Islam, Not Trump, Is The Elephant In The Room, Threatening Jewish Survival

By ilana mercer

As a Jew on the libertarian Right, I am sickened by the compulsion of some American Jews to force President Donald Trump to convulse over Jewish angst. The Anti-Defamation League and other largely self-anointed representatives of Jewish interests are kvetching, accusing the president of not making it abundantly clear that he will not tolerate violence against Jews.

#AnswerTheQuestion is the dramatic, petulant hashtag these nudniks have tweeted out. Apparently, President Trump must spell out, tweet out and beat on breast, at every opportunity, his abhorrence for the specter of Jewish community centers, cemeteries, businesses and places of worship being vandalized.

The chief hate group of America, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has been gunning for President Trump back when he was still candidate Donald Trump. Their work and that of the head honcho at Hate Inc., has been to tar this president with the white supremacist Mark of Cain, simply because he loves Middle America, doesn’t hate the founding American nation, hasn’t yet dubbed Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite, called for the excising of American history from an already compromised curricula, or distanced himself from patriots such as Steve Bannon.

They now contend that “a racist, misogynist and xenophobe president” has inadvertently created the conditions for the current threats against Jews and the vandalism of Jewish property.

All these groups, certainly the Jewish ones, are silent about the existential elephant in the room that truly imperils Jewish survival (other than the community’s left-liberalism). These leaders refuse to grapple with the exponential growth through immigration of anti-Semitic groups. You’d think this would alarm them, as self-styled Jewish leaders.

It’s not right-wing populism that endangers Jewish survival in Europe and Canada; it’s the influx of Muslims. There’s nothing new in the Jewish leadership’s habit of kibitzing about the dangers to Jewish continuity from marauding Mormons (their sin is to convert dead Jews). Or, from Mel Gibson, whose movie “The Passion of the Christ” was supposed to unleash pogroms in Pittsburgh, as they falsely prophesied.

The same sorts say nothing publicly about the waves of Muslims washing up on Europe’s shores. One wonders if they know this intake doesn’t represent a new Islamic Golden Age. These Muslims bring with them the Islam that The Prophet practiced. This Islam does not tolerate Jews.

Muslims now greatly outnumber Jews in these formerly safe spaces for Judaism. What remains of a European Jewry devastated by the Holocaust comes under daily assaults and threats, mostly from the 20-million strong Muslim community. The violent assaults on Jews and their property in Europe and Canada are almost exclusively the handiwork of an ancient hatred, nurtured within Islamic countries, arrivals from which President Trump is trying to curb.

American Jewry is next. Second only to Latinos, the relatively new, roughly 40-year-old Muslim community is the most anti-Semitic community in the U.S. Explained Stephen Steinlight of the Center for Immigration Studies, in “High Noon to Midnight: Does Current Immigration Policy Doom American Jewry“:

It is virtually impossible to be reared in classical Islam and not be educated to hate Jews—based on a literalist reading of the Koran, where many of the Suras concerning Jews are monstrously hateful, murderous, terrifying, as well as the literature of the Sunnah. These texts also regard Jews as a spiritually fraudulent entity—all the prophets and great figures of the Hebrew Bible, according to Islamic teaching, were Muslims, not Jews [historical identity theft, I call it]… With the exception of a tiny group of courageous American Muslims … who have spoken out and condemned … anti-Semitism, the ‘Muslim Street’ in the U.S. has yet to show its disapproval of this philosophical and political agenda.

Jewish organizations are not unaware of this menace, although they’re tracking it in the utmost silence. They’re in the habit of silently tracking real threats, such as the hate coming from Islam and Latin America, while publicly, and with impunity, they heap insults on a president who belongs to one of the most politically submissive, bullied groups: white men.

To help those they claim to represent, Jewish leaders should join America’s equally endangered cultural majority, the Trump Nation, in the fight to forestall the lemming’s lunacy that is our current immigration policy.

The proper metaphor for the relationship between Judaism and Christianity is that of proud parent and progeny. Led by these characters—the Ann Frank Center, the obnoxious Anti-Defamation League—Jews have managed to cast themselves as just another faction in the noisy, multicultural mob that is America.

YouTube version of the column is here.


