Unmitigated British Chutzpah!

After my last article about Donald Trump, I vowed not to write another. Enough is enough. Then I turn on the television and see members of the British Parliament discussing whether or not they should place a ban on Trump entering the UK as a spreader of hate.  It takes a lot to shock me…but I was stunned.

Having lived in London for many years, I became accustomed to the pomposity of certain English persons…. But laughed it off as I really could avoid them. I thought it was a leftover from years gone by. But it reared its’ ugly head once again.

The petition which brought this discussion to the Members of Parliament  was simply promoted on the internet as hundreds of others have been on many issues that you and I have seen and possibly signed in favor of one cause or another. How difficult is it to click on a button?  And if you are passionate about your cause you can sign up multiple times with different names to plump up the totals. No one checks who is signing a petition online. Hence, they are fairly worthless.

That having been said, supposedly some 500,000 “people” clicked on the idea of banning Mr. Trump because of his” hate speech against Muslims. “

The fact that the Parliament would even consider having a discussion about this shows how little attention they paid to the actual words of the candidate. His call for a “temporary ban” on Muslims due to the inability to know whether they are coming for asylum on to do harm, was not hate speech. It was paying attention to a severe weakness in the US immigration vetting system.  Those who say that “Europe is lost” and that the Muslim fundamentalists should not have been allowed a stronghold in all of Europe, are the very people who seem to think that the US has no right to protect its’ citizenry and its’ own culture with pro-active measures. Trump did not participate in “incitement to violence” as hatemongers do.

For the British MK’s to allow this so-called petition to be heard publically was a farce.  This is a new example of “lawfare.” The anti-Israel, Islamic fundamentalist community uses this assault on the Jewish state on a daily basis. This is the first time that I have noticed it used against the United States in such a public manner. The debate was shown on television news across the world.

The pomposity of the Members of Parliament speaking about Trump would have been amusing,  if it had not been so sad.  They clearly understand little about America, its’ culture, its’ ability to debate critical issues,  and its people.

If the Parliament wants to be even handed, then it should be paying attention to all the on-line petitions on offer. The danger of raising only pro-Muslim concerns as a result of the Internet empowers the promoters.  It is hard to conceive of a Muslim community really afraid of what a visit from Mr. Trump  to the land of hope and glory What possible aftershocks could they envision?   Their attempted “lawfare” against him made him an even more visible and popular candidate than he was the day before.  British attention; One more notch in the Trump belt!

About the Author
Born in the Washington DC area, Barbara has been a pro Israel activist for over four decades, having had a radio show in Jerusalem called "Barbara Diamond One on One" , doing in depth interviews which aired in Israel and in the UK. She participated in missions to the USSR to meet with Refuseniks, to Ethiopia with a medical team to help the Jewish villages and to China to open up relations prior to China recognizing the State of Israel, She has been pro-active lobbying congress and helping to start a Pro Israel PAC in Los Angeles. She stays involved through the Jerusalem Press Club attending up to the moment briefings which she would like to share with the readers. Ms. Diamond is the author of the new website - and is the 2018 recipient of the "StandWithUs"-Israel leadership award.