Being a rabidly pro Israel supporter appears to necessitate being vehemently anti Islam. Baroness Cox is an interesting case in point. Recently Baroness Cox made the news in both the Sun and the Mail with some very incendiary comments about Islam which were clarified later on Islamophobia watch as to have actually not being the following:-
Brutal punishments like whipping and stoning could become widespread in Britain if Islamic Sharia law is allowed to thrive, a member of the House of Lords has warned.
This was said to be part of a speech in the House of Lords at a symposium called ‘Islamist Resurgence: Shari’a and Freedom‘ held by the Christian Broadcasting Council of which Baroness Cox is the vice president. At this particular symposium Baroness Cox was asked to speak because of the bill that she has written called the Arbitration and Mediation Services Equality Bill which seeks to redress what she sees as problems of equality in the Shariah arbitration and mediation services provided by the Shariah councils in the U.K. The Shariah councils help to provide solutions acceptable to Muslims usually on family issues and divorce and their rulings are not legally binding. Just how Baroness Cox envisages the great leap from providing marital and family mediation to enforcing whipping and stoning in the U.K. only becomes possible to understand when you start to search who Baroness Cox’s friends and associates are.
A search into what Baroness Cox represents tells us that she is very pro Israel in fact she is one of the co founders of “One Jerusalem” you can read here about what they call “The Global Assualt on Jerusalem”
As Jewish Jerusalem is under attack from people who have declared their intention to annihilate the Jewish nation we need to redouble our defense of the Holy City.
This is the kind of inflamatory language which would ensure that peaceful participants in the “Global March to Jerusalem” get shot by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
Also from One Jerusalem website is
OUTRAGEOUS: Obama Administration Refuses to State Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel
Indeed Tel Aviv is the capital of the State of Israel as agreed by all governments.I wonder if Baroness Cox knows any of the reported abuses of Christian clergy that take place in Jerusalem? Read about the regular spitting at Christian Clergy by Jews here. Does Baroness Cox appreciate how a Muslim family have been the keyholders to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem? Read the story of Christian Muslim co-0peration here .
Another organisation of which Baroness is vice president of is the “Jerusalem Summit” and we can see exactly what they stand for with this extract from their mission statement
We see Radical Islam as the third onslaught of Totalitarian Evil on the free mankind in the last 100 years. The first two were Fascism and Communism. The free world managed to defeat them by uniting, working out a joint strategy, and mastering resolve to fight and prevail. Now, too, is the time to unite and lay out a coherent moral and political strategy in that crucial fight.
Read the full Islamophobic mission statement here. Even more hair and eyebrow raising is this article which suggests the issue of the” Palestinian problem” might be resolved by giving each Palestinian family $100,000 to go away
This is a problem that can conceivably be dealt with by means of money — specifically generous sums paid to the Palestinians to relocate and resettle elsewhere in the Arab/Moslem world.
The reason for offering this solution
BUT EVEN IF ONE is convinced that the Palestinians are undeserving of a state, the question still remains as to whether they are genuinely desirous of one.
When you are sitting down and have a damp cloth ready for your forehead read the whole article here.
This was all information which I found just spending a hour or so searching exactly what Baroness Cox is all about. There is so much more I could say about her but really what I seek to understand is why does being Pro Israel mean you have to be anti Islam? Could it be because Israel knows that the only real threat to it’s existence comes from Muslims? I myself do not believe that there is any political solution to the problem of Israel and its endless need for wars in the region and its ethnic cleansing of the indigenous people. The western governments, the United Nations etc have all proved over the last 60 years that they are not willing or able to bring about a solution to the problem of the occupation of Palestinian land. The best hope in my opinion lies with the Muslims remembering their obligation towards their brothers and sisters under oppression. The borders that separate Muslims are all man made, we are one Ummah and the land that is Palestine should be returned to its rightful owners.