In response to the rising tide of anti-Semitism, here and abroad, courtesy of the Religion of Peace, liberal Jews (Temple Beth Meshuga) have pledged to fight Islamophobia – the “phobia” the left loves to hate.
We’re told that anti-Muslim hysteria has reached a fevered pitch. Daisy Khan, wife Imam Rauf, point-man for the Ground Zero Mosque, says it’s “like a metastasized anti-Semitism.” What, that serious? “It’s not even Islamophobia; it’s beyond Islamophobia. It’s (gasp) hate of Muslims!”
Are Muslims being lynched by rampaging mobs? Are imams kidnapped and tortured to death? Are cars filled with Muslim civilians ambushed, and pregnant women shot to death at close range?
Much worse, my friends. This uber-bigotry is epitomized by opposition to a mosque – excuse me, a cultural center – built near the spot where 2,752 Americans were murdered by Muslim hijackers, in the name of Islam, 9 years ago. Will the horror never end?
But, not to worry, Jewish liberals are here to save the day.
The Jewish Telegraph Agency reported that, shortly before Rosh Hashanah, officials of several Jewish organizations met with their knee-jerk counterparts of other faiths “in an emergency summit … that denounced anti-Muslim bigotry and called for a united effort by believers of all faiths to reach out to Muslim Americans.”
The unintentionally hilarious Rabbi David Saperstein of Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center (Mother Jones with a schmear) argued that Jews “have been the quintessential victims of religious persecution… and we know what happens when people are silent…. We have to speak more directly to the anti-Muslim bigotry in America today.”
This is fascinating. They don’t have to speak out about anti-Catholic bigotry (like crucifixes submerged in jars of urine, funded by NEA grants), or anti-evangelical bigotry (like commentators who compare born-again Christians to Nazis), but “anti-Muslim bigotry,” this they have to fight tooth and nail. If Catholic bishops plotted to blow up New York synagogues and evangelicals butchered Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, then perhaps Saperstein would defend them too.