Is anti-Semitism only a problem with neo-Nazis on the extreme right? Or is it becoming mainstream in the Democratic Party and other institutions on the left as well?
There are disturbing reports that bastions of liberalism are having increasing problems anti-Semitism. For example, consider this report about anti-Semitism on college campuses:
As reported by Newsweek , more than a dozen Jewish student events were violently disrupted this year at schools coast to coast, including Boston University, University of Maryland and University of Florida. And on the University of California campuses, anti-Semitic graffiti reading, “Zionists should be sent to the gas chamber” has appeared on the walls of buildings . . .
Just two days ago a Democratic activist was arrested in connection with anti-Jewish graffiti that forced the cancellation of a Democrat event at synagogue:
James Polite, the 26-year-old man who was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in Brooklyn Thursday, is a Democratic activist who once worked for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and also volunteered for Barack Obama.
Interestingly the mainstream media reported the arrest and statements about the vandalism being a hate crime but failed to note that the political connection of the suspect. For example, here is a report from CBS:
The apparent media silence on the politic links of the suspect is not unique; the Federalist noted the reluctance of the mainstream media to report on ties between Louis Farrakhan and prominent Democrats:
What would the establishment media reaction be if tens of members of Congress met with one of America’s most notorious racists and anti-Semites and refused to denounce him? Or if the leaders of one of America’s hottest social movements embraced him? If the bigot in question is Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — who has blamed Jews for the 9/11 attacks, said white people “deserve to die” and praised Adolf Hitler — the answer seems to be … not much, at least not when those embracing him are Democrats and progressives.
Is there a growing, under-reported problem of anti-Semitism from progressives?
Or is anti-Semitism strictly a problem from right-wing neo-Nazis?