OPEN SEASON ON EVERY RELIGION BUT ONE
By Harmony Grant
18 Jan 07
In a nation of broken taboos—where a Brooklyn artist can display
a crucifix in urine and Madonna can rock out while hanging from a
cross—only one religion, Judaism, enjoys virtual immunity from
criticism. Those who dare break the silence are punished with social
and political ruin, tarred as “anti-Semites,” sinners
of the worst stripe.
Think I exaggerate? Just take a moment to sample the scorching
critiques leveled by national public figures against Islam and especially
Christianity. For starters, listen to Anti-Defamation League head
Abe Foxman. If you think Jews aren’t uniquely sheltered, imagine
if he were talking about them.
“They are a well-funded, well-organized facet,” he
intoned, “engaged in an aggressive campaign to transform America
into a theocracy ruled by their warped view of biblical law.”
Foxman was talking about Christians or, in his words, “Christian
Supremacists.” This was a warm-up for his lecture on Muslim
extremists, another group of scary, religious radicals Foxman said
also seek global dominion. The ADL head bragged that in 2006 more
than 21 books or national articles were written about the threat
of politically active Christians. First on his list was Michelle
Goldberg’s Kingdom Coming: The Rise of
which accuses Christians of “dominion theology.”
Rabbi Daniel Lapin of Toward Tradition says, “there are more
of these books for sale at your local large book store warning against
the perils of fervent Christianity than those warning against the
perils of fervent Islam.” (“A Rabbi’s Warning to
US Christians,” January 13, 2007) He comments that a recent
Andrew Goldberg documentary, "Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century:
The Resurgence," did more bashing of Christians than defending
of Jews. Lapin, with Rabbi Weiss of Neturei Karta, represents an
important minority of Talmudic Jews who do not share the aggressive
anti-Christianity of ADL and Abe Foxman.
The many Christophobic books and articles to which Rabbi Lapin
referred were led by the trumpet blasts of Foxman himself. In a 2005
speech in NYC, Foxman charged mainstream Christian groups like Focus
on the Family with assaulting American values of diversity and church-state
"Today we face a better financed, more sophisticated, coordinated,
unified, energized and organized coalition of groups in opposition
to our policy positions on church-state separation than ever before,” said
Foxman. “Their goal is to implement their Christian worldview.
To Christianize America. To save us!"
I thought conspiracy theories got you in trouble as a hatemonger
or something. (Mel Gibson sure thinks so.)
But that rule only protects some people. If Foxman wants to sound
off against Christians in politics, lambasting religious “dominionists” who
dare to make stem cell research, abortion, and gay marriage into
politically important issues, that’s fine. What does Foxman
get for ranting about a Christian conspiracy? He gets to run a powerful
empire with an annual budget of $50 million, racking up points as
one of Forward’s fifty most powerful American Jews.
Foxman isn’t the only Jew going public (uncensured) with
his fear and loathing of Christians. In Haaretz, columnist Bradley
Burston said Messianic Jews are outright “evil,” and
headed for “a special place in hell” reserved just for
them. “Proselytizing,” he writes, “is persecution…stay
the hell away from us.” (“Why ‘Jews for Jesus’ is
Evil,” Haaretz, May 28, 2006)
This December, popular Jewish blog jewschool and other Jewish sites
ran an American Apparel ad featuring a provocatively dressed young
woman lying in tousled sheets, wearing a Star of David. The ad said, “December
25 is now Jewish Shopping Day. Christmas sucks if you’re Jewish.” (So,
does Hanukkah suck if you’re Christian?)
These examples are actually light reading compared to the legislative
and lobbyist efforts of activist Jews who want to make Christian
expression illegal in public. The ADL’s “anti-hate” legislation
has destroyed freedom of speech in Canada, Australia, and most of
Europe to protect the feelings of certain privileged groups—especially
Jews and homosexuals.
It was Foxman himself, along with Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff, who led
the recent campaign to legally bar military chaplains from public
prayers “in Jesus’ name.” Foxman complained about
the Air Force Academy allowing a football coach to say “Jesus
is Savior” to his students. He said when chaplains pray in
Jesus’ name they violate “accepted parameters” because “the
role of the chaplain is to minister to all.” Foxman doesn’t
seem to appreciate that the way a Christian ministers is by offering
As a result of Jewish activists’ attack on Christian expression
in the military, Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt (who dared to
pray to Christ in public) lost his career and a million-dollar pension
and found his family homeless.
This is just one example of organized world Jewry's religious agenda
to silence Christianity, a faith it hates. Unfortunately, most Christians
do not even realize the identity and motivations of those who seek
to silence them. This is because the Talmud, Kabbalah, Jewish racism,
and Jewish hatred of Christianity are never exposed or openly discussed.
While Christianity and Christian political goals are attacked (and,
I’d say, libeled) by major opinionmakers, Judaism is cloaked
in reverential silence.
Muslims Feel the Heat, Too
It’s also open hunting season on Islam. In that October speech,
Foxman’s reminders about Christian supremacism were just a
warm-up; his real target this year was “Islamic extremists.” Foxman
read a video message from a Hamas website which boasts of drinking
“This threat is especially dangerous,” he said, “because
its roots are in religion, thus there is no way to reason with it.”
The head of ADL isn’t the only one intent on exposing an “Islamofascist” agenda.
