Holly Kal-Weiss is the very model of a modern social justice warrior. She’s also a pretty stereotypical representative of the ‘refugees welcome’ type. This is why I’ve picked her to be the subject of this article. Many of the characteristics she displays are also displayed by others involved in the dubious ‘refugees welcome’ movement. In my experience, it doesn’t matter whether the ‘refugees welcome’ wally is coming from a religious or a non-religious political background, if they are active in this field then they have a few things in common: woolly-headed thinking, herd mentality and rabid commitment to a very questionable cause.
I’d just like to add that Ms Kal-Weiss may be a pleasant person, kind to animals and good with children and all that, but one thing is for certain and that is that the political views and actions expressed by and undertaken by Ms Kal-Weiss stink to high heaven. Her actions have been in my view counter-productive and could play a part in endangering Britons in the future. Her views are incredibly naïve and justifiably unpopular. She has blatantly used emotional and emotive appeals to garner support for this classic example of a campaign that can be fairly described as ‘the compassion and justice of fools’. She is also a supporter of the open borders campaign by the leftist and increasingly Muslim-influenced group Citizens UK, an organisation that this blog has a lengthy article about, explaining who they are and why Citizens UK should not be trusted. This article can be found in two parts here and here.
An issue that personally concerns me is also that the actions of Ms Kal-Weiss, and her public association with a synagogue, have the potential to tarnish the image of the British Jewish community as a whole. Her actions disgust non-Orthodox Jews of the political Right such as myself and may give the false but dangerous impression to some non-Jews, that all Jews are gung-ho about opening Britain’s borders up to these dangerous invaders. I can assure all my readers, both Jewish and non-Jewish, that this is not the case.
I first encountered Holly Kal-Weiss, or at least became aware of her when she managed to get herself stopped from taking supplies to the invaders (I refuse to call them ‘refugees’ as decent genuine refugees should not be conflated with the scum of Calais) resident in the Jungle camp in Calais. According to a London-based newspaper, The Jewish News, the border staff at Folkstone prevented Ms Kal-Weiss, who was driving a car load of aid donated to the invaders in the Jungle camp, from boarding a Euro tunnel train. She then travelled to Dover and tried to board a ferry but was also stopped from travelling. She was stopped, quite rightly in my view, by border staff on the instructions of the French authorities as a danger to the public order and internal security of France. This naïve and foolish person seems to be good at persuading kind people to donate aid to what are in reality a bunch of violent thugs, ponces and jihadists, but who are convincing the likes of Ms Kal-Weiss that they are needy refugees.
Here’s the Jewish News article in question. As is usual policy for this blog the original text from the Jewish News is in italics whereas this blog’s text is in plain text.
The Jewish News said:
Jewish special needs teacher has been prevented from delivering aid collected by Jewish donors to migrants in Calais.
Some may think that when it comes to the matter of the truth about the nature of the Calais Jungle camp residents the person in greatest need of special education here is Ms Kal-Weiss herself. Anyone with an ounce of common sense and the ability to undertake their own researches on this issue, or even those who have to travel back and forth through Calais for work, knows that the Calais camp is not full of desperate toddlers or peaceful people who are fleeing the immediate and deadly effects of war. I know that, you know that and the questions that this raises are why wasn’t Ms Kal-Weiss aware of it and if so why didn’t she divert her admirable sense of moral duty to something more worthwhile? If someone like the Rebel Media reporter Lauren Southern can do a random survey of the Camp and find few genuine ‘Syrians’ and that the bulk of the residents of the camp are economic migrant country shoppers then why couldn’t Ms Kal-Weiss do the same? I feel sorry for the people at Finchley Reform Synagogue and local schools, probably after being persuaded to do so by Ms Kal-Weiss and those of a similar ilk, who have contributed goods and money to what is in reality a most unworthy cause. Contributing to these fake ‘refugees’ in Calais is at best foolish, at worst it is an act which feeds those who, if they had the chance, would kill us.
Holly Kal-Weiss was turned away by border officials on Friday, with authorities claiming she is “a danger to public order or internal security.”
A sensible decision by the French authorities and the British border staff. The French police were trying to get to grips with a very dangerous and volatile situation viz a viz the Jungle camp. The very last thing that the French authorities needed at that time was either deluded ‘Lady Bountiful’s’ like Ms Kal-Weiss, violent ‘open borders’ activists or Leftist thugs posing as ‘aid workers’. The decision to exclude Ms Kal-Weiss from France at that time was in my view very justifiable.
She told Jewish News, she “was refused entry both at the Euro tunnel and at Dover and told by the British Police that I was most likely banned for the weekend so suggested I did not try again.”
It looks like this person was quite properly flagged up as a potential problem by the French security forces.
Kal-Weiss, 51 said the “only explanation given was that there was a ‘demonstration today’”, which prevented her from making her way across the channel to deliver aid including tents, sleeping bags and food.
Exactly! There was a major demonstration, probably a violent one involving far Left open borders activists along with violent migrants and by allowing in Ms Kal-Weiss the situation could quite conceivability have been inflamed. I’m pretty disgusted that she was taking food and shelter to a group of people who were showing themselves on a daily basis to be violent thugs and very much not the sort of person who any of us would like as a neighbour. I applaud the desire to do good, to be charitable and to do acts of tzdakah, but this impulse must be tempered by the use of a bit of good judgement. Sadly Ms Kal-Weiss and others who’ve got behind the ‘refugees welcome’ movement, have so often displayed a monstrous lack of such good judgement. If people want to help genuine refugees then the best way to do it is to send aid to the immediate area of the conflict not to campaign to bring such people to the UK and certainly not to feed and clothe the bunch of violent thugs who were resident at Calais and have now been spread around France, much to the chagrin of many rural French communities.
