Ron Paul Panders to Anti-Semitism in Michigan
Ron Paul, who has consistently engaged in anti-Semitic nonsense over the course of the past few decades, has largely attempted to hide his anti-Semitism throughout his campaign. No longer. Ron Paul has issued this Arabic-language flyer outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan:
The flyer actually has two sides. The English side promotes Paul’s “Plan to Restore America” and touts his deficit cutting prowess and dislike of the Federal Reserve. The Arabic side, however – the side shown above – is far less subtle. It says that Paul will cut foreign aid, and specifically mentions only foreign aid to Israel as the target of cutting.
And that’s the point. Paul’s appeal to the Muslim community is strictly and completely based on his opposition to Israel. Paul’s anti-Semitism is well-documented; see his section on Zionism in Paul’s book Liberty Defined (better titled All The Weird Things Ron Paul Believes). His CYA maneuver, stating that he wants to cut all foreign aid, then determine to whom American should restore aid, is just that – a CYA maneuver. His real target is and always was Israel. I don’t see Ron Paul supporters handing out Hebrew flyers at my synagogue proclaiming his desire to cut off aid to Egypt, Libya, and the Palestinian Authority.
The Islamic Center of America, by the way, is a “moderate” establishment run by Imam Hassan Qazwini, who has refused Saudi funding for his mosque. He’s also hosted Louis Farrakhan, who according to Debbie Schlussel, took the time to call Jewish Americans “forces of evil” with a “Satanic mentality,” and according to Schlussel, has expressed support for terrorist groups including Hezbollah and Hamas. So it’s no surprise that Paul sees his parishioners as rich ground for recruits.