I want to urge all members of the Jewish community to resign any membership that they have with ADL.
ADL is supposedly dedicated to fighting discrimination and defamation against people because of their religion or nationality, among other objectives. The ADL claims that a Muslim center near the Trade Center is an affront to those killed in 9/11 and has taken a lead role in fighting against the center.
Apparently, the ADL has equated all Muslims with the terrorists responsible for the Trade Center disaster. This blatant discrimination against Muslims is exactly what the ADL used to fight against. They are stereotyping all Muslims as terrorists, by implication, and from their attack on the center, they are claiming that Muslims do not have a right to have a center near the Trade Center, along with all of the strip joints.
Stereotyping has always been used against Jews. Now an organization dedicated to fighting discrimination is engaging in the worst kind of discrimination, based on one’s religion.
If any of the members of our community are also members of the ADL, I am urging all to resign and never again give them financial support. The ADL is a disgrace to us Jews who have been fighting against bias, racism, prejudice, and discrimination. The ADL no longer deserves to exist and the only way to make sure that this happens is to cut off their financial support.
Let all members of the ADL send a message to them: Resign from this bigoted organization.