent friend ever since. I see my new role as an extension of my work, not just as a student leader but also as a parliamentarian.

"The politics are clear: Israel is at the forefront of a struggle that has a direct impact on us here in the UK. The notion that we can sacrifice Israel and then Israel's enemies will leave us alone is not credible and is downright dangerous.

"Our objective is clear: we cannot sit back and lose this argument as it will fundamentally undermine all of our futures.

"I have always believed that you should take the argument to people, rather than sitting back and being reactive. It is clear that the last few months have seen us, as Israel's advocates, on our back foot and my appointment is a signal that this is going to change.

"I had little experience or knowledge of Israel until I became a student leader, and I am in debt to those who reached out to me in order to educate me about Israel, its culture and people, as well as its place geopolitically. I want to make sure other people have similar experiences."

Stephen Twigg, Director of the Foreign Policy Centre added:

"I have known Lorna for 20 years and she is a formidable communicator and campaigner. With the Prime Minister describing Israel-Palestine as his priority, this appointment is of critical importance."

Notes to Editors

* Lorna Fitzsimons grew up in Rochdale and attended Loughborough College of Art and Design, where she read Textile Design. It was whilst she was on the NUS executive that she first visited Israel in 1989. Lorna was elected President of the National Union of Students between 1994 and 1996.

* After her time as President of NUS, Lorna worked as a public affairs consultant before proudly becoming the Labour Member of Parliament for her hometown in 1997. Whilst in Parliament she became a member of Labour Friends of Israel. Since leaving Parliament in 2005 she has set up her own consultancy business and became a Senior Fellow at the Defence Academy, which is responsible for postgraduate education and training for members of the UK Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence Civil Servants.

* Lorna takes over from Daniel Shek, who has left BICOM to become Israel's Ambassador to France.

* BICOM is an independent, professional not-for-profit organisation devoted to creating a better understanding of Israel and building stronger ties between Britain and Israel. It has a fully functioning press office, public affairs and research team

Anonymous said...

"It is both an honour and a challenge to be appointed as BICOM's new CEO. I first became a friend of Israel 17 years ago as a student leader and have been a consistent friend ever since. I see my new role as an extension of my work, not just as a student leader but also as a parliamentarian.

Someone should put a bullet through the bitches skull

Anonymous said...

"It is sad to note, but the problems of violence in the Movement has long been a problem "

WTF are you going on about?
Violence is the only solution. Ask the IRA

Anonymous said...

"WTF are you going on about?
Violence is the only solution. Ask the IRA

28 December 2008 00:12"


Perhaps we should put burning tyres around the necks of our opponents? We'd then be praised like Nelson Mandela. I wouldn't mind a statue erected in my honour for planning to blow up women and school children...................Our country is full of Marxist filth who need exterminating.

Anonymous said...

Knock the threats off.

This behaviour of threatning violence is not a good advertisment for the cause.

MODERATOR - get your act together and do your job.

I contribute in order to educate and inform, yes have a chuckle too.



Yes we have all seen the improvements to our communities at the hands of the negro,all those years that we wasted ,living in peace,with too few rapists,murderers,muggers,thieves, illiterates and parasites.

RS said...

Someone should put a bullet through the bitches skull.

28 December 2008 00:10

Well said.

The saddest thing is that Muslims in both Rochdale and the rest of Britain vote en masse for Labour politicians like her.

I cannot understand the mentality of Muslims voting for a solidly pro-Israeli pro-Zionist political party called Labour. Are they braindead or what?

I'm starting to think that most ethnic Muslims living in Britain aren't really Muslims at all and I know a few white British Muslims who detest Labour and its members who can back this statement up.

Anonymous said...

The whole of Britain is funding torture and dictatorship worldwide.

Anonymous said...

By Patrick Grimm.

1. They have destroyed our pride in our history, and a nation that loses its sense of history soon ceases to be a nation.

2. They have labeled our beloved Founding Fathers as “racists” and “white slavers”, ignoring the great representative republic that these men constructed.

3. They have promoted multiculturalism, celebrating every culture--no matter how backward and barbaric--except for Western white European culture. As Jewish Marxist intellectual thug Susan Sontag stated in a poisonous rant “The white race is the cancer of humanity.”

