[image of book cover is from here]
I'm not sure the face of anti-Semitism is changing, and I also haven't read Walter Laqueur's book. But I know this for sure: the anti-Semites I worry most about are white, Christian, and male.
What follows is an expose, of sorts, of an anti-Semite who appears to be at least two of the three.
There really wasn't (and still isn't) any reason for me not to stand in solidarity with the women of RAWA. But there's now a stronger reason for me to stand in solidarity with RAWA against this person, a fundamentalist Christian anti-Semitic blogger with a post titled "Judeo-Satanic Feminists in Afghanistan". Seriously? If interested, here's the post. The blogger's name is Brian Akira. While his last name is Japanese, I'm not sure where he lives or whether or not he is of Japanese descent. He posts a fair amount on U.S. Mormonism and U.S. dominant politics, so I'm thinking he's an ultra-conservative U.S.er, regardless of ethnic heritage.
Heres' more by him, which endears me to him not at all. He's also virulently anti-lesbian and anti-feminist.
What follows is from here, in another blog's discussion of U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee of President Obama's, Elena Kagan. It's filled with vile bigoted things. It's not long, and it's a reminder to me that anti-Semitism, and antifeminism, and anti-lesbianism, and misogyny, are all alive and well in the U.S. Not that I've been having any serious doubts, but I don't tend to hang out in circles where this level of bigotry is exposed so unabashedly. I'm only thankful if he's not white and Western European-descended because at least he's not at the tippety top of the political hierarchy in this white, white supremacist country of ours.