March 6, 2011, - 8:41 pm
Christian Dior fired John Galliano for anti-Semitic and pro-Hitler comments. And CBS canceled Charlie Sheen’s show for the season when he called the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, “Chaim Levine.” But leave it to NBC and Donald Trump to promote a Jew-hater. On this season of Trump’s NBC faux-reality show, “Celebrity Apprentice”–which debuts tonight–one of the contestants will be Gary Busey, who eagerly engaged in on-screen blood libel against Jews for money.
As I told you a few years ago, Busey defamed my late father and tens of thousands of Jewish Americans who’ve served in the U.S. Army with honor and courage. My Orthodox Jewish father, H.L. Schlussel, MD, was proud to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War. When he graduated from medical school, he and so many other Jewish medical doctors from his class were drafted and served that when they got off the plane at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, they immediately had far more than a “minyan,” the ten men of adult age needed to have a full Jewish prayer service. My father served with honor and was honorably discharged as a captain after several years serving in the Army, then the Army Reserves and Army National Guard.
My Dad’s Army Uniform From During Vietnam
But all of that–my father’s service and that of many Jews in every war on American soil, from before the United States became a country–had no bearing on Gary Busey when he took money from the Muslim government of Turkey to star in “Kurtlar Vadisi- Irak [Valley of the Wolves -Iraq],” a cinematic blood libel against my dad and other Jews who served America. The movie, which broke all previous box office records in Jew-hating Turkey, rightfully bothered my dad, who wrote about it on this site.
Busey took cash to portray a Jewish U.S. Army doctor who goes to Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq for the purpose of murdering Muslims so that he can harvest their organs for wealthy people in New York, Tel Aviv, and London. The movie is an insult not just to Jewish Americans who served in the U.S. military, but to all American servicemen, none of whom murdered Iraqis for organs or anything even close.
I couldn’t care less that Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism to marry a rich Jewish guy. More important is that he has no problem rewarding and giving a forum to people like Busey, who eagerly engage in anti-Semitic blood libels for money, a minstrel show put on for Muslims eager to see Jews and Americans portrayed as bloodthirsty animals, when we know that’s a description that actually fits the Muslims Americans gave their lives for in Iraq.
And that’s not to mention that Trump also rewarded Rima Fakih, his Miss USA, who refuses to condemn Hezbollah and eagerly supports the terrorist group (in which several of her family members are high ranking officials and for which several close relatives of hers have been “martyrs” against Israel). And Trump had no problem making open Islamic terrorism supporter, 9/11 truther, and anti-White racist, Farouk Shami, a sponsor of both his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants (he owns CHI and Farouk Systems hair products which sponsored the pageants). That’s despite the fact that Shami proudly celebrated the fact that his father murdered many Jews. Trump has real estate and hotel operations in anti-Semitic Dubai, where Jews with Israeli passports or Israeli stamps on their passports are not allowed in and where products made in Israel are boycotted. He’s all about the dollar and couldn’t care less about taking a stand against anti-Semitism.
Given that, it’s interesting how he’s been embraced by people like Sean Hannity, who are pushing his latest phony Republican Presidential bid (he constantly explores runs but, thankfully, never actually runs for office). And it’s interesting to see how he was so warmly embraced at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), run by an organization whose officer (Suhail Khan) is tightly connected to Al-Qaeda (his father raised money for Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Al-Qaeda), and where neo-Nazi supporter Ron Paul won the straw poll.
Yes, anti-Semitism is chic, again. It, in fact, never went out of style.
It used to be, though, that Jew-hatred was reduced to the fringes. Now, it’s back on center court and will be feted and rewarded on a prime time NBC show, with the presence of Busey on Trump’s show.
You may say that Trump needed the nutjob factor in Busey, a la Charlie Sheen. But, nutty or not, Dior and CBS have shown anti-Semitism is unacceptable to them.
Why is it acceptable for NBC and Donald Trump? And if Busey is acceptable, why not invite David Duke on for Trump’s next season.
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