4. They have driven our Christian faith and heritage from the public square by utilizing their countless criminal cadres of ADL and ACLU Communist lawyers. Our children will soon grow up in a society wiped clean of any vestiges of the Bible, Christ or the cross. However, the menorah is still allowed in the White House for Hannukah celebrations.

5. They have torn our borders open, permitting, indeed cheering, the Third World dregs who will soon replace us as the majority. The Javitzes, the Lautenbergs and Cellers meticulously designed the legislation that will genocide us. They have done all this while simultaneously--and with no sense of irony--supporting Israel’s “Jews-only” immigration policy.

6. They have pushed, created and profited from pornography and perverse entertainment. The “Chosen” make up 90% of all American pornographers. The Hollywood they run has mainstreamed wife-swapping, common law marriages, pedophilia, scatology, licentious sex, drug and alcohol abuse and self-indulgence. Bestiality will be next on the list.

7. They have brought homosexuality out of the closet and into our faces. Sodomy is shown in their media and movies as normal, healthy, enjoyable and something to celebrate openly in as brazen a fashion as possible. They have founded, funded and fronted every homosexual advocacy group in America.

8. They have brainwashed our children. With their control of the institutes of “higher” learning, they have filled the minds of the young with Marxism, Deconstructionism, relativism, anti-White self-hatred and lies about “diversity” and non-judgmentalism. These sundry “isms” are the pernicious lies that have jettisoned the positive “isms” that once bloomed in our society: patriotism, altruism, individualism, nationalism, etc.

9. They have subverted our government. With Zionist control of media, both print and television, the two major political parties and the highest echelons of government, our foreign and domestic policy has been steered away from the interests of the European-American majority, rendering us incapable of self-preservation. The war in Iraq, the 9/11 attacks and a possible clash with Iran in the near future, are all results of the Zionist subjugation of the most powerful nation on earth, and the prioritizing of Israel’s concerns over those of the United States.

10. They have force-fed the propaganda of radical feminism to American women and girls. Thanks to the steady diet of anti-male, anti-marriage and anti-family books, lectures and college courses from the likes of the Steinems, the Friedans and the Abzugs, many women now see the prospect of marriage and child-rearing as an impediment to their liberation.

11. They have made abortion into a sacrament. Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and every other leftist pro-abortion promoter and provider in America is run from top to bottom by “the Chosen”. Unlimited and unregulated abortion on demand is lauded and touted in the controlled media as a positive social good for the United States. Twenty-four years after Roe v. Wade and with over 40 million abortions under their belts, these same groups still cheer and applaud for more. And with most abortion rights organizations top-heavy with Jews and a large percentage of abortion doctors also being Jewish, they have definitely made a killing out of killing.

12. They have sold us the packaged and deliberate lies of egalitarianism. All races are equal in intelligence, morality, accomplishments and potential, except of course, for one. The Jewish “race”, as their own leaders refer to their people, is declared by Jewish anthropologists to be “superior.” Jews are seen as uniquely intelligent, uniquely moral and a group that stands above all other groups in its supremacy. They truly believe they have a God-given right to rule over us. To criticize their pernicious power is the most egregious societal taboo.

And on and on it goes. Everything on this list can be easily verified. Jews, mostly Zionist in nature, have spearheaded every movement or cause that now threatens our destruction. And now the leviathan of Zionism and Talmudic Judaism extends its tentacles into every facet of our country and indeed into almost every other nation and culture residing upon the earth. With its expansion comes the debauching of all peoples, all heritages and all traditions. What will we do to stop it? Will we fear and quake before the strawmen buzzwords of “anti-Semite” and “hater”, or will we stand and battle for the survival of civilization? It is up to all of us, Christians of both the right and the left, moderate Muslims who eschew violence, anti-Zionist Jews of conscience and indeed people of no particular religious persuasion. We must rage against the dying of the light, but that is not enough. All of us must kick at the evil and the darkness of Zionism until it bleeds daylight.

Anonymous said...