Dozens of political commentators don’t hesitate to criticize
radical Muslim ambitions, demonize “terrorists,” and
expose the Q’uran’s vitriol against “infidels.” They
continually define, describe, and address this agenda through articles,
books, and films—including Anti-Christ:
Messiah, Islam Unveiled, Islamic Imperialism, The Politically Incorrect
Guide to Islam, and scores of others. Nobel Prize winner Elias Cannetti
publicly describes Islam as "a religion of war – literally
a killer belief.” FOX, CNN and others have promoted a new documentary
from Jewish director Wayne Kopping, Obsession:
War Against the West, that choruses the now widely accepted premise
that Islam itself is the cause of dangerous fanaticism.
Nobody seems to have a problem with this, just like nobody really
has a problem with Foxman slamming Christians.
But there’s one religion that you aren’t allowed to
criticize, one sacred book whose hatred you can’t reveal, and
one group of people whose political agenda can’t even be recognized—and
I think you know who I mean.
Hands off Judaism!
The Talmud and Kabbalah—Judaism’s most sacred and venerated
texts—contain the same hatred of Christian “infidels” as
the Q’uran, sometimes worse (See, "The
Talmud: Scalpel that Bleeds the Mideast" and "Was
the Talmud Behind NBC's 'Book of Daniel'?"). Radical Zionist Judaism poses the single
greatest threat today to Christian values and to American freedom.
There’s a reason the Red Cross is not allowed to display their
famous emblem in Israel and Israeli school kids can’t use the
plus sign in their math books. Talmudic Judaism is a wellspring of
hatred for Christianity, producing ardent and powerful advocates
of a progressive, liberal and Zionist agenda that is doing exponential
harm to our nation.
Through neoconservatism, Zionist Jews have advanced Israel’s
interests in the US government at the cost of American interests,
even driving us to war (and now, in Iran, more war). Jewish activists
like Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams, and Richard Perle have risen
to immense power in our government (See, "America
in No-Win War for Israel"). The power of the Zionist political lobby has
also been documented (See, "The
Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy"). Ethnic and religious Jewish activists work persuasively
as media elite to subvert Christian, American values via entertainment
and journalism. Jews own most major media and underwrite and publicize
the films and books that repeatedly mock, slander, and attack Christ,
Christians, and the New Testament (See, "Jews
Confirm Big Media Is Jewish" and to "Who's
Behind NBC's 'Book of Daniel'?")
Yet there is virtually unbroken silence from American leaders about
the reality of subversive Jewish and Zionist activism. Only a handful
dare speak the most obvious facts about injustice in the nation of
Israel. Even fewer leaders—in fact, virtually no one—will
criticize domestic Jewish activism in American media and government.
Christian conservative leaders have many reasons for their silence,
including fear of political and social ruin as “anti-Semites.” Some
simply don’t understand why we need to identify Jewish activists.
They object, “There are plenty of liberal non-Jews advancing
a progressive, anti-Christian agenda! Why point out when these activists
are Jewish? Why not just fight the agenda?”
At www.truthtellers.org we identify Jewish radicals as a threat
to Christian America for the same reason conservatives identify Muslim
radicals as a threat. You have to know your enemy. The public must
be educated about the aims and dangers of those who would subvert
our society. Exposure of bad or evil ideas or motivations weakens
their power over those who might otherwise be influenced. It’s
not enough to say, “There’s a bunch of people who want
to enforce sharia law and take away our civil liberties and make
women wear burkas.” We must uncover the religious and ethnic
motivations that drive the radical Islamic (or Jewish!) agenda.
When a person’s ethnicity or religion is the source of their
intolerance, we are fools to ignore that motivation. Common sense
demands we ask whether an individual is a friend to American, Christian
values or an enemy. Liberal Jewish activists act and vote for the
sake of a foreign nation, Israel (where all American Jews have automatic
citizenship and some serve in the IDF). They act from religious Talmudic
motivation in direct attack on the Christian values held by a majority
Such radicals do not, of course, speak for all Jews. Some of Zionism’s
most powerful critics are brave Jewish Americans like Norman Finkelstein
and Alfred Lilienthal. But an overwhelming majority of Jews do support
Israel and the actions of liberal Jewish organizations like ADL,
AIPAC, World Zionist Congress, and others. Our leaders do us no favors
by acting as if this dual loyalty does not exist.
The tireless industry of Holocaust films and literature has convinced
most Americans that “anti-Semitism” is the greatest possible
sin of the modern age. We bear heavy media-instilled shame and horror
over the Holocaust. Nearly 200 masterful, tear-jerker movies (not
to mention books, museums and memorials) were crafted for the sole
purpose of evoking grief, racial guilt, and the belief that Jewish
suffering is so uniquely horrific that it excuses all Jews from criticism
today. Thus burdened, most flee investigation of the Jewish identity
of Zionist lawmakers, liberal filmmakers, journalists, lobbyists,
If an individual can get over his own guilt about Jewish suffering,
he still may not be able to face the social stigma of being libeled
an “anti-Semite.” Anyone who dares to criticize Jews,
Judaism, or the nation of Israel is guaranteed this ruinous charge.
But it’s not anti-Semitic or racist to identify a Jewish
religious and ethnic agenda any more than it’s racist for conservatives
to point out that radical Muslims have a subversive agenda—or
for liberals to point out that evangelical Christians have pointed
political goals. These are truths about our world. Some of them are
Freedom of Criticism for All
My aim in this article is not to comment on the validity of Foxman’s
criticism of Christianity or conservatives’ criticism of Islam.
My point is simply that these criticisms are allowed, while examination
of Judaism is verboten. And that’s wrong. Maybe more people
would have the guts to examine and expose Judaism’s dark side
if they recognized that Judaism is the only religion and movement
being protected from such criticism.
If Mel Gibson had drunkenly yelled, “Christians are responsible
for all the evil in the world!” the response would have been
minimal. Actually, he might’ve gotten a book deal out of it.
Foxman would want an autographed copy.