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Jewish broadcaster resigns over anti-Semitism after BBC wrongly blames Jewish victims for Muslim attack

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A fear of “Islamophobia” has been so successfully drilled into the minds of Western appeasers that when a victim of jihad violence arises, a blind spot obscures the reality. Consider, for example, the general indifference to the genocide against Christians, the jihadist efforts to obliterate the state of Israel, Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, etc. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, especially Turkey and Pakistan, promulgate the Islamophobia canard, while Western politicians and the mainstream media fearfully comply.

An incident recently arose at the BBC, which was named among the most antisemitic organizations by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, where the broadcaster blamed Jewish victims for their victimization, accusing them of yelling anti-Muslim slurs that provoked the attack.

In December, “a video emerged of a group of men hurling abuse and spitting at a group of Jewish teenagers sitting inside a bus, before banging on the windows as it pulled away.” The incident was “treated as a hate crime by police and condemned by the Prime Minister.” Along comes the BBC to undermine the assault and falsely report that “racial slurs about Muslims could be heard.” In other words, the Jewish victims were portrayed as the perpetrators who provoked their own attack in response to anti-Muslim slurs. Yet studies have shown this not to be the case. Nevertheless, the BBC didn’t issue a retraction or apology, even after being made aware of its inaccurate reporting.

In November, antisemitic BBC presenter Tala Halawa tweeted “Death to Zionist Scum.”

“Jewish broadcaster resigns from BBC over ‘inexcusable’ anti-Semitism after corporation wrongly blamed Jewish victims for Oxford Street bus attack,” by Dan Sales, MailOnline, January 4, 2022:

A Jewish BBC broadcaster has resigned after the corporation’s coverage of an anti-Semitic attack wrongly accused the victims of making offensive Muslim slurs.

Rabbi YY Rubinstein, a contributor to BBC programmes including Good Morning Sunday and the Thought For The Day, quit via a letter.

He released it on Facebook, addresses to a member of staff, only known as Gabby.

The letter said: ‘The current crisis over anti-Semitism at the Corporation and its attempts to turn the victims of the recent anti-Semitic attack on Jewish children in London and claim that the victims were actually the perpetrators, was and is inexcusable. The obfuscation, denial that followed, was and is utterly damning.

‘The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles actually includes the BBC in its annual global anti-Semitism, ‘Top Ten’.

‘This does not in any way reflect on your own production company whose own record in this regard is exemplary. It also does not apply to many of the individuals I have worked with at the BBC over three decades.

‘They were among some of the most courteous, kind and talented people I ever met or worked with. The same applies to you and your colleagues.

‘I simply don’t see how I or in fact any Jew who has any pride in that name can be associated with the Corporation anymore.’

It comes less than a week after it was reported Jewish leaders will confront BBC chief Tim Davie to demand a public apology.

The proposed action comes after an investigation revealed a ‘colossal error’ in its reporting of an anti-Semitic attack on Oxford Street.

Earlier this month, a video emerged of a group of men hurling abuse and spitting at a group of Jewish teenagers sitting inside a bus, before banging on the windows as it pulled away.

The incident was treated as a hate crime by police and was condemned by the Prime Minister and by the Mayor of London.

But in its original report, BBC News said ‘racial slurs about Muslims could be heard inside the bus’, a claim criticised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.

And the board has now commissioned its own independent report by forensic audio experts and a linguist which concluded there were no anti-Muslim insults.

It found the phrase thought to be a slur was actually a Hebrew phrase, ‘Tikrah lemishu,ze dachuf’ meaning: ‘Call someone, it is urgent.’

Writing in the Jewish Chronicle, Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl described the BBC’s ‘misreporting’ as ‘a colossal error’, which ‘has added insult to injury in accusing victims of antisemitism of being guilty of bigotry themselves’.

She continued: ‘What takes this from an egregious failure to something far more sinister is the BBC’s behaviour when confronted with its mistake. Instead of admitting it was wrong, it has doubled and tripled down.’…

 

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