NPR Radio reports:
That last statement is a historical fact. Hitler wrote a book about his reasons.
The family of children's book author Roald Dahl has issued a belated apology for his history of anti-Semitism.
"The Dahl family and the Roald Dahl Story Company deeply apologise for the lasting and understandable hurt caused by some of Roald Dahl's statements," read the comment on the official Dahl website.
The apology comes three decades after the British author's death in 1990. Over his nearly 50-year career, Dahl wrote such classic children's books as Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and The BFG.
He also made some anti-Semitic comments.
In one example, in 1983 Dahl reportedly told Britain's New Statesman magazine that "there is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity. ... Even a stinker like Hitler didn't just pick on them for no reason."
So some childrens book author was critical of Israeli war policy 30 years ago, and it is all over the news yesterday. Why?
Criticism of Israel's military policy comes mostly from leftists, not antisemites. Leftists and Arabs, I guess, and I don't know whether Arabs are considered antisemites.
Update: Coelsblog notes that the prevailing definition of anti-semitism is not a definition at all. And Islamophobia is also a propaganda word.
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