The ADL targets WND
(By Joseph Farrah, World Net Daily) --
I've been labeled everything from a tool of the international Zionist conspiracy to Israel's best friend to "the Arabian Knight" to "a righteous gentile."
I am asked to speak to more Jewish audiences, including many chapters of the B'nai B'rith, both in the U.S. and Canada, than Christian audiences, even though I am an Arab-American Christian.
I'm a former columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and my coverage and analysis of the Middle East has been hailed by Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as thousands of other prominent Jewish leaders in Israel and the U.S.
Nevertheless, the ADL is after me and my news organization.
In case you don't know what the ADL stands for, it is the Anti-Defamation League – formerly known as the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. It was founded, the group's website explains, "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all."
Now, the group, which bills itself as "the nation's premier civil rights–human relations agency," claims to fight "anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry" and defend democratic ideals and civil rights for all.
So, why would the ADL go after me?
"Since the election of Barack Obama as president, a current of anti-government hostility has swept across the United States, creating a climate of fervor and activism with manifestations ranging from incivility in public forums to acts of intimidation and violence," the group explains in its latest special report. "What characterizes this anti-government hostility is a shared belief that Obama and his administration actually pose a threat to the future of the United States. Some accuse Obama of plotting to bring socialism to the United States, while others claim he will bring about Nazism or fascism. All believe that Obama and his administration will trample on individual freedoms and civil liberties, due to some sinister agenda, and they see his economic and social policies as manifestations of this agenda. In particular, anti-government activists used the issue of health-care reform as a rallying point, accusing Obama and his administration of dark designs ranging from 'socialized medicine' to 'death panels,' even when the Obama administration had not come out with a specific health-care reform plan. Some even compared the Obama administration's intentions to Nazi eugenics programs."
Well, to the aforementioned, I plead guilty.
If that's the new definition of anti-Semitism in America, I guess I am one.
But I won't be lonely, according to the ADL's sweeping indictment of what has become popular American opinion.
Anyone who participated in a tea party is one also.
Anyone who got raucous at a town-hall meeting is one, too.
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., is one for shouting "You lie" to the president – even though he apologized and even though he was right in his initial statement.
Glenn Beck is one for "raising anxiety about and distrust towards the government."
But, as for me, my biggest "hate crime" appears to be the fact that I have continued to ask a question that few others in the media have been willing to ask – "Where's the birth certificate?"
Did you know that is, according to the ADL, a sign of being a hatemonger and an anti-Semite?
It's also an expression of "anti-government hostility or anger" and serves to proliferate "anti-government conspiracy theories."...Cont'd...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
It's clear that the ADL is hell-bent on wringing the "anti-Semite" card for every last ounce of its political capital. Lately, it seems to be (correctly) sensing that the card is almost played out, so it's desperate to get in one last rushed round that will (it hopes) result in American backing for an attack on Iran. This necessitates keeping all domestic dissent at bay, and Obama's approval ratings way up, because an attack on Iran is going to damage him on the Left.
The ADL couldn't care less about America, and just like the "anti-Semite" card it is forever playing, simply seeks to wring the American people for all the capital they are worth on behalf of the greater Jewish nation and its interests.
The ADL has become a self-parody and a very ugly joke. So have the Zionists.