December 19, 2008, - 10:54 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on the kosher meat plant in Iowa? As I noted then, ICE agents told me they’d never raid a halal meat plant, and none has ever been raided (even though they’ve been documented to launder money to terrorists). Illegal alien Guatemalan Catholics lost their jobs to “legal” Somalian Muslim extremists. And kosher meat is in short supply all over America. Now, there’s a new outrage resulting from Julie L. Myers and Marcy Forman’s $10 million charade of immigration enforcement.
As an American who happens to be Jewish, let me make something clear to the U.S. “Justice” Department about me and most Jews here in America: We are American citizens. We are not Israeli citizens. I do not hold an Israeli passport.
But apparently, right before we start celebrating the mighty Channukah story, the Justice Department bigots don’t get this. With a ton of Muslims fleeing to Arab countries every time they commit a crime, who is the Justice Department seeking to deny bail for? The Jews, that’s who.
Hmmm . . . is it time to get my grandmother’s old Yellow Star patch out?:
The Justice Department is contending that a Jewish defendant in Iowa should be denied bail in part because he, like all Jews, is entitled to Israeli citizenship if he seeks to immigrate to the Jewish state.
The argument against the defendant, Sholom Rubashkin, could in theory apply to all Jewish criminal suspects. Mr. Rubashkin faces multiple charges related to the alleged hiring of illegal immigrants at a kosher meatpacking plant he formerly headed in Postville, Iowa. . . .
Prosecutors cited several reasons that Mr. Rubashkin, 49 years old, is a flight risk . . . . They also argued that Mr. Rubashkin’s “Jewish heritage” made him a “de facto dual citizen” who could abscond to Israel.
“If defendant were released, he would easily be able to immigrate to Israel under the Israel’s right-to-return law, and would be allowed what essentially is…as a practical matter, dual citizenship,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan Jr. said at a Nov. 19 hearing.
Mr. Rubashkin’s attorney, Baruch Weiss of the firm Arent Fox, said the government’s argument discriminates against Jews.The Justice Department’s position “means that 5,300,000 Americans would be viewed as heightened bail risks simply because they are Jews,” he argues in legal papers.
Bob Teig, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Cedar Rapids, said the government is not singling out Jews, but “making an argument related to citizenship. If someone was a citizen of Guatemala or had dual citizenship” with that country, a similar argument would apply, he said.
Um, again, I am NOT–nor is this Rubashkin dude–a citizen of Israel. I don’t hold dual citizenship, nor do most Jews in America–5.2 million of us.
And, aside from that, America has an extradition treaty with Israel and for the most part has returned defendants to justice here. On the other hand, we have no such treaty with Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Somalia, and all of the other Muslim countries with a few million living here. Many Muslim criminals have fled to those countries to escape justice here.
Why isn’t the Justice Department pursuing a “no bail for Muslims and Arabs” policy?
Gee, maybe Jews should have thrown planes into buildings and murdered 3,000 Americans. Perhaps we’d get better treatment. Being an integral part of this country since before its founding simply wasn’t the way to go, apparently . . . at least in the “due process” being pursued by the U.S. Justice Department.
Just so you know, the Germans started by pursuing exactly this kind of policy. It was an omen of things to come there.
The Maccabees are turning over in their graves. And so are the Jewish veterans of every single war America has ever fought, including the Revolutionary War.