Hat tip to Family Security Matters
I am cross-posting an article from Frank Gaffney's Family Security Matters. It is an open letter from Alyssa Lappen to Abe Foxman, the head of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). It concerns an article published by the ADL attacking lawyer David Yerushalmi.
I do not know Mr Yerushalmi. I am aware that he gives legal assistance to various groups around the country seeking to prevent any intrusion of Sharia law into their states' legal codes. I don't have any argument against him for that. Nor do I have any problem with being against illegal immigration.
As for the ADL, I grew up hearing about that organization as the leading organ in fighting anti-Semitism. Since I have gotten involved in those kinds of issues in Southern California, I have found myself wondering what they really do. As for the controversies at UC-Irvine, I have not seen ADL get involved in any meaningful way aside from making a statement here and there.
Nor do I know Mr Foxman. I know that he spoke a few months back in Orange County at a country club in Newport Beach. I did not attend, but a friend who did told me that when asked about anti-Semitism on the UCI campus, he pretty much waved it away indicating he didn't see any problem there and that the faculty and students were taking care of it. (I am paraphrasing.)
So I am still wondering what it is that the ADL does-at least in my neck of the woods.