There is an anti-semitic editorial bent at The NY Post and has been for some time. It was always subtle and insinuated, but today they took the mask off, and it is ugly. 'Who doesn't want the Jew dead?"
The Post sanctions his murder because they allege that he is a "slumlord." Ground Zero mosque Rauf is a slumlord -- why did we never see a front page like this on Rauf? Ground Zero developer Sharif el Gamal defaulted on multiple bank loans and tax bills -- why didn't they run a front page like this?
Why haven't they called for the murder of all landlords whose buildings have issues? Mr. Stark was never convicted of anything.
Murder victim Max Stark was buried yesterday, leaving behind a wife and eight children. This is outrageous, offensive and disgusting.
Read my column today in The Jerusalem Post.
The above 3/4-page ad appeared in the New York Times in 1943. The ad was placed by the Committee for a Jewish Army of Stateless and Palestinian Jews (CJA), a pressure group founded by Peter Bergson, Broadway impresario Billy Rose, and Ben Hecht, among others, and was in response to an offer that had been made to the Allies by upper-echelon members of the Romanian government to assist in the transfer of some 70,000 Jews from their fascist state to Palestine or elsewhere.
CJA was denounced by mainstream Jewish organizations as alarmist, unethical, and overly militant.
Much the way my work, in particular my savage ads, were denounced by American Jewish leaders. Inaction, submission and cowardice. History repeats itself.
"The Academic Boycott and the Failure of the American Jewish Diaspora," By Pamela Geller, The Jerusalem PostThe venerable American Studies Association (ASA) announced Monday that it would boycott Israeli universities and academic institutions. This is a coup for the BDS movement, as the ASA has 5,000 members and calls itself “the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history.” It is also another sign of the failure of the American Jewish diaspora.Jewish philanthropy to universities is massive. According to the Institute for Jewish & Community Research, 42% of mega-gifts in Jewish philanthropy go to private and public higher education. Learning, scholarship and education are Jewish values paramount above all else, reflected in the Jewish contributions to medicine, science, and technology, and the sheer number of Jewish Nobel Prize winners (in comparison to the tiny number of Jews worldwide). For the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli universities and academic institutions is like holding a chocolate fair and banning chocolate.The ASA declared in a statement: “The resolution is in solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom and it aspires to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians. The ASA’s endorsement of the academic boycott emerges from the context of U.S. military and other support for Israel; Israel’s violation of international law and UN resolutions; the documented impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian scholars and students; the extent to which Israeli institutions of higher education are a party to state policies that violate human rights; and finally, the support of such a resolution by a majority of ASA members.”If the resolution were in solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom, then it would oppose these academic boycotts of Jewish scholars and academics. The ASA’s condemnation of U.S. military and other support for Israel exposes its vicious agenda. U.S. military and other support of Israel is an impediment to the annihilation of Israel. This boycott mimics the Nazi purge of academics and scientists.Israel has not violated international law or UN resolutions, and if these so-called academics had even a rudimentary knowledge of history -- the San Remo resolution, Balfour, the White Paper, and Islamic Jew-hatred -- they would apologize and retreat with their heads hung in shame. The ASA ought to issue a resolution that Islamic anti-Semitism is a violation of human rights, and that calls for a Jew-free “Palestine” are a human rights violation, and the repeated “Palestinian” calls for the destruction of Israel are a monstrous human rights violation.This boycott should also be a grim wake-up call for those swashbuckling Jewish philanthropists who give over their wealth to colleges and universities -- families like Tisch, Stern, Steinhard, Silver, Kimmel, Wasserman, Levy. What is their legacy? They have built the structures and the machinery that are serving the agenda of the annihilationists and Goebbels-inspired hate propaganda.Yet even Jewish students are being taken in by this machinery. Philly.com reported last Saturday that “Jewish students at Swarthmore College have become the first in the nation to break with the global student