The number of hate groups across the United States has been steadily rising over the last four years. The growth of white-supremacy groups in Pennsylvania is rising steadily. The South Poverty Law Center “Intelligence Report” says there are 36 hate groups operating in Pennsylvania. At least three groups were active in the Lehigh Valley in 2017, and a number of anti-Semitic incidents were reported in the area.
Many Americans feel that President Trump and his Senior Advisor Stephen Miller who authored Muslim Ban and family separation policies are operatives in the rising white supremacist movement. The truth is out, with Leaked e-mails from Miller to Breitbart News confirm that he is racist, anti-immigrant and has an affinity for white nationalism. It is clear that Miller has pushed for the widespread dissemination of extreme white supremacist ideas for years. He is a far-right white nationalist with racist and xenophobic views. He deserves to be fired. Bigots should have no place in the White House. He has to go!
Should the American Jewish community disown Stephen Miller?
A year ago, many Jewish organizations called on the White House and J Street (a nonprofit liberal advocacy group whose stated aim is to promote American leadership to end the Arab–Israeli and Israeli–Palestinian conflicts peacefully and diplomatically) to dismiss Miller. He is an obstacle to the passing of bipartisan immigration reforms badly needed. However, with the latest revelation of the emails of Miller, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other major Jewish organizations have kept quiet—because speaking out would risk alienating donors. And many Jewish, Evangelical, Christian right and Zionist organizations’ perceptions are that White Supremacy is the best ally of Israel. Many Jewish people feel that referring to Miller as a White Nationalist is offensive because he’s Jewish. I think this is weaponizing his identity. As Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said: “The color of your skin and the identity that you are born with does not absolve you of moral wrong.”
Just a reminder, President Obama was outraged and condemned Rev. Jeremiah Wright for his incendiary remarks. Miller’s uncle, David S. Glosser, called him a hypocrite in an online essay and wrote for the local newspaper in Johnstown, Pennsylvania “With all familial affection, I wish Stephen career success and personal happiness. However, I cannot endorse his political preferences”. He further wrote about Trump said himself that “‘I am the only one who can lead the nation forward and make us great again!’ was the rant of Mussolini and Hitler”.
Jane Eisner, a pioneer in journalism, and the editor-in-chief of the Forward says: “miller is so at odds with Jewish values and experiences that it’s hard to fathom this guy really had a bar mitzvah. I don’t see how Stephen Miller is part of this community
True to form, Miller has crossed the line and shows his clear love for White supremacy and hatred of Immigrants. Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House Senior Adviser. They say he is irresponsible, ill-informed and demeans himself, the Jewish people and the party he represents. Miller in the White House does nothing to advance America’s role in the world as the leading voice for tolerance and religious freedom and should be soundly condemned.
Islam isn’t racist and is very steadfast against racism and prejudice as demonstrated in the Quranic words:
“O Mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is he who is the most righteous of you” (Holy Qur’an, 49:13).
While Prophet in his last sermon said:
“All humankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab. Also, a white person has no superiority over a black person, nor does someone who is black have any superiority over someone who is white — except by piety and good action.”
A Letter from Mecca written by Malcolm X. (Source – the Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley, the author of ROOTS):
“There were tens of thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors; blue-eyed blondes to black-skinned Africans. But we were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my experiences in America had led me to believe never could exist between the white and non-white.”