A pretty unsympathetic interview from John Humphrys with a Rabbi talking about anti-Semitism in Europe this morning on the Today programme (08:10 ish)
Unsympathetic in comparison to how anyone making similar claims about Islamophobia might be treated by the BBC that is.
When the Rabbi suggested that governments had the responsibility to continually protect Jewish locations Humphrys thought it ‘all a bit much’.
Humphrys suggests that perhaps Jews should take up Netanyahu’s offer and flee to Israel…can’t imagine him suggesting to Muslims that they flee to Pakistan or some such country.
Humphrys then suggested that ‘there is a danger in overstating what’s happening’. Ever hear that from a BBC presenter in the face of a Muslim complaining of Islamophobia? No, the BBC laps it up and adds to the hype.
The BBC has a well deserved reputation for downplaying anti-Semitism whilst championing the Islamophobia industry …but it does seem that the Jews are the ‘new Jews’ in Europe and not the Islamists who claim that status for themselves in what is just another way of twisting the knife into the Jewish community by making such a comparison. An odious comparison when much of the anti-Semitism is coming from the Muslim community itself…their ‘dirty little secret’.