ADC Condemns Anti-Semitic Remarks by Ann Coulter
Washington, DC | Friday, October 12, 2007 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) condemns the bigoted anti-Semitic comments made by political commentator Ann Coulter on the television program “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch” which aired last night on CNBC. Coulter stated on the show that Jews need to be “perfected”.
When “Big Idea” talk show host Donny Deutsch asked Coulter to clarify her comments by asking “[So] we should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians?” Coulter responded “Yeah.” As Deutsch responded with bewilderment she later said “You have to obey.” To read a transcript of Coulter’s remarks, click here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301216,00.html .
ADC National Executive Director Kareem Shora said, “ADC strongly condemns the anti-Semitic comments made by Ann Coulter. The comments are a reminder of attitudes of supremacy which in the past have facilitated genocides, including the Holocaust.” Shora continued, “We call on Ms. Coulter to issue an immediate public apology and retraction of these bigoted comments.”
This comment is the most recent in a slew of racist and bigoted statements made by Coulter. In an October 1, 2007 edition of Hannity and Colmes on the Fox News Channel, Coulter defended a reference in her book to Arabs as “camel jockeys” by stating: “They killed 3,000 Americans. I’ll be very careful with my language.” When pressed about the bigoted nature of such a comment, she went on to say: “Yes, and it’s so mean after they killed 3,000 Americans, and I shouldn’t be mean to them?we have sure moved away from the day when we called them Krauts and Nips.”
In a recent interview, Coulter attacked a woman’s right to vote, stating: “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.”
Coulter was fired from her position at the National Review after stating (in reference to Middle Eastern countries):
“We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.”
In 2005, Coulter published a column in which she claimed: “Press passes can’t be hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the President.”