One of the odder developments of the Obama Age was the severe case of Islamophilia that broke out among Jewish liberals.
From commenter Jay Fink:
Jay Fink says:
September 3, 2017 at 6:58 am GMT • 100 Words
I agree that the American Jewish newfound love affair with Muslims and Muslim immigration is downright bizarre. I have seen it in my own family. My cousin, an elite lawyer, regularly posts on Facebook about how he favors Muslim immigration, especially Syrian refugees. He also is passionately against Trump’s travel ban Not that long ago he never talked or thought about Muslims at all, these days he is very defensive of all things Islam.
Two questions come to mind. Are European Jews as pro-Muslim as American Jews have become? I guess I already know the answer…no way. Also I wonder if Muslims love American Jews back? My guess is no this is a case of unrequited love.
Commenter Tyrion replies:
I know plenty like that. They are constantly posting on the topic ever since Merkel’s madness. They even go so far as to lionise the dreams of Muslims in France seeking so-called refuge in the UK. The ridiculousness of which doesn’t seem to register.
Two questions come to mind. Are European Jews as pro-Muslim as American Jews have become? I guess I already know the answer…no way
I think we might be. I actually lost a fellow Jew as a friend over this. They were not a good friend but still! On the other hand, I did publically question their patriotism and call them an ingrate so I was not as civil as I might have been.
I have another friend who thankfully takes things like that a lot less personally but is almost as bad and they are as connected to Israel and France as they are to the UK and still refugee/Muslim crazy. Since in both Israel and France Muslims specifically target Jews for death it seems pretty strange.
Also, Reform synagogues constantly signal on this issue. Indeed it may be the number one issue they signal on. My eyes roll so far back into my head at points in some services that I must look like I’m in a trance.
My best explanation is that those doing the signalling are just transferring the refugee stories of Jews in WWII to Muslims now and that they are not smart or motivated enough to discern the seemingly obvious differences. There are plenty of Muslim states, Britain was the closest safe state for Jews fleeing Germany etc etc.
In one case it is clearly pathological. The individual was bullied out of their job by extremely anti-Semitic Muslim teens and yet has as their number one issue bringing as many over as possible. That pathology though would be co-morbid with many others pathologies, as they are lovely, intelligent and kind but plainly medically crazy.
These are just anecdotes and women do seem much more wrapped up in this stuff than men. Those that are committed to it are also committed to progressive politics more generally. Many would identify as feminists before other saner labels. Which is as strange a reason to support the importation of the most misogynistic group of men in the world as being Jewish is to support the importation of the most anti-Semitic. I’m therefore tempted to put it down to feminine solipsism and feelings but it also ties directly into progressivism more generally, and signalling on this issue is particularly virtuous for Jews because it is so clearly counter to Jewish interests.