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Conservative Party members #racist buzzfeed.com

Conservative party members are posting anti-Muslim comments on Facebook urging one another to prevent Sajid Javid from becoming prime minister, in the latest escalation of the Tory Islamophobia crisis.

On Monday, BuzzFeed News presented Conservative HQ with a list of another 20 Facebook users who claim to be Tory members and have made Islamophobic comments on the platform.

The users all publicly stated that they are current party members, and either discussed how they intend to vote in a future Tory leadership election, or are members of a closed Facebook group which only allows confirmed party members to join.

It is understood that more than 50 Tory members have now been suspended over anti-Muslim posts, though the party refuses to say which members it has suspended, or how many.

Senior Conservative politicians continue to deny the party has an Islamophobia problem. The prime minister has told Parliament: “The party chairman takes very seriously any allegations that are brought before the party and we will continue to do so”, though Brandon Lewis himself said he "would dispute that that is a problem that exists”.

In some of the most disturbing revelations yet, BuzzFeed News can disclose that Tory members on Facebook are telling one another to stay in the party so they can vote for a new, right-wing, pro-Brexit leader and stop Javid, who comes from a Muslim background, winning a leadership contest.

The new evidence presented to Tory HQ reveals:

One man, who is in a closed group of Conservative party members and called Muslims “muzz rats” and “sub human scum”, asked: “why have we got them in our country?” He also wrote: “This lot should be rounded up and put on a boat home. They don't like our flag - but they love our welfare payments.”

A man who wrote last week that he had joined the Tories to get a Brexiteer elected as prime minister said of Sajid Javid: “Britain is not ready for a Muslim PM, that would be taking the absolute piss out of the country”. He also wrote of Sadiq Khan: “This man does not represent the United Kingdom, he is only the Mayor of Londonistan… Theresa May needs to get a grip of this Muslim Brotherhood stooge.”

One woman who wrote two days ago that she was staying as a Tory member “so that we can elect the right leader” wrote that Javid “will protect his own. He was sworn in on the Koran”.

Another woman, who said, “I'm ready to cancel my membership only holding onto it in case I could use it against them”, wrote that “Britain has an Islamic problem”.

One man, who wrote on Facebook last week, “I intend to stay a member because I hope to be able to influence the party and help get it to move in the right direction”, accused the government and the EU of “facilitating Hijrah”, which he called “Muslim conquest by emigration”. He also wrote: “We have serious problems with young Muslim men. Too many of them are running wild. They think they have a direct line to Allah.”

Another woman who said she was a Tory member shared a post calling Islam a “death cult” and Mohammed a “paedophile”.

A man who wrote last week that he has “retained my membership so I could have my say in who will be the next PM” claimed May is “trying to give our country to the muslems [sic] next it will be sarah law [sic] and finally we all have to convert to islam time to stand up and fight like our forefathers who fought 2 wars to keep this country british”.

One man who last week urged fellow members to “Stay til we choose the next leader” wrote: “Why do the press continue to defend Muslims. Muslims are doing all the bad things in the world. And they wonder why people are suspicious about them”.

A woman who says she is a Tory member wrote: “When I look around London, there's no sound of the English language it's completely Asian, what have you done to make me feel like a foreigner in my own country, you have gone ahead and decided with Merkel and Junker to flood Britain with Muslims from around the world”.

Another woman who is a Tory member said of Conservative peer Lord Sheikh: “I'm bloody fed up of people coming to our country like he did because Amin booted him and others out of Uganda, and then after everything we have given to them, they kick us in the backside and start telling us what we should and should not say or do”.

One man who says he is a Conservative member wrote: “Muslims, it’s either AK47s, power in liberal groups or politics… they are like knot-weed in your lawn.”

A male Tory member shared a post claiming “Islam wants our entire culture” and said the government has to “start getting tough” on Muslims.

A woman who last week wrote that she is a Tory member called Islam a “weird cult and not a religion” and claimed that under sharia law “they can have sex with white children”. She claimed “evil people are stopping white people rightly exposing that”.

Several other Conservative members posted about a “Muslim invasion” and the so-called white genocide conspiracy theory

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Brexit Mob #fundie buzzfeed.com

A Mob Of Pro-Brexit Protesters Called Pro-Remain MP Anna Soubry A “Nazi” During A TV Interview

This is the latest incident to involve abuse hurled at Brexit-sceptic politicians and journalists outside the houses of parliament in the last few weeks.

