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October 15, 2010

Chabad Hasid Rabbi Joins Extreme Right Wing Racist Street Thugs

Rabbi Nachum Shifren cropped Rabbi Nachum Shifren, a Chabad hasid and former driver for fascist Rabbi Meir Kahane, will join with a violent group of former soccer hooligans, street thugs and fascists in an anti-Islamic protest in London next week. The British Jewish community and Israel's embassy in London are motified.

The English Defence League and the surfing rabbi
By Marcus Dysch • Jewish Chronicle

Rabbi Nachum Shifren An American rabbi will join an extreme right-wing anti-Islamic-fundamentalist group in a protest outside the Israeli Embassy in London next week.

Rabbi Nachum Shifren, from California, said he was supporting the English Defence League because he opposed multiculturalism, and promised to act with "full force" against shariah law.

But his plans have been roundly criticised by Jewish community organisations. The Community Security Trust said that Jews who believed they could shape the EDL, or find shelter in the group, were "utterly deluded".

Board of Deputies chief executive Jon Benjamin said: "Rabbi Shifren displays breathtaking naivety and ignorance in associating himself with the EDL and in the way he characterises the British Jewish community.

"Whatever the dangers of radicalisation in the UK, they apply just as much to the right as to the left and to Islamism."
Rabbi Shifren: backing EDL.

Rabbi Shifren: backing EDL

Mark Gardner, Community Security Trust communications director, said: "The EDL's Jewish branch is a tiny part of a far larger movement, dominated by white males who would previously have made up National Front marches and English football hooligan gangs.

"EDL actions are violent and intimidatory, attacking police and random Asians. Any Jews thinking that they can shape such dangerous forces and find shelter there are utterly deluded."

Los Angeles-based Rabbi Shifren said: "I am coming to the UK to express my solidarity with the patriots in England who are on the front line in the war on jihad and stealth jihad.

"Multiculturalists have brought us to the brink, insisting on degrading our own cultures while pandering to forces of darkness that threaten to completely transform our societal foundations."

Rabbi Shifren said the "enemies" of Western democracies had sought to destroy religious foundations, loosen patriotic bonds and were responsible for a "wave of Middle Age darkness in the Muslim religion".

"It is my goal to create a united front of American/British patriots that will act with full force against shariah law and any attempt to accommodate it either through legislation or by 'compliant' economic policies."

An ex-lifeguard, known as "the surfing rabbi", Rabbi Shifren previously worked as a fitness trainer for Israeli paratroopers and a driver for assassinated extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane. In March 1993 he was thrown out of a Conservative rabbis' conference for heckling Jesse Jackson.

He is standing for election to the US Senate in next month's mid-term elections.

Charedi leader Rabbi Avraham Pinter said Rabbi Shifren did not accurately represent the Jewish community: "I am concerned about the visit. He should mind his own business.

"It's highly irresponsible to describe him as a 'senior rabbi' as the Observer did at the weekend. He will come and go and no one will take any notice."

The EDL is also said to have developed links with anti-jihad groups in the American Tea Party movement. Rabbi Shifren is a regular speaker at Tea Party conventions and said he is "completely supportive" of the movement, which attacks big government and high taxes, and has a growing anti-Islamic wing.

Pamela Geller, the executive director of the Stop Islamisation of America organisation, is also thought to be working with the EDL following her campaign against plans to build an Islamic cultural centre near Ground Zero in New York.

Last Saturday more than a dozen people were arrested after around 1,000 EDL supporters clashed with police during a protest in Leicester.

Officers were pelted with smoke bombs, bricks, coins, bottles and cans.

Dozens of videos posted on YouTube this week show the extent of the violence, including an incident where a group of EDL members smash their way into a restaurant in an attempt to attack a woman.

The EDL is planning to hold its pro-Israel event outside the Israeli embassy in London on October 24. The plan was greeted with horror by the embassy. Its spokesman said: "We wish to disassociate ourselves from next Sunday's event, and from any attempts to link Israel to the EDL."

Brazilian-born Jewish activist Roberta Moore is head of the EDL Jewish division which was set up earlier this year.

She said: "We are going to the embassy to show support for Israel, to fight jihad in our streets. It just cannot go on. We do not have enough Jews standing up to protest.

"Rabbi Shifren contacted us and we invited him to come and speak."

She claimed the Jewish division has around 100 members, most of whom are Jewish.

"We are causing ripples everywhere because we are achieving things the Jewish community has not. CST and the Board of Deputies speak out but their voices are not heard. People want to see action on their streets.

"Our members are not hooligans. We are educated people with jobs. If we defend ourselves is that hooliganism? The Jewish community sit in their houses and do nothing. They will enjoy the benefits of our action."

Shifren, who is a Chabad hasid, got his ordination from Chabad's central yeshiva in Israel, located in Kfar Chabad, just outside Tel Aviv.

