This week he attended a Pro Palestinian rally in central London and managed to disrupt it again and divert attention from the message.
Al Quds pro-Palestinian march and rally in took place in Trafalgar Square in London last Sunday, 7 October 2007. The Al Quds demonstration was supported by the left-wing Respect Party, 1990 Trust, Muslim Association of Britain, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Federation of Student Islamic Societies.
The post-march Trafalgar Square rally was addressed by the Respect Party MP, George Galloway, and the former Daily Express journalist, Yvonne Ridley.
The Al Quds protest was in support of justice for the Palestinian people.
However Peter Tatchell's unwelcome and provocative attendance managed to disrupt the event. As most people know Tatchell has long been an anti Muslim and anti Palestinian campaigner who is also a person who wrote and spoke in support of the war in Iraq and has recently been campaigning for an attack to take place in Iran.
I suggest we write to Peter Tatchell to inform him to stay away from any Stop The War and other such events. I also suggest we write to the Guardian and the New Statesman to get Tatchell removed from his job which he has used to spew his pro war vitriol and anti Muslim rhetoric and anti Palestinian bile.
Tatchell acting as a deliberate provocateur at a Palestinian rally.
Let’s read a few quotes from Tatchell himself writing in his column in the New Statesman. Lesbian and Gay organisations had called for a boycott of Israel which had organised an event to be staged in Jerusalem . "We ask you to join us in a boycott of travel to World Pride Jerusalem 2006 as part of the international boycott of Israel and the campaign to divest from Israel ."
However Tatchell wrote in his website www.petertatchell.net
The call for a boycott of World Pride in Jerusalem may seem an appropriate response to Israel 's illegal occupation of Palestinian land in defiance of successive UN resolutions calling for withdrawal. http://www.boycottworldpride.org/index.html
On careful reflection OutRage! believes a boycott would be a big mistake. While supporting justice for the Palestinian people, we oppose calls for a boycott of World Pride, which is being held in Jerusalem from 6-12 August 2006.
Regarding the war in Iraq Peter Tatchell said
Peter Tatchell stood in front of Tony Blair and held a banner which read wrote:
"Arm the Kurds! Topple Saddam"
He took this action BEFORE the invasion of Iraq proving to Mr Blair that he had the support of the former Labour candidate.
“I am marching against war on Iraq but with feelings of ambivalence. The Stop the War campaign ignores Saddam's human rights abuses: detention without trial, torture, execution and the ethnic cleansing of Kurds and Shias”
While rejecting war, it offers no counter-strategy for overthrowing the "Butcher of Baghdad".
We should help train and arm a Free Iraq army inside the safe havens of the northern and southern no-fly zones, as we supported the Free French forces and the French resistance during the Second World War. From these safe havens, the Iraqi opposition could launch military operations against Saddam Hussein, creating liberated areas around the major towns, leading to an eventual assault on Baghdad . The Kurds in the north already have large armies. The Shias and Marsh Arabs in the south want to take on Saddam. All they need is training and weapons. Pincer movements from the north and south could encircle Baghdad within six months.”
Hardly the words of a peace campaigner:
These are Peter Tatchell's actual words AGAINST the impending war in Iraq . Now excuse me for pointing out the obvious but this is exactly the kind of DOUBLESPEAK we have seen in 1984. While on the face of it appearing to be anti war he is nevertheless justifying and encouraging it by undermining the Stop the War movement.
Please check the links these are all Tatchell's own words.
Like his article on 911 and Iran . Doublespeak.
Read Tatchell’s own recent words about Iran :
The case for regime change is overwhelming
A democratic, progressive Iran would pose no threat to anyone.
Iran is a dangerous, terrorist, fundamentalist, anti-Semitic dictatorship, which is striving to develop nuclear weapons and which poses a serious threat to international peace and security.
If Iran was no longer a fanatical religious tyranny, the case for war would evaporate.
Jihadis and suicide bombers.
The hypocrisy is breathtaking: Ahmedinajad is the ELECTED President of a country that has neither invaded nor occupied anybody else's country, nor engaged in mass murder, let alone genocide, a country that has sought its legal rights to peaceful nuclear technology and has complied with the IAEA.
In contrast, the US has invaded two countries, transforming them into blood-soaked rubble, with the survivors enjoying neither legal nor human rights, and provides financial and political support for the Israeli genocide and war crimes against a third people, the Palestinians (not to mention the vicious Israeli bombing of Lebanon last summer). Neither the US nor its "ally" Israel, are members of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, nor do they allow inspections of their massive arsenal of weapons of mass destruction, which they wantonly use to commit some of the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity in human history.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with a group of Jewish rabbis who gave him a silver grail as a sign of friendship. The rabbis carried a placard which read, "I am Jewish not a Zionist."
A senior rabbi of the group said that they considered the visit to New York of President Ahmadinejad as an exceptional opportunity and would never forget it. He referred to the Iranian president as a person who made a distinction between Jews and Zionists.
"You understand us and make a distinction between the violent behaviour of Zionists and the religious beliefs of Jews," said the senior rabbi who called President Ahmadinejad "a pious man who is seeking to restore peace in the world and has humanitarian plans." Appreciating the rabbis for their gift, President Ahmadinejad said he was happy to visit them.
Read what Ken Livingstone has to say about Tatchell:
“Clearly, Tatchell, whom I strongly defended against homophobia when he was selected as the Labour candidate in Bermondsey, has lost his political bearings and constructed a fantasy world in which the main threat we face, worse than the far right, is Islamic fundamentalist hordes.
It is not surprising that this approach takes him into a de facto alliance with the American neo-cons and Israeli intelligence services who want to present themselves as defending western "civilisation" against more "backward" civilisations in the Middle East and elsewhere.”
Ken Livingstone’s actual words
Peter Tatchell is a bitter Islamophobic journalist. Who although having been a former Labour candidate is now running as a Green Party candidate for the Oxford West constituency.
Obviously nobody should ever consider voting Labour EVER because anyone who votes Labour has the blood of a million dead Muslims on their hands. But I think nobody can vote for the Green party either as long as Tatchell remains their candidate and it goes without saying that nobody should but the Guardian or the New Statesman until Tatchell is relieved of his position. Once he is sacked his ability to ferment Islamophobic and pro war rhetoric will be diminished