Friday 20 December 2019

Boris Johnson, Katie Hopkins - raving antisemitism

On October 29, 2018 the Jewish Chronicle ran a story which included this:

"Right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins has been condemned for blaming the "Chief Rabbi and his support for mass migration" into Europe for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in which 11 died.

Robert Bowers, the suspected shooter, is purported to have kept a social media account that sent antisemitic messages in the hours before the attack.

Two days after the mass shooting stunned the Jewish communty, Ms Hopkins tweeted she was “watching the pin-the-blame on the donkey".

“Look to the Chief Rabbi and his support for mass migration across the Med," she wrote."
Note from me:

Please look at the photo below. In the last few hours and days, various people have drawn attention to the fact that Katie Hopkins is making announcements about how enthusiastic she is that Boris Johnson has been elected. The photo seems to suggest something else: Boris Johnson is in no way bothered that he might appear in public with someone who has Katie Hopkins' views. Her views on Muslims are well known. Given the furore about antisemitism in the Labour Party, might the media not have drawn our attention to the fact that Boris Johnson has been friendly with someone who thinks that the massacre of 11 Jews was the Chief Rabbi's fault?

[I don't like explaining the logic of the minds of people like Katie Hopkins, but it's possible that she singled out the Chief Rabbi because he had visited a refugee camp in Europe. She was, then, supporting what is known as 'Replacement Theory' - that 'the Jews' are replacing white people in Europe or America with people of colour.]