It's not anti-Semitism. It's anti-Zionism. No wait, it's still anti-Semitism.
The Communist ANC was always anti-Semitic despite the presence of Jews within its ranks, but that had never stopped the actual Communist Party in the USSR. Lately its level of anti-Semitism has gotten a bit much.
A concert at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa featuring Israeli saxophonist Daniel Zamir turned ugly Wednesday night when members of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) group began to sing, “dubula e juda” (“shoot the Jew”) as concert attendees were entering the music hall
The SA Jewish Board of Deputies wrote a letter to the African National Congress on Sunday to act against hate speech on a Twitter account that was believed to belong to the ANC Youth League.
“We were appalled to learn that earlier that day (Sunday) via a Twitter site presumably used by the ANCYL, namely @ANCYLVote2014, a message calling for the killing of Jews was tweeted,” the board said in its letter.
And it keeps on getting more blatant, even by the standards of the blatantly racist BDS movement.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel took another step into open antisemitism today when student activists in South Africa placed the severed head of a pig in the kosher meat section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town. The shocking gesture was aimed, the perpetrators said, at preventing “people who will not eat pork to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children.”
Just to get that blood libel in there... in case it was a little too ambiguous. BDS South Africa retweeted this, but then claimed that it isn't responsible.
But the telling tell is all the way at the end.
It is unacceptable that people, especially those who claim to believe in God to buy products from supporters of Israel. We will not allow people who will not eat pork, to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children. Woolworths is NOT Kosher. We cannot allow food like this to be called halaal or Kosher. It is dirty food – the dirtiest food. We have placed the pigs head in Woolworths to show these people of God that Woolworths is Haraam and it is not Kosher.
Haraam is a Muslim Arabic term. So we've got someone who is Muslim or Muslim influenced placing a pig's head. That's the sort of thing Muslims claim is a hate crime when done to them.
But apparently they're fine handling pigs when doing it to others. Except being racist idiots, they did it to themselves.
A Woolworths representative confirmed that the incident had occurred but clarified that while the tweets allege that the pig’s head was placed in the kosher section of the store, the area depicted in the tweets is in fact the halaal food section.
According to the Congress of South African Students though, "We are not being bombastic when we say will bring the supporters of Israel pigs - we are being revolutionary."
I think they're being literal. Literal bigots.