What to call the anti-Semites

In the thread, “The need for a better word for anti-Semitism,” a reader makes another suggestion, “Enemies of the Jews.” But I say, what about simply, “anti-Jews”?

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Mark Jaws writes:

So, is it kosher then to be an anti-liberal Jew?

LA replies:

Whoever suggested it wasn’t?

Mark Jaws replies:

My mind has been in a tizzy over this topic. But now I understand.

James P. writes:

I still like the German term Judenhass (Jew-hate) and Judenhasser (Jew-hater).

LA replies:

But in most cases it’s not hatred, it’s not an emotion of hatred. It’s the belief that the Jews are the enemy.

James P. replies:
Then perhaps you’ll have to go with Judengegner (Jew-opponents).

My own view is that few people can sustain a long-term belief that someone is an enemy without hating them. How can you not hate someone whom you think is hell-bent on destroying your country, your culture, and your race, which is what these people think about the Jews?

LA replies:

Hmm, good point.

LA continues:

However, I regard Islam as a permanent, deadly threat to our civilization and everything we are; but I don’t have an emotion of hating Muslims. I simply believe that they do not belong among us and should be returned to and isolated in their own world where they can’t threaten us.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 27, 2010 10:46 AM | Send

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