At least J-Post lets their racism hang right out there in the open. I’m not even going to excerpt it. Basically, they want to draw attention away from the fact that the Norway killer, Anders Breivik, was a far, far right Islamophobe and Zionist and to the importance of his message- that, in their view, multiculturalism has failed. Now, when they say “multiculturalism” what they mean is “Muslims living with us.” In other words, they seem to think that Breivik’s political ideas weren’t all that bad but it’s just such a shame he acted so violently and gave the namsy pamsy Islam-loving left a reason to hate on the righties.
If only those dark people would leave the White Christians and Jews alone and not try to live in our neighborhoods!
It sort of sounds like an argument Adolf Hitler would have made- in fact, I believe he initially placed Jewish people in ghettos and isolated them politically, socially and geographically (prior to sending them to concentration camps) because among other things, he believed that assimilation with Jewish people was abhorrent to the Aryans and that they (Jewish people) posed a risk. Then of course it escalated from there.
Can you imagine if we took the J-Post article and everywhere it said Muslim or anything relating to Islam or Muslims, we replaced it with the word “Jew” or “Jewish?” How do you think they’d feel about that? It would be pretty offensive, wouldn’t it? Yes it would. In fact, it would be downright anti-Semitic.
But it’s Muslims so it’s ok.
To see so many in Israel use the same rhetoric and same justifications for their racism is truly depressing.