FARAH BLASTS ADL (KIND OF)
By Rev. Ted Pike
10 Aug 10
As Orthodox rabbis Daniel Lapin and Nachum Shifren testify,
the Jewish Anti-Defamation League is in relentless attack against Christian
conservatives. ADL attempts to foment persecution of Christians through
“anti-hate” laws and claims that Bible believers are “anti-Semitic”.
ADL vs. Faith and Freedom and Rabbi
Lapin: Christians Under 'Relentless Attack' by 'Secular Judaism')
WorldNetDaily owner Joseph Farah is increasingly aware of this assault. He
recently wrote that ADL is “busy persecuting people like me” who
question the legitimacy of the Obama presidency and stand for traditional American
Unfortunately, Farah doesn’t defend himself with the whole
truth. Instead of exposing Jewish supremacy’s agenda, he seeks
to outdo the zeal of the League itself in defaming those who criticize
Israel! His recent article claims in effect, “ADL, I’m
no threat. I’m even more against anti-Semites than you!”
Farah says ADL should be focusing on the Democrat party, where “anti-Semitic” words
about Jewish donor money recently leaked from Rep. Mike McMahon’s
office. McMahon implied—as almost everybody on the Hill knows—that
massive donations from wealthy Jews guarantee unconditional support
of Israel from members of Congress who receive it. (Jews, 2% of the
American population, supply 60% of campaign contributions to the Democrat
party; 20 to 35 percent of contributions to the Republican party.)
Power Campaign Contributions, www.occidentaldissent.com)
ADL immediately demanded an apology from McMahon and, as quickly,
received it. Yet Farah is disgusted with ADL’s mercy. He would
have preferred even more browbeating, forcing McMahon to grovel. Instead
of siding with the whole truth, Farah seeks shelter in the unconditional
philo-Semitism with which the religious right is so comfortable.
But there is a death trap in such appeasement. If there is growing “anti-Semitism” among
Democrats, it comes from mounting and correct moral outrage at Israel’s
misbehavior, especially in Gaza. Today, the Zionist lobby must increasingly
rely on Republicans and conservatives who will accept Jewish funds
in exchange for blind support of Israel. Zionist “hush money” buys
favors, protection and endorsement for a foreign power with a sordid
history of human rights violations and war crimes. It has flouted international
law for more than 60 years and criminalized the very Christian evangelism
so important to the religious right.
It borders on treason for any member of our government to allow their
foreign policy decisions to be affected by receipt of money from Zionist
interests. Such politicians become de facto agents of Israel, violating
the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act which requires all
lobbyists for a foreign power to declare themselves. Tragically, the
honorable choice—refusing to receive such contributions and swear
implicit fealty to Israel—may incur the anger of many wealthy
Jewish donors and the all-powerful lobby. Ex-House members such as
Paul Findlay, Pete McClosky, and John Rarrick are victims of such Jewish
Yet Farah and so many conservatives—bound by a false interpretation
of God’s blessing on the Jews, and a deep fear of their increasing
power and vindictiveness—choose appeasement over truth. Instead
of criticizing the evils of the lobby and the Jewish state, they rush
to be its most zealous defenders.
Farah blusters about McMahon: “Where is the ADL? Where are
those supposedly dedicated to fighting anti-Jewish bigotry?” He
says “the most vicious forms of anti-Semitism are alive and well
in America today inside the Democratic party – inside the hearts
and minds like McMahon. It’s disgusting, revolting, insidious… McMahon
should be viewed from this day forward as a fringe lunatic unworthy
of anyone’s consideration for a return to the House of Representatives….
Meanwhile, I’m putting the ADL on a notice that it had better
get its act together.” Farah perfectly agrees with ADL that Jews
should be shielded from scrutiny and disclosure in the political process
to a degree not afforded others. Farah agrees with ADL thought police
that even the mildest “bias” or unflattering truthtelling
relative to Jews is very, very bad. Farah’s demand that McMahon
be exiled to political oblivion reveals that he considers even-handed
criticism of matters Jewish to be on a par with child-molestation.
Will such rabid anti-anti-Semitism shield Farah or other
conservatives from the deadly fangs of ADL? No.
Farah is correct that ADL is out to get him—as
he said last November, “the ADL is after me and my news organization.”
Despite his record as an inveterate boot-licker of Israel and the
Jewish lobby, Farah has mortally offended ADL too many times. For the
past five years, he has boldly opposed ADL’s hate crimes laws,
publicizing their abuses in Canada and throughout the world. He consistently
exposes persecution of Christians in America by Jewish attack groups
including the Southern Poverty Law Center and ACLU. He castigates the
(largely Jewish-dominated) abortion industry as well as Planned Parenthood.
ADL considers this unforgivable; WorldNetDaily must be destroyed. You
can be sure the League is already alienating WND advertisers and amassing
an extensive dossier of information about Farah.
What can save Farah and other conservatives? Affirmations of support
for Israel and Jews, surpassing even ADL in its hate for “anti-Semitism?” Hardly.
Farah must do something he has evidently never done before: trust only
in God and the whole truth. He must open his mind to the fact that
all the greatest Hebrew prophets, including Christ, severely criticized
evil Jews and were not anti-Semitic. God delights in those
who speak the whole truth, especially to the lost house of Israel.
Scripture prophesies the eventual redemption of a repentant Jewish
remnant out of unbelieving Jewry. If Farah continues to dishonor God
and his readers with half-truths and outright lies, not only ADL will
despise him. God will have contempt for him and abandon him to his
I’m glad Farah wrote his recent article. It is progress since
it mentions the terror-inspiring word “ADL” eight times.
That’s eight times more than any other conservative leaders have
had the nerve to utter it. Maybe soon another leader of the religious
right will be encouraged by Farah’s sputtering, misfiring, self-protective article.
Maybe he will muster courage to actually aim at the target.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
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