The ADL said that anti-Semitism, including “wild anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish financiers like George Soros manipulating world events,” must be censored and stopped and that there has been a 57% increase in harassment, vandalism, and violence in 2017. In response, professor David Bernstein wrote that the ADL’s study is false.
Her crime appears to be only that, after ten years of asking authorities for proof that there actually were six-million executions in the Nazi prison camps, and never receiving any response to her request, she concluded that the Holocaust story was a politically motivated myth. For holding this opinion, she has been imprisoned. What do you think? In a free society, even if Haverbeck were a believer in the Nazi collectivist ideology or, for that matter, in the Communist collectivist ideology, should that be the basis for punishment by the state?
South Carolina: Free-speech advocates are concerned over a proposal to ban criticism of the policies of the Israeli government, under the pretense of opposing anti-Semitism. The proposed “proviso”, prohibits blaming Israel for political tensions. To justify this rule, the article mentions that there were bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country last year, but it neglected to mention the fact that these threats were made by Michael Kadar, a 19-year old Jewish man, who was arrested in Israel for doing so.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), with UC Berkeley, have created an artificial-intelligence program, called the Online Hate Index, to detect “hate” speech and create definitions for it. [For years, the ADL has promoted far-Left political agendas while accusing those who oppose those agendas of being anti-Semitic. Most people are not aware that this organization is using its Jewish identity as a cover to promote a Leftist political agenda. The time is drawing near when any expression of opposition to Leftist agendas will be defined as hate speech, and that will justify denying Internet access to those who hold such opinions.]
Germany: Federal crime reports and statistics attributed 93% of anti-Semitic offenses in the first half of 2017 to right-wing extremists. However, these numbers are fictional, because the right is blamed by default when the perpetrator is unknown. When Jews were polled, 8% said relatives or acquaintances had been the target of physical attacks over the past year. Another 36% were abused or insulted. Furthermore, 81% of the attacks and 62% of the insults came from Muslims.