December 3, 2009, - 12:01 pm
I used to like to wear plaid kilts, but perhaps I should reconsider, now that the Scottish unions are urging soccer fans to jeer Israel and side with Palestinian Islamic terrorism. On the other hand, at least the Celtic soccer club had the good sense to call on fans to ignore the call.
STUC in Palestinian & Scottish Ugliness: Scottish Trade Unions Congress Hags Meet Pali Muslim Hags in Terror Hotbed of Nablus
Ironically, those who speak Hebrew (as I do) know that “HaPoel,” the name of the Israeli team, means “the worker,” in solidarity with Israeli labor and unions. (The team dates back to 1927 when Jews were called “Palestinians,” not the new Arabic and largely Muslim interlopers.) But, of course, Scottish workers choose terrorists over fellow workers. Figures.
You’d think the Scots–including the unions–would have learned something when multiple Muslim doctors nearly blew up their Glasgow airport and almost sent many innocent Scots to kingdom come, just a few years ago. But you would be wrong. They have a short memory. Plus, the fastest growing religion in Scotland is–you guessed it!–Islam. To reverse a Mike Myers “All Things Scottish” phrase, “If it IS Scottish (unions), It’s crap!” The Scottish Trade Unions Congress (STUC) is notorious for its support of the Arab Boycott of Israel and its presence on French posters boycotting Israeli produce. Maybe Americans–the few who eat it–should boycott their haggis.
I have a few beautiful wool Scottish sweaters and the kilts. And that’s all I can think of that Scotland really makes on which I place any value, anyway. The Scottish unions can stick their halal haggis you know where.
Scottish trade unions called on supporters of the Celtic football club to wave Palestinian flags at their Europa League home match on Wednesday against Israel’s Hapoel Tel Aviv in “solidarity with suffering Palestinians.”
But the Glasgow club, whose fans often wave Irish flags because of their historic ties with Ireland and the Roman Catholic community, urged their supporters to ignore the call.
“We hope that Celtic fans will join with us in a demonstration of support for a just and lasting peace in Israel/Palestine based on a secure Palestinian homeland living side by side with Israel,” Dave Moxham, deputy secretary general of the Scottish Trades Union Congress said in a statement.
Celtic, currently struggling in the Europa League, said it was “extremely concerned” by the call for demonstrations and said its stadium was “no place for a political demonstration.”
Good for the Celtic team management. They get it. For now.
While Celtic insists it has always been a club which welcomes fans regardless of gender, age, race, religion, politics or ability, most of its supporters come from Glasgow’s large Catholic community. . . .
European soccer’s governing body UEFA said in a statement: “UEFA is fully aware of the planned demonstration outside the ground before the UEFA Europa League match Celtic FC v Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC and we have been in close contact with both clubs and the local authorities about closely monitoring the situation.”
Yeah, but just like the rest of mamby-pamby dhimmi Europe, The UEFA refuses to condemn the absurd insertion of politics into its matches.
Can’t wait ’til they try to do this at NFL games here. And don’t think that isn’t coming . . . once Muslims reach critical mass here in America.
**** UPDATE: Plus, don’t forget that Jew-hatred (which this Israel-hatred is a mask for) is all over the UK. Reader J from England sent me this from December 1st, featuring British Anti-Semite John Sullivan:
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