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Unless he is a UK citizen, I expect he will (correctly) be prevented from entering the country on the basis of inciting hate crimes.

The Royal Order Of Chabad will have no choice but to excommunicate this soon to be "hooligan" if he does make good on his promise.

According to folklore the Grand Poobah of Chabad Florida division excommunicated Rabbi Kaplan so this should be a no brainer.


Moshiach Uber Alles!

can't he stay home and say tehillim? what a jerk! is probably an angry and unhappy man.

Boy, is he in for a surprise. At some point he'll find out that his brothers in arms hate kikes as much as they hate sand niggers.

Then he'll be left saying "But... but... butt... I hated Muslims, too. I helped you spit on them. I helped you keep mosques from being built. I helped you ban their women from wearing 'modest' clothing. I helped you make their religiously pure food more expensive and harder to get. I whipped up the anger and prejudice against them in my followers. So why are you doing the same things to me now? Aren't we united in our hatred?"

Somewhere he should hear the ghost of an echo of a memory of some dusty old stick whispering "That which is hateful to you do not do to another. The rest is commentary. Go and learn."

"In March 1993 he was thrown out of a Conservative rabbis' conference for heckling Jesse Jackson."

Heh heh.... I like him already!

Seriously, Shmarya, didn't you enjoy knocking Muslim Student Association Jihadists to the ground while(together with A.Z.) they were hurling 'Death to Israel' and 'Death to Ezer Weizman'over at Northrup Auditorium back in '79? Remember our Bunny Hop through enemy lines? Sometimes a little 'street action' is called for, better than the 'Resistance' i.e. suicide bombings that the Other side launches as a matter of habit. So this guy is a grandstander, what real leader isn't?

"supporting the English Defence League because he opposed multiculturalism"

did he really say this? what kind of an idiot is he? it is because of multiculturalism and pluralism that he is permitted to practice his own religion in a predominantly christian country.

shneerhere - opposing fanaticism in islamic groups doesnt need to exhaust our indignation and the necessity of directing it at fanatic jews too

He's against those who would let loose a "wave of Middle Age darkness". Has he looked in the mirror lately?
He's apparently friendly with Sharon Angle, by the way.

The rabbi should watch himself if he goes out with the EDL goons; they protest soused, and they might curbstomp him (for looking Muslim-ish, because they're too sloshed to remember they're "pro-Israeli", or out of goon instinct.) The Hell's Angels kicked the snot out of Hunter S. Thompson for nothing, and HST had been their best friend in the press.

Fascist Rabbi Kahane?
The greatest Jew of the 20th century labeled a fascist?
What a shame!

Shmarya couldn't lick the dust off RMK's feet!

Rabbi Meir Kahane was right about the Arabs but problm is he's meflagateloheim instead of hizbollah. XD All totalitarian theocrats.

* problem

Choni, you mean the one who agreed when he was asked if the only difference between him and Hitler was that he was right? That's the greatest Jew of the 20th century? Greater than Einstein, Erdos and Feynman for fuck's sake? Greater than Weizman, Ben Gurion, dozens of Nobel Prize winners, Weisel, Singer, Durkheim, Golda Meir, Salk and Sabin, Paul Samuelson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Krugman, Popper, von Neumann, Chagall, Freud and Annenberg?

My God, you've got a limited, parochial and utterly depraved view of what makes a man great. Change the world, invent whole new fields of science, ease the suffering of billions. That doesn't matter. What makes a Jew great is foaming at the mouth and wanting to exterminate people. Fuck that and the pig it rode in on.

Choni, really? I would have thought that Baruch Goldstein (yemach shemo ve’zichro) would have been your candidate for “The greatest Jew of the 20th Century”. After all, he acted instead of just shooting his mouth off like his Rebbe, the racist megalomaniac Kahane.

in the UK their are people of all colours and creeds, who agree under our last government migration, not only Muslim became out of control.

And there is a feeling that if our new coalition government is not seen to be taking strong action, very nasty people might exploit legitimate concerns.

One of the reasons why the EDL are objectionable is that they use the regalia of the crusades, any one with the slightest knowledge of history would know why that would be offensive to muslim as well as Jewish people.

The EDL exists because "mainstream" political groups fail to defend their societies against Muslims who want to murder Jews, convert Christians, and inflict Sharia Law throughout the world. If you can't say that fgm, Burkas, etc. are anti - human, then you aren't a leader. Unfortunately, most politicians in the Western world are unable to take that position - hence the EDL

Sam, do you live in the UK? Have you visited the UK for any length of time?

Lived there for a few years and visit many times a year.

Interesting. I lived in Central London from 2000 - 2008 and don't recognize the picture you paint. But, perhaps you lived & visited Bradford rather than Londom.

Overlapped you, I was the guy who got in the face of the anti Israeli demonstrators (many of them Jewish) near the Israeli embassy.

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