Attorney Nathan Lewin On Anti-Semitism In Rubashkin Case
This post has been cross-posted to DovBear: Rubashkin’s Lawyer On Claims of Anti-Semitism
I was shocked when I saw this.
If you read the frum papers you have been told that Rubashkin was singled out for being a Jew. We call this anti-Semitism.
I have gone on record saying that I don’t see the anti-Semitism here. (Is the Rubashkin Saga / Trial Anti-Semitic? and Are the goyim out to get Sholom Rubashkin?: Why he isn’t a victim of anti-Semitism).
I have been chastised by commenters on this blog and on DovBear. They maintain that Rubashkin is a victim of a modern-day blood libel and my post was irresponsible and erroneous.
What does Rubashkin’s attorney say?
Defense lawyers dismissed any notion that anti-Semitism underpinned the case. “Nobody responsible has made that allegation,” Lewin said.
Well that settles it. The frum newspapers, irate commenters and Shabbos Table (selective) ACLU members are simply not responsible.
Incredibly, I did not see a single frum news outlet report this quote from Lewin.
Case closed. <pound gavel>