Monday, July 01, 2013
'Let's Kick That Little Jew Out Of Britain'
Chip Cantor is an American Jewish student from Kansas. He was headed to the UK to serve a summer internship and to help in a charity event. He had his visa, all of his documentation and his paperwork in order. He left Kansas City on Wednesday, May 29 and after an uneventful flight, he landed at Heathrow in Britain after 10 p.m. London time and waited in line to go through customs.
That's when the fun started:
When he got to the front of the line, a female customs agent began looking at his passport. Chip’s father, Chuck Cantor, said his son told him the customs agent was very pleasant toward him until she saw the Israel stamps in his passport. Then she simply walked away with his passport without speaking a word to him. Chip told his father he estimates she was gone 45 minutes to an hour. He never saw her again.
“He has a lot of Israel stamps,” Chuck said. Chip has been to Israel several times including two programs sponsored by Young Judea — the six-week Machon program and a gap-year program. Chip Cantor graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 2009 and will be a senior in the fall at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Finally, according to Chuck, a different, uniformed customs agent came to see him and told him the agents would be taking his bags and detaining him for questioning. He was not told why.
Once in the interview room Chip told his father that he was told if he changed any of his answers to any questions, he was going to go to prison.
“He said, ‘Why would I change my answers? I told you the truth,’ ” Chuck said.
According to the Chronicle, Chip wasn’t allowed to be in sight of his luggage and eventually was put into what he described to his father as a detention cell.
“At some point a woman who was wearing a burka came to the cell to photograph him,” Chuck said. At that point he was fingerprinted as well.
As she was doing this, she said to him, “We’re putting your name and fingerprints and photos into a database. From now on it is going to be very difficult for you to ever travel in the United Kingdom or anywhere in the E.U. It will be up to each individual country to decide if they want to admit you.”
Chuck said Chip kept telling the customs agents he had not committed any crimes or done anything wrong. Eventually another agent came to tell Chip he was being deported.
After being held in detention for several hours, Chip was given the opportunity to call his father. His father spoke directly to the customs agent involved one Philip G. Yeomans.
According to Chuck Cantor, the conversation with Yeomans went nowhere and ended up with Yeomans hanging up on him. He then phoned Kevin Shilling, the managing director and owner of Shilling Communications, the British company where Chip was supposed to be employed for the summer. What happened next is revealing:
It was about 3 a.m., London time. Shilling, who is not Jewish, called Yeomans.
Shilling noted that while the conversation didn’t accomplish anything, Yeomans made several anti-Semitic comments. At one point, Shilling recounted, when Shilling was explaining the reason Chip was in the country, the customs agent told Shilling that Chip should have lied to the customs agent, adding, “A Jewish kid would find that easy.”
Yeomans, the custom agent, also told Shilling any additional attempts to aid Cantor would be useless and “the little Jew will be on his way back to his rich daddy,” in a matter of hours.
Chip said he was given only a half of a sandwich and very little water throughout the nine hours of detention. In the morning, Chip was escorted to the plane by another customs agent for a flight back to the United States. “The guy walks him onto the plane and in front of everyone, like a prisoner, he says here is this man’s passport. Do not give him his passport until you land in the United States,” Chuck said he was told. The American Airlines purser told Chip that, in 17 years flying internationally, he had never seen anything like it.
It used to be that it was only Arab countries that would refuse to allow anyone in with Israeli stamps on their passports. Apparently the UK is adopting this standard as well.
This is simply one of a number of anti-semitic incidents that are becoming more common in Britain as the country's restless Muslim population and those that are anxious to appease them become more open.
Let’s not forget that until recently, Israelis in general could not safely travel to Britain without the danger of being arrested if they’d served in the military (which is almost everyone) or worked for the Israeli government.Apparently the definition of 'Israelis' has been extended somewhat.
You know, it’s a funny thing…a lot of people have written before on how those nations whom have oppressed the Jews always end up on the short end of history, no matter how powerful they were.
When Britain controlled the Palestine Mandate, it did its very best to exclude Jews and import Muslims wholesale into what was legally supposed to be the Jewish homeland, even on the eve of the Holocaust when European Jews were desperate for refuge.
In 1948, less than 3 years after Auschwitz was liberated, Britain did it’s best to see to it that Israel was destroyed at birth, even arming and training the Arab armies in spite of their openly expressed goal of a jihad that would murder or drive out every Jew in Palestine. It was British officers under the notorious anti-semite Col. John Glubb who oversaw the ethnic cleansing of every Jew in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem by Jordan’s Arab Legion.
It may be coincidental, but after 1948, Britain lost its empire and much of its role as a world power.
It seems nowadays they are more than happy to appease the increasingly restless Muslim population they imported at the Jew’s expense.
I can’t help wondering if in response, they will end up losing what’s left of themselves as a free country.
That aside, there's a message here for certain American Jews. You can be as 'anti-Zionist' as you want...but you're still considered a Jew and a pariah to your fellow 'anti-Zionists' when it really comes down to it.
To these people, all Jews are 'Israelis'. Much more convenient for them that way.
What probably happened here is that several Muslims who worked in this department(and my correspondents tell me that customs at Heathrow is notorious for being staffed by a great many of them) decided to exercise their power in this noxious way. I guarantee you that nothing will happen to them.
Although I don't doubt that Cantor may receive some kind of bogus 'apology', seeing as it's tourist season.
Anyone planning a trip to Britain ought to consider this story before making their holiday plans.
The more things change, the more they stay the same...
(h/t Louie Louie, Gates of Vienna, and Vlad for the video)