Is Fein calling for persecution of Muslims?
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
November 28, 2012 03:28 PM | 1647 views | 12 12 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Dr. Mel Fein has said in previous columns he is Jewish. So I wonder if Fein knows how Jews were persecuted through the ages; how they were dehumanized and murdered by Nazis simply for being Jewish?
 
And if Fein is aware of Jewish persecution, has he learned anything from it?
 
"I suggested that Barack Obama felt sympathetic toward Islam and its adherents," said Dr Fein in his recent column in which he described a debate he participated in at Kennesaw State. "At this, half the audience grew restive. What these people thought they heard me say was that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Now angered by my ignorance and insensitivity, they perceived me as a 'birther' who hadn’t the sense to recognize that our president is a Christian."
 
No, Dr. Fein, I think they heard exactly what you said and they perceived you as an intolerant bigot.

"Barack Obama is indeed a Christian, but that does not preclude his being kindly disposed to Muslims," Fein goes on. And why wouldn't Obama be kindly disposed to Muslims, along with Christians, Jews, and Buddhists?
 
"... it was no accident that once in office, he used the bully pulpit to extol the virtues of Islam," writes Fein. "In Cairo, in Indonesia, and at the United Nations — where each time he insisted it was a religion of peace. All of this was presumably intended to lessen international tensions, but it was likewise in harmony with his sentiments."
 
Then maybe Dr. Fein can explain why President George W. Bush repeatedly made the same sort of pro-Islam statements following the 9-11 attack. "America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam which inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality," Bush said in 2002.
 
Fein goes on to suggest Obama's "loyalties" might not lie with America should hostilities break out. It's a preposterous, intellectually dishonest statement as evidenced by Obama's take down of terrorist leaders throughout the Middle East, including Osama bin Laden, and his aggressive prosecution of the war on Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan. Meantime, the Obama administration's intervention in the recent outbreak of violence between Israelis and Palestinians was hailed by Israel's leaders.

Yet, Fein's broad brush paints all of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims, including the 2.6 million who live peacefully in the U.S., as terrorists or terrorist sympathizers, unworthy of our respect or sympathy, never mind that just an infinitesimal fraction of all Muslims are militants whose terrorism has been denounced and disavowed by Muslim leaders around the world
 
His generalization is, frighteningly, not unlike Nazi propaganda of the 1930s, which stereotyped Jews as rats that should be reviled and exterminated.
From Fein's anti-Islam position, history tells us, it's just a short leap to Nazi-style persecution:
 
"In September 1935 the Nuremberg Laws were passed," explains the Yan Veshem web site, "stripping the Jews of their citizenship and forbidding intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews. Jews were banned from universities; Jewish actors were dismissed from theaters; Jewish authors’ works were rejected by publishers; and Jewish journalists were hard-pressed to find newspapers that would publish their writings."
 
Very shortly after Jews were stripped of their rights, they were being sent to gas chambers by the millions. Dr. Fein should engage his brain before he sits down before his keyboard.
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Marie in Marietta
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January 12, 2013
Oh Kevin, my stars, your fan club consists of you, and your other identity here, "Lib in Cobb". The rest of us just laugh at you. But it is trure that I am stating to forget to even read the garbage that the paper allows you to post.
Kevin Foley
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December 06, 2012
@ Lib - Jocko in LA is another low information voter who doesn't know about Fein's comparing Obama to Hitler, something Jewish leaders condemned.

I don't need him or her in my fan club.
Lib in Cobb
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December 06, 2012
@Kevin: Your reputation has spread all the way to CA. Perhaps a CA chapter of The Kevin Foley Fan Club is in order.
Lib in Cobb
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December 05, 2012
@Danny: West is now unemployed, thankfully. West is and was an embarrassment to congress, like so many conservatives.
Jocko in LA
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December 05, 2012
I heard about this guy from my sister in Acworth Ga. She didn't do him justice. What a blowhard.

Kevin Foley's first sentences:"

"Dr. Mel Fein has said in previous columns he is Jewish. So I wonder if Fein knows how Jews were persecuted through the ages; how they were dehumanized and murdered by Nazis simply for being Jewish? And if Fein is aware of Jewish persecution, has he learned anything from it?"

