Hitler was good to his dog, so according to the LA Times, Democrats and leftwits, he, too, was a good person. Even less excusably, the Jewish Journal is taking much the same line. Antisemitism is on a sharp rise on the left, and is now being normed, even as that same left is trying to smear President Trump, the most pro-Israel President since the State of Israel was founded, as an antisemite.
This LA Times article is just the latest and most repulsive manifestation of a longtime tendency of the left. If leftists cared about antisemitism, this scourge would have been addressed years ago, and they would have stood with the Jewish people in Israel, not the jihadis.
If they cared about antisemitism, they would have taken action against the vicious Islamic antisemitism on college campuses, violent Jew-hating groups such as Students Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Student Association, and the rhetoric of imams and Islamic texts and teachings.
Instead, they are embracing antisemitism openly now.
“LA Times: You Can Be An Anti-Semite and a Good Person,” by Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage, January 6, 2019:
The Left treats anti-Semitism very differently than it does racism.
A column like this about racism would never appear in a mainstream media publication like the LA Times. No one would be allowed to make the argument that it’s possible to hate black people and still make meaningful contributions to society. But that’s the drumbeat of arguments that the media keeps allowing to be made in defense of the Women’s March, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
This LA Times piece is only the latest example. “Can you admire an anti-Semite and advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions,”
Personally, I find Farrakhan’s world view vile. Yet, I think it is possible to be repulsed by his hateful rhetoric about white people, especially Jews, and still appreciate some of the empowerment work that he has done in the black community, including leading the 1995 Million Man March to promote African American family unity.
Life is full of contradictions. The LA Times however is full of double standards.
The same paper obsessively investigating Trump, was happy enough to cover up an Obama tape likely establishing anti-Semitic ties….
“LA Times Columnist Dismisses Women’s March Leaders’ Anti-Semitism,” by Mike Brest, Daily Caller, January 6, 2019:
A columnist for the Los Angeles Times dismissed the accusations of anti-Semitism levied against the leaders of the Women’s March because she said they are “advancing the causes of women,” in a piece published on Friday.
The piece, titled, “Can you admire Louis Farrakhan and still advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions,” was written by Robin Abcarian.
The article focused on the fact that the Women’s March was started by women who were upset at the outcome of the 2016 election, and she shared her personal experiences from the march as well.
Abcarian then transitioned the piece to known anti-Semite and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Three of the Women’s March leaders — Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory — have ties to Farrakhan.
“Personally, I find Farrakhan’s world view vile,” she wrote. “Yet, I think it is possible to be repulsed by his hateful rhetoric about white people, especially Jews, and still appreciate some of the empowerment work that he has done in the black community, including leading the 1995 Million Man March to promote African American family unity.”
Another emphasis of the article was the hypocritical nature of a march dedicated to supporting minorities while also excluding one of the most targeted groups of people. However, after Abcarian pointed out that hypocrisy, she then turned it on Trump supporters asking how they could be willing to “overlook his constant and casual expressions of racism.”
According to a piece in Tablet Magazine, Perez and Mallory accosted a Jewish woman in attendance at the planners’ first meeting over an anti-Semitic claim that was pushed by Farrakhan despite being proven false. Tablet also reported that the Nation of Islam provided security and acted as drivers for the leaders….
“JUST AWFUL: LA Times Defends Poisonous Anti-Semite and Racist Louis Farrakhan – Compares Him to President Trump,” by Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, January 5, 2019:
Here we go.
The vile left is now defending notorious anti-Semite and racist Louis Farrakhan.
This is really happening.
Los Angeles Times columnist Robin Abcarian praised Louis Farrakhan in her weekly column while attacking President Trump.
We now have liberal leaders openly defending this famed anti-Semite and notorious racist.In November Louis Farrahkan led chants of “Death to America!” in Tehran.
That was less than 2 months ago.
The LA Times is already excusing this and defending Farrakhan….
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