Footballer Nicolas Anelka is no different than many other Muslims, he is a racist Islamofascist. His anti-Semitic salute after scoring was blatant racism inciting racial hatred to the millions of viewers around the world.
According to the FA’s own rules Anelka should be banned for five matches minimum for any kind of racism and could be extended, however, depending on “aggravating” factors. Uefa’s Article 14 of their own disciplinary regulations states that “any person who insults the human dignity of a person or group of persons … on the grounds of skin colour, race, religion or ethnic origin, incurs a suspension lasting at least 10 matches.”
Liverpool player Luis Suarez was given a lengthy ban for something racist he said to Patrice Evra on the pitch. What Anelka has done openly in front of the TV cameras for all to see should be considered as inciting racial hatred. The FA say they are investigating although i can’t see what investigating they have to do as the pictures show exactly what he did.
Why should Anelka be treated any different just because he is a black Muslim ?????
If it was a white non Muslim making a Nazi salute live on TV would the FA only be investigating the matter? No he would have already been charged by the FA and told he is looking at a large ban. Likewise all the groups that are well funded off the anti-racism gravy train would be foaming at the mouths now making TV appearances about how he should be banned for life and charged by police.
Look at the stink kicked up when Paolo DiCanio was appointed Sunderland manager because he had been pictured many years earlier whilst playing for Lazio in Italy making a fascist salute. Far left goons from anti racist groups like UAF and Hope Not Hate were queuing up for TV interviews to slate him publicly. Yet when it is a Muslim being racist there is no stink kicked up or no commie outrage.
The UAF website has absolutely nothing about it. While fellow leftists HnH have a statement stating
HOPE not hate & Show Racism the Red Card today call upon West Bromwich Albion footballer Nicholas Anelka to clarify the intent behind his actions yesterday.
We would ask that Nicholas apologise and make clear that not only is he not an antisemite, but that he also condemns all forms of antisemitism
Double standards by the anti racist groups yet again whose whole existence is meant to be opposing fascism/racism. Clearly racist Islamofascists don’t count.
Anelka’s ‘Nazi’ salute storm: Striker could face lengthy FA ban for offensive goal celebration along with sanctions in France
By GERRY COX and PETER ALLEN IN PARIS PUBLISHED: 16:02, 28 December 2013 | UPDATED: 11:08, 29 December 2013 Controversial striker Nicolas Anelka is to be the subject of a Football Association investigation after allegations that he used an anti-Semitic gesture to celebrate his first goal in West Bromwich Albion’s 3-3 Premier League draw at West Ham on Saturday. Anelka, who scored twice in five minutes before half-time, celebrated his first goal with a gesture known in France as ‘la quenelle’ (the dumpling). The gesture, with the left hand held across the shoulder of the right arm pointing downwards, is also known as a reverse-Nazi salute. France’s Sport Minister Valerie Fourneyron said of the celebration: ‘Anelka’s gesture is a shocking provocation, disgusting. There’s no place for anti-Semitism on the football field.’
It was invented by controversial French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala and was condemned recently by France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls as anti-Jewish. Valls said he would ‘do anything to prevent Dieudonne from campaigning for anti-Semitism and racism’.Dieudonne is a friend of Anelka’s and the two men have been pictured making the gesture together.The comedian has been derided for his far-right views and prosecuted for making anti-Semitic comments.
Friends: West Brom acting head coach Keith Downing says that the gesture was a dedication from Anelka (right) to his French comedian friend Dieudonne (left), which Anelka reiterated on Twitter
France’s sports minister, Valerie Fourneyron, last night described Anelka’s use of the gesture as ‘provocative, shocking and disgusting’. She added: ‘Anti-Semitism and incitement to hatred have no place on a football field.’Anelka, 34 and born in Paris, converted to Islam in 2004. He did not comment on the uproar over his gesture in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s game but Keith Downing, Albion’s caretaker-manager, said his striker was merely showing support for a friend. ‘He [Anelka] dedicated it to a French comedian that he knows very well. It’s a gesture the comic uses in his act,’ said Downing. Anelka took to Twitter later to confirm: ‘This gesture was just a special dedication to my comedian friend, Dieudonne.’
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere recently received a two-match ban from the FA for making an offensive gesture towards Manchester City fans after his side’s 6-3 defeat. Wilshere’s gesture had absolutely no racial nor political overtones so any punishment meted out to Anelka by football’s rulers could be far more severe. Dieudonne has been convicted six times in France for alleged anti-Semitic remarks. He was fined £6,000 in 2008 for describing Holocaust remembrance as ‘memorial pornography’.
France’s Interior Ministry have said they are considering a ban on Dieudonné’s performances because he regularly uses them to attack the memory of Holocaust victims. Anelka could face punishment in France if his actions can be shown to be offensive, insulting, abusive or political. Almost all English Premier League games are shown live in France, where Anelka is a household name. Philippe Auclair, a respected London-based French football writer, said last night of Anelka’s goal celebration: ‘To use it at the moment is cretinous at best.’
WHAT IS ‘LA QUENELLE’?
- ‘Quenelle’ means ‘scoop’ or ‘dumpling’ and is performed by holding one arm straight by one’s side while touching that arm’s shoulder with the opposite hand.
- It has been described by its critics as a ‘Nazi salute in reverse’ and, thusly, as an expression of anti-Semitism.
- Forty-seven-year-old M’Bala M’Bala, who goes by the stage name of Dieudonne, has turned the ‘quenelle’ into something of a viral trend since first performing it four years ago.
- Once a committed anti-racism campaigner, Dieudonne has since been linked to the political far right in France.
- French interior minister Manuel Valls is considering banning all public performances by the comedian. In the wake of Anelka’s public use of the gesture, which the player stated was simply a ‘special dedication’ to his good friend Dieudonne, French minister for sport Valerie Fourneyron described his actions as ‘shocking’ and ‘disgusting’.
- Anelka has previously been photographed performing the gesture alongside Dieudonne but Saturday’s events brought the debate to England while provoking further outrage and debate in France, where the match was televised.
- Dieudonne, who has past convictions for making anti-Semitic remarks, insists the ‘quenelle’ is merely ‘an anti-establishment gesture’ but his critics are concerned about its motivation.
- When Dieudonne insulted Jewish radio presenter Patrick Cohen this week, French interior minister Manuel Valls vowed to use any legal means necessary to ban any future public appearances by the comedian. Valls told newspaper Le Parisien: ‘Dieudonne has been repeatedly condemned for defamation, insult and incitement to racial hatred. He is a repeat offender and I intend to act with the greatest firmness, under the law.’
- The English Football Association is considering opening an investigation into the possible connotations of the salute. FIFA rules state: ‘1. a) Anyone who offends the dignity of a person or group of persons through contemptuous, discriminatory or denigratory words or actions concerning race, colour, language, religion or origin shall be suspended for at least five matches. Furthermore, a stadium ban and a fine of at least CHF 20,000 shall be imposed. If the perpetrator is an official, the fine shall be at least CHF 30,000.’