Thursday, September 16, 2010

Did You Know That Only "Right-Wing Extremists" are Opposed to Anti-Semitism?

Watching Muslims learn the lingo of Western liberalism and then turn it against Western liberals in their quest to overthrow the West and establish Islamic Supremacist theocracies is to overdose on irony. For example, a conference recently wrapped up at Yale University on the recent rise of anti-semitism around the world. The conference highlighted Muslim involvement in rabid anti-semitism and so incurred the wrath of Muslim critics:
No sooner had a three-day conference on contemporary anti-Semitism at Yale University ended than voices of disapproval arose over a perceived bias and even latent racism of the event. Sponsored by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) and bringing together some 110 scholars to present papers relevant to the theme of "Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity," the conference had as its seemingly benign and productive objective a furtherance of the initiative's primary role of identifying and seeking to explain current manifestations of the world's oldest hatred.

The need for such a conference, though distressing, seems to be justified based on both anecdotal and statistic studies, including a 2009 report by the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University, which noted a doubling of anti-Semitic incidents from the prior year: 1,129 in 2009 compared to 559 in 2008. Equally troubling were the 2008 findings of the European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom, and Security Franco Frattini, which revealed that of the documented anti-Semitic incidents on the European continent, Muslims were responsible for fully half, a statistic made more alarming by the fact that European Muslims, based on being only 3%-4% of the population, committed 24 to 32.3 times the number of anti-Semitic incidents as European non-Muslims.
So where did these "voices of disapproval" come from? Well, surprise, surprise: it was Muslims accusing the scholars at the conference of "racism" because they documented the fact that Muslims are disproportionately guilt of anti-semitic acts.
None of this seemed to matter to critics of the Yale conference, who were incensed that many of the scholars who participated were "right-wing extremists" articulating "odious views" about the perpetrators of anti-Semitism, according to Maen Rashid Areikat, the U.S. representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization. "As Palestinians, we strongly support principles of academic freedom and free speech," Mr. Areikat wrote, without a hint of irony, in an indignant open letter to Yale's president, Richard Levin. "[H]owever[,] racist propaganda masquerading as scholarship does not fall into this category."
So now if you criticize Islam for anti-semitism that makes you a "right-wing extremist" because of course only right-wing extremists would ever defend Israel or attack anti-semitism! Sure you support free speech and academic freedom. That must be why you are trying to shut down conferences that shine a light on your dirty little secrets: "academic freedom for me, but not for thee."

It grows increasingly difficult to tell the Western Leftists from the Muslim theocrats every day.

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