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1 captdiggs  Fri, Aug 27, 2010 6:29:15am

Sure. Like the “palicaust” and other such nonsense.
You really have to love how this is a Guardian piece, considering that the Guardian is borderline anti-semitic itself as well as virulently anti-Israel.

2 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Fri, Aug 27, 2010 6:54:29am

I reject the notion that antisemitism is like islamophobia insofar they are actually targetting, attacking and demonizing actual Islam and actual Judaism.

The thing is, such movements as antisemitism and islamophobia always will have to make shit up, bullshit, invent, lie, distort, exaggerate into absurdity etc.

By doing this they will inevitably deviate from the actual, authentical thing they seem to or proclaim to be railing against. They will stand mostly against a boogeyman of their own making, more of a projection of their own deranged minds than anything in reality.

And in this latter stage, in this feeding-frenzy of hate- and fearful paranoia, antisemitism and islamophobia are alike. In ideology and pretense they are disconnected from the real world, yet they prey on the very real resentments of those who feel or are disenfranchised. They are messianic in the most evil sense: by promising salvation through the extermination of the enemy.

3 jayzee  Fri, Aug 27, 2010 8:34:09am

Because the “old” antisemitism no longer exists? While hate crime against Muslims is evil (hate crimes in general are evil), the notion that hate crimes against Muslims have eclipsed those of other groups is nonsense. Even in NY, while Bloomberg shows solidarity with an innocent man, seemingly attacked for his religious beliefs, there is no such response while Mexicans are being attacked in Staten Island


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