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Horowitz Defends Coulter October 13, 2007

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While Ann Coulter faces charges of anti-Semitism for stating in an interview Christians are “perfected Jews” and wishing everyone would convert to her faith, at least one well-known Jewish political pundit wonders what the fuss is over traditional doctrine.

David Horowitz, editor of Front Page Magazine, says in his blog today he’s received “a surprising number of e-mails from friends basically asking ‘What are you going to do about Coulter?'”

“My response is this,” Horowitz writes, “What else would a Christian hope for? That’s the message of the New Testament: Jesus came to fulfill, complete, perfect the Law. If you’re a Christian, that’s what you believe.”

The controversy began when Media Matters, a pro-Democrat lobby headed by David Brock, noted Coulter’s appearance on CNBC’s “The Big Idea” with host Donny Deutsch. Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton recently claimed credit for helping to launch Media Matters.

As WND reported, the National Jewish Democratic Council this week called on “mainstream media outlets” to stop inviting Coulter as a guest commentator and pundit and strongly condemned her comments.

The Anti-Defamation League issued a statement today condemning Coulter for “anti-Semitic” comments, saying she “clearly knows very little about religious theology and interfaith issues.”

“Coulter’s remarks are outrageous, offensive and a throwback to the centuries-old teaching of contempt for Jews and Judaism,” the ADL said. “The notion that Jews are religiously inferior or imperfect because they do not accept Christian beliefs was the basis for 2,000 years of church-based anti-Semitism. While she is entitled to her beliefs, using mainstream media to espouse the idea that Judaism needs to be replaced with Christianity and that each individual Jew is somehow deficient and needs to be ‘perfected,’ is rank Christian supersessionism and has been rejected by the Catholic Church and the vast majority of mainstream Christian denominations.”

But Horowitz wonders why Jews in pluralist America should be offended.

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