ADL Warns of ‘Islamophobia’ After Attack on Synagogue

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) claims that its mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all …” So you might think that after an Islamic jihadi stormed a Texas synagogue and took hostages, the ADL would be drawing attention to Islamic anti-Semitism, as well as to the targeting of synagogues by Islamic jihadis in the past. Instead, it once again proves that it is more interested in preserving the Leftist narrative than in combating anti-Semitism: the ADL is very concerned that some of the reactions to the hostage-taking incident have been, in its view, “Islamophobic.”

In a long-winded article entitled “Extremists Respond to Colleyville Hostage Crisis with Antisemitism, Islamophobia,” the ADL did admit that “Islamist extremists immediately expressed support for Akram’s actions. Online, prominent Al Qaeda supporters described the hostage situation as ‘inspirational’ and a warning to their enemies. Others, including Anejm [sic] Choudary, a British-based pro-ISIS Islamist preacher, reiterated calls to free Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman convicted of attempted murder of U.S. nationals, who is serving an 86-year sentence at a federal facility near the Colleyville synagogue, and whom Akram mentioned during the standoff.”

Since Siddiqui’s imprisonment is a cause célèbre for many on the Left and the ADL is reliably Leftist, it hastened to add a caveat suggesting some sympathy for the issue over which Malik Faisal Akram just held Jews hostage for hours at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas: “Siddiqui’s release has been a focus for non-extremist groups, as well, who allege mistreatment and fabricated charges.”

Ever anxious to fortify the impression that there is a “right-wing” threat that is equivalent to or even greater than the jihad terror threat, the ADL added, “Right-wing extremists are likewise attempting to exploit the Colleyville crisis to advance their own antisemitic, conspiratorial and bigoted ideologies – a clear indication that acts of antisemitism tend to inspire further expressions of antisemitism.”

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  1. JjB January 18, 2022