RTLM was a Rwandan radio station established in 1993 that mixed contemporary music with editorial commentary decrying on-going peace talks between President Juvenal Habyarimana and the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front. During the year RTLM broadcast it fueled the Interahamwe militia by preying upon prejudice between the Hutu and Tutsi people that led to the Rwandan genocide killing 800,000 people. (A US military plan to jam the radio broadcasts was nixed so as not to interfere with Rwandan sovereignty.)

MJ Rosenberg, writing for Foreign Policy Matters asks why Jewish groups allow Glenn Beck anti-Semitic speech against George Soros to continue unabated and why they don’t stand up against anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Read Blumenthal’s piece and suddenly the anti-Muslim mania and the indifference to Glenn Beck and other right-wing anti-Semites make sense. It’s all about discrediting Muslims for Israel’s sake. (This is, of course, a great irony because the “pro-Israel” lobby consistently and forcefully supports policies that undermine the survival of the Jewish state.)

Nonetheless, anti-Muslim types from the wacko racists (like Pam Geller crowd), to the neocon hate mongers (David Horowitz, Rachel Abrams, Jennifer Rubin, Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Pipes, Martin Kramer and Commentary), to the organizations (the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, CAMERA, the David Project, and, of course, AIPAC) are deeply implicated in the anti-Muslim crusade. Blumenthal writes that they are

obsessively fixated on the supposed spread of Muslim influence in America…. [Their worldview] reflects an aggressively pro-Israel sensibility, with its key figures venerating the Jewish state as a Middle Eastern Fort Apache on the front lines of the Global War on Terror….

It’s all very ugly, and incredibly stupid. How can any Jew give a pass to any anti-Semite simply because he professes love for Israel? And how can anyone take seriously a “love” that is predicated on, and continually fuels, sheer hatred? As my mother always said, “if they don’t like black people [today I’d add Muslims, gays, immigrants, etc] they don’t like you either.” To me, that touches the essence of Judaism and it is precisely why Jews are, and have always been, liberals and progressives.

And that is part of what unhinges Glenn Beck. Even a degree from Glenn Beck University cannot un-teach the lessons we learned over the last 2,000 years. We know the game Beck is playing and no one should insult our intelligence by pretending it’s about George Soros.

The lobby had better wake up.

A group has requested the FCC monitor and regulate hate speech on the airwaves.