AntiSemitism in the world’s far rightwing political movements is nothing new. Germany’s Nazi Party and Adolph Hitler took this to the most extreme, but their hatred is not unusual. Many radical rightwing groups express hatred toward Jewish bankers, rave about the Rothschild family and other allegations about Jewish conspiracies. In the United States, the Ku Klux Klan expressed as much hatred of Jews as of African-Americans. More recently, members of a rightwing group The Order murdered Jewish radio talk show host Alan Berg. Berg was apparently killed because he was not only a Jew, but often challenged and angered far rightwingers, especially beliefs held by the Christian Identity movement that Jews were descended from Satan.
However, Adam Milstein points out, antiSemitism is now growing on the far leftwing as well. In his article, Adam Milstein points ot the seeming contradiction. The leftwing generally supports the rights of women and homosexuals. However, they increasingly ignore how radical Muslims treat women and homosexuals, and how they ignore general human rights. There is no freedom of speech in Islamic terrorist organizations.
This may go back to the old warfare principle of how the enemy of your enemy is your friend. During the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union supported Arab groups who also opposed the state of Israel, even as the KGB actively suppressed any pro-Islamic activism by Muslim ethnic groups within the U.S.S.R. itself. In the late 1970s, inside Iran, both the leftwing political groups and extremist Muslims opposed the Shah for his friendship with the West. Once the Shah overthrown, however, the government turned against their leftwing allies, as Adam Milstein explains.
During the First Gulf War, Palestinians joined the American antiwar movement. Since then, the more radical Muslims use terror to attack the United States, the more many leftwingers are willing to join with and support them. Adam Milstein writes about the threat this poses not only to Israel and to Jews around the world, but to the very ideals the leftwing claims to support. A victorious radical Islamic movement would be a disaster for women and homosexuals, and for political and religious freedom.