Dubbing Iran “the world’s leading exponent of anti-Jewish racism,” a former professor of comparative literature and Yiddish at Harvard decried the nuclear deal with Iran touted by President Barack Obama, saying it would fuel “racism on a global scale.”
“Iran’s frank genocidal ambition dwarfs [Nazi Germany]. Whereas Adolf Hitler and Reinhard Heydrich had to plot the ‘Final Solution’ in secrecy, using euphemisms for their intended annihilation of the Jews of Europe, Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweets that Israel ‘has no cure but to be annihilated,’” wrote Ruth R. Wisse.
She wrote that until Iran has a nuclear bomb — though the nuclear deal aims to curb Iran’s ability to do just that — it will continue to commit violence against the Jewish state through Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Lebanese Hezbollah and other regional proxies.
Wisse charged Obama with acting out a double standard on racism; Obama “leaped to the defense” of Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. and Trayvon Martin, but apparently ignores “the world’s most widespread and ideologically driven racism” by forging a deal with the “fanatical anti-Jewish regime in Tehran, despite what he calls Iran’s ‘bad behavior.’”
She argued that Obama’s environment has long been tainted with anti-Jewish beliefs, whether growing up in Indonesia or worshiping in Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, which apparently practices an “animus against Jews and Israel.”
Wisse concluded that “Americans intent on stopping Iran are not against the president but in favor of the hope he once embodied for an end to racism.”