On May 20, 2006, at 6:11 AM, Sarah wrote:
If it was
reliably established that he was Jewish, there would be no
problem. Since it isn't reliably established, reporting that he was
Jewish, or that he might be Jewish, constitutes anti-Semitism.
The only reference I've found to Harold Shipman being Jewish is a BBC
news site reporting a comment by [[Abu Hamza al-Masri]], an Islamist
cleric in the UK, who was convicted in February of racial hatred and
incitement to murder. Abu Hamza told the court that the British
Foreign Office and media are controlled by Jews, and part of his
evidence was that, referring to Harold Shipman, "If a doctor kills 250
of his patients there is not a single word about his religion."
So he publicly identifies with a notorious Islamist and anti-Semite.
3,000 people in my country were murdered five years ago in the name
of those attitudes. He should be banned indefinitely just as we would
ban a neo-Nazi who made similar anti-Semitic edits. These people do
not belong in our community.
I just look through [[Abu Hamza al-Masri]] and find no mention of a
connection with the 9/11 incident. Your reference to it appears to be
for no other purpose than incitement. Admittedly bombs or planes rigged
to be bombs can kill people, but attitudes do not.
As for Shipman, I agree that his religion in probably irrelevant to his
notoriety. Whether he follows Judaism or the Anglican state
superstition should not matter.