Antisemitism

FA gives Dave Whelan extra time to respond to racism charge

By Josh Jackman, December 4, 2014

Dave Whelan has been given another week by the Football Association to respond to a charge of racism.

The Wigan Athletic chairman facing action over his comments that Jews are “shrewd people” who “chase money more than everybody else”.

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This football fuss is a bit rich

By Geoffrey Alderman, December 4, 2014

There is much more to the Dave Whelan story than meets the eye. It is – thus far – a sad and miserable tale of political correctness taken to new depths of absurdity. To plumb these depths we need to recall how this sad and miserable tale began.

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Balotelli misses target and FA investigate

By Josh Jackman, December 4, 2014

The Football Association is investigating an Instagram post by Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

The footballer reblogged an image featuring Nintendo character Mario, with the caption "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew". Despite deleting the post and apologising to fans, the Italy international could face a five-game ban.

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Balotelli: Reaction is both stupid and dangerous

By Stephen Pollard, December 4, 2014

Another week, another "football antisemite" exposed.

And another series of outraged comments from our communal leaders.

Last week it was Dave Whelan, the Wigan chairman, who informed a reporter that "Jewish people chase money more than everybody else", prompting demands that he be ritually defenestrated.

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Jewish groups discuss antisemitism with London deputy mayor

By Rosa Doherty, December 3, 2014

Community groups met London’s deputy mayor to discuss antisemitic hate crime at demonstrations and on social media.

Representatives from the Community Security Trust, London Jewish Forum, Jewish Leadership Council and the Board of Deputies met Stephen Greenhalgh following the publication of a hate crime reduction strategy.

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Woman raped as partner bound and gagged

By Orlando Radice, December 2, 2014

A French Jewish woman has been raped by armed attackers who broke into her apartment demanding money and hurling antisemitic insults.

The woman’s partner was bound and gagged while one of the men carried out the assault.

The attack took place in Créteil, south east of Paris.

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FA investigating Mario Balotelli over Jews and money post

By Josh Jackman, December 2, 2014

The Football Association is investigating an allegedly antisemitic post by Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

The footballer reblogged another user’s image on Instagram last night that featured the Nintendo character Mario, with the caption “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew”.

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FA charge Dave Whelan over claim that Jews chase money

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2014

The Football Association has charged Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan with breaching its rules on racism.

The charge follows Mr Whelan’s comments last week in which he claimed Jews “chase money”.

After opening its investigation last week, the governing body received a submission from the club owner on Wednesday.

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Twitter: your case is so confidential, we can't discuss it

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2014

Twitter has refused to talk to an MP about his experience of neo-Nazi cyber-hate despite him travelling to Dublin to speak to the social media company this week.

Labour MP John Mann said the internet giant's representatives would not discuss the abuse he had suffered.

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Twitter gets the message wrong on hate

By John Mann MP, November 27, 2014

As readers might know, I have commissioned an all-party parliamentary inquiry into the antisemitism that emanated from the Middle-East conflict, and which led to an unprecedented rise of incidents this summer.

According to the Community Security Trust, some 25 per cent of the incidents that occurred, manifested on social media.

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