January 15, 2007, - 7:47 am
By Debbie Schlussel
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. day, it’s important to remember that Dr. King did not just fight for the rights of Black Americans.
He was concerned about anti-Semitism and the State of Israel. As I wrote in January 2005, in “Radical Islam Wishes You a Happy MLK Day“:
King was adamantly opposed to the views of [Islamists including Imad] Hamad and ADC [American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee]. At a 1968 Harvard appearance, King rebuked a student who attacked Israel. “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking anti-Semitism,” King said.
(Although an oft-cited “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend,” purportedly by King, may be fabricated, his Harvard quotes are well-documented, in Seymour Martin Lipset, “The Socialism of Fools-The Left, the Jews and Israel,” Encounter, (December 1969), p. 24.)
Unfortunately, desperate extremists always try to glom on to the reputations and memories of great Americans. And the Islamist glomming continues each year with King’s memory. As I’ve written, every year the 501(c)(3)-status ADC has an essay contest in King’s name, which apparently violates laws pertaining to that tax-exempt status visa vis federal and state civil rights laws (it’s NOT open to Blacks, but only to Arabs).
And the latest is even more outrageous. Wednesday, HAMAS terrorists on trial in Chicago are invoking King’s name in their defense, as pointed out by Jihad Watch. He’s turning over in his grave:
In an emotional appeal to jurors on Wednesday, [HAMAS terrorism fundraiser Abdelhaleem] Ashqar attorney William Moffitt likened Hamas to movements around the world led by such champions of human rights as Martin Luther King Jr.
Sorry, but Martin Luther King Jr. believed in peaceful resistance to achieve equal rights for all, not violence against innocents to achieve an Islamofascist state, where only those who praise Allah are full citizens. There’s a reason why what King and his followers did was called CIVIL disobedience.
It’s hard to compare the statement of a man having a dream that one day his children would be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin to a group of extremists who dream of the day their children will be martyrs against innocents, including children, whose philosophies and ethnicities they do judge them by.
To those who would invoke King’s name in the name of Islamic terrorism, ask them to explain King’s statement about Zionists, Jews, and anti-Semitism.
They simply can’t do it without a lot of fertilizer to make their lies grow.
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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