Helen Thomas struck a defiant pose when she spoke recently at a workshop on anti Arab bias before a crowd of 300 people in Dearborn, Michigan. Despite her apology, she stated that she absolutely stands by her controversial comments about Israel. Not only that but she went even further, making comments that seem to have been taken straight out of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion:
In a speech that drew a standing ovation, Thomas talked about “the whole question of money involved in politics.” … “We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There’s no question about that. Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where there mouth isâ€¦We’re being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.”
I don’t begrudge Helen Thomas her right to freely express her opinion, hateful and stupid as it might be. It’s also kind of ironic that these comments were made in Dearborn, Michigan, home of Henry Ford’s 1920s anti-Semitic rag, The Dearborn Independent. But what’s good for the goose is good for the gander and I have no problem stating clearly and unequivocally that Helen Thomas should promptly go fuck herself.
I might also add that the recent unveiling of a bust of Thomas at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn is not going to advance the cause of warm Jewish / Muslim relations in the US. I mean, we go to bat for you on the ground zero mosque and y’all honor a rabid anti-Jew? Not nice American Muslims. Not nice. Also, Thomas is scheduled to speak at a high school in Dearborn today. You should really keep that hateful, poisonous troll away from your children…
Hat tip: Yid With Lid