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Orthodox Jews Disrupt A Flight (Again)


Ultra-Orthodox Jews caused ‘absolute bedlam’ on an easyJet flight from Tel Aviv to Luton according to a report from The Daily Mail.

A number of male Orthodox Jews refused to take their seats prior to take off and during the flight – ignoring several instructions from the flight crew as well as causing numerous other disruptions. Why? Because their antiquated belief system will not permit them to take a seat next to a woman.

Of course, coming from the Daily Mail, an amount of incredulity was inevitable. However, this is not the first, or even fifth time something like this has happened.

I reported back in March 2016 about the holocaust survivor, who due to nothing more than her chromosomes was asked to move seats by cabin crew to accommodate the ideological shortcomings of a Jewish man-child.

Planes have suffered severe delays for this exact problem on many other occasions. Over on his website ‘Why Evolution Is True’, the excellent Jerry Coyne has documented many examples of this utter madness. Not to mention the queer case of the Jew in the plastic bag

This particular flight touched down to a warm welcome from Bedfordshire Police. Since easyJet don’t offer flights to 1312 BC, it would be my suggestion that we charge these men, send them back the way they came (if not British citizens) and prevent them from flying again. That is until they are prepared to acknowledge and respect the mere existence of the fairer sex.

On a selfish note, I’m desperate for a similar episode to occur from an Islamic bent so that I may use the headline ‘Sheiks On A Plane’. I’ll keep you updated.

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Tommy Robinson’s Speech At The Oxford Union

RobinsonBack in October I hosted a podcast with the excellent blogger and author Eiynah as well as the notorious founder of the EDL, Tommy Robinson.  You can read why I felt the conditions and context for this discussion made for a better idea than some may haveinitially feared.

Needless to say, I’ve never had any affinity for the EDL, and I hope my thoughts on that were made clear here:

The EDL’s numbers increased rapidly and they became well-known to the public, media, and the law – for all the wrong reasons. Whether they were always a thuggish, racist & far-right movement, devolved into such, or were simply hijacked by those elements is a topic of debate for some – but regardless – that’s certainly the picture I have of them (which is not to say all members fit that profile of course). I’ve been vocal in my condemnation of The EDL in my personal life, and on Twitter. I hope it’s clear that I harbour no sympathies towards the movement whatsoever…


Needless to say, this doesn’t change what I did know and see of The EDL and I certainly didn’t like it. I didn’t recognise anything in what they were doing that I could identify with or support. Sure, they were making sounds about some mutual concerns, but these sounds were woven amongst a tapestry of sinister ideologies and tactics. As far as I was concerned, The EDL and Islamism were different sides of the same coin.

Tommy Robinson however, remains an interesting character that continues to polarize opinion and challenge perceptions. Whether or not you feel he is the right person to be speaking up on these serious issues is a topic for debate, but the reality is; very few people are speaking up unfortunately.

This is not intended to be an endorsement of Tommy, past or present as I don’t agree with a lot of what he says and does – some of which I brought up on my Podcast when I disagreed that the 10 commandments are a worthy foundation for British society, and argued in favour of secularism instead.

I finally got around to watching his speech at the Oxford Union, which was, as with most things involving Robinson, preceded by controversy.  Indeed, there were protests and attempts made to prevent him from speaking at all, even from Academics, once again highlighting the moral confusion of the far-left. The full talk has finally made its way to YouTube and is well worth your time. I think he raised some good points and is clearly passionate about these topics on a personal level.  Let me know what you think in the comments, I’d really be interested in gauging opinions given the preconceptions and expectations some may have had before this talk.

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