Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Too White And Too Jewish"

You'd better not be either if you want the support of Labour's Muslims:

The Labour Party has become embroiled in a race row after a prospective female councillor was allegedly told she was 'too white and Jewish' to be selected.

Elaina Cohen claims that Labour councillor Mahmood Hussain said he would not support her application for an inner-city ward because 'my Muslim members don't want you because you are Jewish'.

Mrs Cohen, 50, has made an official complaint about the alleged remarks made by Mr Hussain, a Muslim and former lord mayor of Birmingham.

She said: 'I am shocked and upset that a member of the Labour Party in this day and age could even think something like that, let alone say it.

'People should not be allowed to make racist comments like that. If someone in the party feels I cannot represent them because of my colour or religion, that's ridiculous.

'I felt particularly aggrieved because I have worked across all sections of the community, particularly with the Muslim section, and have been on official visits to Pakistan.'

Mrs Cohen had applied to stand as a Labour councillor for the Birmingham ward of East Handsworth and Lozells, which has a high Asian and Afro-Caribbean population.

As one of Labour's safest seats on Tory-led Birmingham city council, the final candidate would be almost certain of victory at the June 4 by-election.

But when Mrs Cohen telephoned 57-year-old Mr Hussain for his support, she was astonished to be told that she was too 'white and Jewish' to be considered.

Lorraine Briscoe, who runs a local community association, was sitting next to Mrs Cohen when the conversation took place on speakerphone last Tuesday.

'I was disgusted that a councillor could make comments like that in 2009,' she said.

'He told her, "They will not vote for someone who is white and Jewish. My Muslim members don't want you because you are Jewish".

'Elaina then asked him if he had talked to his Muslim members about it and he said, "I don't want to talk about it with you" and hung up.

Two days after the conversation, Mrs Cohen and another candidate were rejected as candidates after failing to gain the support of the local party members. Instead, the members were presented with one candidate, black South African Hendrina Quinnen, who was nominated by an almost unanimous vote.

Mrs Cohen made an official complaint to Labour Party general secretary Ray Collins and Birmingham city council accusing Mr Hussain of improper conduct, but at this point, I doubt Labour is not going to risk riling up its Muslim voters over this and it's pretty much a done deal.

Like Oona King, another Jewish Labour party member, Elaina Cohen has discovered that you can say all the right things and push all the right multicultural buttons, but in the end none of it matters next to being born a Jew.

Islamic anti-Semitism started a long time ago, and it has nothing to do with 'zionists' or Israel...

Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour {ie: the triuph of Dar Islam} will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.” - Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177

(hat tip to Joshua's Army member Alexandre for sending this in)


Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you allow Muslims to join in a tolerant democracy...they seize it or kill it.

B.Poster said...

I agree. That's why I've been saying, since 911, that the United States should place an indefinite moratorium on immigration from Middle Eastern countries. In addition to this, the Mosques should be closely monitored.

I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said, to roughly paraphrase, "it does not matter if my neighbor believes in no gods or twenty gods. It neither picks my pocket nor does it break my leg." Is;am is a religon that will pick your pocket and break your leg. They pick pockets in the form of the tax on non believers and we've seen them behead those that don't agree with them. If Mr. Jefferson were alive today, I think he would agree that Islam is a religon that we ought to ban outright or at least closely monitor.