I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions I don’t usually get involved in political subject matter, however, this one over at The Wee Flea – Why is Antisemitism such a Big Issue in the General Election? – I took a closer interest in, notably as it is written by Pastor David Robinson, who is a Christian.
While he looks at a number of examples, and discusses why this practice has no place in society, he eventually arrives at this conclusion:
There really is no way around this. The primary cause of the increase in antisemitism in the UK is because of the increase of Islam.
Not living in the UK I cannot vouch for the veracity of this comment, and maybe what he writes is correct?
Yet, what he steers clear of is the actual history of antisemitism, and I found this comment somewhat galling:
I have been astounded at how ingrained antisemitism seems to be in many of our European cultures.
Really? He is astounded?
I have to wonder whether this man, (and no doubt others like him) who claims to be an historian, is so ignorant or is he simply without integrity that he will not touch on the primary cause of antisemitism we have seen over the past 2000 years?
And while it should be noted there was contempt for Jews before Christianity, and history has several examples, it was Christianity and its proponents who refined it to the levels of hatred that have carried it forward ever since.
Or do people such as Pastor David Robertson think the term ”Christ Killers’‘ was merely an offhand remark not to be taken seriously?