association Hillel and agree to open their doors to groups and speakers who do not support Israel.”This is more of liberal Jews’ pernicious influence on the next generation of self-hating Jews. As if the Jewish people didn't have enough enemies, reckless and godless Jews are giving birth to our enemies. Clearly, these Jewish kids lack Jewish education and are sorely lacking in truth and history.These little dupes don’t want to work with the non-partisan AIPAC because they said it “didn't seem to be the way to build the diverse political community that we wanted,” according to Swarthmore student Joshua Wolfsun. Genocide and Jew-hatred are now under the aegis of “diversity.”Where are the calls from Muslim students for speakers at Muslim Students Association meetings who will speak in support of Israel and against jihad, clitoridectomies and honor violence?All too many Jewish leaders are more concerned about making sure that Jews don’t speak out too strongly for freedom. In the summer of 2012, I was scheduled to speak for the Zionist Organization of America in Los Angeles – until the Jewish Federation, where the event was scheduled, caved in to the demands of the Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood front group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).And last April, wealthy liberal Jews at the behest of Islamic supremacists managed to intimidate the Great Neck Synagogue on Long Island into canceling a scheduled talk by me (I spoke to an SRO crowd at Chabad Great Neck instead). The Jewish Week, instead of supporting free speech and my message of freedom, ran an op-ed by two vicious leftist reformed rabbis who aligned with the Islamic supremacists in their jihad to shut down my talk. In a shocking violation of their spiritual obligations as clerics, Rabbis Michael White and Jerome Davidson defamed my work and me, while falsely claiming that I was “defaming fellow Americans of a different Abrahamic religion.” They have obviously never read my work — my columns or my books. They falsely accused me of hate speech and had the chutzpah to invoke Jewish teachings.When did these rabbis ever show the same indignation they are showed about my talk when leaders of groups linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and even the convicted murderers of Jewish children, have spoken on college campuses and at mosques in the United States? No wonder Jewish students on college campuses nationwide are so confused.White and Davidson are cut from the same cloth as the Toronto Board of Rabbis, which issued a statement last June expressing that “profound disappointment” with the Jewish group that brought me to Toronto to speak. In condemning me, they didn’t cite one quote from me: not one. I have written two books, hundreds of articles, and nearly 30,000 blog posts, and they couldn’t find one quote. But they will give chum to the sharks by pitting Jew against Jew. It is the mission of the yehudim to speak the truth. Yet those traitorous quislings attacked a fellow Jew who is working in defense of the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and individual rights.Their loyalty to the Jewish people resembles that of Jacob Bender, the Jew who heads up the Philadelphia office of Hamas-tied CAIR. Jews of the American diaspora like Bender and Rabbis White and Davidson (as well as their friends to the north of the Toronto Board of Rabbis), by validating the narrative of the enemies of the Jews, have paved the way for the ASA’s academic boycott of Israel. They have done their work well.
If Obama had sons .......
No word from the racist-in-chief on the escalation of this wave of savagery. The culture from the top down, bottom up. The culture of Obama.
Photo: Byron Smith
NY Post: An Orthodox Jew walking home from work in Brooklyn early Friday was brutally attacked by a pack of thugs playing the “knockout game” — leaving him sprawled on the ground with a giant lump on his forehead, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
Shmuel Perl, who was wearing a yarmulke, [was returning from work] had nearly reached his Borough Park home at 2:45 a.m. when he overheard four drunken punks blabbing about “knockout” — the sick social-media-driven game in which participants sucker punch passers-by with the goal of knocking them unconscious, sources said.
“I was walking home on the way back from my job. I came across a group of people who were walking towards me, and I was able to hear them speaking loudly about this knockout game,” Perl, 24, said in a video interview obtained by The Post.
One of the hoods challenged another in the group, saying, “I know you can’t do it,” as another chimed in, “No, you can’t do it.”
“Yeah, I can do it! Look, I’ll do it to this guy!” one of the gang, a 28-year-old with a lengthy rap sheet, allegedly shouted.