Conservative MP Anna Soubry, a passionate opponent of Brexit, was forced to stop midway through a TV interview on Monday as a crowd of pro-Brexit supporters jeered “Soubry is a Nazi”.

Soubry was appearing live on the BBC News Channel, speaking to host Simon McCoy when the football terrace–style chant began.

As it grew in volume, Soubry stopped halfway through a sentence and said: “I do object to being called a Nazi, actually. I just think this astonishing, this is what has happened to our country. Anyway, let’s try and move on and be positive about things.”

Soubry, who has been publicly harangued by pro-Brexit protesters before, called on the police to “do their job” after the incident.

BuzzFeed News reported in December that broadcasters have hired private security firms for their broadcasts outside parliament, such is the threat from protesters.

Some of the protesters were wearing yellow vests, a symbol of anti-establishment protests in France that has since been adopted by nationalist, right-wing groups in Britain.

And according to this footage, after the interview the same protesters then followed Soubry, continuing to harass and abuse her as she made her way back to parliament.

Also on Monday, the pro-Corbyn columnist and activist Owen Jones was, not for the first time, accosted by what he described as Tommy Robinson supporters as he made his way through Westminster.

Labour MP Stephen Doughty brought up the Soubry incident in the House of Commons during a debate on Brexit.

“Mr Speaker, before I ask my question, can I draw your attention to some further serious events going on outside parliament today,” he said. “Intimidation, threats, potentially unlawful actions, targeting members of this house, members of the press, members of the public, and peaceful activists.

“Can I urge you to use your offices with the Metropolitan police at the highest level to ensure this is dealt with, it’s been repeatedly raised.”

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay said he hadn’t seen the incident, but said that all MPs were aware of the fate of Jo Cox, the Labour MP who was murdered by a far-right terrorist in 2016.

“Anyone who stands at this despatch box is always mindful of the plaque of Jo Cox, which I know is so dear to many, particularly on the benches opposite, but across the house, and I think all of us would unite that wherever people are on the Brexit debate, is that all of us in this house should be able to air their views with respect.”

Commons speaker John Bercow later responded in the house: “I have been made aware of recent incidents involving aggressive and threatening behaviour towards members and others by assorted protesters who have donned the yellow vests used in France.”

“I am concerned at this stage, I say no more than that I am concerned at this stage, about what seems to be a pattern of protest targeted in particular — I don't say exclusively — but in particular at women.

“Female members, and in a number of cases I am advised female journalists, have been subjected to aggressive protest, and what many would regard as harassment. I can assure the house that I am keeping a close eye on events, and I will speak to those who advise me about these matters.”

As Stewart McDonald, SNP MP for Glasgow South, noted, this is all on the first day of the 2019 parliamentary session.

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Isobel Mitton #racist buzzfeed.com

Tansy Huang No. It is actually fair that you step aside for a Black or Hispanic candidate despite you working harder or studying harder.I completely approve this way of making admissions...Sorry to tell you this, but I feel that I can since I do work in Asia a lot. ASIAN CULTURE IS THE SAME.IT HAS NO DIVERSITY. THE DIFFERENCES ARE JUST TWEAKS HERE AND THERE. INDIANS FROM INDIA COLONIZED ALL ASIANS. THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM THEIR RELIGION AND WAY OF LOOKING AT LIFE. That stuff is still in use in the whole of ASIA. HOW ELSE DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR HOW WOMEN ARE TREATED BY ALL ASIAN CULTURES?? Now, if you are talking about Africans, then yes, I will say that Africans are extremely diverse. Their cultures have nothing to do with the other. That is why they go to war so often. BECAUSE THEY ARE DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER.

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Alain de Benoist #fundie buzzfeed.com

Can one not have the right to prefer to stroke the hips of high school girls[?] … It seems to me, according to my scale of personal values, that it is more ‘scandalous’ to watch TV shows, to play the lottery, than to have a passion for fresh buttocks, nascent emotions and burgeoning breasts.

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Donald Trump #racist buzzfeed.com

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President Trump on Wednesday retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy leader of the far-right British political party Britain First — drawing criticism from Prime Minister Theresa May and dragging Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric back into the spotlight in the US.

At least one of the videos, which originated in the Netherlands, was debunked. It drew a rebuke from the embassy.

The videos, which Trump retweeted from Jayda Fransen, are captioned "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!", "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!", and "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!"

"It is wrong for the president to have done this," a spokesperson for May said, amid universal condemnation from politicians and groups in both the UK and US.

"Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions," the spokesperson said. "They cause anxiety to law-abiding people. British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right, which is the antithesis of the values which this country represents: decency, tolerance and respect."

We have the greatest respect — the president has the greatest respect for the British people and for Prime Minister May," White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah responded later in the day.

The White House went on to defend the tweets by saying it doesn't matter if the videos are accurate. Officials then went on to say Muslims posed a "threat," which is why Trump imposed his travel bans.

"Whether it's a real video, the threat is real. His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

As a presidential candidate, Trump often talked about and portrayed Muslims and Islam in an overwhelmingly negative light. He once said, “I think Islam hates us,” and that he would ban all Muslims entering the US. As president, he tried on three occasions to ban immigration from numerous Muslim-majority countries, and finally succeeded in having a revised version of the ban go into effect in June, only to have it blocked again by a federal judge in October.

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Curtis Yarvin #fundie buzzfeed.com

It’s no secret that North America contains many distinct cultural/ethnic communities. This is not optimal, but with a competent king it’s not a huge problem either.

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Dusteen J. Barber #fundie buzzfeed.com

Your headline is incorrect.

It should read, "This Sexist Cartoon Everyone Is Freaking Out About Is ***ALSO*** Fetish Porn"

There's no "actually." The label of sexist is not inaccurate.

Porn, by nature, is sexist. It isn't exclusively sexist against women, but it is *always* sexist. Someone (hopefully at least some adult consenting human, but let's not pretend that's the limit) is *always* being turned into a sex-object.

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Kevin Weinberg #sexist buzzfeed.com

I have no idea how this is even a fetish, but leave it to disgusting, fun-hating, life-ruining, soulless feminist cunts to find some niche fetish and DEMAND that men stop viewing it.

I'm not deying this is a weird, hilarious fetish: because it is. But the very idea that you've got these women saying, "NO! You're not allowed to touch yourself in the privacy of your own home while thinking about this because MY FEELINGS SAY SO! YOU'RE *ONLY* ALLOWED TO MASTURBATE TO 700LB LANDWHALES WITH RAINBOW HAIR!"

Fuck off, feminists. No one in the world likes you, including YOU.

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Milo Yiannopoulos #racist buzzfeed.com

In an April 6 email, Allum Bokhari mentioned having had access to an account of Yiannopoulos’s with “a password that began with the word Kristall.” Kristallnacht, an infamous 1938 riot against German Jews carried out by the SA — the paramilitary organization that helped Hitler rise to power — is sometimes considered the beginning of the Holocaust. In a June 2016 email to an assistant, Yiannopoulos shared the password to his email, which began “LongKnives1290.” The Night of the Long Knives was the Nazi purge of the leadership of the SA. The purge famously included Ernst Röhm, the SA’s gay leader. 1290 is the year King Edward I expelled the Jews from England.

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Sebastian Gorka #conspiracy buzzfeed.com

Three days after a bomb exploded at a mosque in suburban Minneapolis, a White House official told MSNBC that he isn't yet convinced the attack was not a "fake hate crime."

President Trump has not issued a statement — via Twitter or the White House press office — since the attack at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center took place.

On MSNBC, Sebastian Gorka, a top national security adviser to the president, said the president won't speak out about the bombing until "local authorities provide their assessment." (Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has called the bombing "a criminal act of terrorism." The local police handed the investigation to the FBI.)

"When we have some kind of finalized investigation, absolutely — so, you know, there's a great rule, all initial reports are false, you have to check them and you have to find out who the perpetrators are," Gorka said in response to a question about whether the White House will address the bombing.

"We've had a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes, by right wing individuals in the last six months that turned out to actually have been propagated by the left," he said. "So let's wait and see and allow local authorities to provide their assessment. And then the White House will make its comments."

Asked why the president responded to the London terrorist attack in June immediately but has not addressed the bombing in Minnesota, Gorka said there have been "fake hate crimes," and so the White House is not responding to the attack.

"The question of who does it is a question. When you've had people, fake hate crimes in the last six months with some regularity I think it's wise, don't you, to find out what exactly is going on before you make statements when in fact they could turn out to be not who you are expecting," Gorka said.

Local Muslim leaders were astounded by Gorka's comments, given the president's track record of reacting immediately and emphatically to attacks in other parts of the world, calling them terrorism — sometimes even if local authorities are not confirming at the time that they are related to terrorism.

"I find this comment outrageous and offensive. Waiting for an investigation to be complete has not been something Trump has done when the perpetrators have been Muslim. This hypocrisy must be called out. What prevents the president from expressing sympathy for members of the house of worship that was attacked?" Asad Zaman, director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, told BuzzFeed News.

