US Orthodox Jewish groups reject Trump call to bar Muslims

Jewish groups have universally lined up against Donald Trump on repeated occasions. In other words, they’re siding with the coalition of the fringe (homosexuals, blacks, trannies, latinos, Muslims, etc) against America’s white Christian core.

By siding against a Muslim immigration ban, Jewish groups are siding with the enemies of America. They are proving once again that they don’t have America’s interests at heart.

Regular Jews, however, tend to be sympathetic to Trump’s proposal. I don’t know any Jews in my personal life who want more Muslims or Mexicans in America.

If Donald Trump wins despite the major Jewish groups attacking him, then what? Does that mean the age of Jewish dominance in America is over? Will people no longer fear organized Jewry? If Donald Trump can give organized Jewry the finger, who will follow his example?

Israel has the same immigration policy towards Muslims that Trump proposes but Jewish groups don’t quibble with that. They want the Jewish state to enjoy cohesion while they push the poison of diversity on gentile states.

REPORT: WASHINGTON — Two prominent modern Orthodox Jewish groups issued a joint statement rejecting Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

Unlike the range of other groups that have condemned the call by the Republican presidential candidate, the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America did not name Trump or mention Muslims specifically in their statement.

Instead, the two organizations said they “reject calls to limit immigration to the United States based on religion.”

“We call on all Americans to reaffirm that discrimination of any group solely upon religion is wrong and anathema to the great traditions of religious and personal freedoms upon which this country was founded,” O.U. Executive Vice President Allen Fagin said in the statement.

RCA President Rabbi Shalom Baum said threats of terrorism are real and need to be addressed, but “in sober and responsible ways.”

The statement quoted Natan Sharansky, a former prisoner of the Soviet gulag and now the chairman of the Jewish Agency, who said of Trump’s call: “We should not permit ourselves to turn our legitimate fears and threats and challenges of terror into hatred of the other, into dismissing whole national or religious groups of people.”

Trump issued his call after last week’s massacre in San Bernardino, California, carried out by a couple who had become militant Islamists. Fourteen people were killed and 21 wounded.

Numerous other Jewish groups have rejected Trump’s call, including the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee.

However, the umbrella group for the Jewish community on foreign policy matters, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has declined to issue a response to Trump’s call. The umbrella group did not respond to inquiries from JTA.

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