A Cardinale reaches out to a terrorist group

Frustrated that the New Jersey office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was not speaking out against The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee

Frustrated that the New Jersey office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was not speaking out against The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), Demarest Councilwoman Carole Cardinale, the wife of State Senator Gerald Cardinale, wrote an email to what she apparently thought was the group’s central office.

“I am told that your NJ office is telling people that the ADC is a benign operation. How is it possible when they employ Hussein Ibish as their communications director?,” wrote Cardinale. “…Do you not know or is there some other agenda operating to cause the JDL to defend these extremists?” (Ibish has not been the ADC’s communications director since 2004).

But Cardinale had apparently mixed up the ADL, a respected anti-Semitism watchdog group, with the Jewish Defense League (JDL), classified by the FBI in 2001 as a “right-wing terrorist group” and a “violent, extremist Jewish organization.”

The JDL’s Web site says that it “unconditionally condemns terrorism of all forms.” But two of its members were arrested in 2001 for planning to bomb a mosque in Culver City, CA. The FBI also lists the Jewish Defense league as responsible for 18 domestic terrorism incidents during the 1980s.

“We would NEVER say that the ADC and CAIR are "benign" organizations! They are two of the most dangerous entities in the United States today. They whitewash terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hizbollah. They love homicide bombers. They want to see America — and indeed the world — become Muslim. They want to see Jews dead. Benign? Those groups are malignant!,” replied Shelley Rubin, the group’s Chairwoman and CEO.

“By the way, you may have us confused with the ADL,” she added.

 

 

A Cardinale reaches out to a terrorist group