Tuesday, July 27, 2010

David Cameron: an ignorant bigot

Following on from his embarassingly ignorant press conference in the USA last week (when he stated that Britain was the junior partner against the Nazis in 1940 even though the USA did not join the war until the end of 1941) Cameron has now aligned himself firmly with the Turkish Islamists and Hamas in his speech in Turkey. Ignoring all the evidence to the contrary (about both the flotilla incident and the siutation in Gaza) he announced to his beaming Islamist hosts:

"The Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla was completely unacceptable. And I have told PM Netanyahu, we will expect the Israeli inquiry to be swift, transparent and rigorous. Let me also be clear that the situation in Gaza has to change. Humanitarian goods and people must flow in both directions. Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp."

It's bad enough to spout that nonsense at home in the UK, but to parrot the Islamist line in Turkey (and hence bolster the Islamist AKP while their secular opposition are campaigning against them) is pure incitement. And all this in the context of Cameron's stupid campaigning for Turkey to join the EU. The hypocrisy, given Turkey's continued occupation of North Cyprus, its brutal suppression of the Kurds and continued denial of its own holocaust against the Armenians, is breathtaking.

Good coverage of this here, here and here (the latter piece in particular highlights Cameron's total ignorance of Islam). Also very good analysis by Robin Shepherd here.

Cameron is fast becoming the worst PM in UK history. A classic upper-middle class twit, with all the usal prejudices. Shame on all those Jews who were convinced he was some kind of a philo-semite and friend of Israel. I warned all of my friends and family before the last election that a conservative government with Cameron as PM and Hague as foreign secretary would be the most anti-Israel government in UK history. For example, here is what I wrote the day before polling:

http://edgar1981.blogspot.com/2010/05/conservatives-and-israel.html

And all of that was before anybody considered the possibility of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. To me the give-away with Cameron was when he was interviewed by the Jewish Chronicle shortly after becoming Party leader. The most positive thing he could bring himself to say about Israel was “I believe Israel has a right to exist”. As far as I’m concerned anybody who makes that statement is already revealing anti-semitism because they would not make the same statement about any other country in the world including the very many which were created during the twentieth century with far less obvious legitimacy than Israel (think Pakistan as an obvious example, but also virtually every single Arab country was a purely artifical creation). If anybody ever says that to me I always thank them and respond by saying “that’s very kind because I think you also have a right to exist”.


4 comments:

Juniper in the Desert said...

Excellent post. I heard it on BBC radio news today. You were right. He is just another toady to islamonazism

Geoffrey Britain said...

As an American, I'm woefully ignorant of UK politics.

It was my impression, based upon media coverage that Cameron was the more Conservative of the two candidates.

His anti-Semitic and pro-Islamist views in service of increased exports to the UK are distressing.

Are you suggesting that his views are now the majority view in the UK and that there was no viable candidate who views objectively Islam and Israel?

Edgar Davidson said...

Geoffrey

"Are you suggesting that his views are now the majority view in the UK and that there was no viable candidate who views objectively Islam and Israel?"

His views are certainly the majority view among the political elite. None of the three 'main parties' in the UK have any sympathy at all to Israel.

Daphne Anson said...

Just before the British General Election, when Cameron realised that the result was going to be much tighter than he expected, he toadied to the Jewish community by making sure to tell the "Jewish Chronicle" how very proud he was to have a Jewish forebear, Emile Levita. He had previously kept his Jewish antecedents under wraps. He is a slippery individual - not a genuine Conservative - who appears to want power for power's sake, and very much beholden to his Lib Dem coalition partners, who have some odious antisemites in their party, such as Baroness Tonge (google her, and you'll see what I mean). I blogged about Cameron myself (the post title refers, of course, to the 19th century nickname for Turkey ... not to Cameron - necessarily!):
"The Sick Man of Europe: David Cameron talks Turkey"
http://www.daphneanson.blogspot.com/