West Dunbartonshire Councillor’s Correspondence With “Hamas Supporter”?

I was contacted by someone going by the name ‘Mustafa’, who forwarded me correspondence he claims he had with West Dunbartonshire councillor Jim Bollan:

Thought you may want a copy of my conversation by e-mail with Jim Bollan – he confirms he is aware of and concerned about the Rotary Club and Freemasons too because of their Zionist agendas (straight from Article 22 of Hamas charter): As you will see he needs proof before acting against them though – but oddly needed no proof against Israeli book publishers ??

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Mustafa writes:

Bollan responds:

Mustafa writes again:

Bollan responds:

For the record, article 22 of the Hamas Charter states:

The Powers which Support the Enemy
The enemies have been scheming for a long time, and they have consolidated their schemes, in order to achieve what they have achieved. They took advantage of key elements in unfolding events, and accumulated a huge and influential material wealth which they put to the service of implementing their dream. This wealth [permitted them to] take over control of the world media such as news agencies, the press, publication houses, broadcasting and the like. [They also used this] wealth to stir revolutions in various parts of the globe in order to fulfill their interests and pick the fruits. They stood behind the French and the Communist Revolutions and behind most of the revolutions we hear about here and there. They also used the money to establish clandestine organizations which are spreading around the world, in order to destroy societies and carry out Zionist interests. Such organizations are: the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, B’nai B’rith and the like. All of them are destructive spying organizations. They also used the money to take over control of the Imperialist states and made them colonize many countries in order to exploit the wealth of those countries and spread their corruption therein. As regards local and world wars, it has come to pass and no one objects, that they stood behind World War I, so as to wipe out the Islamic Caliphate. They collected material gains and took control of many sources of wealth. They obtained the Balfour Declaration and established the League of Nations in order to rule the world by means of that organization. They also stood behind World War II, where they collected immense benefits from trading with war materials and prepared for the establishment of their state. They inspired the establishment of the United Nations and the Security Council to replace the League of Nations, in order to rule the world by their intermediary. There was no war that broke out anywhere without their fingerprints on it: “…As often as they light a fire for war, Allah extinguishes it. Their efforts are for corruption in the land and Allah loves not corrupters.” Sura V (Al-Ma’ida—the Tablespread), verse 64 The forces of Imperialism in both the Capitalist West and the Communist East support the enemy with all their might, in material and human terms, taking turns between themselves. When Islam appears, all the forces of Unbelief unite to confront it, because the Community of Unbelief is one. “Oh ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk, who would spare no pain to ruin you. Hatred is revealed by [the utterance of] their mouth, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have made plain for you the revelations if you will understand.” Sura III, (Al-Imran), verse 118 It is not in vain that the verse ends with God’s saying: “If you will understand.”

Antisemitism, pure and simple.

So while we already knew Bollan considered Hamas to be “freedom fighters”, if this correspondence is authentic, what I believe it shows is:

  • He considers himself to be “a strong supporter” of Hamas (as evidenced by his lack of a denial when characterized this way)
  • He is willing to accept the most vile of antisemitic conspiracy theories
  • He would be willing to act against an organization for merely behaving in a “pro Zionist way”

Which I think says a lot about his true motivations in bringing forward the motion to ban books from Israel.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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