Friday, May 22, 2009


Antony Loewenstein has repeatedly denied he's anti-Jewish or anti-Israel claiming instead to be anti-Zionist. What then to make of this?
We can break your balls and nobody cares

Torture in Israel continues. A modern Jewish tradition?
Apparently Loewenstein thinks torture, like circumcision and the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, is something Jews do because that's what Jews do.

Update: An earlier Loewenstein piece appeared at Crikey and at his blog. In both places the piece remains online as written. This despite Daniel Pipes objecting to its content:
I attack Islamists and Islamism, not Muslims and Islam – a very important distinction. Here is one of many examples where I make this distinction, from an article titled “Islamophobia?” from 2005: “Despite writing again and again against radical Islam the ideology, not Islam the religion, I have been made the runner-up for a mock ‘Islamophobia Award’ in Great Britain, deemed America’s ‘leading Islamophobe,’ and even called an ‘Islamophobe Incarnate.” (What I really am is an “Islamism-ophobe.”)

I wrote that Obama was a Muslim as a child but is now a Christian – a critical distinction that your author misrepresents. For documentation of the falsehood of the second point, including a prior retraction by the American ABC News, see “Obama is currently a Muslim?“
Both Crikey and Loewentein have published Pipes' objection but neither has updated the original piece to note Loewenstein's errors. Anyone reading Loewenstein's piece will be unaware that Pipes posed valid objections to its content. This is unacceptable.


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

You do get me excited when you discuss Ant!

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the impersonations continue...

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Crikey have also edited my comment to remove my reference to Marilyn Shepherd's Holocaust denial, and the fact her posts appear frequently on Loewenstein's blog (whereas mine don't, ever).

8:52 PM  

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