I didn’t discriminate against him. I have Jewish friends.Ah yes, the classic "I have Jewish friends" defense. It is so ubiquitous that maybe it's time I stop closing my eyes to the pattern. Maybe the real cause of anti-Semitism is ... Jewish friends.
Think about it. When's the last time somebody who says anti-Semitic nonsense hasn't immediately referred to their many many Jewish friends? They go together like
Or having Jewish friends isn't a bar to anti-Semitism. But obviously that's the least likely hypothesis here.