As I was going through Jrants today to catch up on what everyone else was writing about I caught this Item on Muzzlewatch a website whose mantra is “Israel is a horrible country and every time the Jews defend themselves what they are really doing is trying to stifle debate” This particular article is called Tutu: Anatomy of a smear, the appalling double-standards of the thought police.
In the article Cecilie Surasky blasts the all the Jewish organizations that pointed out that Tutu compared Israel to Hitler she contends that these organization’s leaders have used Hitler comparisons themselves and they don’t have a monopoly on the use of the name Hitler. She goes on to say that the Tutu comparison was taken out of context. This is all her opinion and she has every right to give it as incorrect as it is.
Here is best part- its at the very end. What does this website that claims the Jews are trying to stifle debate have at the very end of Surasky’s post:
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Comments are closed? Talk about stifling debate! Well Ms Surasky, since you do not let people have a debate on your site..let me point out what I agree and don’t agree with on my site.
First of all, as I have pointed out on this site many times before, I think that Foxman is an ass. See I agree with you there. I do not think he represents the Jewish people (thank God).
As far as comparing someone or something to Hitler, if you are talking about how he made the trains run on time, you are right the Jews don’t have a copyright on the use of Hitler. But if you comparing someone to Hitler because he killed a lot of people…well you are wrong there. WE DO own the copyright. We paid for it with more than Six Million lives, one and a half million of those were little children.
In the same vein I would never compare someone to a White Slave owner in the 19th century unless I was quoting an African American who made the comparison. Now if Tutu wanted to use the phrase Apartheid–it would be stupid– but it his right since he lived through it.
As far as TuTu’s comment on Hitler, you can explain that away if you like, but you have a lot more anti-JEWISH and anti-Israel statements to explain away also. If you don’t remember the Tutu’s record he uses almost every anti-Semitic stereotype possible, let me take this opportunity to refresh your memory with just a few examples.
People are scared in this country [the US], to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful – very powerful. Well, so what? For goodness sake, this is God’s world! We live in a moral universe. The apartheid government was very powerful, but today it no longer exists. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Pinochet, Milosevic, and Idi Amin were all powerful, but in the end they bit the dust (Source:Monday April 29, 2002, The Guardian UK)
The Israeli daily Ha’aretz (April 29, 2002), reporting Tutu’s remarks at a recent conference in Boston, quoted him as saying: “Israel is like Hitler and apartheid”: “I’ve been deeply distressed in my visit to the Holy Land; it reminded me so much of what happened to us black people in South Africa
Tutu accused Jews of exhibiting “an arrogance—the arrogance of power because Jews are a powerful lobby in this land and all kinds of people woo their support,”(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Daily News Bulletin, Nov. 29, 1984)
Tutu “urged Israelis to forgive the Nazis for the Holocaust” (Jerusalem Post, Dec. 31, 1989), a statement which the Simon Wiesenthal Center called “a gratuitous insult to Jews and victims of Nazism everywhere.” During the visit, Tutu remarked, “If I’m accused of being anti-Semitic, tough luck,” and in response to questions about his anti-Jewish bias, Tutu replied, “My dentist’s name is Dr. Cohen.” (Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Response magazine, January 1990)
Speaking in a Connecticut church in 1984, Tutu said that “the Jews thought they had a monopoly on God; Jesus was angry that they could shut out other human beings.” In the same speech, he compared the features of the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem to the features of the apartheid system in South Africa. (Hartford Courant, Oct. 29, 1984)I thought that Columbia was wrong to allow the Iranian President to speak on its campus because he is a BIGOT. They would have been just as wrong to allow David Duke, Pat Buchanan,Mel Gibson or any other bigot to speak on their campus. Bishop Desmond Tutu is in that same category.
BTW all comments are welcome, as long as you use a legitimate Email address or website for replies–I do check