"'Out of control anti-Semitism in the school district. The school failed at every level. This is one of the worst bullying cases I've seen.' The alleged physical attacks against Jewish students included a swastika drawn on a student's face against her will, the severe beating of one with a hockey stick, and repeated slapping of another in the head, according to the lawsuit that Maazel filed in 2012. Maazel adds that the harassment didn't stop, even after the lawsuit was filed."
Pine Bush schools Superintendent Joan Carbone is a classic anti-semite. If Cuomo was serious (and what took him so long?), then he would fire her on the spot. She did nothing when these unimaginable acts of antisemitic violence took place, and she has been actively campaigning to stop a proposed Jewish private school.
Carbone would not comment on the investigation, or on the rampant attacks on Jews district-wide.
Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Town’s Schools NY Times
The swastikas, the students recalled, seemed to be everywhere: on walls, desks, lockers, textbooks, computer screens, a playground slide — even on a student’s face.
Pine Bush, N.Y., School District Faces Accusations of Anti-Semitism
NY launches probe on claims of anti-Semitic bullying CNN, November 9, 2013 (thanks to Christian)
(CNN) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed state police and the Division of Human Rights on Friday to investigate allegations of anti-Semitic harassment in a New York state school district.
"The reports of rampant anti-Semitic harassment and physical assaults at Pine Bush schools, if true, are deeply disturbing," Cuomo said in a statement to the state education commissioner.
"Here in New York State, we have zero tolerance for bigotry or hate based on anyone's religious or ethnic origin, and to that end, I have directed the State Police and the Division of Human Rights, to undergo a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding these acts," Cuomo added.
His statement follows claims and a subsequent lawsuit from five students who attended school in the Pine Bush Central School District and were bullied and harassed, according to their lawyer Ilann M. Maazel.
Maazel describes "out of control anti-Semitism in the school district. The school failed at every level. This is one of the worst bullying cases I've seen."
The alleged physical attacks against Jewish students included a swastika drawn on a student's face against her will, the severe beating of one with a hockey stick, and repeated slapping of another in the head, according to the lawsuit that Maazel filed in 2012. Maazel adds that the harassment didn't stop, even after the lawsuit was filed.
A yellow star on Israeli food? What next -- arm bands with yellow stars?
Barry of Irish4Israel wrote me, "Ireland might be viewed as the most anti Israel country in Europe but we are a growing support group for Israel and we wont let BDS win."
A pro-Israeli activist residing in Dublin, Ireland, was shocked this week when he discovered that a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organization had taped yellow stickers on Israeli products reading "For justice in Palestine, Boycott Israel".Sources in the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said that the phenomenon is severe and it is not by chance that the BDS organization chose to express its protest with a yellow sticker – which is reminiscent of dark days of racism and incitement.Ireland: Israeli products marked with yellow sticker by ivarfjeld
BDS movement places yellow stickers on Israeli products reading 'For justice in Palestine – Boycott Israel'.
Israeli Foreign Ministry : Yellow sticker – reminiscent of dark days of racism, incitement.
A pro-Israeli activist residing in Dublin, Ireland, was shocked this week when he discovered that a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organization had taped yellow stickers on Israeli products reading "For justice in Palestine, Boycott Israel".
The UK is a deeply inherently anti-semitic country. The moments of philo-semitism in UK history (Balfour, Churchill) are historical anomalies.
Only in the fifth paragraph of this Guardian piece do we get any hint that its author doesn't agree with the characterization of Israel as autistic. The top four paragraphs are devoted to a detailed retelling of the case for labeling Israel this way. Most Guardian readers will not read far enough to get to the refutation. They will just read the first few paragraphs and think that the Guardian is agreeing. What kind of refutation doesn't give any indication that it is a refutation until the piece is almost over? What game is the Guardian playing here?
