The Observer has the exciting news:
An Observer investigation has established that the EDL has made contact with anti-jihad groups within the Tea Party organisation and has invited a senior US rabbi and Tea Party activist to London this month. Rabbi Nachum Shifren, a regular speaker at Tea Party conventions, will speak about Sharia law and also discuss funding issues.
Those of us who have watched the disintegration of sanity on the US Right over the last couple of years, with a mixture of amusement and dismay, will be familiar with most of the content of the article. But the involvement of Shifren is an interesting angle.
The position of what might be dubbed “Jewish Mainstream” in this country on the EDL is well expressed by the CST:
Mark Gardner, CST communications director, said: “The EDL intimidate entire Muslim communities, causing tension and fear. Jews ought to remember that we have long experience of being on the receiving end of this kind of bigotry.”
Jon Benjamin, Board of Deputies chief executive, said: “The EDL’s supposed ’support’ for Israel is empty and duplicitous. It is built on a foundation of Islamophobia and hatred which we reject entirely.
“Sadly, we know only too well what hatred for hatred’s sake can cause. The overwhelming majority will not be drawn in by this transparent attempt to manipulate a tense political conflict.”
So who exactly is Shifrin: the man who Mark Townsend of the Observer thinks is a “senior US Rabbi”?
He is a nutter.
I’m not saying, incidentally, that simply because he calls himself the Surfing Rabbi, and claims to be on a “Kabbalistic Quest for Soul” that he is loopy. I have many friends who harmlessly enjoy both these sort of leisure pursuits, and they are delightful and balanced people.
Instead of me telling you why Shifren is nuts, how about reading some of his political writing?
Start with How the ADL is working to destroy America:
It is difficult to write about Jewish traitors, but I have the obligation to do so.
The ADL’s agenda is simple: anything that will increase their power and control is good. Anti-Semites could never have destroyed the Jewish people. Only Jews can destroy the Jewish People.
The entire world, including Christians of all faiths, knows and understands that there is only one people in the world that was given the Land of Israel as an eternal inheritance: the Jews. The only people in the world who rebel against this eternal truth is the ADL and their communist comrades and enablers. Why?
In order for there to be a ONE WORLD ORDER, man’s spirit and soul must be brought low, be subjugated to the level of the beasts. This was the communist credo, to claim that we are no better than animals that must be controlled. G-d must be destroyed, faith debauched, and religion — ALL RELIGION — extinguished.
In this camp we find the ADL. Let’s be clear: The ADL has nothing to do with Judaism, Jews, or Jewish Survival. It is a collection of communists, anarchists, Jewish 60’s drop-outs, bitter about their nothing status and eager to spread their venom about a socialist paradise at which they believe only they can succeed. (The earlier Bolsheviks and Trotskyite’s, they assure us, just didn’t get it right.!)
Why is the ADL, supposedly the “sentinel” of the Jewish people so disposed to the rights and whims of radical gay and lesbian groups? Is this the pervue of the ADL? The answer lies in one simple concept: power and control. What the Soviets could not do in Russia, the ADL will attempt to do to America.
Witness the ADL at work:
1- advocating federal statutes and punishment for just “saying” something negative about Gays, essentially making every Christian a law-breaker in America today.
2- storing thousands of files on suspected “haters,” including names, addresses, and phone numbers to be shared with both local and federal police whenever these “haters” get out of hand by saying what they believe.
3- advocating massive censorship where media and films must pass a litmus test before being called “kosher”
4- proposing legislation for simply expressing “seed ideas” (Biblical in origin), concepts or utterances that “stimulate” or “cause friction” against targeted groups.
5- lobbying Canada to pass hate crime legislation: $5,000 misdemeanor, serving up to 2 years in prison.
6- working 24/7 for their new “messianic” legislation: HR 262, the “Hate Crimes Bill,” where the ADL will be positioned to establish a massive, pervasive and fascist bureaucracy that will monitor every single American and impose in this country Nazi Germany-style control — the ultimate vision of the leftist ADL.
So, hardly a “Senior US Rabbi”. More “A Freelance Lunatic”.
Exactly the sort of person you’d expect to find in bed with the English Defence League.
Also see Richard Bartholomew:
The ADL has other Jewish critics, but they avoid describing it as an organisation of “mind-control wizards” out to create a “ONE WORLD ORDER”, for obvious reasons; the above has been cited with enthusiasm on David Duke’s website.