Shaheen Nassar, Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Los Angeles part, said during a June 11 occasion that discrimination against Jews “was a method of aggrieving a gathering of individuals for… this bogus recorded charge that they had dropped from memorable Palestine.”
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) announced that Nassar offered these comments during a talk at the Islamic Society of Orange County. “The truth obviously, as most history specialists perceive, is a lot of European Jews and a significant part of the European Jewish colonizers of Palestine are generally relatives of archaic proselytes to Judaism, and that reasonably the blood of the antiquated Israelites in all likelihood streams in the blood of Palestinians,” he added.
Nassar recognized that “discrimination against Jews is a genuine article. I may not really concur with its significance to the issue of Palestine, yet discrimination against Jews is something undeniable, and there are racial oppressors out there who hold Jewish day to day routines and Muslim daily routines and Palestinian lives with equivalent disdain.” He additionally alluded to the Irgun and the Haganah, which were Zionist volunteer army bunches during the 1948 War for Independence, as “death crews” that at last transformed into the Israel Defense Force, considered Zionism a “supremacist philosophy,” and asserted that “Palestinians and Arabs are Semites themselves.”
“We are shocked over remarks from CAIR-LA denying the Jewish association with the Land of Israel and embracing a racial and bigoted meaning of Jewishness,” Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles tweeted. “This kind of impelling sustains discrimination against Jews and is particularly dishonorable coming from a self-depicted common right [organization].”
The Simon Wiesenthal Center comparatively tweeted that Nassar’s comments were a “perilously whimsical” and a “disavowal of memorable realities, refusal of neighbor’s authenticity. Legitimizes and implants Jew-scorn and kills expects harmony and compromise!”
StandWithUs CEO and Co-Founder Roz Rothstein additionally said in an explanation to the Journal, “These bigoted enemy of Jewish remarks are a disgraceful endeavor to delete a whole group’s set of experiences and character. Lamentably, CAIR pioneers have a long record of advancing discrimination against Jews. CAIR can’t be a ‘main supporter for equity and shared arrangement,’ while spreading contempt and lies about the Jewish public.”
American Jewish Committee Los Angeles Regional Director Richard S. Hirschhaut called Nassar’s remarks “a ridiculous attack upon the verifiable record and truth” in a proclamation to the Journal. “In any case, he is right on one point, declaring that discrimination against Jews is a genuine article. Unfortunately, his endeavor to sabotage and delegitimize the Jewish individuals’ notable association with the place where there is Israel may just fuel the individuals who might turn to discrimination against Jews to engender their enemy of Israel enmity.”
CAIR-LA didn’t react to the Journal’s solicitations for input.