ADL: WRONG TEACHER OF "CIVILITY"
By Rev. Ted Pike
7 Feb 11
The 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
in public discourse.” In his article, "Leaders
Must Set a New Tone for Civility in America," ADL’s
national director, Abe Foxman, intones:
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.
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.
ADL should be called “The American Defamation League.” No
civic group is less qualified to preach “civility” to the
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
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,
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.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
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