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Wed Jan 7, 2015, 08:00 AM

 

"d"emocracy buried

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by MerryBlooms (a host of the The DU Lounge forum).

I posted this in LBN Tue Jan 6, 2015, 08:20 AM:

Rabbi Calls for Jewish Leaders to Defend Dershowitz Against Rape Claim

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a prolific political and cultural commentator who appears sporadically on cable news, wrote an op-ed in the New York Observer Tuesday morning calling on Jews everywhere to defend attorney Alan Dershowitz, who was accused of sexual assault in a recent civil suit against billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein.

Boteach, as did Dershowitz himself, likened the accusation to the many scurrilous defamations the Jews have historically suffered, ranging from accusations of blood libel to Palestinian genocide, and added that Dershowitz has already been tested by the scores of death threats he receives for his defense of Israel. He called upon Jews to defend Dershowitz as if from these attacks.

“Where are the Jewish leaders to rise to Mr. Dershowitz’s defense?” Boteach asked. “I would like to believe that, at the very least, what Alan Dershowitz deserves is the gratitude of his community. And that means that you stand up for a man when he is down, especially when not a shred of evidence has been brought against him.”

“I have always wondered at the Jewish community in times of scandal,” he added. “We run from it like the plague.”

Boteach defended the attorney from the charges, despite the fact that “there is no way any of us can know if any of this is true.”


Full article http://www.mediaite.com/online/rabbi-calls-for-jewish-leaders-to-defend-dershowitz-against-rape-claim/

First of all, check out the bolded (by me) line: I don't know if he did it, but let's defend him anyway. WTF???

Secondly, check the time of the article and the time that I posted it: Perfectly fine for LBN.

Third: DUer azurnoir, who has locked a thread of mine in the past, didn't do so here, merely reminding me to correct the link I had provided, which was promptly done.

Fourth: After 23 replies and 2 recs, the thread was locked as "Off-topic" by Sissyk, who has not responded to my hours-ago request to unlock.

i then posted this in Good Reads. This time, my words were hidden outright!

Question: How was this thread off-topic? Bill Cosby threads have been posted without interference. I myself posted a thread about Jameis Winston and Ben Roethlisberger's swept-under-the-rug sex assaults, with no resulting problem. Why is it only in THIS case, where a prominent, politically-active rabbi is urging other Jews to "circle the wagons" around an even more prominent "Member of the Tribe," as elleng herself put it---why is it only now that DU puts it foot down?

I now, sadly, know the answer to that question: This "Democratic" Underground, like AIPAC, is a Jewish-controlled website, with permitted criticism of WASPs, Irish, Poles, Blacks, Asians, Native Americans, and every other ethno-religious group except for Gawd's Chosen Ones!

I can only hope that the Jews who run this place take a moment, just a moment, to consider the FACT that they are doing more to promote antisemitism than could any hundred David Dukes!

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