Fine, We’ll Return the Pound of Flesh.

There are a lot of news stories about anti-Semitism. I just searched the term on Google News, and five pages of results came up. That’s a lot of Jew hating!

For today’s dose of anti-Semitism (this should be a regular feature), I bring you to an interesting article from Valerie Tarico from Huffington Post. Don’t worry. She’s not an anti-Semite. She’s talking about other anti-Semites.

What makes her piece so different from all the others? What opened Tarico’s eyes to “liberal anti-Semitism” are comments she continuously finds from readers on Huffington Post pieces. Namely, she points to an article from last week commemorating the Holocaust. The comments that followed the piece turned into rants about Jews doing the same thing to the Palestinians.

But that’s not all folks!

Feel a need for a second anti-Semitism related link? Have no fear because I got one.

Back in 1969, the Florida legislature passed a bill on illegal money lending. In the bill, the terms “shylock” and “shylocking” were used in the description.

Today, Gov. Charlie Frist signed Senate Bill 813, removing those terms from the bill because they are anti-Semitic.

As someone who reads Florida law for leisure, I must say, this was a long time coming.

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