The ADL is deluded about Islam

Israel National News Reveals Staggering ADL Delusion in Supporting Extremist Mosques in America

by Jerry Gordon, Iconoclast

Today’s Arutz Sheva Israel National News has a follow up report, “Mosque Opposition Moves from Ground Zero to Tennessee” to the AP story that we posted on regarding the wrap up of the Murfreesboro Chancery Court Hearing in Tennessee. We draw your particular attention to the INN reporter’s reference to the ADL Civil Rights director’s alleged comments in the Los Angeles Times that reflects a staggering and persistent delusion by the ADL about annihilationist Islamic anti-Semitism.

After lamely criticizing the Ground Zero Mosque project in New York, the ADL formed another ecumenical group, the Interfaith Coalition on Mosques (ICOM) to defend Mosque project elsewhere in America. The ICOM-ADL filed an amicus curiae brief in the Murfreesboro Chancery Court proceedings. The ICM-ADL brief paralled one the US Department of Justice filed in support of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro expansion plan project, the subject of the Murfreesboro Chancery Court Hearing. A hearing brought by community plaintiffs contesting approvals by the Rutherford County Planning Commission and County Commissioners.

The ADL in its amicus curiae brief lauded itself as having been in the forefront of pushing for enactment of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) of 2000 passed by the US Congress. RLUIPA is now being used ironically to exempt Mosques from local zoning approvals across the US. The ADL contended that under RLUIPA the ICM had every right to build its 52,000 square foot complex in Rutherford County. The USDOJ amicus curiae brief contested plaintiffs arguments about Islam not being a religion, but a political doctrine in possible violation of the US Constitution. The USDOJ argued that Islam is a religion covered by the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

Note the bizarre comment of the ADL Civil Rights representative as regards the revelations by The Investigatgive Project on Terrorism and others, including ElizabethCoker, about what was found on a member of the ICM board’s MySpace Page regarding support for Hamas, a foreign terrorist group designated by the State Department.

    Deborah Lauter, director of civil rights for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which sponsors a newly-formed Interfaith Coalition on Mosques, is one of those who maintain that Rowash’s political preference is irrelevant.

    Lauter allegedly told the Los Angeles Times that if all the members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro were public cheerleaders for Hamas, it would still be illegal to discriminate against them because the First Amendment protects freedom of worship.

The ADL is totally feckless about the threat of Sharia in America from expansion of Mosques here largely backed by Muslim Brotherhood groups and financed through the Saudi funded North American Islamic Trust. The ADL has been deluded by its focus on teaching tolerance and diversity in America while derogating Christian Zionists, defenders of Israel and the Jewish people’s biblical and legal rights to the holy land. Back in 2005 at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut where I then resided, I confronted Foxman about his prating about the Christianization threat to America. In an Iconoclast post earlier this year, I noted the exchange:

    We have had our own direct experience in confronting Foxman on the same issues almost five years ago when he made an appearance at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Here is what we wrote in an Israpundit blog post in December, 2005:

    . . . I chose to address a comment that Foxman made early in his talk about the threat from “Christianization of America.”
    I suggested that his talk was a diversion from the real threat: Radical Islam, not only abroad, but here in America. I cited the study released and published in the Jerusalem Post by Yehudit Barsky of the American Jewish Committee citing that 80% of American Mosques were “radicalized.”

    [. . . ] I asked. “What was he going to do about this?”
    What Foxman said was, “that’s a speech and talk for another time. I think it’s in one of the chapters” of my book Never Again.”
    Foxman doesn’t get it and with the exception of several in the audience who do get it, most were totally oblivious.

    Oblivious because Abe Foxman and the ADL do not understand the context of those anti-Semitism incidents that the ADL reports and publishes. That many of the incidents of anti-Semitism on college campuses are actions by supporters of Radical Islam. Foxman, as my friend Judy Block said who attended this “lecture” by the ADL national director, doesn’t understand the context of what changes have occurred in the U.S. that gave rise to the Christian Evangelical movement. He doesn’t understand that many former allies in the liberal Protestant denominations have provided venues for some of the worst religious anti-Semites and enemies of the State of Israel.

The ADL’s staggering delusion of what lies behind the eruption of Mega-Mosques nearly rivals that of the infamous Judenrate Jewish councils in Nazi – occupied Europe who sacrificed their own coreligionists during the Holocaust that ultimately killed Six Million Jewish men, women and children. The irony is that Foxman is himself a holocaust survivor and should understand the close parallels between Nazi annihilationist doctrine and that of normative Islam. Pity!
Tags: Arutz Sheva-Israel national News, Islamic Center in Murfreesboro, ADL Civil Rights officer comments, ADL delusion over Islamic antisemitism, Abe Foxman, Mufressboro Chancery court Hearings, New English Review, Murfreesboro Mosque conflicts Chronicles
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Posted on 11/14/2010 9:56 AM by Jerry Gordon

November 14, 2010 | 2 Comments »

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  1. I disagree. I think ADL supposes it looks better by supporting Muslim groups. Frankly, they’re fools; no matter how benign a mosque or its backers may look now, mosques around the nation are gradually (and quickly) turning into hotbeds of extremism, and so ADL’s support for any mosque bears considerable risk. Suppose 20 years from now, a guy walks out of that mosque and blows up a Synagogue — do you think anyone at ADL will have a sudden shocking realization that they made a terrible mistake 20 years earlier? Not at all (have they ever issued statements of regret for their past errors and mistakes?) ADL must decide whether it’s here to fight any perceived wrong — in which case I assure you there are a million wrongs in the U.S. in line way ahead of any “ground zero mosque” issue — or is it here to defend Jewish interests and promote Jewish needs. They’ve lost it.

  2. In defense of ADL, I do not think they would ever support anything to do with Hamas. ADL quickly came forward with an answer to President Obamas armtwistting of Prime minister Netanyehu “Its not settlements, ITS ARAB REJECTIONISM.