Thursday, 19 April 2012

The Jewish Chronicle and the BNP

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:3-5)

In January the Jewish Chronicle published an article about me, Bishop: anti-Zionist vicar 'no antisemite' concerning criticisms made for a link to an article Israel's Window to Bomb Iran by Ray McGovern. His article, written exclusively for Consortium News, had been reposted within days on hundreds of websites, including a racist website, the UglyTruth. I made the mistake of linking to that copy on my Facebook in October rather than the original. When the unfortunate link was pointed out to me in January, I removed it straight away.

Now it transpires that the Jewish Chronicle itself has allowed Carlos Contiglia, the BNP candidate for the London Mayoral elections, to blog under their name from 12th September 2011, just three days after the BNP announced that their Press Officer, a member since 2001, would be standing for Mayor.

Yesterday they pulled his four articles after MPACUK exposed the link and Richard Silverstein blogged about it UK Jewish Chronicle Hosts BNP White Supremacist Blogger. Were the JC really unaware or just complacent to allow the BNP Press Officer to blog on their website for seven months? Maybe they should conduct a poll to see if the editor should be sacked.

See also The Jewish Chronicle and the English Defence League