WorldNetDaily Scrubs “Jewish Extremist” Reference

On 5 May I noted the following quote from a WND article:

Talk radio host Michael Savage is considering legal action against Britain’s top homeland security official after she released today a list grouping him with terrorists and neo-Nazi murderers banned from entry because the government believes their views might provoke violence.

…The others on the list are Jewish extremist Mike Guzovsky…

I suggested this reference was an oversight; Guzovsky, also known as “Yekutel Ben Yaacov” (spelt in a variety of ways) has in the past been the subject of several positive articles by WND‘s Jerusalem correspondent Aaron Klein.

And it seems I was right; the entry has now been amended to

…The others on the list are Jewish nationalist Mike Guzovsky…

Here’s the ADL on Guzovsky:

Under Guzovsky’s leadership, Kahane Chai has signaled its support of a bombing incident directed against American Jewish supporters of the Middle East peace process. On January 5, 1994, between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m., one bomb was placed outside a New York build ing that houses Americans for Peace Now, Habonim, Israel Horizons, and the Progressive Zionist Caucus. It did not explode, but was later defused by police.

A second bomb, placed outside the building which houses the New Israel Fund, exploded but there were no injuries. Notes left with the bombs declared that a Jewish “civil war has begun.” The notes also spoke of the “spilling of blood in Israel” and criticized the Israeli Government as being “too liberal.”” The notes were signed by the “Shield of David” and the “Maccabee Squad.” A press release issued by Kahane Chai provided its traditional response subsequent to such incidents: the organization “denied responsibility” for the attacks, but “refuse[d] to condemn the act. Responding to a reporter’s query regarding the incident, Guzovsky said, “We don’t condemn anybody targeting Jewish groups which, in our opinion, caused the deaths of so many Jews at the hands of Arab terrorists that they embrace.”

In February 1994 he opined that Rabin was a traitor and that “if violence has to be used to prevent this destruction of the Jewish state, so be it”; he also later spoke favourably of Baruch Goldstein, perpertrator of the Hebron massacre.

Curiously, however, WND has not explained why the “extremist” label is inappropriate for this man. Neither has it offered any defence of Guzovsky against the UK government ban, despite providing predictable support to Michael Savage.

(Hat tip: Conwebwatch)

2 Responses

  1. […] Terry Krepel noticed recently, a WND story by another author which referred in passing to Guzofsky as an “extremist” […]

  2. […] are calls for Jones to be denied entry to the UK, and given that a number of other extremists have been banned already, it is likely that Jones will be excluded. It’ll then be story of free speech and the […]

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