Does mass outrage lose its effect if it is cloaked in hypocrisy?
Yes, it does.
Global protests sparked by a supposed “ban” on Muslim immigration into the United States is not only blatantly hypocritical- it is yet another example of the left’s irrational, foolhardy support for Islam at the expense of Israel.
I’ll leave aside the debate over whether the “ban” is a ban at all. I’ll save for another day the fact that it was President Obama who initially designated the seven countries’ citizens which are required to undergo enhanced vetting.
Instead, I’ll focus on an undisputed fact:
Sixteen Arabic nations forbid entry into their nation by Israeli passport holders, and the Arab League has boycotted Israel in some form or another ever since Israel declared independence in 1948.
This is not a temporary moratorium on entrants from nations known for producing a disproportionate amount of radicalized religious extremists.
This is an actual, indefinite travel ban against a group of people based on nothing more than fundamental antipathy for what they stand for, for who they are.
As can be said about so many hypocritical stances adopted by the perpetual protesters, I ask this: Where were the airport protests over this travel ban?
You may recall that there were no mass rallies lamenting the xenophobia of these Arab nations who do not allow the entry of a passport even if it merely shows evidence that its owner has traveled to Israel.
No, according to the modern liberal doctrine to even acknowledge obvious trends pertaining to Islam is taboo.
To even think about criticizing the actions of primarily Islamic nations who routinely commit human rights violations is blasphemy
We saw this silent condoning of the Muslim world’s never-ending war on Israel throughout the Obama administration’s tenure. The current tenuous global climate would normally necessitate repeated and unambiguous shows of support for Israel and their adoption of modern society’s values of religious and personal freedom.
Instead, Obama and his party took the stance that defending the feelings of Muslim people- regardless of their various pockets of extremism and a culture that defies Western values- came before the security of Israel.
Lifting sanctions and allowing for further development of nuclear technology by Iran was not only a slap in the face to Israel, it bordered on malicious considering Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said this in September of 2015:
“Some of the Zionists have said that given the results of the nuclear negotiations (between Tehran and the world powers), they have been relieved of concerns about Iran for 25 years, but we tell them that basically, you will not see the next 25 years and with God’s grace, nothing under the name of the Zionist regime will exist in the region by then.”
When compared with being complicit in arming a nation intent upon destroying Israel, Obama’s refusal to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems like a minor slight.
But it was a slight nonetheless, and even when he did meet with Netanyahu, Obama reportedly left the meeting early to have dinner at the White House- another sign of disrespect toward the leader of the nation that most needs and deserves constant affirmation of our alliance.
In an it-would-be-hilariously-ironic-if-it-weren’t-so-damn-scary turn of events, an investigation was opened into the Obama Administration’s relationship with OneVoice; an organization thought to be funding partisan efforts to dethrone Netanyahu. The group received $465,000 in grants from the United States in 2014.
That’s right, the Obama Administration was thought by many to have attempted to influence a foreign election, and with one of our closest allies.
Of course, when outed, John Kerry had his usual slick, “I swear we had no idea” routine while essentially admitting that OneVoice had an interest in removing Netanyahu from power:
“State Department officials failed to properly vet the OneVoice grant proposal because they failed to properly conduct an analysis of risks in the pre-award phase,” the senators wrote in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. “Unfortunately, it seems that inconsistency and apathy toward oversight of such grants at the State Department is not new. Our aid dollars should be going toward solving real problems, not contributing to the destabilization of allied governments.”
“Inconsistency and apathy” seems an extremely kind way to portray the treatment of Israel under the Obama administration, especially when confronted with the way many people have reacted to the recent executive order.
Allowing immigrants to come into America, or any other Western nation, without due diligence, endangers Americans.
In particular, it endangers Jewish Americans, especially the ones who choose to wear their yarmulkes and display other signs of their Jewish faith in public. For those thinking I am being hyperbolic, you must have forgotten about the terror attack on the Parisian kosher deli in 2015.
By the way, according to then President Obama, the targets of the attack were “random.”
The left clearly does not comprehend, or perhaps care about, the reality that Jewish people are unworthy of existing in the eyes of many Muslim people. They have long-established that in the pecking order of political correctness the Arab population ranks in the top three groups worthy of protection by protest.
The Jewish people rank near the bottom of that same list.
In 2017, political correctness trumps the safety of an entire people or the security of a nation’s borders and values.
The outrage over Donald Trump’s executive order suspending travel from seven Arab nations simply reaffirms this.
No matter how much “logic” must be bent to fit the narrative that Trump is motivated purely by his inherent racism toward Middle Eastern groups, conversations regarding the actual safety concerns motivating the moratorium on travel go unspoken.
While global protests sprung up as a result of Trump’s order, little is uttered about the daily battle Israelis must wage against jihadis threatening their security and way of life. Few words are spoken about the fact that in just one month Israel dealt with 620 terror attacks perpetrated by Islamic terrorists.
No, the Democratic party under Obama remained “deeply concerned about the rhetoric that seeks to marginalize Arab Israeli citizens,” as White House spokesman Josh Earnest put it.
When people wonder how a Holocaust could have ever happened, one need not look much further than airport protestors to understand the seeds of Hitler’s logic.
When you routinely ignore or blatantly endanger a group so hated as to face daily attacks by another, you are whipping up a recipe for violent conflict at the least, and potential genocide in the most extreme cases.
By blindly embracing, sight unseen, a group of people from a region that qualifies as a hotbed for terrorism and anti-Israeli sentiments, American lives are endangered.
When this viewpoint of Islamic apologists is employed as foreign policy, as witnessed under Obama, a nation becomes endangered.
As Trump’s ban and particularly the caveat that exempts Israelis born in Arab states from the travel suspension, he is making a strong and necessary statement.
No longer will the executive branch condone the marginalization and endangerment of the Jewish people for the sake of wrongheaded political correctness which calls for the complete denial of the threats posed by radicalized Muslims.
America will treat Jews as the ally they have long been, and that starts with keeping Americans, and American Jews in particular, safe.
Protestors be damned.