The aid, she told the paper, was collected by her synagogue Finchley Reform, Jewish primary schools Eden and Alma, and non-community groups like the Jamie Oliver Foundation.
As I said previously, I applaud the impulse to do good, but surely people could have found a better outlet for their altruism than the fake refugees of Calais? They could have helped genuine refugees in Africa or Asia. They could have donated stuff to a food bank in the UK. They could have, as to my knowledge at least one British synagogue did, adopt the veterans Mental Health charity Combat Stress as a chosen charity for one particular year. I also think that it’s sometimes right to help the desperate stranger in distress but we also need to make a judgement as to whether the particular desperate stranger in question is going to chop our heads off when they get back on their feet. I take the view that yes the Bible says: ‘Do not oppress the stranger because you were once strangers in the land of Egypt’ but I’m afraid that when the stranger is carrying a big stick or who belongs to a tribe that has a reputation for carrying big sticks and using them, then all bets are off.
Holly added that she has been to Calais at least a dozen times in the last year without problem. “I have never broken the law and have never been banned or refused entry from any country ever. I am hardly a danger to anyone.”
Ms Kal-Weiss may state that she has never ‘broken the law’ but she has certainly come to the attention of the French authorities because of her hobnobbing round with the very people whom the French need to get rid of and whom their government and people must now regret were let in to the country in the first place.
Calling the refusal of her aid delivery “disgraceful”, the mother of two who teaches dyslexic children added that “I’m trying my best to help innocent people who have fled war.”
It’s not a ‘disgraceful’ refusal of an ‘aid package’ as Ms Kal-Weiss says, it’s the judicious interdiction of a person who is part of the reason why the Calais camp existed for so long. Those like Ms Kal-Weiss have helped to sustain and enhance the camp which has increased its viability and fed and clothed those who were indulging in near deadly attacks on British lorry drivers among others. She’s also very much mistaken in her statement that the residents of the Calais camp are ‘innocents’ who have fled war. The way the residents of the camp have behaved among one another and how they’ve behaved to British and other European citizens, does not scream ‘innocents’ to me nor to many others. They are also not refugees by any of the current definitions. For one they’ve crossed the borders of a number of safe countries in order to get to the Calais area. If they were genuinely in fear of their lives, and such people do exist, then they would have settled at an intermediate safe destination, kept their heads down, worked hard and done their best to both be and appear grateful for their lives. If they were genuine, proper refugees then they would not be attacking people, raping women in the camp nor would they be whining about not being able to get to the welfare nirvana of the United Kingdom.
Reading this story gives me the impression that Ms Holly Kal-Weiss has made a really poor choice of campaign in which to become involved. Furthermore it’s a dangerous as well as a foolish choice. What’s worse is that she’s managed to draw other people, good people many of whom may have come from refugee backgrounds themselves, along with other groups, into a plot to feed the dangerous individuals, many of whom are hell bent on coming to the UK and bringing their potential danger here.
There is a terrible and tragic irony about this particular case and about those involved in it. Neither Ms Kal-Weiss nor those who have been hoodwinked and persuaded, in good faith, into supplying aid to the Calais camp residents, seem to be aware that a large number of those whom they have been feeding come from cultures that are very obviously some of the most Jew-hating on earth. It’s right that synagogues should continue to help people in distress and help people in need but there needs to be an end to this foolish practise of this sort of ‘scatter-gun tzdakah‘ that could end up supporting or importing to the UK those who will one day behead Jews merely for being Jews.
Although this article concentrates on the foolishness of Ms Kal-Weiss, we need to remember that she is not alone. There are a large number, although thankfully not too huge a number I might add, of equally foolish people. Their backgrounds are various. Some come from the secular political Left, some like Ms Kal-Weiss come from a synagogue and others come from Church-based groups. Some others are merely what the entertainer Noel Coward once referred to as ‘excessive humanitarians’. However what they do have in common is an overbearing sense that they should ‘do good’ but by appalling judgement they end up doing bad by backing causes like ‘refugees welcome’. For such people it’s the act of doing good that matters but sadly this act is not tempered in any way by any considerations about whether what they are doing is correct, right, just or sensible. For the committed ‘refugees welcome’ activist, any questions about whether what they are doing could result in disaster is hardly, if ever, considered.
Jewish News article on Holly Kal-Weiss
Part One of an article about the disturbing left wing/Islam influenced ‘community organisation’ Citizens UK
Part Two of an article about the disturbing left wing/Islam influenced ‘community organisation’ Citizens UK
More on Holly Kal-Weiss
Holly Kal-Weiss signed the ‘Bring the children here’ petition set up by the leftist and Islam influenced Citizens UK group.
Company Director information for Ms Kal-Weiss
I tried to politely engage with Holly Kal-Weiss on this issue but just like so many other Social Justice Warror types she has blocked me on Twitter. SJW’s really don’t like their views challenged. Colleagues who’ve seen her Twitter feed at @holly_kal tell me that it’s stuffed full of guff about the ‘poor refugees of Calais’ and shows zero consideration for those who may end up as victims of the ‘refugees’ that they are supporting. My colleague tells me that he was particularly tickled by the photograph below that Ms Kal-Weiss retweeted containing with the author of the Tweet described as ‘children’. I looked at the image and saw no ‘children’, just a bunch of thuggish looking, possibly dangerous Middle Eastern men aged I’d guess between late teens to late 20’s. It seems that these ‘refugees welcome ‘ types are now lying to themselves as well as to the rest of us about the nature of the people they are helping.