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the blind spot of anti-semitism

Reader comment on item: UCLA's Embarrassment: Prof. Abou El Fadl

Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Jan 28, 2015 at 13:21

Khaled Abou El Fadl has made a career of denigrating Israel and it's Jewish population while lionizing the so-called Palestinians. Yet, he and others like him evince a pathological blind spot. Israel has turned its territory into an Eden of 21st Century civility whereas the Palestinian-controlled Gaza strip and West Bank are festering, violent swamps filled with fevered adherents to a monstrous 7th Century death cult.

An overwhelming preponderancy of Nobel prizes speaks to the decency and humanism inherent in Judaism. From Japan to Jalalabad, however, the world bears witness to the horror fest fruit of Islamic thought.

And yet... like the lethal virus rabies, the cultural virus of anti-semitism continues to proliferate -- perhaps most worryingly in the academic circles within which El Fadl exerts his influence. For those like Mr. El Fadl who hate Israel and hate Jews, I've one question. When was the last time he observed a gang of Jews flying a commercial plane into a skyscraper or murdering innocent shoppers in a supermarket? In the epic struggle taking place in our world today, there is absolute good. And there is absolute evil.

For anyone with eyes to see, the difference between the two is not at all difficult to discern. Regrettably, El Fadl and his pseudo-intellectual fellow travelers have so become intoxicated by Islam's darkness that they appear blind to genuine light.


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