Richard Silverstein’s Antisemitic Panel As Vile As You Could Imagine
While Silverstein has gnashed his antisemitic teeth on a number of occasions, this is pretty overt. And like Billoo’s remarks at the AMP conference, this goes beyond antisemitism and into actual incitement to violence against Jews territory. I mean, what self-respecting Muslim would possibly listen to this and not harbor great antipathy towards those pesky wealthy American Jews fomenting Islamophobia?
I will be endeavoring to catch this panel discussion and I encourage you all to do so as well – just so we understand the level of incitement
While I did not catch it live, I have watched the YouTube replay. And it’s horrendous. Lucky for you, I went through the entire ghastly spectacle and distilled the parts of which you should all be aware.
It starts with Silverstein not even able to pronounce “Islamophobia”
which is not surprising, given he cannot even pronounce the name of his own blog.
As expected, both Hatem Bazian and Zahra Billoo attack Jewish – not just “Zionist” – organizations, accusing them, in no uncertain terms, of funding Islamophobia.
Host Silverstein does the same, but cannot help but focus on the rich and powerful Jews. Perhaps because he knows David Duke is a fan and loves antisemitic tropes?
Back to Billoo, who cannot help but inject Ukraine-Russia into this, while showing how she views palestinian Arab terrorists as “resistance” fighters:
She also repeats the now-old-and-tired claim that she, in particular, has been attacked because she is Muslim AND a woman. It is quite amazing how she attempts to paint herself as the victim following the backlash against her antisemitic, inciting comments at the AMP conference.
Meanwhile, Bazian and Silverstein see even normalization as a bad thing. Bazian sees it as a way for Israel to spread Islamophobia, while the latter shills for Iran while showing his disdain for Israel and her Gulf state partners:
I hate to break it to you, Dicky, but our alliance with the Gulf states is anything but skin deep.
I am sure you will agree, this is disgusting incitement against Jewish organizations, and like Billoo’s now infamous comments, could very well lead to bloodshed. Perhaps even Silverstein realizes this, if only subconsciously