Britain's military now appears to be run by the Pentagon and Britain's nuclear missiles are American-controlled. - Anger as Britain secretly sells off its stake in Aldermaston ...

Britain's leaders all seem to work for the CIA.

"When Gordon Brown was a student at the University of Edinburgh… the young Labour and anti-apartheid activist was handed a list by an individual known to be a top CIA agent based in Britain.

"On the list were the names of a number of British socialists and anti-apartheid activists. Although Brown was said not to have known of his American contact's intelligence ties at the time, the British intelligence sources revealed that Brown has been on the CIA's payroll ever since he took possession of the list." - Columns: 'Washington watch' by Tumbler Prospect Magazine July ...

Anonymous said... (An interesting read)

Anonymous said...

From The Sunday TimesDecember 28, 2008

Britain and US refuse to demand end to Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. (We know who calls the shots in the usa.and uk. dont we!!!)

Anonymous said...

by Hassane Zerouky
Global Outlook, No 2, Summer 2002 23 March 2004
The URL of this article is:


Thanks to the Mossad, Israel's "Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks", the Hamas was allowed to reinforce its presence in the occupied territories. Meanwhile, Arafat's Fatah Movement for National Liberation as well as the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression and intimidation

Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)".

Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of the Islamist movement in Palestine, returning from Cairo in the seventies, established an Islamic charity association. Prime Minister Golda Meir, saw this as a an opportunity to counterbalance the rise of Arafat’s Fatah movement. .According to the Israeli weekly Koteret Rashit (October 1987), "The Islamic associations as well as the university had been supported and encouraged by the Israeli military authority" in charge of the (civilian) administration of the West Bank and Gaza. "They [the Islamic associations and the university] were authorized to receive money payments from abroad."

The Islamists set up orphanages and health clinics, as well as a network of schools, workshops which created employment for women as well as system of financial aid to the poor. And in 1978, they created an "Islamic University" in Gaza. "The military authority was convinced that these activities would weaken both the PLO and the leftist organizations in Gaza." At the end of 1992, there were six hundred mosques in Gaza. Thanks to Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad (Israel’s Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks) , the Islamists were allowed to reinforce their presence in the occupied territories. Meanwhile, the members of Fatah (Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine) and the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression.

In 1984, Ahmed Yassin was arrested and condemned to twelve years in prison, after the discovery of a hidden arms cache. But one year later, he was set free and resumed his activities. And when the Intifada (‘uprising’) began, in October 1987, which took the Islamists by surprise, Sheik Yassin responded by creating the Hamas (The Islamic Resistance Movement): "God is our beginning, the prophet our model, the Koran our constitution", proclaims article 7 of the charter of the organization.

Ahmed Yassin was in prison when, the Oslo accords (Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government) were signed in September 1993. The Hamas had rejected Oslo outright. But at that time, 70% of Palestinians had condemned the attacks on Israeli civilians. Yassin did everything in his power to undermine the Oslo accords. Even prior to Prime Minister Rabin’s death, he had the support of the Israeli government. The latter was very reluctant to implement the peace agreement.

The Hamas then launched a carefully timed campaign of attacks against civilians, one day before the meeting between Palestinian and Israeli negotiators, regarding the formal recognition of Israel by the National Palestinian Council. These events were largely instrumental in the formation of a Right wing Israeli government following the May 1996 elections.

Quite unexpectedly, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered Sheik Ahmed Yassin to be released from prison ("on humanitarian grounds") where he was serving a life sentence. Meanwhile, Netanyahu, together with President Bill Clinton, was putting pressure on Arafat to control the Hamas. In fact, Netanyahu knew that he could rely, once more, on the Islamists to sabotage the Oslo accords. Worse still: after having expelled Yassin to Jordan, Prime Minister Netanyahu allowed him to return to Gaza, where he was welcomed triumphantly as a hero in October 1997.

