“What do you call it when the Vancouver Public Library decides to present Felton, an apologist for the book-banning, journalist-jailing Iranian theocracy, as the featured author on the evening of Feb. 25, and as the library’s contribution to national Freedom to Read Week?
“There are no suicide bombings in Felton’s lexicon. There are only ‘sacrifice bombings.’ Israel itself is a creation of the Nazis. It’s the ‘Zionist Reich.’
“And that’s the sort of ugliness that rushes in the moment the word ‘Israel’ is mentioned in certain fashionable company these days. Martin Amis settled on the words ‘secularized anti-Semitism’ to describe it.
“If those aren’t the right words, then words fail me.”
(Journalist Terry Glavin blogs here.)