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Monday, August 23, 2010

 
Hate From All Directions

by digby

Abe Foxman must very be proud to have associated the ADL with the likes of the Teabaggers. You surely recall Mark Williams, the former Move America Forward and Tea Party Express spokesman who resigned recently after writing a racist screed in ebonics to the NAACP. He's still at it:

Today he's up with a new post calling New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer "Judenrats" for publicly supporting the proposed Cordoba House project in Lower Manhattan.

"Politically correct Judenrats like New York Mayor Michael Boomberg and Scott Stringer (Manhattan Borough President) and domestic enemies who are supporting the mosque - with open ties to Islamic Terrorist organizations and supporting states are doing nothing more than erecting a giant middle finger to be trust at the victims of 911... which includes all of civilized Mankind," Williams writes.

It's unclear exactly what Williams means by the term "Judenrats," but as you can see from the context, it's highly unlikely he's using the word as a term of endearment. As you may or may not remember from your World War II history, a Judenrat were the local Jewish councils that Nazis put in charge of administering the ghettos. Not exactly the kind of thing most people often call American Jewish politicians like Bloomberg and Stringer.
I'm assuming that Pam Gellar has no problem with calling Bloomberg a Judenrat. She is, after all, a psycho who routinely associates with fascists. Real ones, as Joe Conason documents here:
Geller has declared herself a proud supporter of the English Defence League, a far-right street movement that sprang up in the United Kingdom earlier this year to protest planned construction of mosques and to stoke fear of Islam more broadly. She isn't troubled by the EDL's shadowy leadership, nor by its connections with English fascist organizations and propensity for violence against bystanders, counter-protesters and the police. Last May she wrote:

Free people should support the English Defence League in its efforts to stand for England and the West against the belligerent invaders and Islamic imperialists.

The EDL is routinely smeared in the British media, as the Tea Party activists are smeared in the U.S. media. The corrupt, biased media defames any group, person, or organization standing against Islamic supremacism. They tar, feather, and destroy the good name of good people who stand for life, liberty, and individual rights. Libel and slander like "racist," "fascist," "bigot," etc. color every news report of every counter-jihad action. The quisling media is the propaganda arm of jihad. It's despicable. There is nothing racist, fascist, or bigoted about the EDL.

The brutal bigotry of the EDL and its leaders was thoroughly documented by the Guardian in an undercover investigation conducted over four months and published last May with copious video footage. The Guardian report includes the voice of an EDL leader boasting about what might happen when his followers overpower the police and confront counter-protesters. "If them barriers break one day and our lads get through," he said, "they will murder them all."


Do yourself a favor and click over to that Guardian investigation and watch the video. It's chilling to see this happening in England and now here. It sure doesn't look like a "distraction" to me.

Maybe Gellar and her pals John Bolton and Newt Gingrich think this is a good idea, but I find it hard to believe that most of New York's population wants to be associated with people who are in league with serious fascists. The acidic hatred is flowing in all directions now and once that happens it starts to get very, very messy. I have a feeling that some of the people who have thrown in their lot with these creeps are going to get splashed with it themselves before this is over.


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