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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Speaking of ADL, and this time in ADL's clear favor, CAIR is attacking the group for not bowing and scraping to CAIR's radical agenda: CAIR Says ADL Seeks to Hinder Legal Rights of U.S. Muslims

...The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said those smears appeared in a recent ADL news release targeting members of a coalition defending the legal rights of officials of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Muslim charity currently on trial in Texas. In its release, the ADL falsely claimed that members of the coalition have been "tainted by their own murky associations with radical organizations and individuals."

A CAIR statement issued today in reaction to the ADL's allegations said:

"It is regrettable that the Anti-Defamation League, which claims to defend American civil liberties, would seek to exploit the growing level of Islamophobia in our society by using the same smears and exclusionary tactics that have in the past been used by anti-Semites to target the Jewish community.

"Unfortunately, the ADL has a history of seeking to marginalize and disenfranchise American Muslims in an attempt to stifle an alternative viewpoint on U.S. policy in the Middle East...

Charles correctly points out that "That “alternative viewpoint” is, of course, the viewpoint of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood." Indeed.

CAIR would desperately like to set itself up as a Muslim ADL, with all of the respect ADL has earned over its decades-long track record. Good luck on that. Sadly, with our relativist culture and the media's tendency to always look for "balancing" views, they may have some success in putting their own worldview on an equivalent level.

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Re: CAIR Says ADL Seeks to Hinder Legal Rights of U.S. Muslims ( http://eaazi.blogspot.com/2007/08/re-cair-says-adl-seeks-to-hinder-legal.html )

What took CAIR so long to state the obvious?

The ADL has not been a genuine civil liberties organization for a long time if ever. Jeffrey Blankfort and others won "a significant cash payment" from the organization for spying on him and others (http://www.counterpunch.org/adlspying2.html) while a Colorado Couple won over $10 million because of an ADL attempt to smear them as anti-Semites (http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/000512/adl.shtml -- this report from the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix is biased and tendentious). The record of such tactics goes back to the 1930s as J.J. Goldberg mentions in Jewish Power.

Hilda Silverman, Watertown Armenians and others have been outing the organization with regard to its genocide denial in the case of Armenians. ADL genocide/Nakba denial is obvious in the case of Palestinians.

Genuine civil liberties groups like CAIR need to be more forthright in attacking ethnic Ashkenazi racism, fanaticism, extremism, and genocidalism as a threat to all Americans and the world.

Hilda Silverman is quite sharp. Here is her correspondence with the Boston Globe on the ADL's no place for hate campaign.

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2007/08/11/adls_apologia_blurs_the_real_issue/

ADL's apologia blurs the real issue
August 11, 2007

BY BEGINNING an otherwise fine editorial ("A genocide not to be denied," Aug. 3) with the nonsensical statement, "The Anti-Defamation League is caught in a controversy not of its making," the Globe left an easy opening for the self-justifying Aug. 8 letter from ADL New England's regional director Andrew Tarsy and regional chairman James Rudolph. Still, the ADL cannot provide any rational reason for the refusal to acknowledge the Armenian genocide, and skirts around the real reason: support for Israel in its relationship with Turkey. Yet anyone who refused to use the term genocide to describe the destruction of European Jewry would be rightly excoriated by local and national ADL leadership.

It is irrelevant that No Place for Hate may be a good and productive program. Communities have the human resources to develop such programs on their own. Every town that posts an ADL-identified No Place for Hate sign provides added luster to the reputation of an organization which, in addition to what amounts to genocide denial, has, under the rubric of fighting anti-Semitism, long fomented fear, anger, and, yes, hatred mainly against Arabs (especially Palestinians), Muslims, and anyone who would seriously criticize the policies of the state of Israel.

HILDA B. SILVERMAN
Arlington

For more on the misuse of the Armenian genocide by racist ethnic Ashkenazi Americans, see "The Unrepentant Genocidairs" ( http://eaazi.blogspot.com/2007/08/re-cair-says-adl-seeks-to-hinder-legal.html ).

"Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the [Newspeak] Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick. [illustrates thickness with fingers] The 11th Edition will be that [narrows fingers] thick. Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect? Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here [the larynx], not from here [the brain]" -1984 (film)


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