The ADL are a busy little gang these days. What with directing Clinton’s praise to Israel for their “unprecedented moves” on settlements. (Note the comedy there) And then of course scanning the world for anything that they can remotely fashion into a victimization of Jews or the 2nd coming of the holocaust. But I have noticed the ADL seems to be suffering from a severe case of Schizophrenia. Let me illustrate this phenomenon.
On October 30th this was reported:
ADL after LA synagogue attack:Jews most targeted religious groupOnly the ADL can decide, before ANY police investigation what so ever, that an attack on 2 Jews outside a Synagogue in a “dangerous” LA neighbourhood is automatically an attack on “Jews” and “Anti Semitic.” Using this same logic, anyone shot outside of a bar is clearly being attacked because they drink.
The Anti-Defamation League has expressed deep concern over Thursday's shooting at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood. "Statistics consistently show Jews to be far and away the most frequently targeted religious group
So for 24 hours the cries of “Anti-Semitism” rang out, the LA police had to beef up security for Jews in the area, (or else) because of the predicited outcry. All the major Jewish news papers had the headliner “Jews Attack At Synagogue-Anti Semitism” et al. Fanning the flames of victimization and “poor us” as usual. But then came this:
link By day's end, authorities had come to believe that the shooting, in which two men were wounded, was probably a far more mundane crime."There is absolutely no evidence to support any connection to terrorism or a hate crime," said Mike Downing, deputy chief of the LAPD's Counter Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau.And with that the ADL still was not convinced, however they rolled back pushing the 2nd holocaust theory as much. And then the bombshell came:
link Several law enforcement sources told The Times that investigators were exploring whether the shooting was related to a business or personal dispute. The sources said detectives believe that one of the victims was the target and that the second victim may have been shot because he witnessed the attack.OMG could it be? One of the “poor persecuted victims of worldwide Anti-Semitism” just may be involved in shadly dealings….oooops! Far be it for the ADL to think for one minute that one of their “precious persecuted people” might be involved in nefarious dealings and that the crime was brought about by his own activities. No that can’t possibly be correct, Jews are ALWAYS the victims, so say the ADL. So now let’s get to the ADL’s Schizophrenia episode. Remember the headline on the 30th of October was this: ADL after LA synagogue attack: Jews most targeted religious groupBut look what they published the very next day:
link The level of anti-Semitism in the United States has tied a historic low point, according to an Anti-Defamation League poll. "The fact that anti-Semitic attitudes have reached their lowest point to date is good news, the product of many years of constant and intense efforts by ADLNow perhaps the ADL might want to have a wee look at THESE statistics below. Because in America they are not the real victims of hate crimes. They don’t even come close.
link Among groups currently included in the Hate Crime Statistics Act, the greatest number of hate crimes of any kind are perpetrated against African-Americans. From the lynching to the cross-burning and the church-burning, anti-black violence has been and still remains the prototypical hate crime - an action intended not only to injure individuals but to intimidate an entire group of people. Hate crimes against African-Americans impact upon the entire society not only for the hurt they cause but for the history they recall, and perpetuate.But hey, it’s the ADL and facts are not important to them, grabbing headlines with false and phony cries of Anti-Semitism, That’s the game they play.
A big thanks to Irish4Palestine where we first read this blog.