100 Rabbis Ask Bezos to Cease Association with SPLC

100 Rabbis Ask Bezos to Cease Association with SPLC

September 11, 2020

A group of 100 Orthodox Jewish rabbis from across the United States has urged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to end his association with the leftwing smear organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), through its AmazonSmile charity program.

The SPLC “frequently vilifies groups based upon nothing more than their advocacy for biblical-based beliefs about sexuality and family ethics that were uncontroversial a generation or two ago,” wrote the Coalition for Jewish Values in a September 1 letter. The SPLC map also omits groups “which ally with international terror organizations, openly glorify murder under the guise of ‘resistance,’ and frequently descend into clearly anti-Semitic expression.”

“According to the SPLC, Christians can only incite hate, and Muslims can only be its victims,” the letter continues. “Yet more Jews have been murdered in the past 50 years due to radical Islamic terror organizations than all those groups that the SPLC does mention — combined. This level of dishonesty directly endangers the Jewish community.”

The coalition also condemned the SPLC for its relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which “according to both the FBI and a Federal Judge — once conspired to provide material support to Hamas, an internationally-recognized terrorist group with beliefs rooted in radical Islam and genocidal anti-Semitism written into its charter.”

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