If we accept Israel is metaphorically autistic we lose all hope of change The Guardian, November 1, 2013
Given its history, explaining Israel as a loner that won't play with others is understandable. But nobody can go it alone forever
This week the Israeli government announced final approval for 1,500 new apartments in East Jerusalem. Much of the rest of the world – even the US – complains vigorously about all this highly contentious settlement building. But it makes little difference. Israel doesn't listen. It just keeps on doing its own thing, indifferent to the calls of the international community. The impression given is that Israel doesn't give two hoots what anybody else thinks.
It is, claims French academic Diana Pinto in a recent book, a form of national autism. Back in 2009, French Europe minister Pierre Lellouche called British foreign policy "autistic" for being introverted and self-absorbed. But Pinto's claim is different. She doesn't mean it as an insult – either to Israel or to sufferers from autism (though both may take it that way).
Her argument begins by noting that Israel is brilliant scientifically and technologically. Amazingly, for so tiny a place, it has more companies listed on the Nasdaq, the hi-tech stock market, than all of Europe combined. This start-up revolution has, she insists, replaced the kibbutz as Israel's "conceptual motor". Israel works fantastically well in cyberspace. Perhaps it always has. Zionism, until very recently, has long been a dream, a sort of virtual reality. Those who have, for centuries, been hounded as aliens in other people's lands, might have learnt to live more freely in the imagination than in the harsh reality of poverty and pogroms.
But the flip side of all this prodigy-like technological mastery is a lack of empathy, an inability to meet the gaze or to enter into the emotional reality of its neighbours. In this Rain Man caricature, Israel lives in an existential bubble, cut off (by a wall, both mental and literal) from its surroundings. Walking down the Tel Aviv boardwalk you could be forgiven for thinking you are in Santa Monica rather than the Middle East. This introversion Pinto links with Judaism's lack of interest in religious conversion. "Any attempt to convert others implies finding the best way to interact with them by penetrating into their deepest values and symbols … in brief, dialoguing. Autistic personalities rarely dialogue." In other words, Israel lives in its own little cyberspace, a loner that doesn't play well with other people.
In order to make some sense of Pinto's claim I went online and took an autism test, developed by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen at Cambridge University, imagining myself answering the questions as though I was Israel itself. This shows how curious Pinto's whole argument is. Questions about one's ability to remember dates and phone numbers, or fascination with patterns and categorisation, or desire for routine may suggest autism in a person but how does one answer as a country as a whole? I contacted Baron-Cohen to ask him what he thought.
"I find it unhelpful to use a psychiatric diagnostic term as a metaphor," he sensibly responded. "Unlike the neurological and genetic condition of autism, much of Israel's behaviour can be seen as a reaction to living in war conditions for much of its history." He goes on: "I could imagine a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians one day, and this will be because some basis of trust has been established between the two communities. If I'm right, then the idea that Israel has autism is even more absurd, since autism doesn't just vanish when trust is established. For those who actually have autism, it is a lifelong state of being."
So here then is the real problem with Pinto's metaphor. It is fatalistic, without the possibility of change. History teaches the current situation cannot be permanent. One day, surely, the walls will fall.
President Obama is prevented from “go[ing] against Israel’s desire” by a “massive Zionist organization” that “rules America.” -- NY Times columnist Alaa Al-Aswany
Like Islamic supremacists across the world, the NY Times is throwing off what little mask there is left to reveal its true agenda of hate.
Anti-zionism is merely a marketing tool for annihilationists. Anti-zionism is antisemitism.
New columnist for New York Times is anti-Israel conspiracist Daily Caller, October 24, 2013
In addition to your daily dose of liberal invective, you will now get a monthly infusion of anti-Israel conspiracy on the New York Times opinion page.
Earlier this month, the New York Times announced that it had hired Egyptian novelist Alaa Al-Aswany to write a monthly column for the paper. But according to Egypt scholar Eric Trager of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Al-Aswany buys into the conspiratorial notion that a cabal of Jews controls American leaders.
