CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield compares ISIS to Jews

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CNN host Ashleigh Banfield shockingly compares the “Jewish Terror” problem to Radical Islam, as if we are talking apples and apples—as if there is any such thing as Jewish terror in the U.S.

“I’m telling you that there have been that many terrorist attacks by Jews and no one’s suggesting that all Jews should be wiped out of this country for visiting. It’s the same thing.”

No Ashleigh, it’s not the same thing at all!

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First, there is no Jewish Terror problem in the US. She refers to the group, the Jewish Defense League (JDL) and then compares this tiny fringe group that hasn’t done anything in 15 years to the present threat of Radical Islam in the U.S.. But let’s compare.

The JDL has no support in normative Jewish circles. Yet, ISIS and Al Qaeda enjoy support from hundreds of millions of muslims, ranging from vocal encouragement on social media for standing against the west to actually joining them in the fight.

There are no synagogues in the U.S. aiding and abetting what’s still left of the JDL to carry out acts of terror against Americans. There are hundreds of mosques in the U.S. that are sympathetic to Radical Islam’s goals. And we can be sure that some are actively involved in the fight.

With the JDL, there is no threat. With Radical Islam the threat is very real and present. Wake up Ashleigh!

Secondly, if she is referring to minuscule acts of terror from a tiny fringe segment of Israelis, she is still way off.

A) When an Israeli commits a rare act of terror against an Arab, the entire Israeli/Jewish population mourns the victim and condemns the act. When Muslims commit acts of violence against Jews, they name streets after them in Ramallah and mothers hand out candy in the streets.

B) Far less than 1% of Israelis embrace such acts. However 7-15% of Muslims are radicals or 100,000,000 to 200,000,000!!! And hundreds of millions of other Muslims cheer them on.

Let’s go further. There are no countries that activity support and espouse a doctrine of Judaism that calls on Jews to commit terrorism. However, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Cuter, Afghanistan and other countries actively support terrorism or have those in positions of power who do.

I am not done!

  • There is no Jewish Al Qeada
  • There is no Jewish ISIS
  • There is no Jewish Hamas or Hezbollah

And Ashleigh, before you ignorantly say that Israel is the Jewish version of ISIS, let me remind you that Israel has given back to Arabs more territory (after winning them when attack by Arabs) than the total of her present landmass. Israel, since 1948, has offered peace treaty after peace treaty to the Arab nations. From the ashes of the Holocaust, this evil world had a moment of sanity where they allowed the Jews who were not murdered by the Nazis to establish their own country on their historic homeland—which had been under British control, not Arab.

There are no Jewish schools teaching their children how to use knives and guns to kill Jews. Yet we see in social media Muslim children holding knives and guns and declaring, “I want to kill a Jew.” When have you ever seen a Jewish child on in school being trained to kill Muslims? Are Jewish parents putting guns and knives in the hands of their children and telling them why it is important to kill Muslims? NO!

This is why CNN should suspend or at least censure Ashleigh Banfield for her anti-Semitic and false claims of a Jewish terror threat or that even what happened between 1980-1985 with a tiny fringe group could be compared at all to the threat America now faces with Radical Islamic terror. Since 1968 the nut-jobs in the JDL have killed a total of seven Americans and none since 1985. Twice as many were murdered last week in San Bernardino. Add to that Fort Hood 13, Chattanooga 5, Boston 4, Marquette Park, IL 5, and of course 9/11 2,976.

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Ron Cantor
Ron Cantor is the congregational leader of Tiferet Yeshua, a Hebrew speaking congregation in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is also the director of Messiah's Mandate International in Israel, a Messianic ministry dedicated to taking the message of Yeshua (Jesus) from Israel to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8) and teaching the Church about the Jewish Roots of the New Testament. He is the author of Identity Theft and his testimony, Leave Me Alone, I’m Jewish.

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