Thursday 18 July 2019

Collateral damage

You will have seen or heard about PMQs with Theresa May’s attack on Corbyn and his mishandling of his party’s antisemitism crisis, and his reflexive counter-attack on the Tories’ you-know-whatophobia.

I’ve just been notified of a programme about male circumcision “A Cut Too Far?”  scheduled for 22:35 tonight in the Question Time slot. (Bated breath.)

By pure coincidence, I also came across a half-hour debate in Westminster Hall about religious slaughter. 

Animal welfare concerns about religious slaughter were expressed by (as it happens) my own local MP George Eustice. Concerns about religious slaughter (and some dodgy practices going on in Halal abattoirs) threaten to undermine the religious freedom currently enjoyed by observant Jews. 
Coincidentally, I’d just written about a related topic in a comment on the open thread

I understand that Shechita (Kosher) and Halal slaughter have certain principles in common - that the animal must be slaughtered ‘uninjured’ (this precludes stunning the animal before its throat is cut) but that the Jewish and Islamic requirements are not identical

This may be a question of my own personal bias, but I have read several accounts of Halal abattoirs where animal welfare is the last of their concerns. As far as I know, Jewish slaughter is considered to be as clinical and humane as non-Jewish slaughter; that stunning is not always effective and that Shechita doesn’t require prayer as part of the procedure.

As I have said before, the Muslims are always ‘spoiling things’ for the Jews. Their demands and prohibitions have antagonised others and Jews are caught up in the flak - collateral damage if you like. 

It seems inevitable that eventually, Britain will have exchanged its Jews for Muslims
Essay By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
“I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.
This is a controversial topic. You may disagree. Feel free.


  1. I can't think of a country where Muslims are in a majority but Jews live there happily, with full legal rights and unmolested.

    Quite the reverse...Jews seem to have been fleeing or been forced out of every Muslim-majority country.

    The devil is in the demographics.

  2. Is it inevitable that if a country has a sizeable minority that is alien in origin that there comes a point when violent conflict becomes inevitable? The 'point' might be delayed or advanced by whoever is in power but it will be reached sometime. We have seen this with Jews in Germany and 'ethnic cleansing' in Bosnia and Africa.
    What might be different in Europe is that there is no significant 'anti-alien' political movement but the number of aliens is increasing exponentially AND they are theologically disposed against all other 'tribes'.
    Rather than the Muslims being the 'new Jews' all of a sudden the aliens will turn on the passivated 'host'. It will be the German-Germans in the gas chambers or modern equivalent.
    As to SVR's essay, 'great' works both ways, Einstein v Engels etc.


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