Irv Rubin

by Jonah Goldberg

Here’s an interesting email:

Dear Jonah,

I was enjoying your article until I came to:

“Oh, and speaking of denouncing fellow Jews, I’ve done it plenty of times. For example, when Irv Rubin of the JDL was arrested for plotting a terrorist attack I denounced him in the strongest possible terms, as did pretty much every prominent Jewish figure in America within 48 hours. (See Jeff Jacoby’s excellent column from December 20, 2001. You need to scroll down.) “

Of course, this supports your point [that the Jewish community denounces "its terrorists"], BUT…

DID IT NEVER OCCUR TO YOU THAT IRV RUBIN WAS FRAMED SPECIFICALLY TO “DEMONSTRATE” THAT NOT ALL TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIMS? There was absolutely NO evidence ever produced which would warrant an arrest, much less an indictment. And then Rubin was murdered, after 10 months of solitary confinement, rather than allowing him to stand trial in a public courtroom where the world could see the dearth of evidence against him. You don’t believe he was murdered? How many people do you know who could slit their own throats, and then walk across the room, force open a window, climb up to the window sill, and jump to their deaths?

Prominent “Jewish figures” are far to quick to condemn their own. After all, we wouldn’t want to make the goyim dislike us, or say bad things about us, would we?….”

I’ve heard this “Rubin was framed” story from quite a few people over the last year. To be honest, I haven’t sleuthed it out beyond reading the news reports but I have a hard time believing it’s true. Neverthless, if someone has a credible news source on the sbubject, I’d be interested in seeing it. In the meantime, Rubin was still a bad guy in my book.

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