In a commentary posted on Jpost, Adam Milstein analyses the forces that cement anti-Semitic grievances in the Middle East. For several years now, the world knows that the future of Israel is in danger because of the resolve by radical Muslims to annihilate the Jewish nation. The Muslim extremists have vowed to clear Israel off the face of the earth by infusing poisonous propaganda with others wherever they go. Interestingly, the growth of radical anti-Semitism has been growing on the left and right flank in similar measure. While the forces of anti-Semitic hatred are of diverse historical origin, they seem to converge on the same agenda.
Anti-Semitic Forces outside the Middle East
In a surprising turn of events, many anti-Semitic groups have mushroomed in Europe and in the Americas. The development has led to an alliance of odds between the already-known-and-established radical Muslims and the leftists from elsewhere. Some of the practices that characterize radical Muslims include stoning of women, killing gay people and shredding of the rights of minorities in their face. They also abhor any discussion on human rights. They will not stand feminist ideas either. Ordinarily, Adam Milstein observes, those on the extreme left should be shocked at such a stance by people living in the 21st C. However, the far left seems to prefer to look the other way from these concerns and would like the world to treat it as noninterference with the affairs of others. The common hatred for the invasive influence of Western countries seems to overshadow anything and everything else. These are countries that would rather maintain monopolistic authority, and gag the media among other excesses.
The Blind Support
Adam Milstein opines that the blanket support informed by sheer hatred creates complications even among the Muslim faithful. The far left fails to make head or tail of what is true and genuine Islamic practice. It suggests that anyone who hates Jews and the Western World qualifies to be a Muslim. There is the temptation to handle Islam as if it is a monolithic entity. The far left, thus, tends to portray Muslims as victims of oppression by the Westerners and the Jewish establishment.
Adam Milstein Background Summary
Adam Milstein is a Jewish philanthropist who is actively involved in efforts to better the lives of the Jewish people. He co-founded Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Milstein was born in Israel at Haifa. His parents migrated from Mexico and Argentina at the end of WWII.