Justifiably so, everyone seems to be appalled at the anti-Semitism that led to the horrible shootings at the Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh. Members of the far right and far left both hate Jews along with other religious and ethnic groups, but the way Democrats and the mainstream media are reacting to the anti-Semitism responsible for the weekend carnage is nothing more than politically correct hypocrisy in the biggest way.
For the past decade, the same Democrats and mainstream media have consistently criticized Israeli Jews for defending their nation and homes from Islamic terrorists. When Barack Obama was squatting in the White House, he regularly took the side of Islamic terrorist groups such a Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization while at the same time condemning Israel. For eight years, Obama worked hard to drive Israel away from being one of the few allies of the United States in the Middle East.
Democrats and the mainstream media have openly condemned Israel for moving their capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They also condemned President Donald Trump for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
They believe that Israel should return the territory they captured in the 6-Day War. I’ve even heard some of them say that Palestinians have historic claim to Jerusalem and the area known as the West Bank. They forget that Jerusalem and the West Bank area belonged to the Jews centuries before Islam’s Mohammad walked the earth and started the Islamic religion.
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King Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem around 957 BC, indicating that it was the property of the Jewish people before that time. Mohammad wasn’t born until 571 AD, some 1,528 years AFTER Solomon built the temple. This alone should serve as proof that the Jewish people are the ones with the historic claim to Jerusalem, not the Muslims.
However, a large number of Democrats and the mainstream media say that Muslims have the rightful claim to Jerusalem and their Dome of the Rock, which was built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple. Isn’t this blatant criticism of Israel a form of anti-Semitism?
Another issue of the criticism of anti-Semitism by Democrats and the mainstream media is their open acceptance of similar anti-Christian rhetoric that has been growing and circulating in America.
I’ve heard some on the mainstream media talk about making anti-Semitism a form of hate speech as well as any anti-Islamic speech. They say that no one should be criticized or hated because of their religion. Yet, where is their outrage and condemnation of anti-Christian language and hate?
Democrats and the mainstream media are quick to defend the First Amendment right to speak out against Christianity and even blaspheme against God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit.
Think about it. In 2012, an atheist wore a zombie Mohammad costume for Halloween when he was physically attacked by a Muslim. Police arrested the Muslim man. At the trial, the judge acquitted the Muslim and then read a riot act against the victim of the attack for insulting Islam with his costume.
In 2012, a group of Muslims gathered in a park on Staten Island to celebrate the end of Ramadan. They found pieces of bacon scattered throughout the park. The New York police determined the scattering of the bacon was a hate crime. However, when artist Andrew Serrano placed a small plastic crucifix with Jesus Christ in a glass of urine and took a photo, claiming it was art, the mainstream media defended Serrano’s right for what he labeled Piss Christ.
There are Christians being persecuted all over the world, mostly by Muslims, but Democrats and the mainstream say little or nothing about this persecution of a religion.
After the Pittsburgh synagogue shootings, they say no one should be hated because of their religion, but why does that not apply to Christians?
This is why I say that the Democrat and mainstream media outrage over anti-Semitism is nothing more than empty politically correct hypocrisy.
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