Trump has responded immediately to a certain kind of attack — those that reinforce anti-Islamic rhetoric. The "wait and see" approach appears to be reserved for attacks on Muslims.

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Rohan Patel #fundie buzzfeed.com

It's no longer the 1970s, it's now 2017. If you wanted to immigrate, you should have done it when there was a severe shortage back in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s. You deserve no protections here ESPECIALLY when OUR H1-B visa you come here on is purposefully used to pay a lower salary and not because you're any more accomplished (9 times out of 10 you're not). Want to prosper? Stay in India. Narendra Modi has an 'India First' mentality, just like Donald Trump has an 'America First' mentality. If an IT professional from India wishes to come, that's fine. But we'll never treat you like you were born here. We'll continue to laugh and point behind your back and we'll ridicule you until you're miserable and you'll want to leave.

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Bill Gaede #conspiracy buzzfeed.com

Agent Assange
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Let there be no mistake. Like Snowden, Assange is a US Gov Intelligence operation. His only purpose is to get gullible individuals to believe in what he says. The US Gov uses his mouth to persuade those unsophisticated individuals who have gripes against the Gov to side with him in the belief that he is an authentic hero. The US Gov and friends will go out of their way to keep Assange and Snowden in the news every week at whatever cost.
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The US and British services are now trying to figure out how to get Assange out of the Ecuadorean Embassy without triggering some law that would force them to extradite him to the US. They tried making him a politician in Australia that would automatically give Assange diplomatic immunity. They tried having the Swedish prosecutors agree to interview him in London, thus bypassing the need to extradite him for the purposes of interrogation. And the agencies will continue to be creative in coming up with ways to get Assange out without being prosecuted.
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When Assange was recruited by the US agencies in 1990, they didn't plan for him to be in prison. They planned for him to be the leader of the opposition. They planned for him to keep the interest of the masses in international politics and to have the 'correct' view. That's what Assange (and Snowden) is all about.
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Lisa Moya #fundie buzzfeed.com

Lisa Moya · Goalkeeper at Portland Winterhawks
The bottom line is the brits want to maintain their national identity, and all the wealth that they have worked for, just like the citizens of the US.

Multiculturalism is failing in the US and Europe because the "forward thinking liberals" didn't think hard enough and invited people to share their proposed promised land who want their culture to be either dominant or the ONLY culture.

Islam has no place in a civilized democratic society. It's teaching are primitive and incompatible with western civilization. Just look at the world. It is a scourge to the earth. Speak up before it's too late.

The west can no longer afford to “split the pot” with everyone who wants a piece, especially with “refugees” from the Middle East. It’s too risky. America is struggling enough as it is. Most of us are making below living wage and just had our health insurance forcefully taken away. I make 60k per year and my healthcare is up to $400 per month; compare this to my $25/month car insurance (from Insurance Panda) or my $10/month renters insurance. Both private enterprise (take note, Obama). Do we really want our tax dollars aiding these terrorists?

It's not racist or islamophobia to want to live in a free nation established on Christian values and anyone that says so is bigoted against you. When they get the majority you can guarantee they will force sharia law upon you. That is what they are taught.

VOTE LEAVE, BRITAIN!

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Mike Huckabee #fundie buzzfeed.com

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joked earlier in the year he wished he could have pretended to be transgender in high school “when it came time to take showers in PE.”

Huckabee made the comments at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this year but the comments were uploaded to YouTube over the weekend by World Net Daily.

“For those who do not think that we are under threat, simply recognize that the fact that we are now in city after city watching ordinances say that your seven-year-old daughter, if she goes into the restroom cannot be offended and you can’t be offended if she’s greeted there by a 42-year-old man who feels more like a woman than he does a man.”

Huckabee continued saying saying he wished someone told him in high school he “could have felt like a woman” and shower with the girls.

“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE,” said Huckabee. “I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’ You’re laughing because it sounds so ridiculous doesn’t it?”

Huckabee said there was “something inherently wrong about forcing little children to be a part of this social experiment.”

“And yet today we are the ones who are ridiculed and scorned because we point out the obvious,” he said.

“That there is something inherently wrong about forcing little children to be a part of this social experiment. I’m not against anybody. I’d just like for somebody to bring their brain to work some day and not leave it on the bedstand when they show up to govern.”