How does someone this vacant and self-absorbed expect to be taken seriously by the real world? This should be regarded as another example of ridiculous typing by someone who wants to see his name in print, but has nothing to say. Geez. Foley, do you know you are an idiot? The whole Nazi thing TO a Jew, Foley? This paper needs an editor.



Danny Boy2
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December 05, 2012
I see that Foley has started preaching his hate to Jewish people but still uses the ever-present liberal Nazi! analogy. He is too far out there for serious responses. BTW Foley: Allen West is still a black man.
MartyWheras
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December 04, 2012
Foley, you live in an info bubble in which you are the president of the Kevin E. Foley fan club. Your claims that you shut King up are hilarious. You write : "I also proved to Mr. King that this important voting block supported Reagan and Bush the First in big numbers and he went radio silent."

Ah...yeah, illegals only take jobs Americans won't do...right Foley? Even the Hispanic lobby doesn't use that nonsense anymore. You proved nothing except you are an uninformed liberal.

Too funny Foley. King put out a column that shows that Hispanics vote for the Dems in big numbers to get more of the American loot. He showed that they NEVER gave more than 40% of their vote to any GOP candidate and now you want o try to look like ypou have somehow "won". You are a fool and a hater. And I too have been reading more about you and your FAKE NEWS business. The funniest thing is that you actually believe your own BS. You couldn't wash King's car.

This afternoon I listened in on a conference call among some of the top PR execs in the business of producing news releases (VNRs), more honestly called fake news. I can report they are proud and confident that the recent "flap" on the page of Sunday's New York Times about the Bush administration's use of fake news will amount to nothing at all. These PR executives are elated that the New York Times piece was about government propaganda, and not about their much more widespread and lucrative production of corporate VNRs, the biggest and richest part of the fake news business.

The conference call was arranged by PR trade press maven O'Dwyer. It featured top PR executives in the fake news business, including Doug Simon of S Simon Productions, Stan Zeitlin of Glen Communications, Larry Moskowitz of Medialink Worldwide and Media's Kevin Foley. These are the companies that are producing and distributing the thousands of VNRs sent to TV networks and stations each year. The VNRs are fake news stories, paid for by clients ranging from the Pentagon to Monsanto, that are aired by TV news producers as if they were independent reporting and the work of real journalists, rather than PR operatives who used to be real journalists.

Kevin Foley
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December 01, 2012
@ MartyWherAs (whoever you are) - "reason and tolerance for conservatives." LMAO. I have no sympathy for bigoted conservatives. When they spout their garbage, I'll call them out.

As for Mr. D.A. King, he hasn't teed up anything for me since I thanked him for helping make sure Hispanics and Latinos put Obama over the top.

I also proved to Mr. King that this important voting block supported Reagan and Bush the First in big numbers and he went radio silent. In addition, I presented several reputable studies that show, contrary to Mr. King's claims, undocumented immigrants don't "steal" American jobs. In fact, they help local economies because, duh, they spend their money like everyone else.

BTW, my company proudly works on behalf of leading corporations as well as the USO, Red Cross, the Army, and many other worthy organizations and non-profits. It's called publicity.
MartyWheras
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November 30, 2012
Let me add to Laura's accurate short outline. Kevin Foley constantly shows us the limits of his ability to reason and tolerance for conservatives by constantly "bashing" them.



Kevin "I produce Fake News for dollars" Foley (yes Foley, I know too)says that Fein's noting the obvious fact that Obama has an affinity for Muslims makes him a "bigot" in Libland Foleyville.Good Grief.

I am disappointed that Foley learned his lesson and stopped attacking D.A. King. It was much more fun to watch him get beat up by King.
Lib in Cobb
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November 29, 2012
@laura: Please explain.

Kevin Foley
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November 29, 2012
@ Armstrong - I know. The truth can be painful.
Laura Armstrong
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November 29, 2012
Wow, you've really outdone yourself here, Foley.

Just brilliant of you.

Reading you is like a train wreck.
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