In a grotesque social media post, the Secretary of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Mick Napier, has called the late former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks “utter racist swine”.
Lord Sacks died over the weekend, prompting mourning in the Jewish community and tributes from around the world.
The researcher David Collier observed that Mr Napier wrote on Facebook: “Utter racist swine, and moral guide for BBC Radio 4 listeners, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has died. He extended a ‘personal invitation’ to Jews to join him and his racist successor [Chief Rabbi Ephraim] Mirvis on the March of the Flags on Jerusalem Day, ‘dancing with our brave IDF soldiers’ in the settler enclave in [sic]”. Mr Napier repeated the insult on Twitter.
The post was ‘liked’ several times, including by the antisemite and expelled Labour member, Jackie Walker. Comments on the post included “Good riddance!” and “May he rot”.
Mr Napier is an activist who was convicted of aggravated trespass and of failing to follow police orders to leave a Jewish-owned cosmetics store in Glasgow following a prosecution supported by Jewish Human Rights Watch.
Last week, a founding member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and expelled Labour member, Tony Greenstein, lost his case against Campaign Against Antisemitism for calling him a “notorious antisemite”.