Dennis McShame on You!
H/T Jews sans Frontieres.
A Labour BP is at the centre of a RACE ROW after appearing at the
Dr Denis MacShane, MP for
Rotherham, ordered an Egyptian student to "apologise for all Jews killed by Hamas."
MacShane was participating in a debate on the
Middle Eastlast Thursday (October 29th) when he came out with the SCANDALOUS SLUR.
The student, Ossama el Batran, a post-grad at
, made a point of information from the floor requesting the sympathy on behalf of the Palestinian humanitarian plight, which prompted the comments. Darwin College
Pro-Israeli MacShane was putting to the floor whether a "Jew's life is worth anything", when el Batran spoke.
El Batran said, "What about an Arab's life?" At this point MacShane walked towards el Batran, pointing aggressively at him, saying "your Arab life is worth as much as a Jew's life and until you denounce the killing of Jews…This is the Cambridge Union. You are not a Hamas representative."
Hannah Perry, a student of
, commented that the student was "a person ostensibly of no link to Hamas." Downing College
Perry described his behaviour as "unconscionable. He opened with a xenophobic tone which could be excused as light-hearted Franco-bashing with references to Union President Julien Domercq.
"His tone then became more alarming when he replied to a student making a point of information from the floor."
MacShane's shocking remarks were not well received from the floor. "It's fair to say that everyone was relieved when the former Minister of State for Europe, bowing to cries from the floor, took his seat," Perry said.
She added: "I admired said student, who despite this ridiculous, racist attack from an MP, remained calm."
A few minutes later, El Batran demanded that MacShane take back his earlier comments. He said "I request an apology from the second speaker of the opposition for calling me a Hamas representative just because I said a life was a life," to which he received applause from the audience.
Standing up again, MacShane said he wouldn't apologise until el Batran "stand[s] up and apologise[s] to every Jew killed by Hamas in
According to this interesting eyewitness account Dennis McShane was drunk...