“Wolf, wolf!” —the little boy who cried wolf, when there was no wolf, thus losing his ability to persuade others that his assessments of risk were valid or true
The Anti-Defamation League: A Good Beginning
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 by the Independent Order of B’nai B’rith, a Jewish service organization, and its original purpose was “to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.” This is an admirable purpose. But complications have arisen in the ADL’s insistence on defending jihadist Muslims and all adherents to its Islamo-fascist doctrine. While some Muslims might deserve the defense and protection of the ADL, due to their own individual innocence, the genocidal ideology of Islam, which is violent and anti-Semitic to its core, ought not to be defended, unless defending Nazi-style fascism is “unfair discrimination and ridicule.”
Vilifying Freedom-Fighters Opposed to Sharia Law
The ADL opposes anti-Sharia groups such as Stop Islamization of America and has released this statement regarding the group: “Consistently vilifying the Islamic faith under the guise of fighting radical Islam, the group has introduced a growing number of Americans to its conspiratorial anti-Muslim agenda. Headed by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, SIOA [Stop Islamization of America] operates under the auspices of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). . . . Their ability to cultivate relationships with other like-minded anti-Muslim bigots and organizations internationally and domestically, including radical Dutch politician Geert Wilders and David Yerushalmi, has further enabled them to reach broader audiences and expand their activity.” The problem with the ADL’s statement is that radical Islam is exactly the same thing as Islam in general. There is no difference. Muslims only differ in their degree of observance—from doctrinaire to nonobservant. Islam is one hundred percent Muhammad. And the Koran states 91 times that Muhammad—a murderer, a pedophile, a wife-beater, and many other things that are criminal in the West—is the perfect example of conduct.
The ADL wants to separate “moderate Islam” from “radical Islam,” as if the two are not the same thing, but we must recall Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s famous statement: “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam. . . .” The ADL also chooses to ignore that fact that Geller, Spencer, and others who oppose Islam do draw a distinction between Islam and Muslims. Muslims are people and all different. Islamic doctrine, however, is basically the same everywhere, and it even oppresses Muslims—especially women and children—and should be opposed, for Islam is the most intolerant, bigoted, and deadly religion on earth.
The ADL Should Be Working with Geller, Spencer, & Company
The ADL should be working with Geller, Spencer, and their allies. To illustrate why, here is a verse from Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Hadith 6985: “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.” It is also true that the Anti-Defamation League, has been denouncing ACT for America as “spreading hateful propaganda” and has chosen to vilify Brigitte Gabriel, a heroine who has stood up for women—Muslim and non-Muslim alike—and against Sharia Law.
ACT for America
ACT for America, whose founder and chair is, in fact, Brigitte Gabriel, has this statement on its website: “Even now in the 21st century, there are places where women are held as virtual property, routinely beaten and abused, with the full consent and blessing of the legal system. Young girls are savagely mutilated at a young age, and those who would speak out against these practices are killed as a matter of ‘honor.’ Radical Islamists use sharia law as a tool to oppress and control women. It is wholly antithetical to the ideas and values enshrined in the US Constitution. ACT for America is committed to the ideal that all women are entitled to life, liberty, and respect, and works to ensure that our legal system punishes, rather than permits, these barbaric practices whenever and wherever they occur.” ACT works to protect women and girls against beating, female genital mutilation, and honor-killing perpetrated by orthodox Muslims against them. Would the ADL say that protecting women and children against Nazis committing the same kind of brutality was bigotry against Nazis? The reason ACT is anti-Sharia is because of Sharia Law’s intolerance of and hatred towards women, girls, and gays. The Sharia is a fascistic law code which should not be supported anywhere in the West.
Fascism & Islam Share the Same Goals
No less an enemy of Western Classical Liberalism than Adolf Hitler met with, and gave sanctuary to, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Amin Al-Husseini during the Second World War. Al-Husseini became an advisor to Hitler’s Third Reich and “was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry.” It was Al-Husseini who said, “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history, and religion.” Compare his statement to Koran 9:5, often called the Verse of the Sword: “When the forbidden months [for fighting] are over, slay the unbelievers wherever you find them. Seize them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them in every stratagem [of war].”
The Grand Mufti also led Bosnian Muslim SS units in their terrible suppression of the Nazi Resistance. Al-Husseini’s pamphlet entitled Islam and the Jews “served to incite the slaughter of Jews, and [Serb] Christians as well.” To this day, doctrinaire Muslims and other Nazi-style fascists are still anti-Semitic. The ADL is, therefore, doing no less than promoting fascism and anti-Semitism by defending Islam.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Supremacist Group
CAIR, a Leftist Islamo-fascist organization, is a branch of Hamas connected to the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terror-financing case in US history. According to Breitbart News, “CAIR was involved in ‘a conspiracy to support Hamas’ [and] . . . was recently listed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a terrorist organization.”
Ibrahim Hooper: “Islam Isn’t in America to Be Equal . . . but to Become Dominant.”
Recently, according to KSLA-12 News of Bossier City, Louisiana, white supremacist posters were posted at a mosque by Vanguard America, and CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper stepped forward to make a statement about the incident, saying, “It is clear that these signs, which were used to vandalize a house of worship, are part of a nationwide campaign by racists and Islamophobes. . . . Americans of all faiths must join together in repudiating the call to violence implicit in this hate campaign.”
