August 4, 2006, - 8:17 pm
Not Like Father, Like Son: On Israel/Hezbollah, John Dingell, Sr. is Turning Over in His Grave (My Grandfather Knew)
By Debbie Schlussel
Many have noted Democratic U.S. Congressman John Dingell, Jr.’s outrageous comment, Sunday, on a local Detroit political TV show, that he did not oppose Hezbollah (video here and here).
But to those of us who live in the Detroit area and have been following his way-too-long 50-year plus “career” in Congress, his statements are hardly shocking. In fact, Dingell has pandered to the most radical, Islamofascist members of the Dearbornistan Islamic community for a long time.
Dingell’s comments lauding Hezbollah–which murdered over 241 U.S. Marines and civilians–are nothing new. He will do or say whatever is necessary to hold onto his perceived base of extremist Muslim voters. It is not out of principle. He doesn’t really believe these things–he’s just a political prostitute. And that’s far more scary.
Evidence of this is that Dingell wasn’t always this way. Before the whiny Islamic community of Dearborn and beyond was perceived as powerful (their purported numbers of voters are highly exaggerated from reality and actually still very small), Dingell wasn’t a strong supporter of Islamofascism.
And the Dingell apple falls far from the tree. Dingell’s father, John Dingell, Sr., who preceded him in Congress, was very pro-Israel. So was the entire Michigan Democratic Party–which today is the domicile of the Islamofascists.
Below is an article from The Detroit Times, from November or December of 1948, not long after Israel became a State. It is about a pro-Israel dinner hosted by my late grandfather, Irving W. Schlussel, a lawyer, Detroit Jewish Community Council President, and President of the Jewish National Fund (which reclaims swamp and rocky land in Israel and plants trees on it). John Dingell, Sr. is one of the honorees, and he is pictured in the photo with my grandfather. Dingell, Sr. was inscribed in the JNF’s “Golden Book” for his support for Israel. His statement (some of which is unfortunately cut off in the only copy in my possession) is very pro-Israel. Today, he is probably turning over in his grave, at the disgusting actions and statements of his terror-apologist son.
Also, below, is another article from The Detroit Times from 1951. It is about a dinner, also hosted by my grandfather, Irving Schlussel.The dinner was in honor of then-Michigan Governor G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams and Lt. Governor (later U.S. Senator) Phil Hart. Although he is not mentioned in the article or pictured in the photo, John Dingell Sr. was in attendance, because, again, he was a strong supporter of Israel, unlike his terror-apologist son, who has been in office 50-years too long. At this dinner, the Williams-Hart Forest in Israel was established.
Because of my grandfather’s (and grandmother’s) efforts, the State of Israel also established a forest in honor of him and my grandmother, the Irving W. and Marilyn D. Schlussel Forest (note the old plaque which mistakenly says he is from New York–in those days, they thought all American Jews were from New York). That is me in 1991 (with my original ’80s brunette hair) planting a tree in the forest along with my sisters at a forest rededication ceremony.
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