The 8th of August 2014 is a black day for the city of Glasgow, the dear Green place, the friendly city.
It is the day they used the Birth place of arguably the most important Jew in the history of mankind to publicly display their un-bridled anti-semitism.
The Palestinian flag was flown from Glasgow’s City Chambers on Friday from 8am until 5pm as a mark of “support” for the people of Gaza, the city council has said.
In a letter to the Mayor of Bethlehem, Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Councillor Sadie Docherty, offered condolences to the many people in the city and throughout Palestine who have been affected by the conflict in Gaza.
She wrote: “As Lord Provost of Glasgow I write in response to the statement issued by Bethlehem City Council in relation to the ongoing violence in Gaza. I offer heartfelt sympathy to the people of Gaza who are suffering during this most recent outbreak of violence.
“In solidarity with Bethlehem and Palestine, Glasgow City Council will raise the Palestinian flag on Friday 8th August. We hope that peace can be found to ensure the human rights for the people of Palestine.”
I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU DEAR READER BUT THEY ARE NOT DOING IT IN MY NAME OR MY BEHALF!
The disgusting act. An act of crass gesture politik has been quite rightly slammed by the local Jewish community.
Paul Morron, president of the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, criticised the local authority for their show of solidarity with the people of Gaza, saying it risked raising religious tensions in Glasgow.
Mr Morron says local Jewish organisations have already received abusive phone calls in the past weeks believe to be precipitated by the Gaza conflict, and warned the city council was ignoring its responsibility to its Jewish citizens.
He said: “I will be expressing my concern to council leader Gordon Matheson about the flag and the consequences and anxieties that action is causing.
“I’ll also be saying to him that I think it’s highly partisan and one-sided.
“While they have acknowledged distress on one side of the conflict they have utterly ignored the distress on the other side of the conflict, not just in the Middle East, but here in Scotland.
“I have been inundated with messages from members of the Glasgow Jewish community who have been concerned, upset and hurt over what has happened.
“I share that anger and that hurt.
“It will certainly cause distress and anguish to the Jewish community other than anything.
“The fact their distress is being ignored within the city I think is inexcusable.
“I think it’s pointless gesture politics.
“Politicians have to be very careful that their rhetoric and gestures do not inflame situations at home.
“It (the flag raising) will not alleviate any suffering whatsoever, on either side of the border in the Middle East, nor will it bring peace a single minute closer.
“It may well have adverse affects on harmony within Glasgow.
“It shouldn’t, but there have already been incidents against the Glasgow Jewish community in the past couple of weeks.
“Here three of our Jewish organisations have received abusive phone calls.
“That is inexcusable, but these are the sort of things that I would have thought Glasgow City Council would take into account as to what impact, what message they are giving out, not to the Middle East, but to Glasgow.
“That is not their intent I am sure, but nevertheless they do have a responsibility to all their citizens, not just some of them.”
“They fire their rockets right from their (civilian’s) midst.
“Hamas are deliberately using their population very cynically.
“Having said all of that I am as horrified as anyone by the terrible loss to civilian life on both sides of the border equally.
“The idea that Israel should be judged by a different standard, different rights than nay other country in the world, I reject that.
“I mourn for every single casualty in this conflict, not just on one side of the border.
“There is anguish and distress on both side of the border.
“The second thing is a lot of the responsibility (for dead civilians) belongs to Hamas.
“Had Hamas not fired rockets into Israel there would have been no war.
“Israel like any other state in this world is absolutely entitled to self defence.
“Hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of rockets have been fired into Israel, from densely packed parts of the population.
“Israel invested a great deal to safeguard its own population.
“We have seen the discovery of a whole network of tunnels in Gaza.
“Why on earth, if Hamas is not so callously indifferent to its own population, have they never been used to shelter its own population.
“They (the tunnels) were there, they were safe.
“How was it that they have invested in the concrete in all these tunnels rather than look to repair and advance life for their citizens?”
Mr Morron added that Israel was sending humanitarian aid to Gaza on a daily basis, with Palestinian casualties being treated in Israeli hospitals.
He continued: “What other army would give advance warning (of military attacks) to clear out in order to save and have respect for human life.
“No other army in the world would do so.
“But Israel is being forced to fight in high density areas.
“Invariably and tragically there is likely to be a toll of civilian casualties.
“I do say that I think Hamas bears a heavy burden of responsibility and the idea that this is all Israel’s fault I think is ridiculous.”
Lets look back dear reader at how and why Glasgow became twinned with Jesus Christs birth place of Bethlehem.
In February 2007 Glasgow councillors backed an eighth twinning, yes an eighth twinning of Glasgow with the city of Bethlehem.
Adding it to its existing twins of Havana in Cuba, Marseille in France, Lahore in Pakistan, Dalian in China, Nuremberg in Germany, Rostov in Russia and Turin in Italy.
John Mason, the SNP councillor at the time questioned why Scotland’s biggest city feels the need to have quite so many twins.
