As a Jew on the libertarian Right, I am sickened by the compulsion of some American Jews to force President Donald Trump to convulse over Jewish angst. The Anti-Defamation League and other largely self-anointed representatives of Jewish interests are kvetching, accusing the President of not making it abundantly clear that he will not tolerate violence against Jews.
#AnswerTheQuestion is the dramatic, petulant hashtag these nudniks have tweeted out. Apparently, President Trump must spell out, tweet out, and beat on the breast at every opportunity to showcase his abhorrence for the specter of Jewish community centers, cemeteries, businesses, and places of worship being vandalized.
The chief hate group of America, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has been gunning for President Trump back when he was still candidate Donald Trump. Their work and that of the head honcho at Hate Inc., has been to tar this president with the white supremacist Mark of Cain, simply because he loves Middle America, doesn’t hate the founding American nation, hasn’t yet dubbed Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite, called for the excising of American history from an already compromised curricula, or distanced himself from patriots such as Steve Bannon.
They now contend that “a racist, misogynist and xenophobe president” has inadvertently created the conditions for the current threats against Jews and the vandalism of Jewish property.
All these groups, certainly the Jewish ones, are silent about the existential elephant in the room that truly imperils Jewish survival (other than the community’s left-liberalism). These leaders refuse to grapple with the exponential growth through immigration of anti-Semitic groups. You’d think this would alarm them, as self-styled Jewish leaders.
It’s not right-wing populism that endangers Jewish survival in Europe and Canada; it’s the influx of Muslims. There’s nothing new in the Jewish leadership’s habit of kibitzing about the dangers to Jewish continuity from marauding Mormons (their sin is to convert dead Jews). Or, from Mel Gibson, whose movie “The Passion of the Christ” was supposed to unleash pogroms in Pittsburgh, as they falsely prophesied.
The same sorts say nothing publicly about the waves of Muslims washing up on Europe’s shores. One wonders if they know this intake doesn’t represent a new Islamic Golden Age. These Muslims bring with them the Islam that The Prophet practiced. This Islam does not tolerate Jews.
Muslims now greatly outnumber Jews in these formerly safe spaces for Judaism. What remains of a European Jewry devastated by the Holocaust comes under daily assaults and threats, mostly from the 20-million strong Muslim community. The violent assaults on Jews and their property in Europe and Canada are almost exclusively the handiwork of an ancient hatred, nurtured within Islamic countries, arrivals from which President Trump is trying to curb.
American Jewry is next. Second only to Latinos, the relatively new, roughly 40-year-old Muslim community is the most anti-Semitic community in the U.S. Explained Stephen Steinlight of the Center for Immigration Studies, in “High Noon to Midnight: Does Current Immigration Policy Doom American Jewry”:
“It is virtually impossible to be reared in classical Islam and not be educated to hate Jews—based on a literalist reading of the Koran, where many of the Suras concerning Jews are monstrously hateful, murderous, terrifying, as well as the literature of the Sunnah. These texts also regard Jews as a spiritually fraudulent entity—all the prophets and great figures of the Hebrew Bible, according to Islamic teaching, were Muslims, not Jews [historical identity theft, I call it]… With the exception of a tiny group of courageous American Muslims … who have spoken out and condemned … anti-Semitism, the ‘Muslim Street’ in the U.S. has yet to show its disapproval of this philosophical and political agenda.”
Jewish organizations are not unaware of this menace, although they’re tracking it in the utmost silence. They’re in the habit of silently tracking real threats, such as the hate coming from Islam and Latin America, while publicly, and with impunity, they heap insults on a president who belongs to one of the most politically submissive, bullied groups: white men.
To help those they claim to represent, Jewish leaders should join America’s equally endangered cultural majority, the Trump Nation, in the fight to forestall the lemming’s lunacy that is our current immigration policy.
The proper metaphor for the relationship between Judaism and Christianity is that of proud parent and progeny. Led by these characters—the Anne Frank Center, the obnoxious Anti-Defamation League—Jews have managed to cast themselves as just another faction in the noisy, multicultural mob that is America.