That’s Abe Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, responding to two “articles” published on the David Horowitz’s cuckoo bananas conservative website Frontpage Mag (to which I absolutely refuse to link) that claimed New York Jets rookie lineman Oday Aboushi is "a fundamentalist Muslim with radical associations and a heritage that pushes him towards a destructive world of violence and hate."
"My family’s been just as shocked by the lies and smears as I’ve been," Aboushi responded to the allegations in a phone interview with the New York Post on Friday. "I don’t think I’m radical at all. I have never done any radical behavior. For the writer to come out and claim that just builds lies on top of the lies."
"My feelings are very fair — I wish both sides (in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) would come to a peaceful agreement and both live in peace," Aboushi said. "I want to see them live together in harmony and enjoy the land instead of focusing on conflict with each other."
It’s nice to see Foxman and the ADL getting this one right … even if all he’s saying is something that’s patently obvious to anyone who steers clear of Horowitz and the racism and general unpleasantness on his website.