ADL Director Jonathan Greenblatt is not taking the proposed Muslim registry lying down.
Anti-Defamation League Director Jonathan Greenblatt is not taking the proposed Muslim registry lying down.
The U.S. Jewish leader vowed to register as Muslim should the situation arise. He told the Agence France-Presse,
“The day they create a registry for Muslims is the day that I register as a Muslim because of my Jewish faith, because of my commitment to our core American values, because I want this country to be as great as it always has been”
He continued, “As a Jewish community, we know what happens with litmus tests. We can remember. We have painful memories of when we ourselves were identified, registered and tagged.”
Jonathan’s statement is in response to Trump’s proposed Muslim ban and his subsequent hiring of Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist. Stephen Bannon is well known as the head of white supremacist platform Breitbart.
Jonathan added that the one high note of the election was the upswing in donations to the ADL after the results.
Prior to his run as director of the ADL, Jonathan Greenblatt served as a special assistant to President Barak Obama in the White House.