As I retweeted this, I added that “This is like #AntelopesForLions.”

I swear, this is like an antelope marching up to a lion and offering itself up by rolling on its back. Is this congregation insane?


  1. sensorrhea
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    It’s like a political cartoon mocking the ironies of ecumenicalism.

  2. David Duncan
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Reminds me of “A worker who votes for (whoever) is like a chicken who votes for Colonel Sanders”.

  3. craigp
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    A fine example of Stockholm syndrome.

  4. Historian
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    There seems to be a cadre of Jewish leaders and rabbis that support Sansour. In an open letter, these people stated “We unequivocally oppose these assaults against her, and publicly state our commitment to working alongside her for a more just and equal society.” For a less flattering view of Sansour, see this article in the Tablet by James Kirchick.

    View at Medium.com


    Delusional people seem to be everywhere.

    • Carey Haug
      Posted October 29, 2017 at 10:29 am | Permalink

      A woman who espouses Sharia law cannot be a true human rights activist. It defies logic.

      She should be judged on her ideas, not her identity as a female Muslim.

      The combination of the current victimhood culture, identity politics, and her shrewd manipulation skills has resulted in her becoming influential. It is a perfect storm.

      • ploubere
        Posted October 29, 2017 at 2:25 pm | Permalink


        • Diane G.
          Posted October 30, 2017 at 1:49 am | Permalink


    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted October 29, 2017 at 10:40 am | Permalink

      Interesting to note that in addition to the rabbis who signed the statement, a number of high profile Jewish progressives who are not rabbis also endorsed it. Among them (in alphabetical order) Eve Ensler, Naomi Klein, Tony Kushner, Gloria Steinem.

  5. Jake Sevins
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    There are a few rabbis who seem to be more committed to working together with just about anyone than promoting more divisiveness. That’s laudable, except that you end up befriending overt anti-Semites like Sarsour.

    • somer
      Posted October 29, 2017 at 9:47 am | Permalink

      I think its the equivalent of offering to commit suicide to avoid offending someone who hates you. Earlier this 21st Century a Jewish group partnered with a Salafist one to set up the University of Southern California MSA website project – chock full of easily accessible Islamic scriptures and Muslim essays – where if you looked very hard and went through numerous links you could find some scriptures of the Talmud. Some of the essays and scriptures said lots of horrible things about Jews. The site has since been taken down. And Muslim attitudes to Israel are pretty clear
      Abu Dhabi 2017 refuses to show Israeli flag or play Israeli anthem for winner Tal Flicker

      • Posted October 29, 2017 at 10:04 am | Permalink

        “I think its the equivalent of offering to commit suicide to avoid offending someone who hates you.”

        That’s a great way of putting it!!!

        • Filippo
          Posted October 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

          Or perhaps, “I apologize for hitting you in the fist with my nose.”

  6. Randall Schenck
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    It is, in some ways, like the republican party when they went from calling Trump a joke to turning their party over to him. We will now see how that turns out.

    Congratulations to Canada today for passing their version of the Magnitsky Act. Hopefully more countries will follow this example. Understand Putin is pissed.

    • Craw
      Posted October 29, 2017 at 10:41 am | Permalink

      Yep. Both are symptoms of broken parties.

  7. Diana MacPherson
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I know Jews who adore her. It’s upsetting and frustrating.

  8. Posted October 29, 2017 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Perhaps they hope to tame her. Good luck with that.

  9. claudia baker
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    She’s a huckster. Using her identity for financial gain. No different than a Joel Osteen or Jimmy Bakker.

  10. Geoff Toscano
    Posted October 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Another metaphor. It’s like the UK voting for Brexit. Or, as I prefer to put it, turkeys voting for Christmas.

  11. Posted October 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    The best antidote for such suicidal behavior is probably the Quran itself. These people need to read it and think about it. Among other things it says in numerous places that Moslems are not to have Christians, and certainly not Jews, as friends. It also explicitly sets the value of a woman at one half that of a man.

  12. David Coxill
    Posted October 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    When i was in London ,late 80s to 97 ,my mate told me on the Finchley Rd heading up to Golders Green ,he saw a minibus with Jews for Jesus on the side .
    I went past one day ,he was right.
    Funny thing about him ,when he was a kid he used to go into Jewish owned cafes and ask for a bacon sandwich (his idea of fun) .
    A couple of years after i met him he found his birth parents and they were Jewish .
    He was the only person i know of who wears a cross and a Star Of David round his neck .

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