When Anti-Semitism is Not Anti-Semitism Because the Jews “Deserve” to be Hated

I once had a conversation with a Pakistani cab driver in New York City. As he drove me to my destination, the subject of anti-Semitism came up, at which point I mentioned, “Some people claim that the Jews themselves are responsible for anti-Semitism, since they are the worst of all people.”

The driver, not realizing that I was Jewish, replied, “Yes, that’s true. Jews are the worst.”

So, anti-Semitism is not really anti-Semitism because the Jewish people deserve to be hated.

In the aftermath of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets, in which she accused AIPAC of paying off members of Congress to stand with Israel, David Duke tweeted, “So, let us get this straight. It is ‘Anti-Semitism’ to point out that the most powerful political moneybags in American politics are Zionists who put another nation’s interest (israel’s) over that of America ??????”

So, Omar wasn’t being anti-Semitic because she was telling the truth.

Duke, himself a proud anti-Semite (as well as former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan), also rued Omar’s subsequent apology, stating, “I’m not surprised but it’s a pity, those tweets exposing the influence of AIPAC where her only positive achievements.”

As expected, Duke’s Twitter feed repeats the standard anti-Semitic tropes, including: the Jews control the money. The Jews control the media. Israel is a genocidal, apartheid state. The Holocaust is a myth. And more. (The title of his 2003 book says it plainly: Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening to the Jewish Question.)

The point of it all is simple.

It is not anti-Semitic to say nasty things about the Jews because the nasty things are true.

And if people do bad things to these evil Jews? Well, the Jews deserve it.

I just finished revising and updating my 1992 book Our Hands Are Stained with Blood: The Tragic Story of the “Church” and the Jewish People. It tells the story of anti-Semitism in Christian history, also documenting libelous attacks on Israel and the Jewish people until this day, be it from the world of radical Islam or from White Supremacists.

The book apparently hit a nerve and has been continuously in print since its release, being translated into multiple languages, with the new edition due out in September of this year.

But I bring it up here because, in updating the book, I was struck by just how much the song remains the same.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown

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