ILANA Mercer is a paleolibertarian writer and thinker based in the US. Her weekly column was begun in Canada in 1999. Ilana is the author of The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June, 2016) and Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011). Follow ilana on Twitter: , Gab:, Facebook:
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  1. Going off at a slight tangent – what were Muslims before they were Muslims? The early Christians were Jewish until they split off after being persuaded that Christ was in fact the Messiah. Were Muslims also Jews before Mohammed came along? Or what?

    • They didn’t convert from a single source. In the Levant they were largely preceded by Christians and Jews. In Persia by Zoroastrians, in India, Arabia, and Central Asia by polytheists of different variations.

  2. This recent wave of attacks on Jewish community centers and cemeteries I believe are from the radical left. After Obama abstained from the UN vote the radical left that hides behind the guise of anti-Zionism were emboldened. The radical left are the ones going nuts right now. Protesting, picketing, boycotting and in some cases rioting. They are the violent ones. There are definitely anti-semites on the very far right, but what’s going on now are from the radical left anti-semites that just hide behind anti-Zionism.

  3. I think ‘Why not’ is on the right lines when suggesting the attacks on cemeteries and such are nothing to do with either the “far right” or Muslims. It is much more likely to be “far left” stirrers or, sadly, a home-grown attack inspired to create a platform upon which to further attack Trump and the “populists”.

    I have been in nationalism for nearly 20 years. I know the issue that the “far right” has with Jews. I understand it. I appreciate it, in terms of seeing and understanding their point. I think they do have a point, and are often right to expose the double standards and the perceived ‘hidden hand’ that seems to have a common vein running through it.

    Yet, despite my positions and understanding of this, I have never, ever, spoken with, conversed online with, seen, or otherwise come across anybody who would think it is productive, a good idea, etc, to go and kick a load of grave stones in or deface a synagogue.

    It is so far removed, in fact, that the entire concept of it is odd to me. It actually sounds much more like something that would be done by people who want to blame us, to manipulate the news, to use it as a platform to stoke up fear against us and with which to bash Trump.

    I also note that one of the recent perpetrators of some of these threats and crimes was a black youth who was taking some bizarre revenge out on his ex-girlfriend. This was after it went around the world that it was ‘far right’ ‘white supremacists’.

    Given the amount of Jews and Jewish organisations that have campaigned for and ushered in so many Muslims into Europe, it is indeed an ironic twist that other Jews are now said to be feeling under threat and even leaving nations like France.

    The ones who are not part of this are right to feel worried by mass Islamic immigration.

    It is not a good time to be Jewish. The “far left” are said to be getting more unhinged and anti-Israel. The “far right” are once again getting more vocal about the disproportionate role of Jewish people in shaping our nations and the world around us. Then there are hostile Muslims flowing into all formerly ‘white Christian’ nations – and in extreme circumstances squeezing out Jews from those countries.

    It is an age old situation. I don’t see a good ending to it. The author of the article is somewhat framing the future of America in terms of “what is good for the Jews?”…and….”what is sensible for Jews to do?”….and is right that the extreme organisations like the ADL and SLPC are problematic.

    But they are the most powerful. They and their supporters are on a particular wavelength. Like those in Europe who have suffered the consequences of their brethren pushing for ‘diversity’ and open borders, refugees, etc……American Jews who are not that way inclined are going to suffer the consequences if America is continued to transform into being something else.

    Not only could they face the consequences of a more hostile imported demographic, but the continued loss of our nations in this way and the role that the likes of the ADL and SPLC have played in the denial of being to secure a future for ourselves, combined with a far-left rejection of Zionism and Israel as an ethno-state model, could unleash a very toxic brew indeed.

  4. Your words: ” We don’t want you or “more Muslims” on this page.”

    You people are trash you have no right to tell whether you want us or not, we can go anywhere we want who are you to tell us you fucked up man?

    Your words “We don’t want you in our countries”


    Are you jealous that I can travel and you can’t? piss off you piece of garbage.

    You don’t own the country you live in, you are just a random angry racist person and it’s just a country and nothing else go back to your mommy and tell her you are a moron!
    Don’t disturb me next time. don’t bother me on comments again, I will blow you away you’re son of the bitch.

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