Writing in the New Republic, Trager explains that Al-Aswany has been able to cultivate an image of himself in the West as an enlightened liberal who ardently opposed the dictatorial regime of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. But his more nefarious views have largely been hidden from the West’s view because Al-Aswany most often expresses them in Arabic, says Trager.
Europe, of all places, should have been vigilant after the last world war. But just the opposite: Europe is drawn towards this savage hatred. They slaughtered 6 million Jews and in the aftermath imported 20 million Muslims, adherents of a vicious Jew-hating ideology -- the source of the new European campaign against the Jews.
The Holocaust, while it was a German initiative, was carried out by every nation in Europe, save for the Danes. There were Dutch Nazis, Polish Nazis -- Europe as a continent decided that it was a good idea to get rid of the Jews. Holland had the highest rate of collaboration with the Nazis, higher than any other country in Western Europe. 95% of Dutch Jews were murdered.
Caroline Glick said in my interview with her that the lesson the Europeans took away from the aftermath of WW2 was insidious. "The lesson that Europe had decided to avail itself to in the aftermath of Auschwitz, was not that evil is bad and that they behaved like monsters, but rather that everything was caused by nationalism, and therefore what we really need to do is have a European Union that will obviate our need for nationalism, so that we can become this transnational gobbletygook, and we'll all get together and therefore we won't have another Auschwitz. But really the lesson should have been is that we were evil and we have to be good. And that is the lesson we have to learn, and and we have to be able and willing to make moral distinctions and stand up for the good and fight evil, and that is something the Europeans refuse to do."
The thing that was bad was that Germany decided to embrace madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic under the Nazis. That is what the problem was; it was not nationalism per se. And it's still not nationalism.
They took all the wrong lessons from WW2 and applied them, while ignoring the only lesson that's really relevant from WW2, which is that you have to choose good and defend good and fight with the intention of defeating evil.
But this time -- it's different. Jews are fleeing Europe. But the invaders have their sights set on the bigger prize. Europe is doomed, by its own hand.
"Fearful of anti-Semitism, 22% of European Jews hide identity" Times of Israel, October 18, 2013
Major nine-country survey finds 40% of French Jews won’t wear Jewish symbols, 91% of Hungarian Jews see rise in anti-Semitism
Almost a quarter of respondents in a major survey of Jews from nine European countries said they avoid visiting places and wearing symbols that identify them as Jews for fear of anti-Semitism.
Fear of wearing a kippah and other identifiably Jewish items was especially strong in Sweden, where 49 percent of 800 respondents said they refrained from such actions, in a survey conducted this year among more than 5,100 Jews by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
In France, 40 percent of approximately 1,200 Jews said they avoided wearing such items in public, followed by Belgium with 36 percent, according to preliminary results from the survey, obtained by JTA.
In total, 22 percent of respondents said they avoided “Jewish events or sites” because of safety concerns.
“The results show that a majority of European Jews are experiencing a rise in anti-Semitism,” Gert Weisskirchen, a former representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for fighting anti-Semitism, said Tuesday at a conference in Kiev.
This coming from Belgium, a country where Jews cannot walk down the street with a kippah, Star of David, or any symbol of Judaism without getting beaten to a pulp.
I suspect that part of the reason Jew-hating Europeans embraced Islam and the sharia is because Islamic Jew-hatred is a religious imperative. So instead of being your everyday, run of the mill Jew-hating nazi, now they are righteous.
Belgian Education Ministry Publishes anti-Semitic Cartoon By Daniel Koren, Shalom Life, September 19th, 2013 (thanks to Diana)The cartoon, as part of a teacher training exercise, compares Israel to the Nazis
The UK has a problem, a very big problem, and it's not Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. If anything, we are the cure for this fatla disease.