“Why do we need so many? The time must surely have come to review our twins and why we have them.”
“There is a real, economic reason for twinnings with cities such as Nuremberg and Marseille. Then there are the political ones. Bethlehem, I suspect, is one of those.”
Bethlehem is run by the Palestinian Authority.
It wasn’t just Labour councillors who supported the move. Christopher Mason of Glasgow’s Liberal Democrats backed the decision.
He said: “Glasgow has a long-standing association with Bethlehem and it is quite right that civic communities in Britain should show their sympathy with the ordinary people of Palestine.”
But it was the Labour-dominated group that gave its seal of approval.
So there you have it dear reader Glasgow is twinned with Havana in Cuba, Marseille in France, Lahore in Pakistan, Dalian in China, Nuremberg in Germany, Rostov in Russia and Turin in Italy.
So this begs the question why don’t and didn’t they raise flags of those countries in “support”
Why didnt they raise the Pakistani flag to highlight the brutal “honour” killing of countless Pakistani women?
Why didnt they raise the Tri-Colour of France when the recent spate of anti-semitism that has saw many french jews leave France?
Why dont they raise the Italian Tri-Colour on the anniversary of the Hesyel stadium disaster?
I could go on but I know your clever dear reader and you catch my drift.
The main man behind the twinning of Glasgow with Bethlehem is former Lord Provost Alex mosson.
IRA sympathiser Alex Mosson has led efforts to forge closer relationships. Dignitaries have exchanged visits, as have youth groups.
Alex Mosson as you will know from this blog dear reader is a convicted criminal jailed for nine months for assault and six months for housebreaking.
His modus operandi among other things tying up defenceless O.A.P’s up.
Despite this the majority labour led council voted by a clear majority for the former Alcoholic to take over the high-profile civic role of Lord Provost.
More disgustingly this pro IRA terror, anti British republican was allowed to gave himself the title of Lord Lieutenant of Glasgow – the Queen’s official representative in the city with a salary of £24,000 a year of public money.
Mosson who was unemployed at the time lived in a plush Victorian home in Glasgow’s upmarket west end, enjoyed countless perks of office like the use of a chauffeur-driven limousine seen many a time outside Celtic park on match days.
All this was forgiven in only the way that the Roman catholic Church can do. when former Lord Provost Alex Mosson was invested into the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in a symbolic ceremonial investiture at St Aloysius church on Saturday 17 September 2007.
Kneeling at the feet of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Grand Prior of the Scottish Lieutenancy of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, Mr Mosson pledged his hand to promoting the peace and prosperity of the Holy Land.
Alex Mosson’s involvement with the HolyLand stretches back many years before this while he was Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1999-2003 that the city was twinned with the Bethlehem.
His concern for the plight of the Palestinian people is well documented.Earlier this year, he organised and led a pilgrimage from Glasgow to Bethlehem and Galilee which united Christians and Muslims on a shared journey.
You notice that the Jewish faith was not mentioned or involved.
So what has former Lord Provost Alex Mosson done to promote the peace and prosperity of the Holy Land?
Well in November 2009 Former Lord Provost and Celtic fan Alex Mosson wore a Palestinian flag at a match.
At an anti-Israel protest organised by the STUC at Celtic Park during Celtic’s match against Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
Despite Celtic saying they were “extremely concerned” by the protest plans. A spokesman added: “Celtic Park is no place for a political demonstration. Our primary concern is that event safety may be compromised.”
Celtic also warned any demo may result in the club being punished by UEFA.
The Scottish Trades Union Congress urged Hoops fans to wave Palestinian flags during the clubs’ Europa League game.
Alex Mosson said “I fully support this. The fans who take part will be highlighting the cruel injustice being perpetrated on the Palestinian people. They are victims and have been since the ethnic cleansing of Palestine which took place in 1948.”
Dr Ken Collins, a former president of the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, said: “Any attempt to use sport to divide people is completely wrong.”
You may also be aware from this blog that former Lord Provost, Alex Mosson an IRA sympathiser was responsible for inviting friend of Hamas sinn feins Gerry Adams to Govan Town Hall, while the Provisional I.R.A terror campaign was still very much active on mainland Britain.
Gerry Adams the same man that spent several days and nights in Police custody recently interrogated over the murder of a protestant woman and leaving ten yes that is right 10 Roman Catholics children orphaned in Belfast in the 1970s.
It is to this Irish terror sympathiser former Lord provost Alex Mosson that the Jewish community in Glasgow and the wider decent democratic community should be venting their anger.
It is this convicted criminals dealings with IRA terrorists who wholeheartedly support Hamas and his links to funding the Palestinian controlled city of Bethlehem. That we as a people must get answers too.
And the intelligence services of both the United Kingdom and Israel should be looking into also!
I do believe an event has been organised at Glasgow’s George Square in protest of the scandalous decision to use publicly funded money and the good people of Glasgow’s name is this cheap gimmick of raising the Palestinian flag.
If I was you I would turn up to it!