Tuesday, August 9, 2011


So now riots have broken out in Britain, though I'm not sure just now why. The Jewish community is shocked and dismayed by this violence, some of which hit their neighborhoods as well. But just as galling was what the Guardian took to doing:

...media monitoring organization Comment is Free Watch (CiFW), has condemned the Guardian newspaper for a story on the riots in which it maintained found it “pertinent” to note that some Hasidic Jews had allegedly jeered police without mentioning the ethnicity of the rioters.

The paragraph in question, published in the Guardian on Monday, stated: “The make-up of the rioters was racially mixed. Most were men or boys, some apparently as young as 10….But families and other local residents, including some from Tottenham’s Hasidic Jewish community, also gathered to watch and jeer at police.”

“A 1,800 Guardian report doesn’t mention the race, ethnicity, or religion of the rioters, somehow found it pertinent to note that some of those who gathered to jeer police were, allegedly, Hasidic Jews,” CiFW said on Tuesday.

“So, the rioters – who have torched, ransacked and looted shops, pubs, banks and even residential properties, and have attacked journalists, police, and firefighters for the past three days – are characterized as merely “racially mixed”, yet he somehow deems it relevant to note that some of Tottenham’s Hasidic Jewish community were among those who allegedly watched and “jeered” police,” it added.
It's just like them to do that; such disgusting opportunists. Though the community reps also did something dismaying by speaking alongside Muslim reps in Tottenham.

In related news, an Israeli police official says the UK police were unprepared for this catastrophe:

The Metropolitan Police of London was unable to cope with extensive city-wide rioting this week because it failed to prepare itself for such a scenario, former senior Israeli police officers told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

"If I'm commanding police forces during a riot, and I see rioters breaking into stores and emptying them out, and setting parked cars on fire, the only order I know to give is to storm the rioters, take them into custody, and use riot dispersal means if necessary," said Micky Levi, who commanded the Jerusalem police district from 2000 and 2003. [...]

"Police in London were caught off guard by the scope of the violence. If you are not on guard and wound up like a spring, physically, mentally, and operationally, your organization goes to sleep," Levi said.
It's not that surprising, since this is a country that's been only so good at "pacifying" itself into an inability to cope with the Islamic monster that's infiltrated its shores.

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