Now vile SU refuse to commemorate Holocaust…because it’s ‘eurocentric and colonialist’

What is wrong with these people

Deluded student politicians have rejected a motion to commemorate the Holocaust – after claims it would be “eurocentric” and “colonialist”. 

A motion was proposed at the Goldsmiths Students’ Assembly yesterday to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and victims of genocide.

Education officer Sarah El-alfy urged students to vote against the proposal, rejecting it as “eurocentric”.

This comes a day after it emerged the NUS voted against a motion to condemn ISIS and support the Kurdish resistance on the grounds of “Islamophobia”.

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Sarah El-alfy, Goldsmiths’ Education Officer rejected the motion to commemorate the Holocaust

One student added: “The motion would force people to remember things they may not want to remember.”

Another suggested she couldn’t commemorate the Holocaust because she thought the Union was explicitly “anti-Zionist”.

One of the students present said the proposal should be voted against as it would affect the Union’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The unfortunately-named President Howard Littler said after: “Someone brought up Israel-Palestine out of the blue but I made a point of information and said I didn’t want to conflate the two.”

He later audaciously added that the whole thing is just “a storm in a teacup”.

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Auschwitz train station

The motion was proposed by Goldsmiths student Colin Cortbus who is also a Tab reporter and helped write this story.

His motion – which is posted below in full – failed with just one vote in favour from Colin out of an estimated 60 present.

Would you vote for or against the motion? Read it in full and have your say

Motion for the Student Union to commemorate the victims of genocide, totalitarianism and racial hatred

The Student Union recognises the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust, of the other genocides, of totalitarianism and racial hatred. It further recognises that commemorating the victims of genocide, racial hatred and totalitarianism, and promoting public awareness of these crimes against humanity, is essential to sustaining and defending democratic culture and civil society, especially in the face of a resurgence of neo-fascism, racial hatred and neo-Stalinism across Europe.

The Student Union shall organise commemorative events for students and members of the public on Holocaust Memorial Day (27th of January), on the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism (23rd of August annually), on the Holodomor Genocide Memorial Day Act (4th Saturday in November, Annually) and on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (24th April annually).

The SU have yet to release minutes as they agree on the contents for the next meeting on 18th November.

But those attending are encouraged to live-tweet the event using the hashtag “GSUAssembly”.

One student named T. Walpole, present at the Assembly, objected: “Our union is anti-Zionist.”

They added: “This is a colonialist motion. Vote it down.

“White people should not be proposing motions to condemn genocides without a lot of thought. This does not have that thought.”

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GSU Education Officer Sarah El-alfy pleased that a proposal to commemorate the Holocaust was rejected

LGBTQ* Officer Cyd Thomlinson also said the motion was “time wasting” and called the proposer “a toddler throwing a tantrum”.

They boasted: “We did just collectively destroy his self esteem if that helps.”

Thomlinson also argued for the inclusion of the Transgender Day of Remembrance in the motion but did not propose an amendment for it.

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Union President Howard Littler said: “I think this is a storm in a teacup to be honest.

“There was a broad range of political backgrounds in the room. There was the opinion that the motion could have been more inclusive.

“We intend to bring in a more exhaustive list to add to the Holocaust motion at the next meeting.

“If we are going to support memorial days we want to make it a better motion.

“We have put on events to commemorate the Holocaust before. The opposition here came from wanting to make the motion include a broader list of things to remember.”

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GSU President Howard Littler

Sarah El-alfy added: “While the motion seemed sound at first, and I completely agreed with its sentiments, remembrance days should not be reduced to a list of European historical dates only.

“With our long history of pushing for diversity and recognition of multiple struggles, and considering it is currently Black History Month, I feel the motion didn’t go far enough.

“If we’re going to pass a commemorative motion, we ought to do it properly, hence why I offered to sit down with the Proposer and rewrite it in time for next Student Assembly.

