As Matt has mentioned, there was an article recently about an insulting flier toward Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel that contained anti-Semitic expletives. You should check out the story if you would like more information. Anyway, there wasn't very many posts on the thread (perhaps because it was in the "Chicago" section of the Huffington Post), and quite a few abusive ones were deleted before we had the chance to grab them. But most of what we found this time was people claiming that he had made the flier up himself to play the victim, conspiracy theories that he served in the IDF and was an Israeli citizen, and complaining that "you can't criticize Jews without being called an anti-Semite."
Click below to read the comments. Again, these are not necessarily anti-Semitic, but we thought they were worth sharing.
“Hurry! I saw a possible anti-Semitic flyer down at the local bus station, left on one of the terminal seats. If you get there quick it could be another story.
Um...meanwhile, opposition of Zionist lobbying is a fair enough as their lobbying, no? We now have our USA politicians and media all onboard supporting the military in Egypt, rather than real democracy. For who's benefit is that? - Certainly not our initial core values.”
“Yes, Rham has dual citizenship. That issue should be raised, along with all of the dual citizenship congressmen and senators. But besides that, Rham is just plain sleezy.”
“Bottom line (for you) any criticism of Israel must be the product of the anti Semitic mind...you are pathetic.”
“With Rahm you never know, he might have made the flier himself.” [Response: “You could be right.”]
“You wolf-crying Zionists don't know the difference between real anti-Semitism and what you falsely claim is anti-Semitism.”
“yes he did do it himself...he has a long history of it.”
First I hear how Israel can do what Israel wants and the Arabs better cower under their sheets, how Jewish people win more Nobels than any other ethnic group, and in the next breath I hear how Jewish people are the most oppressed people in the world. Stop it with the violins.
Rahm has a well deserved reputation for playing it rough. It would be no surprise if he did do this. You think Chicago Politics are clean affairs where only angels compete?”
johnny g locker
“Heck, Rahm probably had the fliers produced by his people just to play the victim card. I guarantee it.”
“You know you'll be called an anti-sem... for pointing that out because everyone suppose to believe in the master race of the "chosen"”
“Since when did those who speak truth to power become sick?” [Click for context.]
“So I gather from the thread that as soon as someone says anything at all critical of Rahm Emanuel they are by definition an anti-semite racist - because he's a Jew.
“I knew it. I *knew* that would prompt someone to call me anti-semitic.
Don't you ever get tired of playing the victim and hurling that epithet at everyone who makes any comment whatsoever about anything remotely related to being a Jew?
“You are correct in that his religion should not be an issue, however, my sense is that many are conflating his religion with the fact of his dual citizenship status (dual citizenship often = dual loyalty); Which given Israel's checkered history ( see U.S.S. Liberty ) is deserving of question.”
“He did it himself to play poor me, he needs to register as agent of foreign government as he served in their army”