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Always the Jews—not:  Give the maniac credit for what he is

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/always_the_jews_--_not_give_the_maniac_credit_for_what_he_is_20110110

In the aftermath of the tragic and evil shooting of United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, American Jewish news sources have entered the conversation by noting that Rep. Giffords is Jewish and that her attacker, Jared Lee Loughner, has associated with extremist hate groups. The suggestion: her tragedy is an act of anti-Semitism. I respectfully beg to differ. Although everything in God’s world may unfold in ways that impact Jews, not everything arises from someone thinking about “The Jews.” Edward VIII did not abdicate the throne of England after ten months because he was infatuated with the chance to marry a woman who had divorced a Jew. (Wallace Simpson had divorced Ernest Aldrich Simpson. His father Ernest Louis Simpson had changed his surname from Solomon. Always the Jews.)

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