ADL Expresses Outrage At Reverend Wright's Hateful And Inflammatory Comments
Chicago, IL, June 11, 2009 …The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said that Reverend Jeremiah Wright's comments claiming that "Them Jews" are preventing him from communicating with President Barack Obama are "inflammatory and false."
Lonnie Nasatir, Director of the ADL Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Region, issued the following statement:
Reverend Wright's comments claiming that "Them Jews" are preventing him from communicating with President Obama are inflammatory and false. The notions of Jewish control of the White House in Reverend Wright's statement express classic anti-Semitism in its most vile form. In a short succinct sentence, Reverend Wright manages to both label some of the President's closest advisors solely by their religious beliefs and give them powers superior to the President himself.
It is too bad, that at a time when our country needs to come together, Reverend Wright chooses to incite and pull communities farther apart.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.