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Hate-Mongering Horowitz Hypocritically Cries Foul When He Gets A Dose Of His Own Tactics

Reported by Ellen - May 10, 2008 -

Hate-monger David Horowitz was on Hannity & Colmes last night (5/9/08) to whine about a cartoon depicting him as an anti-Muslim Nazi. Horowitz is an admitted traitor whose Center for the Study of Popular Culture was listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as one of 17 right-wing foundations and think tanks supporting efforts to make bigoted and discredited ideas respectable. Recently, Horowitz founded “Islamo-fascism Awareness Week.” The cartoon under discussion last night was distributed as part of a flyer by the Muslim Students Association at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It was in response to an ad Horowitz placed in the UWM student newspaper describing the student group as being related to Al Qaeda and Hamas and whose purpose is “to bring the jihad into the heart of American higher education.” With video.

Horowitz conveniently omitted mentioning his ad when he recounted the circumstances of the Nazi cartoon to Alan Colmes. Fortunately, Colmes interrupted Horowitz' self-serving narration to point out that while it's abhorrent to call someone a Nazi, Horowitz, himself, had used that same tactic against George Soros. “Isn't that basically the same thing?” Colmes asked.

“Well, he was,” Horowitz said contemptuously. In fact, Soros was not a Nazi. He had been taken in as a godson by a Hungarian official when the Nazis entered Budapest, when Soros was 14. Soros admitted accompanying his godfather when he oversaw the confiscation of Jews' property. But that's a far cry from being a Nazi.

Colmes, noting that Soros had been 14 at the time, asserted that there was a similarity. “You're calling a Jew a Nazi.”

Horowitz called that “a distraction from the point here.” Sure it was. It distracted from Horowitz' case that he was a blameless victim.

“The point here is not that I was called a Nazi,” Horowitz said disingenuously despite the fact that the introduction announced that he was there to respond to the "anti-Semitic cartoon." To emphasize that focus, the lower third of the screen read, “David Horowitz responds to cartoon depicting him as a Nazi.”

Horowitz continued, “The point here is that there are 150 Muslim Students Associations which are coddled by university administrations and treated as though they were ethnic or religious students when they are political groups that are arms of the Muslim Brotherhood which is the fountainhead of the terrorist jihad against the west.”

Colmes, who is Jewish, said that while he decries anti-Semitism, Horowitz is perceived as being anti-Muslim.

“On the contrary,” Horowitz said straight-faced. “The Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week” was to highlight the oppression of Muslim women in Muslim countries. It was pro Muslim women and we have a lot of groups supporting us that are Muslim.”

There was no Muslim guest nor any representative from the Muslim Students Assocation to offer that perspective to “We report, you decide” network's viewers.