The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism II

By | March 3, 2015

[March 03, 2015] Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in anti-Jewish movements in the United States; many originating on college campuses. With the attacks by terrorist group the Islamic State, it surprised many that a parallel movement of anti-Semitism has gained strength in Europe and America. Yet, this movement is not just opposition to Jews but also to Christianity generally.

For readers of theLeaderMaker.com, this should come as no surprise. Both Islamic State terror and anti-Semitism have their origins in the socialist-like ideologies that underlie them. Earlier I wrote about the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East (links here and here).

“Anti-Semitism is a Socialist movement.” – radical German leftist Wilhelm Marr

New York City has had its share and, like the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), has a long history of anti-Semitism. UCLA was recently in the news and the action by students certainly detracts from its reputation as a serious and prestigious university.1   A number of professors have written about the problem and blame anti-Semitic professors for pushing a socialist dogma.2,3

We need to remember that anti-Semitism and anti-Christian movements have increased in the last decade. For many young students on college campuses, the newest cause célèbre is divestment from Israel. They also reject any form of Christianity and blame it as cause of the world’s problems. Many of our politicians have also chosen to ignore this problem with predictable consequences.

When it comes to the rise in anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity in America, our senior political leaders have chosen not to lead.

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[1] http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/21317/

[2] http://www.uclaprofs.com/articles/antiisraelpetitions.html

[3] http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2015/03/01/ucla-anti-semitism/

 

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