One of the largest supermarket chains in the U.K. removed all Kosher products from the shelves in one of its stores on Sunday, sparking outrage as well as allegations of open anti-Semitism.
Sainsbury’s, which operate thousands of stores across the U.K., removed the Kosher goods from their Holborn branch in Central London. The store was being picketed by angry pro-Palestinian protesters who were trying to force the supermarket not to stock Israeli goods.
Actor Colin Appleby took a photo of the empty Kosher shelf and posted it online, sparking an uproar, especially as none of the fresh Kosher produce was actually made in Israel.
But, it seems, the Jew hate of the Muslims who conduct these protests, affecting the everyday lives of innocent shoppers, knows no bounds as they don’t even know the difference between Kosher food and imported produce from Israel.
Not to mention the fact that not a single protest ever has been carried out in the U.K. against Syrian products despite the genocide that had taken place there to the tune of more than 170,000 dead. A figure many times more than any Palestinian casualties in Gaza.
What is even more abhorrent is the fact that when Mr. Appleby approached a member of staff to ask about why the Kosher products were removed, he was told “we support Free Gaza.” When the actor tried to explain the difference between Kosher food and products from Israel, the staff member simply turned his back and walked away.
No wonder the Jewish community in Britain, which has been there for over 300 years, are feeling more than a little bit nervous about their future.
For their part, Sainsbury’s insisted the decision was taken for fear that the angry protesters would throw food from the shelves, which would then have to be disposed of. Wow, great excuse, Sainsbury’s!
Facebook user Gavin Platman made a formal complaint about the incident to Sainsbury’s, writing to them:
“I presume you are aware that Kosher food is produced in countries other than Israel? You are therefore not making a political statement against Israel but instead are targeting a group based on race – i.e. Jews. As a Jew I find this deeply offensive. Naturally I am against the death of innocent children in Gaza so why are you persecuting me by denying me the right to buy Kosher food? I presume you are also removing Halal food in protest against the Islamic State slaughtering Yazidis. Clearly not – therefore you have blurred the line between political statement and hate crime.”
The latest disgraceful display of anti-Jewish sentiment in Britain, perpetrated by a minority of Muslims, is just adding fuel to the fire and encouraging Jews to return to their homeland, Israel, in order to feel safe and live hate-free lives.
Last month, Britain saw the second-most anti-Semitic incidents in any month since records began in 1984, according to the Jewish Community Security Trust.
It remains to be seen if Sainsbury’s and other supermarket chains which have been targeted by leftist groups and pro-Palestinians will be removing products made in the middle east, to protest the cruel slaughter of innocent Christians across the region at the hands of Muslim extremists.