HOLDER PLEDGES HATE CRIMES COOPERATION WITH ADL
By Rev. Ted Pike
12 Nov 09
Att. Gen. Eric Holder, featured speaker at the Anti-Defamation League’s
American Heritage Dinner on October 17, praised ADL for its historic
role in fighting all forms of intolerance and helping make the federal
hate crimes law a reality. He called passage of ADL’s hate bill
a “marvelous step of progress” and gratefully looks forward
to close and continued cooperation with ADL in hate law implementation.
ADL recently announced that, having spearheaded passage of The Matthew
Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, it will now lead
stage two, a massive national campaign to train lawyers to become hate
Holder says that, having been personally frustrated over the past
11 years in his efforts to help pass the hate bill, as Attorney General
he is determined to begin immediate enforcement. “. . .the new
hate crimes legislation will arrive not a moment too soon. And on the
day that it becomes law, we will hasten to begin using it.”
Here are highlights of Holder’s speech - full of praise for
ADL - and misrepresentations concerning the new hate law and the alleged “epidemic
of hate” it claims to address.
“You - the members of the Anti-Defamation League - and I go
way back. I first began convening meetings with members of the ADL
in the early 90’s when I served as the United States Attorney
in Washington, D.C. . . At that time I expressed my deep appreciation
for the fact that you always have served as indispensable allies in
some of the most important work our government does. And now, tonight,
I once more have the opportunity to stand in solidarity with you, and
to thank you for your constant, steadfast work to create a better country.
A country free of discrimination; a country free of violence; a country
free of hate. The Obama Administration could ask no better partner
than the Anti-Defamation League as we jointly strive to attain the
ideals of equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice for all.
Members of the ADL - I salute you.”
Equal rights for all? That’s not what Holder said in testimony
before the Senate Judiciary Committee this spring. He asserted that
the hate bill does not protect Christian ministers, whites, heterosexuals,
policemen and members of U.S. military. Only favored groups, he said,
such as homosexuals, blacks, Latinos, Jews, Muslims, and women will
benefit under this new law. (Watch video, “Holder
Admits No Equality Under Hate Bill”).
In Holder’s speech to the ADL he continues this charade, asserting
that under America’s new hate law “we will also continue
to defend vigilantly the civil rights of all [italics mine] people
in this country and prosecute criminal acts of discrimination wherever
we find them.” “The new law expands the list of protected
categories beyond race, color, religion or national origin, and for
the first time, allows the federal government to prosecute violence
undertaken because of the actual or perceived gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, or disability of any person.”
Holder gives every impression, as ADL did through 19 years of hyping
their hate bills to state and federal legislators, that all Americans
are protected under hate laws according to “race, color, religion,
or national origin.” In reality, ADL never intended any of its
hate laws in America - or throughout the world - to protect anyone
except those groups ADL considers victims of white, Christian, male,
Holder goes on to note that “the desperate need for a strengthened
federal law enforcement capability against hate crimes has been perfectly
clear.” Perfectly clear? Holder was grilled repeatedly by Republican
Senators during his Judiciary testimony, asking him to make perfectly
clear if states are failing to adequately punish hate criminals. Holder
couldn’t present even one example of such failure on the local
level. What is perfectly clear is that there exists no “desperate
need” for federal takeover of local law enforcement.
Further, Holder said that about 7,500 hate crimes a year since 1990,
averaging one every hour of the day, “is a staggering figure.
. .completely unacceptable.” Actually, out of an average of 11
million crimes annually reported by police to the FBI, alleged hate
crimes average only 1/10 of one percent - hardly a level of criminal
activity of the epidemic proportion portrayed by Holder and ADL. Less
than five percent of these reported hate crimes have ever been established
as fact by courts of law, yet Holder says the level of unreported level
of hate crimes in America is probably “in the tens of thousands.
This fact is enough to make one’s blood run cold." Fact?
How credible is an Attorney General who regards such undocumented speculation
This spring, ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center in their MIAC
advisory to the Missouri State Police warned police to be suspicious
of immigration protestors as possible domestic terrorists. Holder praises
ADL for such proactive vigilance. “The ADL has done important
work documenting increased activity by hate groups who recruit members
using virulent, anti-immigration rhetoric that they present as legitimate
opinion. Such language can have a devastating effect not just on an
individual, but on an entire community.”
Entire communities devastated? All ADL pro-hate law propaganda from
America to Europe to Australia allege that a hate crime is worthy of
at least triple penalties because it savages not only the victim but “tears
whole communities apart.” Such may have occurred in some instances
during post-reconstruction lynchings in the American South. But when
was the last time you read of such social devastation resulting from
a hate crime in America? The very worst examples of hate crimes the
ADL can put forward are the namesakes of the federal bill: the brutal
murders of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd. Nevertheless, these had
no such devastating effect upon homosexual or black communities in
Wyoming or Texas. The social devastation which ADL claims results from
states failing to prosecute hate crimes is a figment of ADL imagination.
Holder says, "The stubborn persistence of anti-Semitism saddens
me…" What is anti-Semitism? ADL’s Office of Global
Anti-Semitism in the U.S. State Department says “anti-Semitism” means
any “strong criticism” of Israel or its leaders, or claims
that the Jews had Christ killed. Holder says any such anti-Semitic "hate
speech" even as “a casual joke made in private when the
speaker thinks no Jewish person is listening,” is very, very
bad. It “should scald the conscience of every American.” He
also promises that Muslims will be vigorously protected under America’s
new hate law, just as they are in Canada, Britain, France and Australia.
Holder concludes with more flattery of ADL: “This organization
has a great tradition of refusing to stand by when others are suffering.
You are guided by your tenets, your precepts, and your values to come
to the aid of others who need help. And so, this evening, I humbly
call upon you to join me and this new administration in reaching out
to all our American neighbors.”
Reach out to American neighbors? If there is one thing the federal
hate law does not do, it is reach out to all Americans, providing equal
hate crimes protection.
The only thing certain about the new federal hate law and charlatans
like Holder and ADL, who helped create it and now enforce it, is that
they will continue to deceive and manipulate all Americans to the benefit
of only one minority: the anti-Christ Jews of ADL/B’nai B’rith
Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states
with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass
the federal hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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