Stones and eggs hurled at Hasidic Jewish boys in sickening attack in Sheerness Kent Online, July 25, 2013
Stones have been thrown at a coach carrying Jewish boys before they were egged in a sickening attack in Sheerness.Witnesses saw around seven teenage boys and girls hurling missiles at the vehicle and shouting "go back to where you came from".Moments later, the group of 10 to 14-year-olds were set upon again with eggs.Now a coach firm is warning ethnic minority groups not to visit the Isle of Sheppey in the wake of the attack.The Hasidic Jews, from London, were visiting the town to go to the beach after a trip to Diggerland in Strood on Tuesday afternoon.
Report: Ant i-Semitic incidents up across New York By Luke Funk, Senior Web Producer (thanks to Todd)NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -Anti-Semitic incidents jumped 27-percent in New York last year, according to a new report.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says there were 248 incidents statewide in 2012.
172 of those incident were in New York City, according to the statistics released on Monday.
"Jews are still being targeted in significant numbers across New York State," added Gregg Mashberg, ADL New York Regional Board Chair.
The report compiled incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism. New York had the most anti-Jewish incidents in the country last year, according to the report.
"It is disturbing that we saw almost a 30 percent uptick in the total number of anti-Semitic incidents across the state," said Etzion Neuer, ADL Acting New York Regional Director. "The sharp increase of anti-Semitic vandalism incidents is a reminder that we are still not immune to anti-Semitism."
Germany needs to be very careful -- we know the monstrous depths their Jew-hatred can take them to.
As for the vicious self-hating Jew, Peter Beinart, the antisemites owe you a world of thanks for paving the way for their return. I wouldn't be surprised if Beinart secretly enjoyed the illustration.
German newspaper apologizes for ‘Moloch’ drawing The Times Of Israel, July 4, 2013
Jewish community not mollified; cartoonist angry that his artwork was used in Israel context without his permission
BERLIN (JTA) – A cartoon purportedly showing Israel as a greedy “Moloch,” published in a major German daily, has set off a firestorm of protest, despite an apology by the newspaper.
Artist Ernst Kahl said he was shocked to learn that the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily newspaper used his drawing of a greenish, horned monster being served breakfast in bed by a pale, plump maid — originally created for the German gourmet magazine Der Feinschmecker — to illustrate a review of two new books on Israel, according to German news reports.
Heiko Flottau’s review, with the headline “The Decline of Liberal Zionism,” dealt with American author Peter Beinart’s book, whose title in German translates to “The American Jews and Israel. What is going wrong,” and German TV journalist Werner Sonne’s book “Raison d’état? Germany’s Liability for Israel’s Security.” The article appeared in the prominent paper’s July 2 edition.
A disturbing trend, apparently. Bear in mind that the UK just allowed in Mohammed al-Arifi, who has advocated Jew-hatred and wife-beating and has said this: "Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer."
Local man refused entry into U.K. KCJC.com, June 13, 2013 (thanks to Kenny)
Written by Barbara Bayer, Editor Thursday, June 13 2013 11:00 A local Jewish student was denied entry into the United Kingdom late last month. After being detained for more than nine hours, he was put back on a plane to the United States by customs officials. During that time he was never told why he was being denied entry. He was told his photo and fingerprints have now been placed in a database that will make it difficult for him to obtain entry into the U.K. or any other E.U. country.
The U.K. man who had offered Louis “Chip” Cantor summer work experience and is not Jewish, Kevin Shilling, said the U.K. Border Agency agent he spoke to in his attempt to get Cantor admitted into the country made more than one anti-Semitic comment to him during the telephone conversation they had.
Chip Cantor told his story to two local television stations last week. On Tuesday, June 4, the 23-year-old student told KMBC he was traveling to the U.K. to visit and gain summer work experience and to participate in a fundraiser for a child who has cancer. He left Kansas City on Wednesday, May 29, on an early-morning flight and waited in line to go through customs after landing in the country after 10 p.m. London time. When he got to the front of the line, a female customs agent began looking at his passport and treated him courteously. The routine exercise ended when she noticed the two pages in his passport with Israeli visas.