Arafat was helpless in the face of these events. Moreover, because he had supported Saddam Hussein during the1991 Gulf war, (while the Hamas had cautiously abstained from taking sides), the Gulf states decided to cut off their financing of the Palestinian Authority. Meanwhile, between February and April 1998, Sheik Ahmad Yassin was able to raise several hundred million dollars, from those same countries. The the budget of The Hamas was said to be greater than that of the Palestinian Authority. These new sources of funding enabled the Islamists to effectively pursue their various charitable activities. It is estimated that one Palestinian out of three is the recipient of financial aid from the Hamas. And in this regard, Israel has done nothing to curb the inflow of money into the occupied territories.

The Hamas had built its strength through its various acts of sabotage of the peace process, in a way which was compatible with the interests of the Israeli government. In turn, the latter sought in a number of ways, to prevent the application of the Oslo accords. In other words, Hamas was fulfilling the functions for which it was originally created: to prevent the creation of a Palestinian State. And in this regard, Hamas and Ariel Sharon, see eye to eye; they are exactly on the same wave length.


Anonymous said...

Good comment >RS<.

Yes, just why do UK Muslims vote on block for Zionist worshipping Labour politicos?

It can only be that they are so degraded that they have betrayed their own culture for money. They see Labour as being the ones who will help them to line their own pockets.

See much for the holiness of 'Islam' it seems. For most of them, it's just a party-political label to use to get advantage.

Anonymous said...

Saturday, December 27, 2008
The Israeli Nazis and the Palestinian Allies
The latest Israeli slaughter in Gaza and the rockets of Hamas in the context of Allied "Good War" morality

by Michael Hoffman

The latest Israeli war crime in Gaza reminds me of a central idea of a book I hope to one day complete on the Cryptocracy's great game with Islam, in this case pertaining to the morality message of World War II.

In World War II the Allies conducted themselves, as Franklin Roosevelt stated, as though the entire German people were collectively involved in a conspiracy against civilization. With this rationale in hand, the Allies proceeded to terrorize the German people as no people have ever been terrorized by a state. Every instrument of the terrorist was employed: assassination, bombing and mass murder. Rather than being condemned or prosecuted, the Allied terrorism was characterized as history's one, certain "Good War" and I will not exhaust you with a litany of the other sterling sobriquets with which moralists and alleged humanitarians have laurel-wreathed the Allied bloodbath.

The Muslims, along with the rest of the world, observed the Allied morality play and in the midst of the West's media blitz have had a center seat at all of the movies, documentaries and official commemorations of the heroism and goodness of the Allied attacks on civilians, on the basis that the Germans, including German women, children, infants and the unborn of pregnant German mothers, were occupiers, colonizers, aggressors and exterminators who got what they deserved.

I have witnessed no serious attempt anywhere across the spectrum of western public opinion to overthrow World War II Allied morality. If anything, it has become more extravagant in its claims of moral purity and ethical crusading.

The Palestinians, having learned the lesson of World War II as perpetually imparted by Hollywood and New York, identify the Israelis as Nazis who colonize, occupy and yes, exterminate -- in so far as they are able in a media age where little is done in secret that escapes hand-held video cameras and Internet blogs.

For example, in the Gaza ghetto, for years the Israelis have forced 1.5 million people to go without food, medical care, heating fuel, electricity, clean water and facilities and infrastructure necessary to life or even a half-way decent standard of living. In response to these Nazi-like actions by the Zionists, Hamas fires primitive rockets at Zionist civilians. The West tends to see only the Hamas rockets, not the record of Israeli mass murder, dispossession and occupation which led to the rocket fire.

According to the Allied logic of World War II, Hamas is completely in the right and nothing Hamas does to the Nazi-Israelis is wrong; in fact, the Hamas rocket fire must be classed, by Allied logic, as a step on the path toward civilization and against barbarism.

This writer believes that attacks on civilians are always wrong, whether they be German, Palestinian or Israeli. But the West can't have it both ways: it can't teach, as it has for generations, that one may burn and slaughter German civilians righteously, without restraint of any kind, and then celebrate that terrible carnage for the next six decades in every possible forum, while telling Hamas and the Palestinians that they dare not imitate the Allied/World War II example. Muslims have no regard for western hypocrisy and they will hurl themselves at the Israelis as the Allies hurled themselves at the Germans and this will probably continue for as long as the Allied slaughter of Germans is held to be the gold standard of ethical conduct in war.

