In the discussion of the NAACP’s criticism of racist elements within the teatard movement, a lot of people noted that the Anti-Defamation League issues criticism of that sort all the time. That’s correct and it’s a good point. But it should also be noted that the ADL has gone completely off the rails:
The controversy which has emerged regarding the building of an Islamic Center at this location is counterproductive to the healing process. Therefore, under these unique circumstances, we believe the City of New York would be better served if an alternative location could be found.
Look, if and when Jeff Goldstein or David Horowitz blows something up, we don’t want people saying there can’t be any synagogues nearby anymore. Religious bigotry is religious bigotry is religious bigotry.
I learned a very important lesson in Hebrew School that I have retained my entire life. If they can deny freedom to a single individual because of who they are, they can do it to anyone.