August 10, 2011
Hello all, it has been a while. Just dropping in with a single post, don't worry.. I won't darken your doors for long. Firstly, I wanted to wish everybody in London and the other flashpoints health and safety. I hope all out there are being careful and looking after each other through all this madness. Running a Jewellery shop in Islington is precisely where I am and also exactly where I don't want to be at the moment.
Wanted to point out a bizarre and misleading article currently up on cifwatch, here is the link...
The thrust of the article is obvious, however... click on the link to the original and you will see the cifwatch writer has edited out the parts of the citation that directly contradict his statement.
Cifwatch cites, '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.'
However the true text is, '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 representative of the area – black, Asian and white, including some from Tottenham's Hasidic Jewish community – also gathered to watch and jeer at police.' (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/07/tottenham-riots-peaceful-protes...)
So in actuality, the Guardian writer has used the epithet 'some,' which actually serves to diminish the role of Hasidic Jews in Tottenham, whilst simultaneously stressing the multicultural aspect of the community... Cifwatch refuses to see this, preferring to actually go as far as deliberately misquoting the paper in a desperate attempt to further the myth of Guardian antisemitism.
If this level of desperation is so forthcoming at Cifwatch, might I suggest they find a new hobby?
Trolls, form an orderly queue please!