Those who uphold the myth of Allied morality ought to uphold Palestinian resistance to Israeli conquest and slaughter. In view of this, the Israeli-Nazi attacks today in Gaza will only further enflame the resolve of Arabs and Muslims throughout the world to resist by any means -- including guns and bombs -- the "collectively guilty" 21st century Israeli people, just as the Allies murdered, burned and bombed the "collectively guilty" German people of the 1940s. Few in the West today view the Allies as terrorists and few in Islamic countries view Hamas as terrorist.

The next "Good War" has only just begun.

Anonymous said...

"Yes, just why do UK Muslims vote on block for Zionist worshipping Labour politicos?"

They vote Labour because for now Labour give them what they want. As soon as the Islamic vote becomes large enough the Muslims will form their own parties and storm parliament and gain total control of local councils. This is fact, not racism or scaremongering. Their sheer numbers and ability to reproduce 5 to 1 compared to a Brit, proves they will eventually rule Britain.

I hope the reds and antis enjoy wearing burkas, being stoned for adultary, and being beheaded for their homosexuality, because its coming, and they refuse to stop it, and scorn those who try to.

Anonymous said...

Israel Launches Air Strikes against Gaza strip

One day after Christmas, the mighty Israeli Air Force used advanced F-16 fighter jets and Apache attack helicopters to attack the Gaza Strip, whose residents have only rocks to throw in self defense. At last count, the Israeli attacks have killed 305 and wounded over 1,000.

Israel claims that they have suffered "rocket attacks" from Gaza, even though the "rockets" are barely more than bottle rockets that American children shoot off during Fourth of July celebrations.

The West Bank and Gaza Strip are two land areas that Israel unlawfully occupies militarily, in violation of several United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been almost starved to death over the past year after Israel closed all border crossings, forbidding Palestinians to work or buy food inside Israel and forbidding trucks, trains or even boats to enter those two areas to bring food supplies.

Air strikes with American-made military aircraft are really the only thing Israel can successfully use when it decides to fight someone else. Whenever they go farther than air strikes, it requires them to use ground troops, which usually doesn't work out well.

The last time Israel sent its ground troops somewhere, most recently into Lebanon, the world watched in laughter as Israeli troops were totally defeated and retreated in fear.

At least with air strikes, Israel doesn't have to worry about the victims fighting back. The people in The West Bank and the Gaza Strip can't throw rocks that high.

--------------- COMMENTARY:

As I write this report, the so-called "state" of Israel remains in violation of more UN Security Council Resolutions than any other country on earth!

The reason no one ever does anything about it is because every time an attempt is made to enforce the Security Council resolutions, the Zionist Occupied Government (ZOG) of the United States VETOES the effort.

The rest of the world would do well to realize that the United States is on the balls of its ass right now, overstretched militarily and bankrupt financially. This being the case, the rest of the world could, right now, successfully warn the US that if they veto another enforcement effort against Israel, the world would stop lending money to the US government and stop accepting US dollars as currency. This would almost immediately collapse the US government and the entire US economy. I urge the nations of the world to do exactly that!

I suspect the US government would roll over very quickly to permit several enforcement actions by the UN rather than face more financial trouble.

This is a major window of opportunity for the world to cripple the only protection that Israel has and, once and for all, reign-in the terrorist state of Israel. Please do it now.

Anonymous said...

Gaza Massacre

Israel’s Cynicism Supported by the Zionist West’s Complicity.

Today the Israeli army launched its long awaited strikes against the Gazan people, an unarmed, captive civilian population. The West, including the British government, has supported the last two years’ of blockade of the Palestinians in Gaza for the crime of exercising their democratic rights in a manner not to Israel’s liking. They have stood by while the people have been reduced to beggars dependent upon food aid, aid which has been consistently denied to them by Israel’s siege, resulting in malnutrition, trauma and deaths from medical neglect. This siege has been accompanied by regular military attacks on Palestinians in both Gaza and the West Bank as Israel is allowed to act with impunity. The passage of 100 trucks of aid yesterday, in the BBC’s words ‘to prevent Israel being accused of a causing humanitarian crisis’ is a cynical diversion which does not fool anyone despite the hopes of our cowardly leaders. The British government must condemn outright the current assault on Gaza,

Anonymous said...