“I spent my freshman year studying abroad in Israel,” he said.
Cantor is no longer speaking publicly about the incident.
“I am feeling ‘publicized out’ at the moment,” he commented via email.
In the same email, Chip wrote that he never really wanted to tell his story publicly.
“My only real goal with this fiasco is to get my fingerprints and picture removed from their database and the blacked out stamp in my passport removed as well,” he said.
Cantor said he understands people with Israel visas are frequently denied entry into countries all over the world.
“Usually with very little explanation as to why they are being denied entry. It is sad, but it is the reality we are living in. This will, of course, never change my love for Israel, it will only make it grow stronger,” he said.
The Cantor family has contacted the office of Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts for assistance in getting Chip Cantor’s name cleared.
Please read, share, tweet, and facebook-like my piece in Friday's Jerusalem Post. Much thanks to Ted Belman of Israpundit -- he made it happen.
Read the rest.Protester burns Israeli flag with swastika on it in El Salvador Photo: REUTERSLast Monday in the Toronto Star, Rabbi Dow Marmur wrote an article criticizing what he referred to as my “customary rants against Islam,” saying that they would “create tensions between the two communities.”
“Rants against Islam,” i.e. condemnations of Islamic anti-Semitism, hatred of infidels, wife beating, honor killing, clitoridectomies, murder of apostates, denial of the freedom of speech, and so much more. On the heels of three anti-Semitic attacks in Montreal, another Canadian rabbi saw fit to condemn a fellow Jew for the crime of telling the truth about how jihadists use core Islamic teachings to justify various kinds of violence.
Nor was he the first rabbi to do so – a chorus of rabbis have condemned my work, claiming that it interferes with their dialogue with Muslims. But what are these rabbis really accomplishing with his dialogue, other than to obscure the root causes of the Islamic anti-Semitism that is increasing around the world? Rabbi Eric Yoffie recently published a vicious and defamatory piece attacking me in The Jerusalem Post. Where was Yoffie countering “hate” when Islamic jihadists murdered the Fogel family in Israel? Or when jihadists targeted the Chabad house in Mumbai for a savage and bloody attack? Or when Christians are persecuted on an increasingly frequent and violent basis in Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia and elsewhere? Instead, he opposes me for standing up against this real hatred.
Jewish dissembling and obfuscation about the religious motives behind the jihad against the Jews only serves the enemies of the Jewish people. Now it has become common to assert that if Israel returns to the 1967 lines, there will be peace. But before 1967 the war against the Jews raged, and before 1948 the same war raged against the Jews – led before and during World War II by the then-leader of the Muslim world, the mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. Hitler’s ally, Husseini lived in Berlin during the war, raised a Muslim SS division, and cited Koranic chapter and verse as the mandate to annihilate the Jewish people. This is clear from the texts of his weekly pro- Nazi radio addresses to the Axis powers and the Islamic Ummah.
The 1,400-year history of Jews living in Muslim lands is brutal and oppressive.
Has Marmur never read Bat Ye’or or Andrew Bostom on Islamic anti- Semitism, or Sir Martin Gilbert’s history of the Jews in Muslim lands, In Ishmael’s House? All of them show that Jewhatred is a constant of Islamic history.
More Nazi-like behavior from the unabashedly antisemitic BBC. If I may make a suggestion to the goosesteppers over at the BBC: if they find the word anti-Semitism too long (and it should not be hyphenated, it's one word), "Jew-hatred" is shorter and more accurate. I am sure they can relate to it better.
Thanks to Jihadwatch, June 13, 2013
They're both the same length. "BBC alters title, avoids use of ‘anti-Semitism’ noting the word length, critics ask about ‘Islamophobia,’" from Global Dispatch, June 12:The BBC recently reported the story of the Labor Lord who was suspended for claiming that Jews were responsible for his imprisonment after driving offenses.
