Friday, July 31, 2009

NY Post brand of anti-Semitism

What do you all make of this? Comments? Looks like a Nazi cartoon from the Documentation Center in Nuremberg. Shalom. David Schneier

From the website of CFCA at
29-07-2009 / United States

USA - NY Daily News published antisemitic cartoon

In response to Glen and Gary McCoys’s antisemitic, syndicated cartoon, The Flying McCoys, which appeared in Monday’s NY Daily News, Assemblyman Dov Hikind yesterday sent a letter to Daily News Publisher Mort Zuckerman “demanding a public apology from your newspaper for displaying this ugly cartoon.”

The Flying McCoys bills itself as a “delightfully absurd comic panel [which] takes superheroes, office humor, huggable animals and twisted relationships, blending them in a bizarre marriage of Gary Larson, The New Yorker, Conan O’Brien and Mad Magazine.”

Hikind, however, completely disagrees with this description. In his letter, Hikind wrote, “A father telling his son to, “Stand back, son. I think Rex has rabbis” with two men dressed in religious garb similar to how many Rabbis dress, including black hats, black coats, beards and side curls, standing on either side of a dog is not just demeaning, insulting and repulsive but surely smacks of antisemitism รก la Goebbels."

Hikind, a child of Holocaust survivors continued, “The arrests last Thursday by the FBI of 44 individuals… [is] no excuse to slander the entire Jewish people. To imply that Rabbis have rabies and are therefore contagious is to indulge in the vilest type of character assassination.”