Jewish Journal

About that NYC Judenrat ...

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 25, 2010 | 9:11 am


Crazy talk from Mark Williams, former Tea Party Express spokesman, who apparently has a penchant for crazy talk. This is via TPMMuckraker and it concerns, what else, politics and the lower Manhattan Islamic center. From Williams’ blog:

“Politically correct Judenrats like New York Mayor Michael Boomberg and Scott Stringer (Manhattan Borough President) and domestic enemies who are supporting the mosque - with open ties to Islamic Terrorist organizations and supporting states are doing nothing more than erecting a giant middle finger to be trust at the victims of 911… which includes all of civilized Mankind,” Williams writes.

It’s unclear exactly what Williams means by the term “Judenrats,” but as you can see from the context, it’s highly unlikely he’s using the word as a term of endearment. As you may or may not remember from your World War II history, a Judenrat were the local Jewish councils that Nazis put in charge of administering the ghettos. Not exactly the kind of thing most people often call American Jewish politicians like Bloomberg and Stringer.

While Williams’ exact feelings toward Bloomberg and Stringer may be somewhat difficult to decipher, as usual, his feelings toward Muslims are not. One of Williams’ most talked about posts as a blogger came back in May when he—as part of his vehement protest of the Cordoba House project—wrote that Muslims were “animals of Allah” and they worship a “monkey god.” On the new post, he features an image of a hideous Satan-like creature with a word “Prophet” written above it, presumably a reference to Muhammad.

I too am unsure what Williams meant by Judenrat. To be honest, I think he was looking for an even uglier Nazi-era four-letter word that starts with a “k” and ends with an “o.”

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