SUPPORTERS of the Scottish National Party might find it hard to believe that its origins were mired in fascist ideology and support for Hitler and his National Socialist Party.
The SNP of today would no doubt point to a complete political metamorphosis but its decision to welcome the Scottish Green Party into government undoubtedly and disgracefully connects the past to the present.
In a recent paper, the respected anti-racist organisation Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) highlighted certain policies of the Scottish Greens which exposed their unqualified support for Islamic Nazism, mirroring the links their new bedmates had to German National Socialism. It said it was ‘deeply troubled’ that the Greens believe Zionism is a ‘racist ideology’, oppose Aliyah and want Hamas taken off the list of terrorist organisations.
The Hamas Charter of 1988 is an Islamic racist manifesto demanding the extermination of Jews and of those assisting, for example, the mentally and physically disabled. It demands the liquidation of the State of Israel and this is repeated in many articles as well as the commitment and command to exterminate Jews. Moreover, Jews are not the only race or religion targeted – Christians, Sikhs, Hindus and all other major religions must be subservient to Islam.
Article 7 translates as ‘the time will come when Islam will fight the Jews and kill them . . . the Jews will be hiding behind rocks and trees and Islam will cry, “There is a Jew hiding, come on, let’s kill him”.’
Replicating Nazi ideology, perhaps the most nauseating of the articles within the Hamas Charter are those aimed at the physically and mentally disabled, and those charity workers who assist them. Articles 17, 22 and 28 call for the extermination of those working for such charities.
How can the SNP have welcomed into government a party whose objectives are to permit Hamas, whose charters reflect and commit to Nazism in its truest form, back into the mainstream? Were Nicola Sturgeon and her colleagues unaware of the Scottish Greens’ commitment? Given the SNP’s recent statements about challenging anti-Semitism, there is an inconsistency that needs resolution.
In addition, the Greens’ support for Hamas is inconsistent with the main plank of their policy, the environment. Hamas have no respect for the environment, as we witnessed when Gaza was left to the Palestinians in the hope that peace would be achieved. In fact the opposite occurred and Hamas engaged in firing rockets at Israel having first destroyed all the environmentally friendly agricultural production facilities left by the former Israeli residents. Greenhouses energised by solar power, which could have fed a million mouths, were flattened by Hamas and have never been replaced.
The Hamas policy of destroying surrounding farmland by launching incendiary balloons has devastated hundreds of acres and killed thousands of animals. This environmental paradox should alert Sturgeon to the fact that the Greens are hypocrites and cannot be trusted. She and her Cabinet have not done their homework on their new allies. Unless the Greens ditch their commitment to Islamic Nazism, she must show true leadership and commitment to fight racism with an early divorce.