Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Black-Jewish MP pelted with eggs at War Memorial

This is absolutely fucking disgusting:

Jewish MP pelted with eggs at war memorial
By Richard Alleyne
Daily Telegraph

The campaign for what promises to be one of the most bitterly contested parliamentary seats got off to an explosive start yesterday when the MP Oona King was pelted with eggs and vegetables as she attended a memorial to Jewish war dead.

Miss King, 37, the black Jewish Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, was attacked as she joined mourners to commemorate 60 years since the Hughes Mansions Disaster, when 134 people, almost all Jewish, were killed by the last V2 missile to land on London.

Oona King has enraged her Muslim constituents by supporting the war in Iraq. The eggs missed her, but one hit a war veteran, Louis Lewis, 89, in the chest and an onion struck Richard Brett, a bugler from the Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade who sounded the Last Post at the ceremony.


Ibn Alkhattab, 21, said: "It will be all about the war. There is enormous anger. No one will vote for her." His friend added: "She represented these people and then voted for the war. We all hate her. She comes here with her Jewish friends who are killing our people and then they come to our back yards. "It is out of order. What do they expect?"

Richard Littlejohn in today's Sun (I know, I know...) made some very good points, which unfortunately don't seem to be online. He imagines the above comments slightly changed, to a white person saying "We hate her. She comes here with her black friends to our backyard", suggests (rightly in my view) that the coverage would have been national and deeply appalled in tone, and asks why King's Jewish half is deemed so much less worthy than her black half.

1 comment:

dan said...

Scariest thing about Littlejohn is when you find yourself agreeing with him. makes a fair point here.