For a long-time in the mainstream Jewish community, it seemed only Stephen Steinlight was brave enough to publicly declare it wasn't in the Jewish community's interest to support mass immigration from Islamic countries. (In fact, Steinlight went further, questioning the wisdom of accepting mass immigration from Mexico, because he is a fearless and principled man, who treasures his country and his community more than being popular).Jewish Unease Towards Mass Immigration From Islamic Countries Spreads Left By DK 2009/01/05
Well, it's over seven years later, and finally the hawkish Left is coming round.
The Kvetcher is reporting signs of deviationism from immigration enthusiasm by a Grandee of the Jewish Establishment
Marty Peretz writes on TNR(VDARE.com emphasis.)
"This morning I watched a frightening episode in the public life of America. It was a demonstration by, say, 200 Muslim immigrants in Fort Lauderdale against the Israeli air strikes over Gaza. Now, the first amendment protects such demos, and I would not for a moment want to curb them. But I ask each of you to pay attention to the details of what was being shouted. Especially by the young women screaming, â€?Jews to the ovens.â€? No jihad in America, huh? Do we want such immigrants in our country? "
The Kvetcher piece has imported TNR's YouTube item on the demonstration. DK goes on to lament the imperviousness of elements in his community to
little inconveniences like terrorism, harassment, and a loss of power from say, an additional ten million religious Muslims immigrating to the U.S.and expresses the hope that "getting a nod from a TNR macher"will help persuade centrist Jewish organizations that
the Muslim immigrant masses themselves, well, they'll always have Paris. We really don't need more of this sh**.(VDARE.com censorship—PB orders.)
Given the facts of the Middle East situation, and given the nature of the American involvement, is it wise or prudent to have significant Muslim immigration?Unfortunately the Comment threads on both The Kvetcher and the TNR pieces do not show the message is spreading fast.