Robert Kennedy assassination – ‘the beginning of Islamic terrorism in America’

Alan Dershowitz on the shooting of Robert Kennedy: “I thought of it as an act of violence motivated by hatred of Israel and of anybody who supported Israel. It was in some ways the beginning of Islamic terrorism in America. It was the first shot.”

Boston Globe, 5 June 2008

“Sirhan, a Christian Palestinian immigrant, said he was angry at Kennedy because he supported Israel in the 1967 war over the rights of the Palestinians. This was an instance of one Christian killing another Christian for political, not religious, reasons. Why does Dershowitz conflate Palestinian with Islamic, other than to spread fear of Muslims?”

Letter in the Boston Globe, 9 June 2008