Monday, August 10, 2009

"The Jews! The Jews!"

"So, a rabbi and a cop were walking..."
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This is a weird story - rabbis trafficking in human organs and money-laundering. It almost sounds like part of the Elders of Zion myth, or those medieval Christian horror stories of Jews sacrificing Catholic children and drinking their blood. So I have to question if these reports are perhaps exaggerated or even false... could such stories help to reignite anti-semitism? Remember how The Passion of the Christ unleashed such violence against Jews? (I don't either.) At any rate, the story appears to be an isolated incident - and if anything, it demonstrates how corrupt New Jersey is.
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The Brooklyn man arrested for organ trafficking in connection with a massive federal corruption and money laundering sting is described a "thug" who reportedly pulled a gun on kidney "donors" who were getting cold feet, according to a Daily News report Friday.
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Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum allegedly bought kidneys from impoverished people overseas for $10,000 and turned them around for $160,000 in the U.S., according to the newspaper. His operation was first brought to the attention of the FBI seven years ago by Nancy Scheper-Hughes, a University of California, Berkeley anthropologist who studied human organ trafficking.
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She described Rosenbaum to the Daily News as "the main U.S. broker for an international trafficking network." One of her sources, a man who worked with Rosenbaum, said he would pull a pistol on nervous kidney sellers, telling them "You're here. A deal is a deal. Now, you'll give us a kidney or you'll never go home."
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Rosenbaum became part of the federal corruption probe, which netted more than 40 people, including rabbis and elected officeholders from New Jersey and New York, after an FBI informant crossed paths with him and learned of his organ trafficking operation. - Full Story
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Yeah. I only bring it up because I found the story on Pewsitters and they link their story to the one on Catholic Forum - Fisheaters.com
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Whaddya willing to bet...

6 comments:

  1. I've read articles on that group that were focused on financial matters but didn't bring up spare parts.

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  2. I don't care how much incense they use, their odor rises to God as an overwhelming stench. Fisheaters, indeed.

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  3. Thom, do you too think some trad groups may be anti-Semitic?

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  4. Your understating is elegant in its profundity.

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  5. Who's the old guy in the photo?
    Certainly not Mr Rosenbaum !

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