According to a recent poll in October 2009 by the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitism is at its lowest in America since 1964. from a high of 29% in 1964 it has fluctuated up and down to only 12% in October of 2009. In a sense, this is a victory, but no matter which way you look at it this still means that there are about 30 million people in the United States that are anti-Semitic. This is still too many by any standards.
Archives for October 2009
Sometimes one doesn’t have to go very far to experience the vitriolic effects of anti-semitism. The University of California Irvine (UCI) that hosts up to 30,000 students has for several years been the breeding ground for many anti-semitic discourses against Israel and the Jewish people. I can surely appreciate the fact that we in America benefit from Freedom of Speech, but how far will we let that go and how “tolerant” do we need to be.In my research of over a decade, I have come to the realization that tolerance to Islam and to some extent, “radical Islam” (see Newsweek issue, March 9, 2009), has always been a one way street. Actually, tolerance in the name of multiculturalism isn’t even a one-way street, it is pushing Americans slowly but surely towards the back of a cul-de-sac. We “Freedom Loving Americans” are loosing ground daily.