Apparently the BBC chose not to use “anti-Semitism” and then claimed the decision was not about changing the tone of the story, but about length.
Instead of using “anti-Semitism”, the Beeb opted for “Jewish claims”, making the story seem like there were claims by Jewish people leading to Lord Ahmed’s suspension.
BBC: Thanks for your email and please accept our apologies for the delay in replying. We try and stick as closely as possible to the words used, so, in this case we used ‘Jewish claims’ in the short space available for headlines to summarise his comments.
READER: Thanks for your reply, but with all due respect that is utter nonsense. ‘Jewish claims’ 13 characters. ‘Antisemitism’ 12 characters. Plus one look at the space available in the headline within the URL will tell you that there is/was PLENTY of space to report factually.
The article offered another challenge for the BBC:
Even more oddly, Islamophobia is also 12 characters yet the BBC has no trouble fitting it into every conceivable manner of headline including, “Islamophobia ‘explosion’ in UK”, “‘Islamophobia’ rises after 11 September”, “UK press ‘fuels Islamophobia”, “Islamophobia ‘just getting worse’”, “Terror jury Islamophobia warning” and finally “Islamophobia since Islam began”.
The word magicians at the BBC appear to have contrived ways to fit Islamophobia’s 12 character bulk into a headline, but can’t figure out how to get anti-Semitism in there.
And the Toronto Board of Rabbis condemns me. Jewish leaders in Canada should be calling for a full investigation of these incidents, instead of demonizing fellow Jews.
Anti-Semitism Dismissed as Motive Despite Three Consecutive Firebombings of Jewish Targets in Montreal Algemeiner, June 9, 2013
A kosher restaurant in Montreal was the target of an arsonist only days after a cafe in the area, also Jewish-owned, was on the receiving end of a similar attack.
A Molotov cocktail was tossed into Chops restaurant during opening hours, sometime before one in the morning Sunday. Nobody was injured and the sprinkler system was able to control the fire. A similar incident occurred at the restaurant in October.
Early Friday morning the Cafe Shalom, which is located in the same neighborhood as Chops, was also hit with a Molotov cocktail. The store was closed at the time and the sprinkler system was able to smother the flames.
Chops owner Ouri Ohayon dismissed the idea that the arson attacks were anti-Semitic.
“There are so many kosher restaurants in the area and this has never been an issue,” he told told The Algemeiner.
He said that grills had been placed on the front windows after the first incident and that there were plans to place a security guard on the premises. The restaurant was planning to be open Sunday night.
A Montreal police spokesperson also told The Algemeiner that it didn’t appear the arson attacks were spurred by any religious or ethnic hatred.
“It appears this is a matter of competition between business places right now more than based on any ethnic or religious reasons right now,” the spokesperson said.
A home in Montreal was also firebombed early Saturday morning. The Bill613 blog reported that a source said the home had a mezuzah. Montreal police could neither confirm this nor if there was any anti-Semitic motive behind the incident.
Way back in 2008 I reported that anti-Semitism in Britain was reaching record levels. And in March I reported that a British Muslim was criticizing the British Muslim community for its deeply anti-Semitic views. But clearly the anti-Semitism isn't restricted to Muslims alone.
British MP to IDF Soldier: ‘You Look Like a Bloody Jew’ (VIDEO) Algemeiner, June 7, 2013
A British MP has been caught on tape by a BBC documentary crew making an anti-Semitic comment, the Commentator reports.
Former Conservative Party Member of Parliament Patrick Mercer, who had to resign his party’s whip following lobbying allegations, was caught on camera making the outrageous comments about a female soldier in the Israel Defense Force.
Mercer is secretly filmed recounting a story of an encounter with a female IDF soldier during a visit he made to the Jewish state. “You don’t look like a soldier to me. You look like a bloody Jew,” he told her.
The MP later said that his remarks had been “misheard.”