Sunday, November 01, 2015

CST: Becoming part of the problem rather than the solution?


CST boasting of the help they provide to other minority groups
CST (Community Security Trust) is a non-profit organisation supposedly dedicated to protecting British Jews. Its volunteers do an excellent job, for example, guarding synagogues and Jewish schools and events. But the expression "Lions led by donkeys" now seems appropriate.

Increasingly, CST's leadership see their role as fighting all forms of prejudice against minorities and in doing so are mostly ignoring the most virulent form of antisemitism now in the UK (namely that which is dressed up as "anti-Zionism"). Indeed, just last week I reported on the pathetic statement from CST  in response to Kaufman's anti-Semitism and blood libel - their statement managed to give a detailed report of Kaufman's speech but completely avoided any mention of Kaufman's blood libels against Israel even though that was by far the dominant part of the speech.  More worryingly, I just received the above FaceBook posting from CST that links to this article on their website  The article brags about how CST is setting the standards for "reducing prejudice and bigotry of all forms". In particular, the article boasts that CST
"helped in the creation of Tell MAMA, a Muslim community initiative to measure and combat anti-Muslim hate crimes."
While I knew that the Board of Deputies and CST had worked with Tell MAMA and anti-Israel Muslim activists like Baroness Warsi (I have reported on this several times before) it was news (and a shock) to me to discover that CST had actually helped to create this organisation, which is run by a Muslim activist called Fiyaz Mughal.  For those who do not know about him or Tell MAMA, here is a snippet from one of my previous posts:   
Fiyaz Mughal has been exposed by the Daily Telegraph as using Government funding (via his 'Tell Mama' website) to massively exaggerate the scale of 'Islamaphobic attacks'. Moreover, reports have also claimed that he used the same Government funding to sue a pro-Israel lady (Ambrosine Chetrit) simply for criticising the Tell Mama organisation in a twitter message. His lawyer Farooq Bajwa, who previously represented the Palestinian blood libel cleric Sheikh Raed Sala, sent a letter to Mrs Chetrit's home address,which she had not made public, demanding an apology and damages. Mrs Cherit said: “It is very worrying and scary. All the people who have been threatened by Tell Mama are pro-Israeli.”  While even the spineless Cameron Government has lost patience with Fiyaz Mughal, the Board of Deputies continues to positively slobber over him. 
And here is another:
When Fiyaz Mughal used his UK Government funded 'tell MAMA' organisation to report "Islamaphobic attacks" in the UK,  Tim Burton of Liberty GB Radio tweeted that Fiyal Mughal was “a mendacious grievance-mongering taqiyya-artist”. Incredibly the West Midlands Police charged Burton with racially aggravated harassment. Fortunately, when the case came to Court the role taqiyya was fully explained and the judge threw out the case against Burton. However, in one of the most ludicrous acts of dhimmitude imaginable the discredited Mughal continues to be feted by Britain's official Jews, with the new announcement that the CST will work ever more closely with him and his bogus group.
While CST continues to do its excellent job of physically guarding Jews at events where they gather in numbers, by every other indicator of 'protecting the Jewish community' CST is clearly failing miserably, with antisemitic attacks increasing year on year - and the tsunami of anti-Semitism under the guise of 'anti-Zionism' that makes life uncomfortable and even threatening for every Jew with an affinity for Israel (which means at least 85%).  This new form of Jew-baiting includes boycotts, physical attacks on businesses and events with any Israeli connection; it also includes blood libels and other lies and propaganda against their brethren in Israel every time they listen to the news or pick up a newspaper - and it has become completely mainstream. Yet, while CST sees 'combating Islamophobia and all other forms of prejudice' as one of its objectives, combating this new form of Israel-inspired Jew-baiting does not seems to be on their agenda.

CST ignores the fact that Muslims are at the forefront of this new antisemitism and supports organisations that play into the narrative of Muslim victimhood. While this continues it seems that CST has become part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

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