Not so with the Jews. Men find the bad among us easily enough - among what peoples are the bad not easily found? - but they take the worst of us as samples of the best; they take the lowest of us as presentations of the highest; and they say, "All Jews are alike"
Mr Riah in "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens.
The quotation may date from the nineteenth century, but despite the denials of the moderns, we see the same prejudice oozing its way through their sanctimonious outpourings. Those who now argue that they have transcended prejudice through an attachment to multiculturalism and diversity are blinded by their very words. It is not an ascent to a more rational plane but a descent to excusing wrongs on the grounds of difference. Prejudice is embraced by its denial. Anti-semitism returns by default: an age-old hatred reignited because the alternative is a rejection of the mulown ticultural.
For many of the multicultured, it is better to think the worst of the Jews than to question one's beliefs