At the Fox Business GOP Debate, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Santorum were on the undercard stage tonight. At one point, Huckabee was asked about the ability of the administration to properly vet people to come to this country from abroad, and about the visa program in particular.
During Huckabee's answer, he touched on several points that hit home about Islam, Judaism, and religious intolerance:
"The first responsibility of the President of the United States is to protect America and protect Americans. We have a president who seems to be more interested in protecting the reputation and image of Islam than he is of protecting us. And I'm going to be very clear that when this president makes comments like he did the other night that we have to be so careful because we don't offend Muslims, he needs to read his own FBI crime stats from last year, which would show him that of the hate crimes in the country, over 5500, about 1100 were religious hate crimes. And of those, 58% were directed toward Jews. Only 16% directed toward Muslims.
"Maybe what the President should have talked about the other night is how we ought to be more careful in the anti-Semitic comments that are going toward American Jews than toward Muslims because by three times as many, they're being targeted for religious hate crimes."
President Obama and Democrats in general (not to mention the media) are loathe to talk about religious oppression or religious hate crimes as they pertain to Jews and Christians, while they preach endlessly about some phantom wave of "backlash" against Muslims.
Gov. Huckabee is right that we should pay attention to the increasingly acceptable anti-Semitism that grows not only among Muslim immigrants, but among our media and cultural elite as well. It's actually real, and as we have seen in history, very dangerous.