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False Claims

The non-Jewish woman in France who claimed she was attacked by Muslim youths mistaking her for a Jew, has admitted to fabricating the incident.

However, the interesting part of the story for me is this statement by a so-called anti-racism group:

But anti-racism group Mrap criticised officials for being too quick to blame youths of Arab and African origin.

“Mrap strongly condemns the irresponsible comments of people who took advantage of this invention to once more use anti-Semitism as a tool against a specific group of people,” it said in a statement.

This sounds to me like the oft-repeated claim by Muslim groups and neo-Nazi groups alike, that Jews use anti-Semitism as a tool for gaining political advantage, especially at the expense of the “poor” PLO Arabs. How detestable that a group claiming to be anti-racism should whitewash anti-Semitism in this manner. Why did they feel the need to add this last phrase? Surely, the statement “Mrap strongly condemns the irresponsible comments of people who took advantage of the situation” would have sufficed. Or perhaps they should have said “Mrap strongly condemns the irresponsible comments of people, which distract from the very real acts of anti-Semitism that are taking place each and every day.”

All of this is unfortunately not surprising, considering MRAP’s manifest biase against Israel. Here is what an article in National Review Online had to say about the group:

The group has of course issued the occasional and requisite condemnation of anti-Semitism. Yet for every such statement made since January 2002, MRAP has issued almost double the number of press releases condemning Israel’s “provocations” and “war crimes” in “Palestine.”

But why should I be surprised? “Human rights” organizations are notoriously one-sided when it comes to the Middle-East conflict, and when you have a French “human rights” organization..well, you know what I am getting at.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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