December 3, 2009, - 12:01 pm

Scottish Unions Call For Protests of Israeli Soccer Team; Plus: VIDEO – Anti-Semitism All Over UK

By Debbie Schlussel

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.



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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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21 Responses

A draft up their kilts!

Shy Guy on December 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Far from me wanting to defend UEFA, but one has to say that they have some years ago officially banned any political manifestations(chants, slogans, banners) of any kind on matchdays before, during and after the games in and around stadiums. One of the penalties for transgressing this is playing one or more games behind closed doors(in drastic cases even exclusion from the competition) which usually translates into a tremendous loss of revenue for the club in question. Whether UEFA would have been consistent in applying it’s rules had the demonstration actually occured is another story altogether. In that sense, I can tell you that you are absolutely right to be sceptical.

Another angle at this: Celtic fans have until fairly recently chanted pro-IRA songs and slogans at games and a good portion of them is still sympathetic to that organization. Though I do not recall acts of open support to the Palestinians from the Celtic faithful, the IRA-PLO connection is well known.

MUFC on December 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I Wish Beitar was playing and brought Our Fans to the game.

G on December 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Morons. It took a long pause for the one geezer to actually realize he was taking an undefendable position.

Sullivan is just disgusting. I try to remember that the pubs outnumber the schools by 20-1.

Joe on December 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Fair play to Celtic..Go on you Bhoys in green. You’ll never walk alone.

ceannrua on December 3, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Scotland has now become an outpost for Londonstan.

Short memories, short kilts, short brains!

Sadie on December 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Sadly, anti-Semitism in the UK, which was once relegated to the fringes, has gone mainstream. What’s remarkable about Sullivan – aside from the blatant Jew hatred – is that he doesn’t apply the same expectation to Muslims – that they accept British ways and values, its “Christian” character – that he applies to Jews. Of course, British Jews have for centuries been fully British, have made enormous contributions to that fair land, and thousands have died for King/Queen and Country. Can’t say the same for UK’s Muslims.

On another matter, I have to ask whether that’s the current HaPoel logo. Note the hammer and sickle, representing the communist/socialist ethos of its early founders. Fortunately, that ethos is on its last legs in Israel, and the country’s advances under a freer market economy have been truly remarkable. (The US, of course, is moving in the opposite direction, to its detriment.)

Raymond in DC on December 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm

How quickly they forget July 7, 2005.

Ripper on December 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm

If it’s any consolation, the fans of Celtic’s long standing rivals Rangers often wave Israeli flags at matches.

Meanwhile over in Holland there is the same rivalry between the Jewish owned Amsterdam team Ajax and the Rotterdam Muslim supported team with their chants of ‘Jews to the gas’ at matches.

roger on December 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Doesn’t surprise me. One, Scotland was the country that set free the Lockerbie bomber, who’s apparently still alive and kicking back home. Two, the Church of Scotland sees no difference between dead murderers and their victims. Remember in ’96 when that Scot in Dunblane mowed down 15 small kids and their teacher? Well, he committed suicide right afterward–and a few days later, during the national day of mourning, the bells rang 17 times! I don’t remember the Anglican bishop’s exact words, but they reflected some claptrap about his soul blah blah blah needing comfort too. Sickening. Disgusting. Pukable.

Cassandra on December 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I already left a comment before. I despise the Scottish. Worthless swine.

    Occam's Tool on March 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm

John Sullivan: I hope you burn in Jihanem, “HELL” in Arabic, with your ideas and who you support.

Daniel. on December 3, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Anti-Semitism is an inherent part of the left. Shows what the Israeli Soccer team gets for wearing an emblem supporting workers. It reminds me of Jewish feminists in the late 70s/early 80s who discovered that most of their movement colleagues were anti-Semitic )made them a little uncomfortable but didn’t stop them from being feminists).

Little Al on December 4, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Don’t forget that Ms. Magazine refused to print an ad with Israeli women in it. They claimed that “they were all from the same political party” and that is why it wasn’t published – what hooey – the fact is that they are anti-Semitic and hate Israel and Jews. Which bring me to another matter: I wish that my fellow American Jews would stop supporting abortion on demand, one of the big pet causes of the Far Left in this country. When a Jewish baby is destroyed, Himmler in hell and the Far Lefties do cartwheels. I won’t donate to any “major Jewish organization” that supports abortion.

    JulieJ. on December 6, 2009 at 10:59 am

Can I drink a last shot of drambuie before I start boycotting Scotland?
These people have so much sympathy for Arabs who think they’re entitled to Israel. Will they have as much sympathy when the Moslems start saying they’re entitled to the United Kingdom? When they demand that St. Paul’s Cathedral be converted to a mosque?
If they really wanted to show solidarity with the suffering “Palestinians,” they would be waving the flags at the Egyptian team or the Saudi team or the Jordanian team or the Syrian team.

Miranda Rose Smith on December 4, 2009 at 2:14 am

You can probably wear plaid kilts with a clear conscience, Ms. Schlussel. A lot of them are manufactured on 7th Avenue.

Miranda Rose Smith on December 4, 2009 at 2:15 am

Whe wants to make a bet that the only country in the Middle East that allows trade unions and strikes is Israel?

Miranda Rose Smith on December 4, 2009 at 2:31 am

Even though Scotland has contributed many inventions benefitting all mankind, I see something lacking in today’s scot, socialism destroyed it all.

Scot Free on December 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm

It’s been obvious that the once great and powerful and free thinking British Empire has fallen into disgrace. They’ve become nothing more then another part of the Eurotrash that has been anti-Semitic for centuries. I’m sure by now Israeli’s know that they are standing alone. I just hope they don’t pull back from international events and participate just as any rightfully acknowledged nation in the world may participate. The more they piss off the palestinians the greater the chance the palestinians will screw up. Wasn’t it Gandalf, in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy movies who said that “The hasty stroke often goes awry”? So sad for England and Scotland.

kenny komodo on December 5, 2009 at 12:58 am

Kenney, I think that was a Tiger Woods quote.

In an event, the Scots of yesteryear are no longer with us and instead the modern day Scots have become know nothing enablers with their heads up the place that the sun doesn’t shine. Or perhaps like their ancestors, quislings?

I will give up single malts for a good American bourbon. Let’s see how how much their Arab friends drink the brew. If it is one thing the Scots understand is their pocketbooks.

Thinking One on December 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm

As I liked to point out to my Scottish physician colleague I worked with in New Zealand, the reason Islamofascists are attacking Scotland at Glasgow is becaquse they’re weak. Fortunately, the demographics also show that Scotsmen are breeding insufficiently. They, too, are soon to go into the Dar-el-Harb savagely for a while. But, given that Scotsmen have no spines, I expect them to lose.

Occam's Tool on February 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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