Saturday, October 20, 2007

ADC: Let's Stamp Out Anti-Semitism, Israel

Take a second to check out the ADC’s online press release condemning next week’s Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. (“ADC Leads Effort Against Hate Campaign on Campus”).

You will find there the expected fulminations against the “hate speech” anticipated from speakers like David Horowitz, Ann Coulter, Daniel Pipes, and Robert Spencer. There’s also a pretentious statement made by ADC Executive Director Kareem Shora. On the one hand, he agrees Horowitz, et al, are entitled to exercise free speech. But you know he isn't going to leave it there:

However, ADC is seriously concerned that such a notorious lineup of racist, bigoted, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic speakers will serve not to educate but to promote hatred and spread misinformation and lies. Let us not forget that these are the same lies that have lead, and continue to lead, to hate crimes and attacks against minorities including African-Americans, Jews, Muslims, homosexuals, and others based on stereotypes. The points of view espoused by this campaign are not ones that belong in any reasonable debate as it serves to promote hatred of an entire religion or ethnic origin.”

Which only makes sense, as Shora keeps repeating, (including on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning), that the ADC is a “civil rights organization.” So when the ADC condemned Ann Coulter last week, it's because they’re all about stopping anti-Semitism.

Then, take a look at the left-hand margin of the webpage at this map, captioned “History of Palestine,” but strangely giving no sign of the existence of the State of Israel.

The ADC borrowed the map from USA Today, (where it's bigger), where it was originally used to depict Palestine right after World War II, before Israel became a state. The ADC could easily have found a graphic representing modern Israel, but likes this one.

And right above their map is the reason why they like it: their “ADC Factsheet” explains that “The illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land is the foremost obstacle to peace.”

In other words, no Israel = peace.

But Horowitz, Pipes, Coulter, and Spencer are the anti-Semites.

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