We saw the lengths to which the left will go to demonize and destroy its opponents this week, when in the New York Jewish Week on March 16, Abraham Foxman charged that I am “in many ways no better than Farrakhan or Buchanan.” I am proud of my work as a patriot and a passionate Zionist; to be compared to Jew-haters by a man who styles himself a leader of the Jews is abominable.
Foxman charged me with bigotry for my work with Stop Islamization of America, a program of my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative. So now defending free society from an ideology that makes war against free speech and equal rights for women and non-Muslims is “bigotry.” Defending Jews from an ideology that features a more deeply ingrained and violent anti-Semitism than any other in the world is “hatred.”
We have seen the likes of Abe Foxman before in Jewish history: the reviled traitor among us — Dathan in The Ten Commandments. The idea that this greasy quisling still leads the Anti-Defamation League is a stunning indictment of the failure of Jewish lay leadership. Worse still, a Jewish press is publishing this collaborator. I called Gary Rosenblatt, the editor of Jewish Week, several times over the last few days, but he was always (surprise!) on the other line when I called. He did finally agree to print a letter from me, but he refused to give me the space he eagerly gave to Foxman to defame me.