Leftist Anti-Semitism Is Rising in Society, Politics and Religion [Video]

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A cloth used to make anti-Semitic yellow stars, Jewish Museum of Amesterdam

A recent L.A. Times article revealed the growing acceptance of anti-Semitism by Leftists. The gist of the piece was that someone could be anti-Semitic and yet still be a good person.

A columnist for the Los Angeles Times dismissed the accusations of anti-Semitism levied against the leaders of the Women’s March because she said they are “advancing the causes of women.”

The article’s title was revealing. “Can you admire Louis Farrakhan and still advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions.”

The nature of a logical contradiction is that statements are mutually exclusive. That is if one is true the other cannot be true.

It certainly appears that admiring a rabid anti-Semite who also supports the subjugation of women and advancing women’s causes fit the category of a contradiction. However, the Left seems to think this is just fine.

Growing Anti-Semitic Sentiments among the Left in Society

The L.A. Times piece is not a solo declaration. It reflects a growing trend toward anti-Semitism in Leftist ranks.

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One sign of this is personified in Ms. Linda Sarsour. She is the most known of the Muslim apologists who specialize in also promoting feminism.

One of the recent, and more heinous, actions by Sarsour was to defraud the Jewish community in the aftermath of the terrible Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in October of last year.

…anti-Semite Linda Sarsour. The anti-Israel activist seems to have been exposed for cheating the Tree of Life synagogue from money fundraised after the tragic shooting. Now, some money was given to Tree of Life, around $10,000, but that was part of an effort to repair Jewish cemetaries [sic] that were vandalized. Since the shooting, around $240,000 were raised, but it appears little, if any, has been sent to Tree of Life. Of that $240,000-figure, $155,000 went to the the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

Moreover, she is one of three women leaders of the Women’s March specifically accused of anti-Semitism. The others are Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez.

A cultural movement to supposedly empower women seems to be remarkably accepting of anti-Semitic associations. According to World Israel News, Mallory and Perez began their relationship in 2016 sharing anti-Semitic beliefs.

Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, while getting to know one another, talked about the Jews’ “special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people”

These kinds of statements mirror those of Farrakhan himself. It is also revealing neither Mallory or Perez will denounce the more inflammatory anti-Semitic sentiments from the Nation of Islam leader.

Anti-Semitism’s Growing Political Influence

2018 ushered in a new crop of legislators to Capitol Hill. Seldom, if ever, has any newcomer to the U.S. House of Representatives had a more, umm, ‘colorful’ self-introduction than Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D. MI]. Her Muslim sister Rep. Ilhan Omar [D. MN] has already generated controversy for lying in an MSNBC interview about her support of anti-Semitic efforts.

They are two of three Muslims in the new Congress. While that is a decided minority among over 500 people, it hasn’t dimmed the enthusiasm of fellow Muslim Rep. Andre Carson [D. IN].

During a speech at a welcoming event hosted by CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, he said,

It’s more than just about having three Muslims in Congress… I won’t rest until 2020 we have five more members of Congress; 2022 and 24 we have 10 more Muslims in Congress. In 2030 we may have about 30, 35 Muslims in Congress.

He went on to name the heights of Muslim ambition in the United States,

…we could be saying Speaker of the House Ilhan, Speaker of the House Rashida, Senator Rashida, Governor Ilhan, President Fatima, Vice President Aziza. Inshallah (Allah willing).

Rep. Carson’s ambitions are lofty, and out of reach according to demographic predictions at present. However, the anti-Semitism of these three is already evident.

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All three of the new Muslim reps support anti-Israel efforts such as Boycott Divestment and Sanctions or BDS. It is safe to say that none will ever see any action against Israel, governmental or otherwise, that they wouldn’t embrace.

This trend of increasing political power for Muslims is just beginning in the United States. The continent of Europe has experienced this for longer and to a greater degree than anything yet on this side of the pond.

The demographic patterns of Europe present a far graver picture than the numbers in America. The willingness by leaders such as Andrea Merkel to have their countries virtually overrun by Muslim migration has created a seriously heightened anti-Semitic climate culturally and politically.

Xenophobic expressions of hatred against both Jews and Muslims have gained legitimacy with the rise of the ultra-nationalist party, Alternative for Germany (AFD), in the 2017 election. …While the AFD had previous failed to gain the five percent necessary to be represented in the Bundestag elections, experts agree Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to admit 1.5 million refugees in 2015-16 increased anger at home. As a result, AFD saw 92 representatives elected in the 2017 national vote and it is now the largest opposition party in the Bundestag.

The Religious Empowerment of anti-Semitism

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This aspect of Leftist anti-Semitic activity is not well known. However, there is a very real connection between mainstream churches worldwide.

In fact, it is the World Council of Churches that leads the “Christian” anti-Semitic movement. The group NGO Monitor produced a report on Monday, January 14, 2019, concerning the worrisome anti-Jewish actions of the WCC.

…the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program for Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) a group …under the auspices of the World Council of Churches …has brought 1,800 volunteers to Judea and Samaria to “witness life under occupation” – something the WCC does not do in any other conflict zone.

“Life under occupation,” is not-so-secret code for a basic Jews bad, Palestinian good position by the WCC. The report continues,

By singling out Israel, EAPPI embodies anti-Semitism, as defined in the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s working definition.

This is a specific accusation which in previous eras would have produced near-universal condemnation. Yet, the majority of readers here will have heard absolutely nothing about this on any mainstream source today.

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There are two main reasons this news isn’t widely reported with shock and denouncement. One is that the church denominations comprising the WCC represent the organizational leadership which is largely theologically liberal and politically socialist.

In many cases, they are not representative of the general people in the church. This, along with other important reasons, has caused many of these denominations to lose membership in recent times.

The leftist leadership among these “churches” is more and more peddling a gospel of social justice and Leftist salvation. Thus they shrink in size as seekers of real salvation leave, while they curry influence with the social Left in a futile effort to be ‘relevant’ to the culture.

There is no expression of shock, as those who are shocked have rightly left the ranks, or soon will, or have chosen ignorance instead of action. Those who aren’t leaving have no real problem with anti-Semitism, even promulgated by their own church.

It is not roundly denounced because the WCC has sadly been solidly left-wing in belief and action as are the majority of mainstream media. The MSM has no reason to criticize this extensively, especially in light of the more radical Leftism the WCC membership has exhibited before.

The NGO Monitor report continues,

When (the 1,800) volunteers return to their home countries and churches, they engage in anti-Israel advocacy, such as BDS (boycotts, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns and comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

The report points out that during the trip these volunteers spend several weeks living with Palestinians and one day in Israel. They then return with the claim that this is a fair look at both sides of the conflict.

It is truly disturbing to have churches who display the label of Christ act against their Lord who was of Jewish descent himself. Anti-Semitism is non-Christian and sin, regardless of the Leftist puppet WCC’s acts and declarations.

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 2 Peter 2:1-3 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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Originally published in TIL Journal

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9 thoughts on “Leftist Anti-Semitism Is Rising in Society, Politics and Religion [Video]

  1. DT, I side with Stephen on this. This entire article seems to be less about “growing antisemitism”, and more of a rant against Muslim Americans and “Leftists”. I also think the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism is exceedingly broad, self-serving, and Un-American (borderline Stalinist). — YUR

  2. Prejudice and racism on any side is disgusting. It is heart-breaking and seems to me, to be the most prominent way human beings know how to interact with one another. Looking through the eyes of a Palestinian I see pain and fear and looking through the eyes of an Israeli I see pain and fear. All I can say is Maranatha.

  3. PS It’s also important to point out that the Palestinians aren’t stealing land, demolishing houses, illegally detaining and torturing people, or breaking international law.

    • Thank you for your reply. Let me save some time and respond to your “PS”. Here is a news item from yesterday which points out a recent case of Palestinians do indeed ‘illegally detaining and torturing’ others. Bear in mind that the author is an Arab Muslim who has been covering this conflict for over 30 years. Here are his words.
      “A Palestinian mother of three has accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces of torturing her and threatening to rape her during the two months she was held in a PA prison in the West Bank. …Yet, Jbara’s story has barely attracted the attention of the international mainstream media. As far as many foreign journalists covering the Middle East are concerned, a Palestinian woman complaining about torture in a Palestinian prison is not newsworthy. Had she been detained by Israel, Jbara would have most likely made it to the front pages of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines in a matter of minutes. This is the kind of story that the “State of Palestine” does not intend to raise during its chairmanship of the largest bloc of developing countries at the UN. It seems that, from the point of view of the Palestinian Authority leadership, Jbara’s ordeal does not fall within the category of human rights. The PA regularly complains about human rights violations of Palestinians held in Israeli prison for security-related offenses. But when the PA’s own security forces detain and torture a mother of three, Palestinian leaders are found elsewhere..”
      https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/120373/the-un-the-state-of-palestine-and-the-torture-of-women-opinion

      • Hi,, thank you for your reply. Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m not supporting any wrongdoing on either side. I’m simply saying that the article you posted really isn’t balanced and that there isn’t an equal playing field between Israel (a nuclear power) and Palestine (a destitute aand devastated land of people). I wouldn’t support Palestinian wrongdoing any more than Israeli, UK, US wrongdoing.

        Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

  4. Criticising apartheid – which is the political system in Israel – isn’t anti-semitism. Many, many jews, including Israelis are highly critical of the Israeli government’s use of apartheid and its ethnic cleansing policies. The conflating of anti-semitism with criticism of Israeli human rights abuses is a tactic used to silence legitimate concern. Decent people of all religions, races and genders can see this. Their concern is for the innocent lives being ruined by a brutal regime and has nothing to do with being Jewish.

    • Thank you for your comments. I’m afraid I must disagree with your claim that the political system is apartheid and that the government is engaged in “ethnic cleansing.” Is there some systematic slaughter of an ethnic group going on in Israel? What group is that? If you refer to Palestinians, I can understand legitimate concern for some rare abuse of the legal system, but that doesn’t make the system guilty. And the PA and sympathizers have dealt far more destruction and death of innocents than Israel has. As for whether or not that is anti-Semitic I would ask if the PA does or does not recognize Israel’s right to exist? Is it not true that they pay their people for commiting terror attacks against Israel? How is it not anti-Semitic to act toward the destruction of the legal and spiritual homeland of the Jews?

      • Hi, thanks for your reply. First of all I don’t condone violence or dishonesty on any side of the debate. Jews and non-Jews have a right to live in peace and have their humanity, property and liberty respected. My criticism isn’t of any one group or political system. But the article you posted is extremely biased and doesn’t look at the overall context fairly. A system of apartheid does, in fact, exist in Israel. A system of continual illegality also continues by the Israeli government, including the illegal apartheid wall, illegal land theft, illegal house demolitions, illegal detentions of children, illegal torture etc. These are all well-documented and supported by evidence. This has nothing to do with any ‘spiritual’ entitlements, it’s about human rights and international law.

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