How Ted Kennedy fathered BDS and Linda Sarsour

Ted Kennedy passed the Hart-Celler law which brought in the people who intimidate and threaten Jewish students on US campuses.

Jack Engelhard

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We were talking about the crisis in Tel Aviv, where thousands of infiltrators have taken over parts of the town, when my friend said it’s just as bad here in the United States, except that these invaders were brought here legally. “There’s more than one Linda Sarsour,” he said. “Thousands. Maybe millions.”

For him – and for many others – it’s personal. Marv has two kids going back to college in a few weeks and he fears for their safety. 

“In my day,” he said, “the college years were the best of times.”

Not so in our day. His two kids aren’t saying much about it, choosing a brave front, but he knows they’re glum about campus life gone so terribly wrong.

Because going back to school now means going back to BDS. 

That means facing the taunts, slurs and anti-Semitic Beer Hall tactics that are a specialty of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement peopled largely by “students” who came over from Arab countries…courtesy of Ted Kennedy and the Immigration Act of 1965. 

“Our kids are being intimidated, harassed and threatened by them,” says Marv. “They make life miserable. It’s the biggest domestic alarm facing America today.”

He added, “It’s about time you wrote something about this.”

Well I have. But obviously not enough. In fact I was all set to write about Tel Aviv. Put that aside for another day. Or maybe it’s all part of the same alarm, an alarm that begins when Liberal leaders shove their Liberal policies down our throats to “make the world a better place.” They don’t care what We the People think.

They know what’s best (for themselves), regardless of how many civilizations they destroy through being so big-hearted. 

Think Angela Merkel and how she singlehandedly destroyed an entire continent. She too knew what’s best. 

Now think Ted Kennedy and what he’s done to the United States. Before 1965, most immigrants came from countries that understood and practiced Western values.

They knew the church. They knew the synagogue. They knew Beethoven. They appreciated Elvis. They melted smoothly into the cultural pot.

But Ted Kennedy was another one who knew what’s best – and so did the Congress, and so did LBJ who signed Hart-Celler into law.

The law restricted immigration from the West and opened the door to migrants who did not know or care about Sinatra – but did know the mosque and sharia.

They came and are still coming and if many of them are good and wonderful citizens, surely the case; many are hostile and unable to assimilate.

America will never be the same. Our campuses have become no-go zones for Jews. 
They’ve changed the face of town and country – skylines featuring minarets where once there were steeples – and they have totally defaced our campuses.

In Tel Aviv the squatters have trashed synagogues and turned tranquil neighborhoods into Chicago.

Here on our campuses the anti-Semites rule. Trump keeps trying to stop the flow. He’s named Iran. Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya as countries that celebrate the wrong virtues. He wants to welcome only “people who love us.” What’s wrong with that! 

Senator Ted Kennedy did not care if they loved us or not. He knew what’s best and he was the force behind getting Hart-Celler into law.

If you are new to this, who was that guy, you ask? Yes, he was the Senator from Massachusetts. Indeed he was the brother of fallen JFK and RFK.

Maybe because of that he got sway with…well, he drove a woman to her death into the waters of Chappaquiddick. He paid for it with a two-month suspended sentence. Untroubled by any of that, from then on the voters of Massachusetts voted him into office eight times. The seat was his. He served 47 years until his death in 2009. He was known as The Lion of the Senate.

When Liberals stick together like that, the rest of us have no chance. America will never be the same. Our campuses have become no-go zones for Jews. 

But Liberals know best – and are quite killing us with their kindnesses.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: