Friday, July 13, 2012

"New Anti-Semitism" Spawns New Anti-Semitism

One of the issues the Huffington Post loves to make hay about, possibly because it is related to Jewish people and Muslims, is the circumcision debate. Now as an atheist I don't particularly have a dog in that fight: I won't be shedding any tears if circumcision is banned whether in Germany or anywhere else. That being said, on the Huffington Post at least it's apparently an issue where people really go at each other.

Unfortunately, contributing to the debate in an incredibly unhelpful way was Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, who wrote an article on the Huffington Post about how the circumcision ban in Germany was an example of new anti-Semitism, and given the history there is quite telling.

Now shockingly the Huffington Posters did not on the whole start spouting the kind of anti-Semitism we often see any time there is an article about anti-Semitism. Mostly they disagreed with the Rabbi (and each other) about circumcision, albeit strongly. However, a few of our "mere anti-Zionist" friends thought that they would get their shots in at the Jews while the iron was hot, and so they did:








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1 comment:

  1. HuffPo readers should cheer Rowan Williams. He's practically a Muslim and an outed gay man at this point.

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