Labour’s Jewish conspiracy?
David Abrahams was not invited, and neither was Lord Levy nor Jon Mendelsohn.
Mr Abrahams claims that he had made his generous donations to Labour in secret in order to avoid accusations of his being part of a ‘Jewish conspiracy’. The Daily Telegraph has suggested the money was not Mr Abraham’s at all, but came from Israel. Speaking to The Jewish Chronicle, Mr Abrahams said: “Some of the things written about me have been terrible. Now they are saying there was a Jewish conspiracy, with Lord Levy, Jon Mendelsohn and me, and that is ridiculous. The real reason I wanted to remain anonymous was that I didn’t want Jewish money and the Labour Party being put together because this is what I feared would happen. People would say there’s a Jewish conspiracy. I didn’t come into Labour just to give them money. I give money to many good causes, to Jewish charities, not just to Labour.”
Abrahams, Levy, Mendelsohn… does one detect a certain theme?
There is enough here to persuade the Islamists of the righteousness of their cause, or at least to inspire another play for the Riding Lights Theatre Company. But before all the Muslims rejoice in their self-righteousness and get holier-than-thou about the sinister and manipulative conduct of a few Jews, let them consider that a Muslim lobby group has also been guilty of concealing the identity of donor to the Labour Party.
One of Labour’s biggest donors has secretly channeled more than £300,000 into the party’s election funds through an Islamic lobby group that hid his identity. Imran Khand, a 43-year-old computer entrepreneur, has been behind three large donations to the party, but his name was never disclosed to the Electoral Commission because the money was given in the name of Muslim Friends of Labour. Donors to Muslim Friends were not declared because the group exploits rules that allow groups with large numbers of small donors (such as trade unions) to give under the umbrella of a single association. However, Muslim Friends does not have a large number of donors; on the contrary, it appears to be mostly a front for just one man, Mr Khand. He provided at least 96% of the money given to the party through the group this year.
Interestingly, Harriet Harman’s deputy leadership campaign registered a £5,000 donation from Muslim Friends, when the cash was almost entirely from Mohammad Sarwar, the Labour MP who runs the group.
So, not so much a ‘Jewish conspiracy’ as a common attribute of the descendents of Shem through Abraham via certain heirs and successors of both Isaac and Ishmael.