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The self-declared Jewish state is a light unto the Islamophobes

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Islamophobia has become the leading identifier of far-right groups all around the world. Fascism always requires an “other”, a demonised minority group that can be scapegoated and blamed for all the world’s ills, whether real or imagined.

In Nazi propaganda, a global Jewish plot was said to control the forces of both Bolshevism and capitalism. Neo-Nazis have continued this lying trend of Jew-hatred; such a tendency has not disappeared, as the horrific Pittsburgh massacre last year demonstrated graphically.

However, the wider far-right (of which neo-Nazis are only the most extreme) has in recent years switched their focus. Instead of Jews being their main target, Muslims are now enemy number one. Far-right groups in Britain have turned attacks on Muslim communities and “criticism of Islam” into their main recruiting tools. Such groups include the English Defence League and Britain First.

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Both have agitated openly against Muslims, with the EDL doing so in a particularly violent fashion. What’s more, both groups have also happened to take an extremely pro-Israel stance. It was common, for example, to see Israeli flags during EDL street manifestations.

For some of the racist football hooligans who were part of the EDL, this may have been a simple-minded provocation. Let’s........

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