The ADL has accussed Russell Simmons of hypocrisy because while he has publicly called for an end to anti-semitism, he apparantly refuses to condemn Farakhan's anti-semetic remarks. Specifically they point to a speech Farakhan gave where he described the Iraq war as being "Israel's war". Now I am no fan of Farakhan but I believe one can be anti-Israel and not be anti-semetic i.e. you don't dislike the Jewish people but you dislike Israel's policies. Then again I have heard of instances of Farakhan calling Hitler a great man and calling Judaism a "dirty" religion. Many black newspapers say he was misquoted while many Jewish sites say he was not. Any thoughts?
P.S. I trust you all, but can we refrain from using any racial or religious slurs.