Sacked Eton master posts ‘Jews behind pornography’ interview

Will Knowland uploads chat with US author who previously used the terms ‘synagogue of Satan’ and ‘ vomit of Judaism’


An English teacher who was sacked by Eton has posted an interview in which a controversial US author tells him that Jews were behind the rise of pornography.  
Will Knowland was fired from his role with the prestigious public school last year in a row over an online anti-feminist lecture  that he refused to take down.

US writer E Michael Jones, who has previously used terms like “the synagogue of Satan” and “the vomit of Judaism”, appeared on Mr Knowland’s YouTube channel earlier this month. 

In the recent clip - highlighted by the Spectator this week - Mr Knowland’s guest said “the Jews were always behind pornography” and later “crushed” opposition to it. 

Mr Jones cited an article that appeared in the Jewish Quarterly in 2004, published online in 2013, about the role of American Jews in the rise of the porn industry in the country.

He also claimed Jews were behind the rise of critical race theory, an academic movement that originated in the US in the 1970s which sees racism as systemic. “They are behind this racial polarisation,” he added.

Mr Knowland told the JC on Thursday that “clearly many Jews are aghast at pornography, but suppressing discussion is not healthy. 

“Accordingly, Jewish involvement in pornography has been discussed in The Jewish Quarterly.

“If Dr E Michael Jones is mistaken in his views, giving them a platform is the best way to expose those mistakes.”

The Anti-Defamation League has previously called Mr Jones antisemitic. They said: “He promotes the view that Jews are dedicated to propagating and perpetrating attacks on the Catholic Church and moral standards, social stability, and political order throughout the world.

“He portrays the Jewish religion as inherently treacherous and belligerent towards Christianity.”

In a 2008 interview with his own magazine, Culture Wars, Mr Jones defended using terms like “the synagogue of Satan” and “the vomit of Judaism” in the past, which he stressed had come from religious sources.

When approached by the JC, Mr Knowland also said his guest had “publicly condemned antisemitism”. 

He cited the 2008 interview in which Mr Jones had defined it as a “form of biological determinism or racism which claims that Jews are prisoners of their DNA. 

Mr Jones said at the time: “This would manifest itself in the Church, for instance, if someone were to say that a Jewish convert could not be trusted. 

“This ugly attitude has always been repudiated by the Church, which has always maintained that Jewish converts are to be accepted ‘without calumny.’”

Mr Jones denies all accusations of antisemitism.

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