As a card-carrying member of the NRA, I find their false charges of Antisemitism despicable. As a Jew who opposes Mike Bloombergs attempts to control every aspect of our lives, I find their false charges of Antisemitism disgusting.
But as a Jew who has researched Al Sharpton's history of Jew hating, I find the fact that no one on the show confronted Sharpton for even uttering the world Antisemitsm makes me sick to my stomach.
Al Sharpton led two anti-Semitic pogroms in New York City
Twenty-one years ago a tragic car accident in Crown Heights Brooklyn escalated into a pogrom against the Jewish people, thanks in part to this faux-preacher. The media gives this pogrom a politically correct description, violence between the area's Blacks and Jews. They ignore the fact that the violence was not two-sided. The Crown Heights riot was an attack on the Jews by the neighborhood's Caribbean community. Al Sharpton fanned the flames of violence. (For more on Crown Heights click here).
In 1995 The United House of Prayer, a large African-American church was also a major landlord in Harlem. They raised the rent Freddy's Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned clothing store which had operated from the same Harlem location for over 40 years. In turn Freddy's had to raise the rent on its sub-tenant, a black-owned record store. A landlord-tenant dispute ensued. As he has done so often in his life, Al Sharpton turned this non-racial economic dispute into a racial conflict, by fanning the flame of Antisemitism. Sharpton's incitement led to the firebombing of Freddie's and the death of 7 innocents (for more on the Freddie's Pogrom click here).
The battle over additional gun control laws has nothing to do with race, or religion it has to do do with the rights guaranteed to all Americans by the constitution.
When people falsely use terms like Antisemitism, ESPECIALLY when they are anti-Semitic haters like Al Sharpton, it waters down the effect of what should be a horrible label.
Al Sharpton has no right to determine what is anti-Semitic, but as a Jew who has faced Antisemitism many times during his life..I do. People who are fighting for the Second Amendment, like me for example, are not doing so because of Jew hatred.
Al Sharpton, the MSNBC broadcaster/professional agitator who used the term this morning is an Anti-Semite of the worst kind.