I knew Mr. Razib Khan will show his true self eventually, and he did. Despite his protestations to the contrary, he objectively is working for the goal of de-legitimatizing Israel by falsifying scientific data to prove that Jews are not a distinct people with shared identity but a collection of descendants of various South-European ethnic groups. Naturally, this theory is welcomed by various Arab scoundrels with their claim that Israelis are newcomers from Europe, and that Palestinians (Arabs, that is) are closer to original ancestors than “occupiers”-Jews, therefore they have legitimate right to kick Israelis from their homeland and take it for themselves. My impression of this article was confirmed when I saw in the thread applauding comments by Ray Sawhill (who called it “heroic”), John Emerson and other admirers of Steve Sailer’s pop-scientific racist site.
So: enough. The site “Secular Right” has a deceitful name. I don’t know what other blog collaborators think on the “Jewish question“**; they might not share Mr. Khan’ tendencies. Sorry, but they are now guilty by association.
Out of my blogroll.
**The words “Jewish question” were featured in original title of Mr. R.Khan’s article, which he then renamed because of outrage in the comments. He claimed his reason for removal was that he was interested in discussing genetic connotation of the article, not association with Nazi term. Some commenters disagreed:
Your outright dismissal of the highly offensive nature of your original title (a title that can still be seen in the link) as unimportant is extremely bothersome. It should be very simple to avoid titling your piece on Jewish genetics in a way that makes a clear link to the attempted genocide of the Jewish race. An acknowledgement of error and understanding of the offense you caused should be the natural response to realizing said error. Pretending that it doesn’t matter at all, or that the hurt you caused is less important than the discussion you hope to provoke with this article, is precisely the wrong stance to take. I sincerely hope you rethink it and realize the mistake you made.
He didn’t. He responded with even more blatant condescending dismissal.