A Moral Equivalence Epidemic

Earlier this week, Britain’s embattled Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn sparked a controversy when addressing a report about anti-Semitism—by adding to the list of outrages. Corbyn compared Israel to “self-styled Islamic states or organizations.” That sounded like a direct comparison of the Jewish state to ISIS. But if that hadn’t been bad enough, in an attempt to explain his slur, Corbyn’s staff explained that he didn’t mean the Islamic State but rather to groups like Hamas. In other words, for Corbyn (and apparently the bulk of Labour voters that want to keep him in his post over the protests of disgusted fellow members of Parliament) democratic Israel is the moral equivalent of an Islamist terror group whose openly declared goal is not merely the destruction of the Jewish state but the genocide of its Jewish population.

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A Moral Equivalence Epidemic

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