Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Self-hating Jews ally with Muslims against Trump - Ed Straker

by Ed Straker

For every Mark Levin, there is a Bernie Sanders

There are Jews, and there are Jews. For every Mark Levin, there is a Bernie Sanders. For every Milton Friedman, there is a George Soros. For every Matt Drudge, there is at least half of a Sulzberger.

Unfortunately, it is the latter kind who have set up an alliance with American Muslims against Donald Trump.

Jolted into action by a wave of hate crimes that followed the election victory of Donald J. Trump, American Muslims and Jews are banding together in a surprising new alliance.

They forgot to mention that of this wave of hate crimes, 95% were against non-Muslims. They worry about:

... ominous talk by Mr. Trump or his advisers about barring Muslims from entering the country and registering those living here had caused all of them to think about Germany in the years before the Holocaust.

It's funny to compare Mr. Trump to the Holocaust in conversations with Muslims. It was Muslims, after all, who formed SS units allied with Adolph Hitler. It was the mufti of Jerusalem who allied himself with Adolph Hitler. In 21st-century America, it is Muslims who vow to wipe out Israel, whether they be Iranian, al-Qaeda, Hezb'allah, Hamas, or members of many other Islamic groups.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, has proposed killing no one – rather, merely reducing immigration from countries in chaos that have unvettable Muslims who may be terrorists. In places where Muslims have freely entered Western countries, like France and Germany, Jews have been repeatedly hunted down and slaughtered by Muslims.

Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League ... received a standing ovation when he declared at his organization's conference in Manhattan last month that if Muslims were ever forced to register, "that is the day that this proud Jew will register as a Muslim."

Trump has never said that Muslims should register; he talked about a registry for immigrants, a registry, by the way, that already exists.

Nearly 500 Muslim and Jewish women, many wearing head scarves and skullcaps, gathered on Sunday at Drew University in Madison, N.J., in what organizers said was the largest such meeting ever held in the United States. It was the third annual conference of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a grass-roots group that now claims 50 chapters in more than 20 states[.] The women spread out inside an enormous sports complex and met in clusters to study sacred texts on the racquetball courts, practice self-defense techniques in the dance studio and, in the bleachers, discuss how to talk to friends whose impression of Islam had been shaped entirely by news of terrorist attacks.

Well, they certainly weren't shaped by all the news of tolerance in Islamic countries, were they? I wonder if the women discussed why there are virtually no Jewish people in Tunisia. Or Sudan. Or Egypt. Or Saudi Arabia. Or Jordan. Or Malaysia, or any other Muslim country. Was Donald Trump responsible for this? Did Trump arrange for all the Jews to be kicked out of these countries?

Are Trump's "alt-right" supporters responsible for the virulently anti-Semitic schooling and media broadcasts that compare Jews to pigs in many of these countries? Is the Iraqi version of Breitbart responsible for all the hate, or is it someone else?

Despite the new cooperation, tensions over Israel continue to flare up. Several Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, recently declared their opposition to Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is a Muslim, becoming the chairman of the Democratic National Committee because of critical statements he has made about Israel.

Nice of the Times to leave it at that. What about Ellison's "uncritical statements" about the virulently anti-Semitic Nation of Islam? Do you think the interfaith workshops touched on that?

While certainly not all Muslims are anti-Semites, there is obviously an enormous strand of anti-Semitism in mainstream Islamic cultures in nearly every Muslim country. Dialogue can be useful, but to ally with a group, many of whose coreligionists want Jewish people dead, against a president-elect who wants to protect us from Islamic terrorism makes no sense. These Jews are putting their love for sharia adherents above their own self-preservation instincts, which is why I call them self-hating. 

Ed Straker is the senior writer at


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