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Opinion Editorials, January 2011
'Incivility' of Right Probably Prompted Arizona Shooting
By Rev. Ted Pike
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, January 16, 2011
Since last summer’s groundswell of Tea Party protest, the Anti-Defamation League has repeatedly condemned this red-state movement as “uncivil” and warned it could turn violent. ADL uses this term only to describe the political right not the pro-Obama left. (See, ADL Blasts 'Paranoid' Right: Are Millions of Anti-Obama Protestors 'Conspirators?') ADL now insinuates that a climate of incivility may have encouraged the horrific shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a federal judge and others.
[Giffords’] affiliation with ADL, which monitors and exposes hate and extremist groups, contributed to her awareness of the nexus between hate ideology and violence…While it is still not clear whether the attack was motivated by political ideology, the tragedy has already led to, as Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik put it, ‘soul-searching’ about the connection between incivility and violence. We applaud Sheriff Dupnik’s statements condemning the volatile nature of political discourse in America… (emphasis mine)
ADL's statement, issued the day after the shooting, is charged with stereotypic code words implying that the American right generates violence-inciting animosity and suspicion; thus it should be viewed as a prime inspiration of crimes of bias-motivated violence.
On the other hand, SPLC’s Mark Potok, interviewed on MSNBC, is very bold in claiming that Loughner subscribed to a number of concepts espoused by the political right, and that there is little doubt he was inflamed by right wing rhetoric. (Watch Mark Potok's MSNBC interview.)
Yet “incivility” may have had absolutely nothing to do with motivation of the shooting, especially since it is alleged that the suspected shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, inclined to the left, not right. (See Bill Ayers, communist provided Arizona shooter's curriculum?) ADL even admits that no one knows why Loughner went on violent rampage. So why don’t ADL/SPLC just wait until it is proven that he was sympathetic to "uncivil" rightwing values? Because these Jewish attack groups are itching to implicate the Christian/conservative right in the shooting. They yearn to strengthen their case that the political right in America is hateful, especially toward Obama and homosexuals, and prone to violence. Sen. Edward Kennedy said that a hate crime is in fact “domestic terrorism.” ADL/SPLC wants to make the case that the government must respond to such potential “domestic terrorists” through more ADL hate and “anti-terrorism” laws.The truth is, ADL and other Jewish supremacist attack groups, as no other, specialize in fostering "uncivil" resentment and divisiveness at all levels of global society.
Sen. Barry Goldwater said, “Passion in defense of liberty is no vice.” The Tea Party's righteous indignation that swept many Democrats from Congress on November 2 may have been vehement, raucous, even caustic. But there is little record to substantiate ADL/SPLC’s present innuendo that it is a violence-generating national danger. It is an imminent threat to the freedom-destroying agenda of Jewish supramacists and Obama democrats. ADL/SPLC should pull back from premature insinuations and prepare to face the likely (and unsensational) truth that Jared Loughner was, like so many assassins of history, a deranged fanatic.
The Tea Party movement is protesting and trying to replace an unconstitutional, pro-homosexual, and financially irresponsible socialist government.
Jewish liberal activism works tirelessly to displace the historic Christian orientation of America. Its clear objective is to substitute biblically founded values of right and wrong with relativist values of “tolerance” and “diversity.” ADL, as Orthodox rabbi Nachum Shifren so powerfully contends, has only one intention – destruction of our Christian culture and civilization so that its own Judaically twisted one-world order may take its place. (See The ADL vs. Faith and Freedom)
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
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