By Rev. Ted PikeThe day after Rep. Giffords was shot, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center did their best to blame conservative rhetoric for the tragedy. (See, AZ Shooting: Right Wing Protects ADL/SPLC Accusers) After the dust settled, there was no evidence that right-wing “incivility” motivated the deranged gunman. Failing to besmirch Christians and conservatives, ADL is now trying the other extreme: posturing as America’s teacher on “civility in public discourse.” In his article, "Leaders Must Set a New Tone for Civility in America," ADL’s national director, Abe Foxman, intones:
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This is ironic. No organization is more devoted to "uncivil" defamation of its critics than ADL. It smears as “anti-Semitic” anyone who speaks negatively of Israel, Talmudic Judaism, or Establishment history of the “Holocaust.” This Jewish attack group created Christian-persecuting hate crimes legislation worldwide. It promotes abortion and sodomy “rights” and wields massive influence in public education on behalf of these subversions. It perennially agitates for removal of Christian symbols from public property and attacks any effort to return Christian values to government.In recent years, the Anti-Defamation League repeatedly has warned about the coarsening of the political debate and its broader impact on society. There is no doubt that inflammatory rhetoric can be dangerous. We need only look back to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and other incidents of homegrown terrorism to see where virulently anti-government sentiments and conspiracy theories can lead. Today, anti-government groups and movements continue to feed this toxic environment. Anti-government militias, sovereign citizen groups and others are taking advantage of popular distrust of government and the economic downturn to spread fear and conspiracy theories.
ADL should be called “The American Defamation League.” No civic group is less qualified to preach “civility” to the world.
How Civil is ADL?
In 1989, the League was found guilty by a California court of illegally collaborating with police to amass detailed private information on 10,000 unsuspecting Americans. These included many conservative and pro-life activists as well as Muslims. (Watch NPN’s Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians)
In 2000, ADL was ordered to pay more than $10 million in damages for smearing a Colorado filmmaker, who worked with Hollywood, as anti-Semitic. The court agreed that, since the Hollywood film industry is Jewish, ADL had ruined his career. (jweekly.com “Judge fines ADL $10.5 million in Colorado defamation suit” 5/12/00)
In 2004, ADL National Executive Board member Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham incarcerated 11 Christians for the “hate crime” of publically witnessing to homosexuals. They faced 47 years in prison and $90,000 fine each if found guilty. (See, Eleven Christians Jailed For Criticizing Homosexuality) In 2010, ADL published a 30-page attack, Rage Grows on the Right. It described millions of anti-Obama Americans as “paranoid” and “conspirators.” (See, ADL Blasts 'Paranoid' Right: Are Millions of Anti-Obama Protestors 'Conspirators?') The National Prayer Network and Jonathan Tobin, editor of Commentary Magazine, led national outrage against ADL’s “incivility.” Even liberal Jewish media was too embarrassed to publicize Foxman’s hysterical rant.
These are only a few of the aggressively uncivil assaults ADL has launched to destroy its critics.
Just this last year, ADL silenced film legend Oliver Stone for mentioning the proven fact that Jews founded and run Hollywood. (See, Jews Confirm Big Media is Jewish) ADL helped ruin the career of CNN anchor Rick Sanchez for briefly suggesting Jewish control of big media. When veteran Washington reporter Helen Thomas criticized Israel and Jewish control, ADL trashed her career and reputation (assisted by Joe Farah’s World Net Daily, which quoted ADL as an acknowledged authority on anti-Semitism). (See, Who's 'Spewing Venom' - Helen Thomas or WorldNetDaily?)
ADL’s tawdry history of defamation, even of sincere and constructive critics of Israel, is legendary. ADL’s power—and the social stigma of being labeled “anti-Semitic”— is so great that any public figure accused of disrespect to Israel must grovel or be ruined. The League is first to scream "Holocaust-denier!" when any scholar suggests that the facts do not show that six million Jews were systematically gassed in WWII. ADL claims "Defamation of the Jewish dead!" against those who conclude from evidence that widespread malnutrition and rampant typhus were mostly responsible for the death of countless internees, including Jews.
True civilization supports scholarly research into any topic without fearing prosecution or persecution. If lines of inquiry are wrong, reason alone should indict them – not courts of law! Yet just this week, Dutch ADL-influenced Jewry is demanding that anyone who questions any aspect of the Holocaust should be arrested and punished as quickly as a drunk driver! Far from a "civil" influence, ADL is returning the world to a medieval inquisition. How long will the Christian/conservative right grovel before ADL’s incivility, too terrified to even mention its existence, much less the fact that it is 100% Jewish?
Only Providence knows how long ADL will be allowed to rage against truth and the laws of God and nature. One thing is sure: ADL is the last place American police, lawyers or government—or the American people—should go for lessons in civility.