Just yesterday it was revealed the NUS voted against a proposal to condemn ISIS and support the besieged Kurds on the grounds of “Islamophobia”.

The proposal offended Black Students Officer Malia Bouattia, who said: “We recognise that condemnation of ISIS appears to have become a justification for war and blatant Islamaphobia.

“This rhetoric exacerbates the issue at hand and in essence is a further attack on those we aim to defend.”

In the same meeting the NUS passed a motion to boycott UKIP and email every student in the country on polling day telling them to do the same – effectively meaning they find it easier to condemn UKIP than ISIS.

  • Lev Raphael

    European dates only? Since when is Armenia in Europe? What ignorance.

  • scottrose

    It’s always such a surprise to learn that Jew haters exist.

  • Harvela

    UKIP will get it sorted .

  • ZzXx

    Israel have alone 13 Nobel prizes, what about the muslim inbreds? some fucking nobel prizes of peace? 13 million jews are doing more for mankind than all those 1.6 billion muslim inbreds.

  • Kancer Ninth

    Don’t let your forefathers that fought & fell to free Europe die in vain.

  • CommonSense

    “LGBTQ Officer Cyd Thomlinson also said the motion was “time wasting” and boasted: “We did just collectively destroy his self esteem if that helps.” What a MORON! Does Cyd know that the Nazis collectively destroyed the gays during the Holocaust?!! Fools that don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. If Cyd thinks they are winning brownie points for the gay community by siding with the anti-Semitic, anti-Zionists, Cyd better ask them if he’d be hanged and mutilated for being gay if Cyd ever visited any Arab country. Whereas Israel has one of the biggest gay pride events in Tel Aviv and IDF soldiers are free to be openly gay without repercussions. Cyd, you’re a tool and a fool!

  • JackBlack1

    Not surprised Goldsmiths did this, considering they acknowledge themselves as a racist union by claiming they are “Anti-Zionist”, therefore saying they are opposed to the self determination of an entire people. The next show by their drama society is probably “The Death of Klinghoffer”

  • HighlandScot

    Who gives a damn if it is “Eurocentric”? We live in Europe, thus we are Eurocentric.

    Tolerance is the cancer of the modern left. We have become a joke where we are so emasculated and pathetic that we shrug our shoulders when these newcomers deliberately rape English children en mass in the North of England.

    I’m Scottish and so upset we voted Yes to stay in this pathetic country.

    Patriotic English people, I have your back in the coming conflict.

  • there are a lot of initials flying around without explaining context.

  • Sydney Carten

    only zionists think the holocaust is worth remembering?

    it’s a HUMAN RIGHTS issue, it’s got very little to do with the state of Israel and its politics.

  • Greg Burton

    Too bad, just when we were just about to figure out that many of the
    NaZis who planned and implemented the Holocaust had Jewish blood.

    That those who perpetrated the Holocaust, the Zionists, who belonged to the (Masonic) Illuminati conspiracy “sided with the Luciferian German Nazis (Hitler) to exterminate millions of their own race in what amounted to an inter-Jewish civil war and ethnic cleansing operation. Those who opposed this occult alliance were sent to the concentration camps.

    I believe that if we study the Holocausts of the modern era…the Boer War, the Armenian genocide, the NaZi Holocaust, many of the so-called pogroms, the Russian genocide during the reign of the Bolsheviks, Pol Pot and Cambodia, and even little known events like the Christeros revolution in Mexico and the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki, all are related to Satanic Secret societies exacting revenge against those who would rebel against them.

    Too bad, just as the truth is to come out, the students are abandoning Holocausts studies.

  • JohnGa1t

    As an old white former student from a long long time ago I have to ask, is this real?

    Really, is this real?


  • Matt Bowyer

    Left wingers in “support the hard-line Muslims and fuck the Jews” shocker.

    I’m not shocked.

  • Philo_semite

    No surprise there. In the eyes of left-wingers, being racist is fine if it’s against Jews. Just ask Jeremy Corbyn.

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