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Jewish group condemns Alabama Democrats for Nazi comparison

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) blasted the Alabama Democrats after accusing U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) of wanting the U.S. Military to “look like” Nazi Germany.

“Tuberville is speaking in code here,” the Alabama Democrats posted on X. “Time to call it what it is. ‘Wokeness’ refers to a military that has black, brown, red, yellow, and female leaders. He prefers his military to look like Nazi Germany’s Third Reich. Say what you mean
[Senator Tuberville].”

The post was a response to comments made by the senator during an interview on Newmax TV.

“We’ve got the weakest military that we’ve had in probably your and my lifetime,” Tuberville said. “Now we’ve got a lot of good military people, but infiltrating our military is all this wokeness, and it’s coming from the top, coming from Joe Biden, coming from Secretary of Defense Austin, it’s coming from Milley.”

The ADL Southeast, which represents the organization in Alabama, condemned the post by Alabama Democrats and said Nazi comparisons like that just trivialize the Holocaust.

“Say what you will about another person’s politics,” ADL Southeast posted on X, “but drawing Hitler and Nazi comparisons – thereby trivializing the Holocaust – is not the answer.”

The ADL, founded in 1913, describes themselves as “the leading anti-hate organization in the world” with the purpose of ending “the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”

“Since the Hamas massacre of Israeli civilians on Oct. 7, ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) has recorded a significant spike in antisemitic incidents across the United States,” they report. “Preliminary data from ADL Center on Extremism indicates that reported incidents of harassment, vandalism and assault increased by 388 percent over the same period last year.”

Alabama Democrats have not responded to the criticism or removed the original post.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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