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GUEST,Dreaded Guest BS: What is Anti-Semitism? (263* d) RE: BS: What is Anti-Semitism? 07 May 03

There you go again. I began this thread asking what anti-semitism is. Really wanting to know. I've been careful to not pass judgement, and when I finally did, it was to criticize the Nazi Ariel Sharon. Not criticizing Israelis, not criticizing Jews, but criticizing a murdering terrorist. And now I'm an anti-semite. So my ever-evolving meaning of 'anti-semite' now means someone who criticizes a mass-murderer who claims to be a Jew.

And I run across an article which uses the term 'anti-semitic' and quote it here, and THAT makes me anti-semitic. Geez.

What I've learned so far on this thread:
1) The dictionary describes Arabs as being semites, too, yet Israelis kill Arabs and then criticize anyone who questions this murder.
2) No one (not even Jews) can explain WHY they must be Jewish. I say it's a belief system, but some say they have no choice in the matter...they're born that way. They call themselves a race. But they're's a VOLUNTARY belief system. Calling someone anti-semitic may be a way of hiding behind the 'race card'.
3) To rise in certain parts of the Jewish religion you must have certain genetic qualifications. Just like in Hitler's Aryan Germany. No one will discuss this topic further. Seems touchy. Seems hypocritical, too.
4) Someone said 'anti-semitism' is an example of an ad hominum argument...meant to divert attention away from the matter under discussion. This seems to be the case, because I just mentioned an article about no Israelis dying in the WTC even though 1,200 worked there. I asked if it was true (innocent and sincere question), and I was attacked as anti-semitic by people who haven't looked into it. Couple of people tried to equate Jews with Israelis, but they know better.

It seems, in adding this all up, that Jews are reluctant to let 'outsiders' get too close. Hence the 'anti-semitic' label for anone who asks questions. That's all I can conclude after 150+ posts and responses. Couldn't really care less what any of you lobotomites think of my analysis process. It's turning out to be pretty ugly, though. Look at the 4 points above again. Not pretty at all.

Another 9-11 / Israeli link, for what it's worth

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