Adam Milstein recently wrote an article on JNS entitled, Unlikely Radical Alliances Fan the Flames of Anti-Semitism Worldwide. In this article he names the radical alliances as Radical Islam and the Far Left. Calling out no other than Linda Sarsour, Imam Siraj Wajjah, Rasmea Odeh and then added a throwback: Ayatollah Khomeini the leader of the Iranian Revolution. In regard to the far left Adam Milstein named: Senator Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, and Paul Eisen.
In any of these kinds of arguments there is always going to be some semblance of truth and the rest is a Salem Witch Hunt. It groups anyone who speaks out against your branch of oppression as being anti-something else. Like what the far right did to Colin Kaepernick. He took a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality on black Americans. The far right said he was disrespecting the flag. Same kind of thing here, some of the people Adam Milstien calls out have done anti-Semitic things. Denying the Holocaust, calling for the complete eradication of Israel, that’s real high on the anti-Semitic spectrum. Where Milstein loses grip with reality is when he puts Linda Sarsour, “my friend in my head” and Imam Siraj in this group.
Adam Milstein says Imam Siraj, is an unindicted co-conspirator of the World Trade Center Bombing. What is a unindicted co-conspirator? That sounds like code for innocent but still reaching. I’ve visited Imam Siraj Masjid in Brooklyn and I’ve never once heard him speak negatively about any religious group.
Linda Sarsour is a Social Activist Badass! She is a Brooklyn native and unapologetic ally dope. She is also Palestinian -American and there is no way you can be Palestinian and pro-Zionist. Honestly, there’s no way you can be a decent human being and be pro-Zionist but I digress. There is a difference between being against the illegal Israeli Occupation of Palestine and being anti-Semitic. In the same way that Kaepernick taking a knee was not about being anti-America but being for the fair treatment of black people by the police in America is the same way being against Israeli troops murdering innocent Palestinian citizens is not the same as being Anti-Semitic. Unless, Adam Milstein views murdering the innocent as some version of Judaism I’m not aware of.