September 12, 2006, - 1:21 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
One of the great things about the Internet is that blogs, like this one, can make a difference in the War on Terror–thanks to smart, concerned readers like you, who take action. Because you followed up on one of my columns, you stopped money from going to a jihadist museum.
In this case, I refer to a column I wrote, last year, about The Jewish Fund. With your justly outraged phone calls and e-mails, you stopped a repeat of a large grant to a jihadist Museum–for impressionable young kids from Detroit’s inner city to tour it.
The Jewish Fund is a multi-million dollar, non-profit fund that consists of the proceeds of the sale of Detroit Sinai Hospital, a hospital founded so that Jewish patients could get kosher meals and Jewish doctors didn’t have to work on Jewish holidays (as my Dad–who was a resident at Sinai can attest–the opposite happened; Gentile doctors at other Detroit hospitals respected the Jewish holidays; his Jewish supervisors did NOT; his writings are here and here).
When the hospital was sold, wealthy, liberal cronies involved in the falsely-named Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation appointed themselves to the Jewish fund, and annually they dole out money to “the community.” Unfortunately, as I wrote last year, these left-wing Jewish activists gave money–donated by dead Jewish people for a Jewish hospital–to the Arab American National Museum for Black children in Detroit to become indoctrinated with the anti-Israel (and basically anti-Semitic) propaganda of the museum and its jihadist parent organization, ACCESS–the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services.
After I wrote about it, liberals at The Jewish Fund and the Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation received many, many angry e-mails from people who said they’d never again donate to Federation. And that–the bottom line, NOT jihad against Jews, Christians, and other Americans–is the only thing these liberals understand.
First, they claimed that they lied on their original press release and that the Detroit Free Press lied–that the grant didn’t go directly to the Arab American National Museum, but that it went to a left-wing, pro-Islamist organization (the National Conference on Community and Justice, another falsely-named organization) in order to take the impressionable young kids on a tour of the Arab Museum.
The money laundering point is a distinction without a difference and a blatant lie. The Museum, this summer, sent out an e-mail stating openly that it was looking for kids groups to tour the Museum, pursuant to a grant the Museum got from The Jewish Fund. The other organization was never mentioned. The bottom line is that the Jewish Fund gave money for kids to tour a Museum that had blatantly anti-Israel exhibits (and still does).
When no-one bought the Jewish Fund’s phony story, Jewish Fund officials claimed that the kids would also tour Shalom Street, a kids’ exhibit at the Detroit Jewish Community Center. So, jihadist, anti-Israel propaganda would be countered by . . . coloring books and puppets? Do the Islamic and Arab communities give grants for kids to tour the Holocaust Museum or pro-Israel events? No. Because they’re not liberal, noblesse oblige, former hippie yahoos who smoked too much pot back in the ’60s and ’70s. They are masters of propaganda and in the most basic concept–of standing up for their community (not their enemies’ community).
Regardless, The Jewish Fund just announced its grants for this year, and the grant to the jihadist Arab American National Museum has been discontinued, its executive director, Jodee Fishman Raines, e-mailed me. Well, it’s about time. Or rather, well past it.
Thanks to you, my loyal, patriotic readers–who didn’t let this group of my coreligionist liberals get away with it. Your calls stopped more money–from dead Jewish people meant for a hospital– from going to indoctrinating young kids in the propaganda and culture of the Jihad.
We will keep our eye on The Jewish Fund, though. Old, silly liberal habits die hard.
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