Pamela Geller, WND Column: Another rabbi enabler of Islamic oppression


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Another rabbi enabler of Islamic oppression

Exclusive: Pamela Geller quotes leaders condemning her for 'rants' defending human rights

The controversy over my appearance last month in Canada, after the
police pressured a dhimmi rabbi into canceling the initial venue planned
for my talk, just keeps roiling. Monday in the Toronto Star, another dhimmi rabbi piled on. Right on the heels of three anti-Semitic attacks in Montreal, another Canadian rabbi saw fit to condemn … a fellow Jew.

Rabbi Dow Marmur wrote that “people engaged in interfaith work should
always compare the best in their own religion with the best in that of
others. This has helped me not to judge Christianity by the
anti-Semitism in some of its teachings and not to condemn Islam because
Islamist extremists cause havoc in different parts of the world.”

Rabbi Marmur is stating the problem in false terms. I have never
compared Judaism, let alone the best of Judaism, with the worst of other
religions. My work is not about condemning Islam; it’s about defending
human rights. It may be wrong to judge Christianity by the anti-Semitism
in some of its teachings, but it would be equally wrong, or worse, to
avoid confronting and challenging Christian anti-Semitism wherever it
appears just because some Christians are not anti-Semitic. And genuinely
non-anti-Semitic Christians should not object to a challenge to
Christian anti-Semites; indeed, they should join in such a challenge. At
Vatican II, the Catholic Church repudiated Christian anti-Semitism –
why can’t we get Muslims to repudiate jihad, Islamic supremacism,
Islamic Jew-hatred, etc.?

If “Islamist extremists” are causing havoc, it is not wrong to
challenge them and ask Muslims who supposedly reject “extremism” to
address the Islamic teachings that give rise to that “extremism,” and to
reject and reform those teachings. And genuinely peaceful Muslims
should be calling for the same thing and standing with us.

But Marmur, in contrast, said that he avoided Jews “who compare the
best in Judaism with the worst in other religions. In view of recent
incidents in Boston, London and Paris, and riots in Stockholm and
elsewhere, a lot of people are prone to such distortions of Islam.”

Yeah, and they’re the jihadists in Boston, London and Paris. Each one
explained his actions by referring to Islamic teaching. The rabbi is
falling into the Islamic supremacist trap of thinking that it’s
“Islamophobic” for non-Muslims to point out that jihadists use Islamic
texts and teachings to justify their actions, and to call on Muslims who
claim to reject this understanding of Islam to do something effective
to counter it.

And of course one of the Jews to which Marmur objected was me. He
wrote: “Echoing statements by responsible Jewish leaders in the United
States, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the immediate past president of the Union for
Reform Judaism, has described her in a recent Jerusalem Post column as ‘a bigot and a purveyor of hate.’”

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