The black French comedian, Dieudonné, provoked outrage at the weekend by giving a “ heroism” award on stage before 5,000 people to a veteran Holocaust negationist.

Dieudonné, 42, who has a conviction for making anti-Semitic remarks, handed the spoof award for “social unacceptability and insolence” to Robert Faurisson, an octogenarian academic who has a string of convictions in France for denying the existence of Nazi death camps in World War II.

Amongst an eclectic audience at Le Zenith, the largest music and theatre auditorium in Paris, were the far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, several figures on the French far-left and a popular, television quiz show host, Julien Lepers.

The award was handed to M. Faurisson - to enormous applause - by a stage-hand dressed as a Jewish deportee, with a yellow star on his chest.

Dieudonné - full name Dieudonné M'bala M'bala - was once a kind of French Lenny Henry. Born into a middle class family with Cameroonian and Breton parents, his stand-up comedy satirised racial prejudices, including those of both whites and blacks. In the last five years, his one-man shows have come to symbolise - and some say foment - a new strain of anti-Semitism in France amongst Arab and black youths and on the “white” far left.

From having once been a virulent critic of M. Le Pen, Dieudonné has veered closer and closer to the National Front leader in the last two years. At Le Zenith on Friday M. Le Pen, his wife, Jany, and eldest daughter, Marie-Caroline, were seated, bizarrely, a few rows away from the black radical leader, Kémi Saba, and a Troyskyist pro-Palestinian activist, Ginette Skandrani.

At the end of his new show, “J'ai fait le con” (I acted the fool), Dieudonne summoned M. Faurisson from the audience. The former professor of literature, aged 80, looked astonished as he was handed “a prize for social unacceptability and insolence”.

“I am not used to this kind of reception,” he told the cheering audience. “I am supposed to be a historical gangster.”

M. Faurission has several convictions in France for denying the existence of the Nazi death camps and any plan by Nazi Germany to destroy Jews, gypsies and other “subhumans” and undesirables. He has also minimised the guilt of white Europeans in the enslavement of Africans: something that Dieudonne has often cited as more wicked than the Holocaust.

Asked why he had honoured M. Faurisson at the weekend, the comedian attempted to resolve this apparent contradiction. “I don't agree with all his ideas,” he said. “He has, for example, denied that slaves were traded from the island of Gorée, off Dakar (in Senegal). But for me, what counts most of all is freedom of expression.”

Some French commentators accuse Dieudonne of using anti-Semitism as a way of gaining publicity for his shows. Others point out that the comedian's plunge into extremist politics has largely ruined what was a successful career as a stand-up comedian and film actor (in, amongst other movies, “Asterix and Cleopatra”).

When M. Faurisson appeared on stage at Le Zenith, Dieudonne told the audience: “Your applause is going to be heard a long way from here?(this) handshake is already a scandal in itself.”

In an interview with The Independent in 2006, Dieudonne rejected suggestions that he was anti-Semitic.

“I remain as profoundly anti-racist as I ever was,” he said. “The Holocaust was a terrible, appalling thing but there has been other suffering in history and there is other suffering today in a world cursed by the power of money. The Zionists have perverted the values of the (French) Republic so that only the suffering of the Jews is recognised officially.

RS said...

It can only be that they are so degraded that they have betrayed their own culture for money. They see Labour as being the ones who will help them to line their own pockets.

See much for the holiness of 'Islam' it seems. For most of them, it's just a party-political label to use to get advantage.

28 December 2008 18:23

The term for this is pork barrelling.

Labour has access to an almost unlimited stack of cash and is willing to spend millions of pounds on Muslims such as new minarets for mosques in order to make up with them after the war with Iraq. Unfortunately, the Muslims can't resist the 'filthy money' from filthy pro-Zionist politicians.

It all reminds me of my time at primary school when the kids were told not to accept sweets and money from strangers.

Theresa May left university with a 2nd class degree in Geography and was immediately given an important job at the Bank of England. Go...