kwackers wrote:That's possibly true, but (for example) sometimes you wonder why for example so much time is given to antisemitism in the Labour party and so little to Islamophobia in the Tory party.
Social media threads were full of Corbyn being antisemitic without any attempt to analyse it, nobody on the other hand
This also applies to the Islamophobia in the Tory party, you see it touted but actual facts seem pretty scarce.
So what is it? Who is doing it? When? Where?
We were talking about this in the pub a couple of nights ago and whilst it may or may not the case here's our thoughts.
What is Anti-Semitism?
It's the hatred of or fear of Jews.
What is Islamophobia?
It is the hatred or fear of the Muslim religion
But what are they beyond that...racism
,nothing more nothing less.
Anti-Semitism conjures up thoughts of WW2,Hitler,The Nazis and the Holocaust.Jews good-Nazis bad.
Islamophobia conjures up thoughts of Terrorism,Hijabs,Burkas and it seems it's "more" acceptable to your average Gammon.
To put it another way Jews are nice white people and Muslims are horrible brown savages.
The fact that the press peddled the anti-Semitism so much(without any real evidence)just shows how easy it is to fool large numbers of the public en-mass.
Now add Anti-Semitism and "Terrorist Sympathiser" together and the great unwashed soon jump on board.Corbyn et-al become the 4th Reich.
Print it or say it enough and vast swathes of Joe Public believe it
Bojo:-"They're just Piccannanies with watermelon smiles"
Gammon:-"Corbyn is Anti-Semitic"
Bojo:-"Muslim women look like letterboxes or Bank Robbers"
Gammon:-"Corbyn is Anti-Semitic"!!!!!!
Bojo:-"Gays are tank-topped Bum-boys"
Gammon"Corbyn is anti-Semitic AND a Terrorist sympathiser"!!!!!!
Very sad state of affairs but with the amount of anti-Islam crap on Social media/Youtube etc it's easy to see how some Sheeple simply see Islamaphobia as justifiable but Anti-Semitism as bad
I work with people who didn't vote for "Anti-Semite" Corbyn but still refer to others as Ch***s,P***s,Nig-n**s and any other derogatory term from the 70s you can think of to describe people from other ethnic backgrounds