Sunday, November 15, 2009

It's the Grammar that Gets Me The Most

A solidarity conference sponsored by the Palestinian Return Centre invited an actual, factual, fascist to the event as a speaker: Krisztina Morvai, MEP and leader of Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party. This upset several leading anti-racist organizations in the UK (notably, Nothing British), who urged British politicians scheduled to attend the event to drop out (several did).
We believe it would be a terrible mistake for you to attend the PRC conference and to share a platform with homophobes, anti-Semites, racists and Islamists whose values are inimical to the gentle British values of tolerance, fair-play and respect for one another.

In response, the PRC wrote to Nothing British regarding the above:
This is very harmful paragraph. It destroys our renowned reputation that we have built over the years. Why didn’t you mention that NORMAN Frankstineine who is Jew is participating? This shows how unprofessional and bias you are.


To avoid any problems and to avoid legal action we request the following:

1- Immediate removal of the article you are putting up.

2- Stopping the campaigning of Sabotage against PRC.

3- We ask you to commit the ethic of Journalism in writing your news.

4- We request you present your article in a very professional way without attacking us since you don’t have the right. That’s not journalism but unprofessionalism.

We are sorry if we take any legal actions against you and your website due to the false accusations in case we got no response to the above request.

Hope to hear from you soon.

I hereby affirm that NORMAN Frankstineine is Jew. Hopefully, this will forestall any legal action against me by the PRC. It is hardly our fault, after all, that the organization decided to affiliate with illiberal fascists -- indeed, it isn't even all that surprising.

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