What is ironic about Mr. Hooper’s statement is that this is the same Ibrahim Hooper who stated that, if Muslims were ever to become politically powerful in the US, they should try to replace America’s libertarian Constitution with the totalitarian Sharia: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.” Does a man with an agenda of replacing our democratic republic with an Islamo-fascist theocracy really want to work with “Americans of all faiths”? Or does he truly desire to dictate to non-Muslims, to force them to submit to Islam? Hooper has also said, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” This kind of talk makes Hooper a Muslim supremacist, so how is he a credible spokesman for criticizing other supremacists, except to disagree with what it is they are being supremacist about?
Is the ADL Helping the Cause of Vanguard America?
According to the Anti-Defamation League, Vanguard America “is a white supremacist group that opposes multiculturalism and believes America is an exclusively white nation.” The website of these white supremacists displays an American eagle in flight, clutching in its talons the Roman fasces —a bundle of rods with the head of an axe protruding above and the axe handle sticking out below. This is the international symbol of fascism, the Leftist socialist movement of Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany. Its philosophy of intolerance and anti-Semitism is well-known and quite similar to the anti-Semitism inherent in Islam. Its only real difference from Islam is in who they target, which is non-whites, rather than non-Muslims. Vanguard America and Islam both hate Jews, so for the ADL to oppose one group and support the other is a betrayal to Jews and Judaism. Indeed, it is a betrayal of the entire West.
Conservatives Support the Golden Rule & Fight Supremacists of All Stripes
The truth about Western Classical Liberals is that they support the ethic of the Golden Rule, as embodied in the US Constitution and its Bill of Rights. Americanism, which is a version of Westernism, focuses on “Equal Protection” and “Liberty and Justice for All.” In truth, American Constitutional Conservatives are probably more alarmed about Islamic supremacist groups than they are about white supremacist groups, since Islamic supremacists far outnumber white supremacists in America today; for, strictly speaking, the number of deaths due to terror attacks by Islamic supremacists far outnumber deaths brought about by white supremacists.
So, why is it that the ADL extends its protection to the most deadly and bigoted ideology on the planet, while it targets white supremacists? The ADL should target both. Both ideologies—Islamic supremacism and white supremacism—are wolves stalking the Classical Liberalism of the West; for the ADL not to cry wolf when Islam threatens, but to cry wolf in the face of a smaller threat presented by Vanguard America, makes the ADL lose credibility not only in the eyes of many Jews, but in the eyes of others as well.
The ADL’s Solidarity with Jew-Haters
Daniel Greenfield, writes, in FrontPageMag, that “[n]ot only is the Jonathan Greenblatt era ADL failing to defend Jews, but its pandering to the left has taken it into direct solidarity with anti-Semitic organizations. The ADL signed on to a Muslim Advocates letter attacking Act for America’s anti-Sharia marches. But Act for America, unlike many of the groups that co-signed the letter, is pro-Israel. Meanwhile the ADL’s co-signers included CAIR, an Islamist organization with a history of supporting Hamas, JVP [Jewish Voice for Peace, an anti-Israel group], an anti-Israel BDS [Boycott, Divest, & Sanctions movement against Israel] group, T’ruah, a soft BDS anti-Israel group, and NIAC [National Iranian American Council], Iran’s lobby.”
The ZOA’s Morton Klein Makes a Statement
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton Klein released the following statement: “A year and a half ago, ZOA criticized the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for signing a joint letter together with virulent anti-Israel and radical Islamist groups. Unfortunately, ADL, which is supposed to fight anti-Israel groups, has done it again. On June 8, 2017, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) signed 29 joint letters to mayors of major cities opposing ACT for America’s march againstSharia law. (The letter thus in effect supports Sharia law. Sharia is anti-woman, anti-Semitic and anti-gay.) The joint letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio (which is identical to the letters to other mayors) can be viewed here. We were surprised to see ADL chief Jonathan Greenblatt now claim that this collaboration with radical Islamists and Israel haters was ‘unintentional.’ It is hard to believe that ADL chief Jonathan Greenblatt was ‘duped’ into signing 29 joint letters with radical Islamist and anti-Israel groups—when ADL has done this before.”
The Risk ADL Runs by Defending Islam
If the ADL has become an ally of CAIR and other Islamist groups, and does not cry, “Wolf!” in the face of the anti-Semitic agenda of Islam, then how can Jews—or anyone else, for that matter—continue to take the ADL seriously? If the ADL thinks ACT for America is racist, then how can we take its assessment of Vanguard America seriously? ACT for America is certainly pro-woman, pro-gay, and pro-Equal Rights—which is why they oppose Sharia. Vanguard America is not opposing the Sharia because it is totalitarian; for, indeed, the fascism of Vanguard America is, at its root, the same as Islamo-fascism. Vanguard America opposes the Sharia only because Vanguard America is anti-Muslim, not because it is anti-fascist. This is an important difference between ACT for America and Vanguard America. Yet, the ADL cries wolf, when ACT for America—a philo-Semitic organization, whose chapter-leaders are sometimes Jewish—has a rally against the Nazi-style Islamo-fascism of the Sharia. The fact that the ADL does not make a distinction separating the righteous defense of Westernism from the hate-based ideology of white supremacy damages its credibility, perhaps beyond repair. The ADL must learn to recognize who the wolves truly really are, before lifting up its voice to cry out.