Over at Barth’s Notes, Stephen Sizer says he has confidence that:
“there is hope for justice and peace in the Middle East – if we can but marginalize the extremists who preach hate and fear.”
Following my warning about Stephen Sizer’s appearance alongside extreme antisemite and advocate of violence Ismail Patel, Stephen Sizer claimed that the meeting in Tooting alongside Patel and Ken O’Keefe was a meeting for a ‘non-violent solution‘:
O’Keefe is also deeply antisemitic. O’Keefe hosts an article on his website comparing the USA to Nazi Germany, which he writes an introduction to. According to the article, there is one real difference between America and the Nazis:
“The only real difference is that this time Jews are on the side of the fascists, and of course this crossover of Jews is the final nail in the coffin of the Democratic Party. There is no way Democrats can mount an effective opposition to Republican imperialism without taking on the Jewish neo-cons and the fascist Sharon government, and there is no way they’re going to do that and risk alienating Jewish voters. In the end, whatever disasters may befall this country, it will be because the Democratic Party placed the feelings of 2% of American voters over the best interests of the U.S.”
Meanwhile, let’s remember that Ismail Patel cites Holocaust deniers, hosts articles by Ben White, defends Yusuf al-Qaradawi, considers Disney to be a Jewish plot and supports Hamas, Iran and Syria.
So, by Rev Sizer’s own standards, should the speakers whom he shared a platform with in Tooting be considered as extremist preachers who should be marginalised?