Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. — Isaiah 5:20
Remember all those Jewish terror plots? All those programs to impose Jewish law upon non-Jews?
“Well, This Looks Atrocious,” by Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic, August 2:
Pamela Geller has a new book coming out, about what she sees as the central challenge of our time, called “Stop the Judaization of Germany.” Oops, sorry, it’s called “Stop the Islamization of America.” Same general theme, though. Charles Johnson has more on this frightening woman.
Linking to the unashamedly dishonest libelblogger Charles Johnson is bad enough, but in his equation of resistance to Islamization with Nazism Goldberg is repeating a vicious libel of his own and practicing a moral equivalence of monstrous proportions. Also, in doing so, he isn’t even original.
He is just repeating talking points that we have heard before from the likes of Islamic supremacist pseudo-moderate Reza Aslan, Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison and Nicholas Kristof, among many others.
Christopher Hitchens ably took apart the central claim being made here when writing last year about the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero: “‘Some of what people are saying in this mosque controversy is very similar to what German media was saying about Jews in the 1920s and 1930s,’ Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim chaplain at Duke University, told the New York Times. Yes, we all recall the Jewish suicide bombers of that period, as we recall the Jewish yells for holy war, the Jewish demands for the veiling of women and the stoning of homosexuals, and the Jewish burning of newspapers that published cartoons they did not like.”
Geller’s new book Stop the Islamization of America is a guide to the defense of freedom against such encroachments upon it. Goldberg, of course, is implying that defense of freedom in this instance leads to violence and even genocide. Demonization, after all, is easier than refutation. If defense of human rights and freedom leads to violence and must be ended, then we will also incidentally lose our human rights and freedom. In any case, here is a superb response to those who are blaming us for the madman’s murders in Norway.