With his facial tattoos, his ravings about the 9-11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center being an “inside job” concocted by Jews and the US government, his bizarre conspiracy theories about Jewish and Masonic plots to control the world, his praise for Adolf Hitler, and his reference to the historical record of the Holocaust as "bullshit," anti-Israel activist Ken O'Keefe presents as a bizarre fringe hatemonger.
You'd assume that anyone with a functioning brain and a gram of integrity would keep at least a fully charged electric cattle prod's distance away from someone so toxic.
It is therefore no surprise that Toronto's radical left, hard-core anti-Israel bunker called Beit Zatoun would embrace him.
What might be a little more surprising is that a group of Jews plan to have a traditional Passover meal, known as a Seder, in that very same hub which functions as a community center for those who praise the murderers of innocent Jewish children as "martyrs."
Exodus tells the story of God's redemption of the Jews from slavery in Egypt and the commencement of their hard journey through the desert to The Promised Land of Israel. For millennia, Jews have remembered and celebrated that story through the Passover Seder at which the story of the Exodus is retold.
However, the collection of strange, wretched Jews who will be at Beit Zatoun's so-called "liberation seder" will not be celebrating the events which led to Israel's beginnings so much as they will be praying for the Jewish homeland's destruction.
These, of course, are not typical Jews. They are Munchausen Jews, whose attachment to Judaism is an attention-seeking posture to ingratiate themselves with the radical-left activist community in which they would otherwise be obscure plebeians.
Like Munchausen Syndrome affects mentally ill people who feign physical sickness for attention, Munchausen Jews affect a sudden attachment to Jewish identity in order to get special notice. Under normal circumstances, their bond to and knowledge of Judaism is negligible or non-existent. But as anti-Israel "Jews," they serve a useful purpose to the extreme left, to provide propaganda cover for their Jew-hate. It's a preposterous facade, as Munchausen Jews will lend themselves out to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with genocidal antisemites like supporters of Iran's depraved Mullahs who seek to exterminate Israel.
The presence of Munchausen Jews among them doesn't make the anti-Israel far-left any less antisemitic than it did the Nazis by employing Jewish "capos," collaborators in the death camps. On a moral plain, Munchausen Jews are worse than capos, since the latter collaborated with fascist murderers so that they could survive. Whereas Munchausen Jews will collaborate with anti-Israel and antisemitic fascists as a matter of ego, to boost their standing within their activist community.
Munchausen Jews have their own groups, with names like Independent Jewish Voices, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, and the Monty Pythonesque-sounding United Jewish Peoples Order. Indeed, as an effort to create the false illusion that anti-Israel extremism is not merely a fringe within the Jewish community, they routinely form new groups with new names. However, a cursory look will tell you that for the most part, these groups share the same members.
In fact, there may be more Munchausen Jewish organizations than there are Munchausen Jews.
Some of these Munchausen Jews rail against the "Jewish Lobby." Some make Nazi-like statements, such as that Jews supported former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper so they can maintain their place in the "racial order."
These people are as representative of typical Jews as much as the Manson Family was representative of typical Californians.
Anyone familiar with the tenets of Judaism and the Bible are aware that Israel's well-being is central to that belief. Over and over again, the Bible relates stories of how God cursed and punished Israel's enemies and those agents of Satan who sought its destruction. By trying to inflict harm on Israel and by siding with those who want to annihilate it, the Munchausen Jews' anti-Israel Seder is not reflecting a practice of Judaism. From a Judeo-Christian standpoint, what they are doing is a form of Satan-worship.
Whether or not one believes in God or Satan, considering that the echoes of Hitler's praises and cheers for terrorists who intentionally slaughter Jews will still be reverberating in the walls where they will be gathered to curse Israel, Satan-worshiper seems the right metaphor for Muchausen Jews.