ADL Head Slams Muslim Group CAIR for Its Antisemitism

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In an unprecedented move, the head of the ADL accused the top Muslim-American lobby CAIR of antisemitism after it defended racist remarks by one of its officials, the Algemeiner reports.

Zahra Billoo fulminated an antisemitic conspiracy theory that, regarding Islamophobia, “We need to pay attention to the Anti-Defamation League, we need to pay attention to the Jewish Federation, we need to pay attention to the Zionist synagogues, we need to pay attention to the Hillel chapters on our campuses.”

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called these remarks “textbook vile, antisemitic, conspiracy-laden garbage.”

CAIR, which has a long history of racist, antisemitic, and anti-Israel propaganda, spewed venom at Greenblatt, saying his truth-telling was “hateful” and defended Billoo’s racism.

Greenblatt shot back that Billoo “blamed America’s Jewish institutions — from civil rights orgs to respected campus orgs to charitable orgs to virtually every synagogue in the US — for a variety of America’s ills, including Islamophobia. Classic conspiratorial antisemitism.”

“To be clear, Ms. Billoo’s speech, and CAIR’s support for it, are both blatant acts of antisemitism,” he said.

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