So then, you consider a person Jewish only by belief and not by DNA?
Yes. Conflating “Ashkenazi” and “Jewish” is a recipe for confusion.
A person who holds a belief in direct contradiction with the Torah is not a Jew, though they may be Ashkenazi.
Failure to make the distinction leads to actual Jews like myself being blamed for anti-Judaic Communists who happen to be of Ashkenazi ethnicity also.
I’m not their human shield and refuse to let Judaism be misappropriated by them to impose that risk on me and other innocent and genuine Jews.