Who is waving the red flag to warn American Jews that their canoes are racing toward the waterfall? What Jewish financed protective organizations are telling Jews the truth about organized Jew hating movements growing by leaps and bounds right out in the open? We have to give credit to those groups who are desperately blowing the whistle to get the word out. Make no mistake about it, politically Liberal as well as Conservative Jews are in the same canoe flotilla cruising to disaster.
The signs of Jew hating are all around us. Take the recent vandalism at Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia and in University City, Missouri, where hundreds of headstones were overturned. There has been no group claiming responsibility for these outrages but the methodology and the attacks indicate to investigative sources to be similar. It is based on Jew hating. And, sadly, it will motivate other more open and physical acts of terrorism against the Jewish community. Weeping, wailing and waiting for others to come to our aid will not solve the problem. Jews, themselves have to be more outspoken and forceful in combating these acts of terror and intimidation. We must unite!!
Jewish students on campuses around the country have experienced mounting incidents of anti-Semitism. In a nationwide survey conducted by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights, 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 U.S. colleges were interviewed and found that 54 percent experienced or witnessed "anti-Semitism on campus during the first six months of the 2013-14 academic year." And that was four years ago! We've seen the surge of activity on the part of the Students For Justice in Palestine (SJP) on over 150 campuses around the country. According to the ADL, the SJP is an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Their members, come to universities well prepped and indoctrinated to badger, bully and intimidate their Jewish classmates who are in school to do nothing else but get good grades and move on to graduate schools or careers. Jewish students are basically without any knowledge of Jewish history nor do they have any desire or inclination to stand up to these well trained Jew haters who appear to have college administrators as their handmaidens to unnerve and terrorize Jews on campus. This movement is growing as more Muslim students enter thousands of halls of ivy as agents of radical Islam. Colleges are ignoring this problem although they are aware of its presence on their campuses. They are PC and cowardly.
Politically we've just witnessed the ascension of Islamist Congressman Keith Ellison to be the second in command of the Democrat National Committee. He lost the election by a mere 35 votes out of 435 cast by national Democrat party leaders. Just the thought of Ellison who has a lurid history of being a loyal follower of Louis Farrakan in the Nation of Islam (NOI) and as well, a ranking member of the radical Islamic, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) group as a mighty vice chair, indicates just how the powerful Democrat Party has affiliated itself with outright Jew haters. Even some people who identify as "Zionists" were reluctant to take a bold stand if Ellison were to have been elected as head honcho at the DNC. Seems like they came down with a terminal case of political correctness. Not to vociferously condemn an acknowledged Jew hater like Ellison leaves is just beyond morally reprehensible.
Another questionable Jewish "leader" is Illinois Democrat Congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky who recently shared a stage and hugged Palestinian terrorist, Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted of masterminding a deadly terrorist attack in Israel and served 10 years in prison before she was given her freedom in a prisoner swap. Shakowsky also joined with dozens of her fellow party members in boycotting Netanyahu's famous speech to Congress. Elected Jewish legislators should stand out as examples to the rest of our community as figures of strength in defending the Jewish community and Israel. Tell them that. In a recent community outreach meeting, Jewish Florida Congresswoman, Lois Frankel denied that Ellison had ever been a member of the NOI or CAIR. She is either ignorant of the facts or a liar to her constituents. Take your pick.
We at the Jewish Voice are blowing the warning shofar to awaken the Jewish community in this country to its great impending peril. During the eight years of the Obama administration, Islamists were welcomed into high government positions and now have to be rooted out. Recall, if you will, the presence of Huma Abedin as second in command at the State Department under Hillary Clinton. The damage Abedin did in helping to promulgate the Arab Spring turmoil in the Middle East is incomprehensible and may never be revealed because of political correctness and Islamic powers that control the Progressive Movement. Is she now focusing her talents domestically to aid in the Islamist, anti-Semitic movement in this country? What powers will Mr. Ellison have as second in command of a political party that controls one half of our nation's citizens?
Will the backbones of our nation's college administrators continue to weaken and break under the pressure of its radical students and professors? We fear that without our Jewish leaders and organizations taking a firmer, fearless, bolder, outspoken stance in communicating these dangers and their personal solutions to their people, we are in for a dark future in this country. Start the ball rolling. Speak out of this impending disaster to your relatives, friends and rabbis. Remember Berlin in 1933.