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For a number of years factions of Muslims have blamed the Jews for the woes, misery, and adversity in the Middle East that has been a thorn in the flesh for recurrent years now. The hate for Jews or anti Semitism is spreading and receiving an alarming welcome from impetuous sources. According to Adam Milstein who is an Israeli-American philanthropist it is a sad state of affairs to see historically Radical Muslims gang up global support and share ideas which are primitive, inhuman and uncouth. Milstein says that prejudice against the Jews is being intermarried with other uncivilized acts such racism, bigotry, dislike of feminism, homophobia, stoning of women and disregard of minority rights.

Leftists join the extremist

Theoretically, the moderate Muslims who follow the gospel ethics of the true Islamic religion should come out strongly against their radical counterparts because the legitimacy of the Islamic religion is at stake. However, Milstein notes that the modest Muslims have turned a deaf ear on the current trend because they have also grown to share a common notion that Western influence has eroded their traditional values. The radicals point to Israel as the hub of foreign influence given that it is the traditional ancestry home of the Jews. They are determined to see Israel razed down with the thought that their problems will die with the country.

Anti- Israel push

Adam Milstein observes that the number of people sharing the anti- Israel, anti-Jews ideas are gaining popularity and receiving support from different groups even in the US. The trend is on the rise with even students at Tufts University joining the movement. These groups are deeply worried of the tight diplomatic ties between the USA and Israel and have further spread the rhetoric that Israel is a colonial oppressor of the Muslims. Milstein states that the extremist Islamists are now finding support from the leftist and their common goal is repulsive because it aims at destabilizing Israel.

More about Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel to Eva Milstein and Hillel Milstein. Both his parents were involved in the real estate business. Adam is a relentless supporter of the Jewish people and has sponsored a myriad of programs aimed at improving Jewish welfare and maintaining and strengthening Israel- US relationships. Together with his wife Gila, he founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation a charity organization that focuses on empowering the Jewish community.

Born to a man with ancestral ties to the Norwegian king’s consul and a mother who is a descendant of Venezuela’s first president, young Thor Halvorssen grew up to become a champion of global human rights.

His first direct contact came while a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania where he was studying political science and history. Thor Halvorssen’s father was arrested, tortured and beaten in a Caracas jail for 74 days while investigating the Medellin cartel for possible money laundering and bank fraud. The young Halvorssen jumped to action by connecting with Amnesty International and started a campaign for his father’s release. Ultimately, the charges were dropped, his father was released, and Halvorssen ended up director of the Pan-American Committee for the International Society for Human Rights.

About a decade later, a second incident hit home. Halvorssen’s mother was attending a peaceful protest in Venezuela and was shot and wounded. This event was captured on live television and led Halvorssen to pen an article that was published in The Wall Street Journal.

Today, Halvorssen continues his advocacy as founder of the non-profit Human Rights Foundation. Started in 2005 and headquartered in New York City, the HRF’s mission is to “unite people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy.” They have an International Council comprised of several former political prisoners including Russian activist Vladimir Bukovsky and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

In 2009, Halvorssen founded the Oslo Freedom Forum. It takes place annually in Oslo, Norway and brings together human rights activists from around the globe. It has become so successful that The Economist described it as a “spectacular human-rights festival…on its way to becoming a human-rights equivalent of the Dabos economic forum.”

Halvorssen is equally passionate about identifying human rights issues through films that he has produced such as Indoctrinate U, Freedom’s Fury, The Singing Revolution, The Libel Tourist and more currently in development or post-production.


On a recent segment of The Intelligent Report with Trish Regan featured on Fox News there was an exclusive interview of Thor Halvorssen, founder and CEO of the Human Rights Foundation. Regan interviewed Halvorssen to get his perspective on why Socialism is a violation of basic human rights.

Halvorssen has dealt with socialism personally. The socialist country of Venezuela has caused severe trauma and harm to him and his family. While under the Hugo Chavez regime, his father was imprisoned and his mother was shot. Currently, his cousin is imprisoned in Venezuela, so Halvorssen is no stranger to how a socialist goverment will parade around in a deceiving way saying they will help the people but in actuality they will be robbing them right from under their noses.

He believes that socialism cannot be enforced correctly unless paired with democracy. Referencing Northern Europe’s countries like Sweden and Denmark, Halvorssen shows Regan that it is possible but that we should all be wary of socialism under an authoritarian rule. This type of government paired with socialism will destroy the United States economy. In Venezuela, the government sets the price of items and that is the price they stay at. This was one of the many examples Halvorssen said showed how a socialist government could be destructive.

Thor Halvorssen reiterates throughout his interview with Regan that socialist policies can be done correctly and for the benefit of the people but that there must be a firm separation of powers. The government must not be allowed to take control because then the socialist policies could do so much irreversible damage. Halvorssen believes that with a pairing of a democratic government and socialist policies then the United States would prosper like the Northern European countries mentioned earlier.

If socialistic policies or even a socialist government is the only thing in power then the government has the power to take control of our personal property or whatever they please and this is what Halvorssen calls a “mask”. The government is not thinking of the people and putting them first, they are only looking to rob the country for all it’s worth.