The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

ADL Opposes Security Grants for Synagogues

The ADL has become another parasitic lefty organization exploiting a Jewish brand.

Earlier this year, the House successfully passed the Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act, which for the first time legalizes federal grants for the target hardening of religious spaces. That bill advanced in light of a slew of high-profile bomb threats against Jewish centers, and before the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.

The ADL is none too happy with the idea of securing synagogues with grant money instead of shoveling the grant money into the maw of its political allies to “track” hate groups.

On the other hand, the Anti-Defamation League is cautioning Congress to focus instead on federal tracking of extremist threats – especially those arising from a growing movement of white supremacism nationwide.

ADL supports passage of the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, a bill authored by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, which would require federal law enforcement agencies to regularly assess the threat and train state and local police to spot potential cells. But it does not support directing taxpayer dollars in the form of government grants to religious institutions for any purpose, including for security purposes, said one official with the organization.

That official expressed “constitutional and policy concerns” about the implications of such grants, and said that ADL would continue to oppose direct grants to religious institutions “without necessary constitutional and antidiscrimination safeguards.”

Another reminder that the ADL is not there for the Jewish community. It’s there for its own agenda.