World Jewry and those who wish to see it survive – and, actually, Western civilization generally – needs to wake up and realize the rules of the game have changed, and react appropriately.
The Islamists are at war with us and fighting fiercely on several fronts – right on our own soil – and we are basically ignoring it.
For instance, the New York Post recently reported it uncovered proof that a Manhattan-based Islamic charity is funding anti-Israel, pro-Iran professors at Columbia and Rutgers universities.
“The Alavi Foundation has aggressively given away hundreds of thousands of dollars to Columbia and Rutgers for Middle Eastern and Persian studies programs” for pro-Iranian professors, according to the report, and the Manhattan DA’s chief investigator says the Iranian government is entirely behind this foundation. Columbia got $100,000 from the foundation after agreeing to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to the report.
Well, at least that previously inexplicable decision now makes some sense, in a disgusting, money-hungry, integrity-lacking sort of way.
Besides funding the indoctrination of American university students, the foundation is believed to funnel money to Islamic schools in the U.S. and to Europe-based Iranian spies, federal agents believe. They’re indoctrinating our children right here in our own country – because they can.
Unfortunately, suggesting the U.S. or the West respond in kind in the Muslim world is as absurd as inviting an Islamist theocracy to head an international human rights commission. But, of course, that’s happened in the United Nations. Then again, the United Nations has become a theater of the absurd, so that’s probably a bad example.
Anyway, we in the West need to really understand the new rules of this game. That the bad guys have set the rules is unfortunate, but nevertheless true, and if we continue trying to “take the high road,” by not dignifying it with a response, we’ll wind up buried under it.
And what we’re seeing in the United States pales in comparison to what’s going on elsewhere in the world.
For instance, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported this week that a “member of Hungary’s Jobbik Party” promised, at a mass demonstration of some 5,500, to take up where the Nazis left off, with a new “extermination of ‘vermin’ in a forthcoming ‘cleansing of the Hungarian nation.’”
The remark was made during an event commemorating the rule of Adm. Miklos Horthy, who authorized the deportation of some half-million Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz during the Holocaust, according to the report.
Horthy’s rule, which began 90 years ago, was characterized by the infamous “White Terror,” most of whose victims were Jews, followed by an intensifying series of anti-Jewish legislation and culminating in the Holocaust.
And as this was taking place in Hungary this week, German police were investigation the attacks in Hamburg of people seeking to view the 1973 Claude Lanzmann documentary, “Why Israel?,” who were beaten, spat on and called “Jewish pigs,” the JTA reported.
The extreme far-left, anti-Israel Internationalen Zentrum B5 group set up a mock Israeli border checkpoint outside the theater, where 30 to 40 hooded demonstrators, from teens to seniors, verbally and physically abused and filmed those trying to enter the theater, the story notes. The incident received almost no coverage in the German media, according to the story.
“They call it anti-Zionism, but it is anti-Semitism,” Lanzmann, 83, the French filmmaker best known for his “Shoah” documentary, reportedly said.
“Why Israel?” Lanzmann’s first film, consists of interviews with Israelis about their lives in the Jewish state.
Meanwhile, on the same day, it was reported that the former head of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs was appointed the U.S. State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, a post that’s been empty since the end of the Bush administration.
In a recent statement, the State Department noted “a growing trend of anti-Semitic hate crimes and discrimination around the world,” necessitating such a post.
It’s a trend recognized by at least one Australian lawmaker, who, also the same day, “assailed (her) government for abandoning Israel in the United Nations.”
Deputy opposition leader Julie Bishop accused Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor government of “overturning Australia’s longstanding bipartisan policy of refusing to support one-sided resolutions against Israel” in an attempt to win a seat on the Security Council.
Her remarks follow Australia’s Nov. 12 decision to support a U.N. resolution on the right of the Palestinians to self-determination, which Bishop described as “inflammatory and counterproductive” because it “made no reference to the right of the State of Israel to exist,” according to the report.
I don’t know, but I think, maybe the high road ends at the gates of Auschwitz.
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