Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Obsessive anti-Semitism and American safety

In a heartbreaking column, Jeff Jacoby details the obsessive, virulent anti-Semitism that characterizes the Muslim world, and to which Iran's' Ahmadinejad most recently gave voice. Before anyone think that, while this is an appalling situation, and a life-threatening problem for Israel, Jacoby reminds us that this kind of anti-Semitism is America's problem too, and America ignores it at her peril:

Obsessive anti-Semitism almost always characterizes the most dangerous threats to America and the West. Nazism, Communism, Islamofascism -- one thing they have in common is intense anti-Semitism. Which is why Ahmadinejad's strident rhetoric should be setting off urgent alarms. Dictators who talk about wiping nations from the face of the earth generally mean what they say. We should know by now that it isn't only Jews who are endangered by the mullahs and their threats. All of us are. And time is wasting.