British daily The Independent reported on August 11, 2013 that prime minister David Cameron has rejected Stephen Fry’s plea to boycott the Sochi Games in Russia in protest over its treatment of gay people, claiming that “we can better challenge prejudice” by attending it.
Last week, British Jewish gay broadcaster, comedian and actor, Stephen Fry, posted an open letter on his blog to British prime minister David Cameron (with Jewish family roots), urging him to boycott Russian Winter Olympics in protest to Putin’s persecution of the LGBT community.
In the letter, Fry compared Putin’s anti-gay policy with Hitler’s Jewish hatred. Fry said “Hitler banned Jews from academic tenure or public office, he made sure that police turned a blind eye to any beating, theft or humiliation afflicted on them, he turned and banned books written by them. He claimed they polluted purity and tradition of what it was to be German…”
I wonder, if Fry knows that Hitler’s Jewish collaborators are conducting the same policy against the native Muslim and Christian Palestinians in Israel?
US president Barack Obama, who just cancelled his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month over the Snowden Affair, said on Friday he did not think it was appropriate for the United States to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia because of anti-gay laws passed recently in that country.
I bet these two Israeli poodles would have called for “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran”, had Stephen Fry blamed Hassan Rouhani for passing anti-gay laws.
LGBT community, like the Jewish community, has history of exploiting its victimization by the Church in the past, for its political agenda. Yesterday, hundreds of Israeli Jews demonstrated in front of Russian Embassy in Tel Aviv to protest against homophobic legislation in Russia.
American Jewish academic and author of 17 books, Sarah Schulman, Ph.D has admitted in her book, ‘Palestine and the Queer International‘ that LGBT rights groups are funded by Israel and Jewish multi-billionaire George Soro’s NGOs.
In 2004, Canadian Jewish blogger, Simon Jones, posted an excellent investigative article on his blog. In the article, titled, ‘Jews and Gays – Birds of A Feather?‘ he explains the common and uncommon grounds between Jews and gays.
“Like Jews, gays have ancient roots of persecution and have been mostly outcasts since the rise of Christianity (though the roots of persecution, ironically, are in the Torah). This persecution complex – I know it first-hand – leaves an indelible mark on one’s character – defiance of a hypocritical, unjust society, a desire for revenge, a feeling of superiority (warranted or not), a lack of patriotism. So gays automatically empathize with Jews. At the same time, gays often crossed paths with Jews professionally – in the arts, as writers, philosophers, councilors, etc.,” says Jones.
“Gays and Jews face a common problem of just what makes them what they are. ‘Is it a breath mint or a candy mint?’ Is there some genetic code at work or is a gay/Jewish identity merely a social construct?,” adds Jones.
Simon Jones also claimed that most Jews are not Semite people – and that himself being a gay, he is in a position to say “it’s not a generic problem”.