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Nový antisemitizmus

NEW YORK – Ti, kdo nám říkají, že islám, nejen revoluční islamizmus, je smrtelným ohrožením západní civilizace, by teď měli pociťovat zadostiučinění: souhlasí s nimi prezident Spojených států a jeho hlavní poradci. Vystiženo tvítovanými slovy poradce Donalda Trumpa pro národní bezpečnost, generála Mikea Flynna: „Strach z muslimů je racionální.“ Stephen Bannon, bývalý výkonný předseda alternativně pravicového webu Breitbart News, který působí jako Trumpův hlavní politický stratég a člen Národní bezpečnostní rady, prohlásil, že „židovskokřesťanský“ Západ je zapojen do globální války s islámem.

Trump slíbil, že bude klást „Ameriku na první místo“, k čemuž si vypůjčil heslo amerických izolacionistů 30. let 20. století, jejichž známý mluvčí, letec Charles Lindbergh, byl nechvalně proslulý antisemita, který obviňoval Židy a liberály, že zatáhli USA do války proti Hitlerovi, muži, jehož obdivoval. Lindbergh byl přesvědčen, že „můžeme mít mír a bezpečnost, jedině… pokud se budeme mít na pozoru před útokem cizích armád a před rozředěním cizími rasami“.

„Amerika na prvním místě“ má tedy rasizmus v genech. Podobají se něčím názory týkající se islámu, které se v současnosti uchytily v Bílém domě, antisemitizmu 30. let? Aktualizovali prostě Bannon, Flynn a Trump staré předsudky, v nichž jednu semitskou skupinu nahradili za jinou?

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