|September 18, 2012 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.|
The full text of this week’s commentary follows:
or pretext, the furor over the crude and inflammatory Internet film, “The
Innocence of Muslims,” rages on.
Americans in Libya, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were brutally
I’ve met many
U.S. diplomats serving abroad.
They put their
lives on the line in dedicated service to our country.
They deserve our
admiration and full support.
media stumbled badly when the film story broke.
Reports of a
so-called “Israeli-American” producer and “100 Jewish donors” appeared on the
front page of major papers and on our TV screens.
As it turned
out, these reports were wrong, irresponsible, and dangerous.
And third, many
of the protesters now burning American flags are big-time
They want to
wall off their own religious views from any criticism.
But they want to
reserve the right to assail Christians, peddle anti-Semitism, and attack other
If that’s not
hypocrisy, what is?
This is David
Harris of AJC.