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September 12, 2005

Get Me Another Lawyer.

Somehow I don’t think I’d want this guy as my court appointed lawyer:

Tony Blair decided to wage war on Iraq after coming under the influence of a "sinister" group of Jews and Freemasons, a Muslim barrister who advises the Prime Minister has claimed.
Ahmad Thomson, from the Association of Muslim Lawyers, said Mr Blair was the latest in a long line of politicians to have been influenced by the group which saw the attack on Saddam Hussein as a way to control the Middle East.

Mr Thomson wrote a book in 1994 in which he said Freemasons and Jews controlled the governments of Europe and America and described the claim that six million Jews died in the Holocaust as a "big lie". In The Next World Order, Mr Thomson, a Muslim convert who was born Martin Thomson in Rhodesia, wrote: "When the majority of people in a predominantly Christian society cease to worship God, the result is fascism.

"When the people in a predominantly Jewish society cease to worship God, the result is either communism or capitalism. A predominantly Christian society is concerned primarily with establishing a political ideology, whilst a predominantly Jewish society is concerned primarily with establishing an economic system."

This, he suggested, led to the rise of Adolf Hitler. Mr Thomson, who was called to the bar in 1979, wrote: "The fascism of Hitler was the Christian element in the increasingly "Jewish" environment in which he and his followers found themselves."

He’s entirely free to believe anything he wants, of course, but how can someone actually hold down a professional career while being quite so at odds with reality?

In other news:

Downing Street is facing calls from its advisers to abolish Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day, established by Tony Blair four years ago, because it is offensive to Muslims.

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[H]ow can someone actually hold down a professional career while being quite so at odds with reality?

Cherie Booth seems to manage quite well.

Posted by: Tim Newman | Sep 12, 2005 8:49:21 AM

Is being Prime Minister a profession?

Posted by: Chris harper | Sep 12, 2005 10:10:18 AM

As you say, a complete looney but far be it for us to deny him his opinion.

Of course, if I, a white, professional male, were to stand up and spout complete horlicks about people of a different faith or colour I'd be arrested not be given a paid sinecure by the PM.

NuLabour? Double standards? How could I think such a thing?


Posted by: Remittance Man | Sep 12, 2005 10:40:53 AM

“But why target freemasonry?” as a Russian aristocrat famously said when asked about the root causes of the 1917 communist conspiracy...


Posted by: Dr Victorino de la Vega | Sep 12, 2005 12:09:07 PM

Maybe the Muslims are unhappy no one
is crediting them for all the Armenians that were slaughtered in WWI.

Posted by: colin | Sep 13, 2005 4:04:02 AM

Well, since we're giving credit where credit's due perhaps it would be fair to point out that Mr Thomson is of white Zimbabwean extraction, you know, the mob that used to be called Rhodesians.

In some quarters members of that particular socio-ethnological niche are equated with Gengis Khan's hordes.

Perhaps the pot shouldn't be calling the kettle multi-cultured.


Posted by: Remittance Man | Sep 13, 2005 7:03:00 AM