The Council against Islamic Religious Hatred uses the ADL’s own data to show the threat Islamic anti-Semitism poses worldwide
In 2014, the Anti-Defamation League commissioned an extensive and expensive research project aiming to test levels of anti-Semitism in 102 countries.
Their findings were quite disturbing: The world’s 16 most anti-Semitic countries are all in the Middle East or North Africa, with anti-Semites there ranging from 74% to 93% of the population. According to the ADL, 55% of Muslim immigrants in Europe harbor anti-Semitic attitudes, and 34% of those in the United States do as well.
Ironically, after having collated this data so carefully five years ago, the ADL has now fled from the implications of its own research.
Throughout history, generally speaking, people have tended to believe what their religious and political leaders tell them. After the Holocaust, leaders of European countries made significant strides in discouraging religious hatred of Jews. The religious and political leadership of the Muslim world, unfortunately, has since made significant strides in the other direction.
The CAIRH’s ad demonstrates this trend using the ADL’s own polling data, which show that the populations of countries in the Middle East and North Africa exhibit significantly-higher rates of anti-Semitism than those in the rest of the world. As CNN host Fareed Zakaria wrote in The Washington Post earlier this year, “anti-Semitism has spread through the Islamic world like a cancer.”