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Denise Elsken #racist buzzfeed.com

A California education official has come under fire for suggesting students at a predominantly Latino elementary school shouldn’t get air-conditioning over a mostly white school because they’re more accustomed to the heat.

Denise Elsken, a Martinez Unified School District board member, made the comments at a March 30 meeting where officials voted to give air-conditioning to predominantly white John Swett Elementary over Las Juntas Elementary. There were only enough funds to install air-conditioning at one school.

“I really don’t care how this comes out, I would say 95% of the students at Las Juntas do not have air-conditioning in their homes,” Elsken said. “So whether that means those students are more acclimated and can handle a little bit more heat than the John Swett students, which I would say 95% of their residents have air-conditioning in their homes.”

Elsken told CBS San Francisco she was sorry her words were taken in a way that sounded discriminatory.

“It wasn’t discriminatory; it was fairly factual,” Elsken said.

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Steve King (R-IA) #fundie buzzfeed.com

Rep. Steve King of Iowa said he doesn’t understand how American Jews can be “Democrats first and Jewish second” and support President Obama’s approach to Israel.

“Well, there were some 50 or so Democrats that decided they would boycott the president’s speech. One thing that’s happened is — just look at the polling, that means — here is what thing that I don’t understand, I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president,” said the Iowa Republican on Boston Herald radio Friday, asked about members of Congress who did not attend Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress earlier in the month.

“And it’s all — it says this, they’re knee-jerk supporters for the president’s policy. The president’s policies throughout the Middle East have been a disaster. I would say to them, name a country where we have better relations today than we had when Barack Obama took office?’ And I gave that in speeches in about six weeks until some lad stood up and said, ‘I can name you two, they are Cuba and Iran.’”

Asked if anti-Semitism was a factor, he said it was a component along with “just plain liberalism.”

“I see it growing. I’m amazed to see this happen. It’s a phenomenon that I did not expect to see in post-World War II, the revulsion of what I saw. But anti-Semitism is a component of this and just plain liberalism is another component. I mean the president wants the world to be, he thinks somehow he can force the world can be the world he myopically believes it is. You have to be a realist.”

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Slovakian Catholic Bishops #fundie buzzfeed.com

The drive for the amendment [banning same sex marriage] was sparked in December when the Slovakian conference of Catholic bishops issued a pastoral letter decrying same-sex marriage as “”sodomitic mockery” and gender equality as part of “the culture of death.”

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E.W. Jackson #fundie buzzfeed.com

Keep in mind that the whole cosmos has been made imperfect — wounded — by sin. It is the principle of sin, rebellion against God and His truth which has brought about birth defects and other destructive natural occurrences. Leaving aside that for a moment, recent discoveries about the genetic code of each human being are a fulfillment of scripture. Your genetic code is the handwriting of God, written before you or the world existed. Our genetic blueprint is proof of the existence of the Living God and His infinite intelligence, purpose and design. Sadly, many will ignore the deeper spiritual truth which underlies the advance of this scientific knowledge.

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EW Jackson #fundie buzzfeed.com

Scientist have made much of the fact that chimpanzees have been trained to use sign language. They take this as proof that primates are our ancestors because they, like us, have “language capacity.” It is amazing the length to which people will go to prove what is so palpably false. The ability to make sounds which serve to communicate the simplest to most complex ideas is an astounding thing, almost supernatural in itself. Equally remarkable is the ability to reduce those sounds to written symbols universally understood and capable of conveying the ideas that those sounds represent. To suggest that all this is an accident of evolution belies the intellectual power language represents. Those are gifts given to mankind by God who created us. He gave those gifts to no other creature. There is an unfathomable gulf between humans and all other creatures because creation was designed that way. No amount of time or theorizing will ever bridge that gulf. Only mankind was made to represent the divinity and genius of God himself.

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Bill Donohue #fundie buzzfeed.com

[Rabbi Waskow: "Would you also suggest I keep my long Jewish nose out of some Catholic priests’ rape of Catholic children and some Catholic bishops’ protection of those priests from the law, because I’m not a Catholic?"]

Since you are interested in the subject of rape, I hope you are following the unbelievable explosion of child rape in the Orthodox Jewish community and the intimidation—by family members—of victims. The pressure put on the D.A. to deep six these rapes is sickening. You need to do something about this epidemic right now. Suggestion: follow the reforms of the Catholic Church and you won’t have these problems.

Ed Koch, my friend, once said that Jews had better not make enemies of their Catholic friends since they have so few of them. Think about that the next time you feel compelled to attack my religion.

[Note: Rabbi Waskow is not Orthodox.]