I just got flamed on Facebook – now that’s something that doesn’t happen often.
(My life’s pretty boring, I guess.)
But when I saw this story in a Facebook group, about the Jewish Defense League setting up shop in Montreal, I mentioned that I found their tactics "disgusting."
(photo credit: JDL Canada website)
Apparently, it was the wrong thing to say.
Apparently, for criticizing those who hate the haters, I become hated myself.
I was attacked on all sides by my fellow Jews who offered such threats as:
- "Wait until one of the savages comes after your kids and delivers their heads on platters to your front door,"
- "[you are] the poor little Jew who skips into the cattle car excited to get to the spacious work camps," and
- "[you] to Nazi officer: "Sir, which cattle car door should I use?'",
- "[you] portrait of a Jewish lemming."
These comments tell me everything I need to know about the JDL, its supporters and their tactics – today and in the past.
Bloody track record
The JDL Canada website proudly brags about how they helped arrest Canadian Holocaust denier Nazi Ernst Zundel. They should be proud. But they don’t mention that they also tried to burn down and bomb his house. They don’t mention Baruch Goldstein, a JDL member who murdered 29 praying Muslims. Or many other JDL-initiated murders and murder attempts over the years.