Race-blind British Jewish politician “shocked” that Muslim politician rejects her for her Jewishness

Elaina Cohen, a Labor party member seeking to run for an inner-city council seat in Birmingham, was told by a Muslim Labor councillor that he and his constitutents would not support her because she is Jewish. She’s shocked and upset. What’s wrong with this woman? How naive can a person be? Hasn’t she heard of what Muhammad, the model of all Muslim behavior, did to the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayzah? Hasn’t she heard of the monkeys and the pigs? Hasn’t she heard of the rocks and the trees? Why is it that so many Jews never forget a single molecule of Christian anti-Semitism, which is not part of the Christian religion, and anxiously look at white gentiles as proto-Nazis in waiting, but don’t know anything about Muslim anti-Semitism, which is central to the Muslim religion, and look at Muslims as … their fellow non-Christians?

The anti-Christian assumptions—or the fears of Christians—held by such Jews prevent them from absorbing Koran verse 5.51:

O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; for they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people. [Itaics added.]
— from References to Jews in the Koran.

The Muslims know where it’s at, the Jews don’t.

The only thing that might—might—cure Jews in particular and whites in general of their suicidal openness to non-Westerners is when they have lost everything to the anti-white and anti-Jewish revolution that they have unleashed … and they’ve got nothing left to lose.

The story is in the Mail:

Labour Party embroiled in race row after candidate told she was ‘too white and Jewish’ to be selected
By Emily Andrews
28th April 2009

The Labour Party has become embroiled in a race row after a prospective female councillor was allegedly told she was ‘too white and Jewish’ to be selected.

Elaina Cohen claims that Labour councillor Mahmood Hussain said he would not support her application for an inner-city ward because ‘my Muslim members don’t want you because you are Jewish’.

Mrs Cohen, 50, has made an official complaint about the alleged remarks made by Mr Hussain, a Muslim and former lord mayor of Birmingham.

She said: ‘I am shocked and upset that a member of the Labour Party in this day and age could even think something like that, let alone say it.

‘People should not be allowed to make racist comments like that. If someone in the party feels I cannot represent them because of my colour or religion, that’s ridiculous.

‘I felt particularly aggrieved because I have worked across all sections of the community, particularly with the Muslim section, and have been on official visits to Pakistan.’

Mrs Cohen had applied to stand as a Labour councillor for the Birmingham ward of East Handsworth and Lozells, which has a high Asian and Afro-Caribbean population.

As one of Labour’s safest seats on Tory-led Birmingham city council, the final candidate would be almost certain of victory at the June 4 by-election.

But when Mrs Cohen telephoned 57-year-old Mr Hussain for his support, she was astonished to be told that she was too ‘white and Jewish’ to be considered.

Lorraine Briscoe, who runs a local community association, was sitting next to Mrs Cohen when the conversation took place on speakerphone last Tuesday.

‘I was disgusted that a councillor could make comments like that in 2009,’ she said.

‘He told her, “They will not vote for someone who is white and Jewish. My Muslim members don’t want you because you are Jewish”.

‘Elaina then asked him if he had talked to his Muslim members about it and he said, “I don’t want to talk about it with you” and hung up.

‘Elaina does a lot of good work in this community and she does not see race or religion, she just sees people.’

Two days after the alleged conversation, Mrs Cohen and another candidate were rejected by a pre-selection panel after failing to gain the support of the local party.

Instead, members were presented with one candidate, black South African Hendrina Quinnen, who was selected by an almost unanimous vote.

Mrs Cohen has now sent an official complaint to Labour Party general secretary Ray Collins and Birmingham city council accusing Mr Hussain of improper conduct.

Mr Hussain said yesterday: ‘I would not make those sort of comments. The allegations are not true.’

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Leonard D.writes:

Regarding the sad fate of poor Elaina Cohen, “It would require a heart of stone not to laugh.” That said, there is a lesson here for us anti-progressives: they really do believe in their religion, that “there’s no real differences,” the “siblinghood of humankind,” etc. In her case, she really does think that it is “ridiculous” that she “cannot represent them because of my colour or religion.” That is, that race and religion are categories immaterial to politics! Ha ha ha! Why shouldn’t a Jew represent Muslims? And why shouldn’t progressives represent conservatives? Why should the Pope be a celibate male Catholic priest, and not, say, a transexual Zen Buddhist taxi driver? Can’t we all just get along?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 01, 2009 09:54 AM | Send

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