The accusations against the Jews remain as stereotypical as Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s Labour party is proving to be a worthy successor to his anti-Semitic forbears in Parliament.
Syria is a holy war, stupid! So why are we, Western morons, getting sucked into a bloody jihad that is not ours to fight? Because East is East and West is West and wide-eyed Westerners refuse to concede how central religion is to the Eastern worldview.
Is this a tale from the Arabian Nights or a Saudi sitcom (golly, what an oxymoron)? ‘The blood of Muhammad flows in the veins of the Queen,’ wrote genealogist Harold Brooks-Baker, the former director of Burke’s Peerage, to Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.