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Socialist Workers Party Used “Socialist Sharia Court” to Cover Up Rape

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 4, 2013 @ 10:18 pm In The Point | 5 Comments

The Socialist Workers Party isn’t just winning its war on freedom, but also on women. When Comrade Delta, a high-ranking figure in the UK SWP was accused of raping an SWP member, the issue was deemed too serious to be given over to a “bourgeois court”. Instead they held, what The Independent, of all papers, is describing as a “Socialist Sharia Court” complete with an up-down vote “Show of hands Comrades, if you think this woman got raped.”

You can see where OWS has been getting all its rape ideas. Clearly it’s time to let Trotskyists take over the UK. The counterrevolution should clean things up nicely.

The minutes show how party  activists attacked panel members for admitting that they knew Comrade Delta personally. One panel member conceded: [We] all knew Comrade Delta. We knew his important role in the party and on the central committee and none of us knew W or knew her well.”

That isn’t a paragraph from 1984, it’s the minutes from one of the creepiest left-wing groups on the planet.

The allegations came from an unnamed female party member who claimed she was assaulted over a six-month period between 2008 and 2009 but did not want to go to the police. The disciplinary committee exonerated Comrade Delta with six of the seven panel members backing his version of events. However, in an indication of the huge concerns over how the case was handled, the panel’s findings were only narrowly accepted by 231 votes to 209 votes when they were put to party members.

Comrade Delta was given a copy of his accuser’s statement before the hearing, but she did not see ‘his evidence against her’. The woman was also subjected to embarrassing questions about her sexual history and relationships with men.

A truly democratic justice system. So the good news is that the SWP is imploding. But the SWP is always imploding. Most of that range of the far left is always splintering and then reuniting and then splintering again.

The Delta Rape docs were posted on a blog, with the unironically ironic name, Socialist Unity, which appears to be dedicated to denouncing the SWP. One post accuses the SWP of “descending into liberalism.”

There’s also lots of stuff there about how ubiquitous this form of Rape Socialism is.

Gerry Healy, the leader of the former Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP) raped dozens of women before he was exposed in 1985.

And the American SWP has practiced Rape Socialism as well.

The Socialist Workers Party has devoted an enormous effort to the Curtis case in the three years since his arrest. It has gathered endorsements from more than 8,000 political activists and organizations in and around the world and raised, by its own estimate, $150,000 in living room and union hall fundraisers, and by working the crowds at peace and prochoice rallies across the country. Past and present Curtis endorsers include Ed Asner, Congressmen John Conyers and Ronald Dellums, Angela Davis, the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, Detroit Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, several chapters of NOW, the national chair of Sinn Fein, and members of Parliament and the African National Congress.

This was the creature that the elites of the American left came forward to defend. This was the crime.

The case against Mark Curtis rests on the accounts of two key witnesses, 15 year-old Demetria Harris and her 11 year-old brother Jason.

Demetria struggled, until “Mark” began punching her in the face and head. Jason, hearing the struggle, came to investigate. Opening the door a moment he saw “Mark” on top of Demetria. Jason went back into the house, armed himself with a kitchen knife, took the phone as far from the porch as he could, and dialed 911.

“This man is raping my sister,” he told police dispatcher Kim Manning. Manning logged the call into her computer at 8:51 PM. She then radioed officers Joseph Gonzales and Richard Glade, parked nearby. The officers arrived two minutes later, pulled up silently. They walked to the front door and knocked.

“Mark” put his hands around Demetria’s throat, “and started choking me, and told me not to say anything.” Gonzales and Glade pushed through the door, and “Mark,” his pants down around his legs, took off into the back of the house. Demetria, nude from the waist down and bleeding from the face, told Gonzales, “He just raped me.”

The assailant was cornered in a back bedroom, where, his pants still down around his legs, Mark Stanton Curtis was handcuffed and read his rights.

Clearly it was a setup. The Comrade is innocence personified. Just like Julian Assange. And the SWP conducted a campaign of harassment against the raped black girl’s family by burning a cross on their lawn.

And when he got out of jail, there was this…

Curtis was joined at the celebration by several other speakers. “Tonight, we celebrate Mark’s release because now he can join in the struggle along with a new generation of dangerous young men and women,” said Tom Alter, a leader of the Young Socialists in Chicago and member of the YS national steering committee.

Here’s the War on Women. Brought to you once again by the left. Clearly the American SWP can teach some lessons in Rape Socialism to the UK SWP.


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