Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Tel Aviv University Professor Biletzki Proves that The US atatcked Japan at Pearl Harbor
2. Sometimes the most important news is about something that is NOT in
the news. Since the start of Operation Cast Lead, not a single newspaper
or TV station in Israel has reported the results of any public opinion
poll on the level of support in Israel for the operation. At least as far
as I have seen and I have searched thoroughly. Some overseas media are
reporting support levels in Israel, I guess based on their own polls, of
over 90%, which is remarkable given the fact that 18% of Israelis are
Arabs. The absence of polls in the Israeli media are explained by the
fact that the Israeli media are to a extent the hegemony of the Far Left
and the Far Left does not want people to know how broad is the consensus.
In Israel's first war in Lebanon in 1982, 92% of those in polls said they
supported the operation, while at least the same percent of journalists
opposed it. I do not know how many of the Israeli journalists these days
are hoping for a Hamas victory, although at Haaretz almost all of them
One poll DID show that the vast majority of Israelis oppose any ceasefire
until Gilad Shalit is released.
Meanwhile, leave it to Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in
Hebrew, to give its own twist to public opinion. It managed to find a
single person living in the Gaza periphery who thinks Israel is wrong to
shoot at the poor Hamas terrorists and is a war criminal, and Haaretz
celebrates this discovery by running it in a large headline . there is one
person living near Gaza who opposes Cast Lead!! Of course, the
tax-supported hordes of tenured traitors are also all out demonstrating
their affection for the Hamas.
3. There is a malicious piece of anti-Israel propaganda making its rounds
through the sewers of the Left, claiming there is "statistical proof" that
it is always Israel and not the Palestinians who violate ceasefires. It
was written by the maliciously anti-Semitic Anat Biletzki, a professor of
philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and two anti-Semitic colleagues from
outside Israel. Biletzki knows absolutely nothing about statistics. The
piece may be read here:
By exactly the same "statistical proof," one can prove that it was the US
who attacked Japan at Pearl Harbor. The malicious piece of propaganda
was distributed in my own university to faculty by Professor of Psychology
Ramzi Suleiman firstname.lastname@example.org , who was the first Arab Dean of
anything at any university in Israel.
There is a sense of course in which it is correct that Israel always stops
the ceasefires. That is because in the "ceasefires" the Pestilianians
continue to shoot and engage in terror against Israel while Israel turns
the other cheek, and thus the "ceasefire" can only end when Israel shoots
back. A group of British academic anti-Semites are circulating a leaflet
in which they explain that insists that 8000 Hamas rockets landing on
Israeli civilians just do not count because they are just symbolic
protests and do not do very much damage. Therefore it is Israeli
retaliation that counts as the launching of war. Translation: dead Jews
do not count because Jewish lives have no value and Jews deserve to be
sent to concentration camps. Some of the Brit signatories are the usual
Jewish anti-Semites. Since Jewish life does not count, it would be an
unbearably disproportionate response even if Olmert were to respond to
thousands of rockets fired at Israel by sneezing in the general direction
of the Hamas, and the entire department of political science at Ben Gurion
University would denounce this as biological warfare by Israel.
Meanwhile, since GRAD and QASSAM missiles just do not "count," I propose
that we gather up 10,000 leading leftist professors, seat them in Yankee
stadium, and then bathe the place in 8000 GRAD and QASSAM missiles. I can
think of no more effective method for achieving peace!
4. My favorite argument being bandied about by the anti-Semitic Left is
the claim that GRAD and QASAM missiles and rockets "don't count," and so
should never be considered a violation of any ceasefire. And since they
do not count, it must always be Israel's shooting back that constitutes
the violation of the ceasefire.
5. A View from the Target Zone
These words are written a short distance away from the most northern hit,
so far, of the Hamas missiles, which are methodically aimed only at
civilian population in Israel. You may refer to this message as "A View
from the Target Zone".
For eight years, approximately 5000 rockets have been sent deliberately
into Israeli population centers, by the Hamas terrorists. The rockets are
extremely inaccurate. The good news is that they often hit an empty field.
The bad news is that, when they do hit buildings and people, they kill,
maim and destroy. It is a very ugly game of Iranian Roulette.
But the most significant fact is that the undisputed purpose of the
rockets is to kill civilians in a random manner. Since they miss entire
towns, they could not possibly be aimed at military or strategic targets.
No claim is made by the Hamas of anything other than a deliberate attempt
to kill civilians within Israel. The world knows about the rockets but
rarely mentions that they are aimed only at the civilian population and at
The Hamas consistently refers to Israel itself as "the occupied
territory". It refers to any town in Israel as an "illegal settlement".
Its declared aim is to destroy Israel. It has proudly endorsed, initiated
and sent numerous suicide murderers into Israeli buses, supermarkets,
shopping malls, weddings and other crowded places. It explicitly states
that it will continue to do so. Since Israel succeeded in preventing the
suicide murders by a combination of the protective wall, other defensive
measures and good intelligence penetration, the missiles became the
preferred way of killing Israeli civilians.
Hamas is declared to be a terrorist organization, not only by Israel, not
only by the US, but also by the European Union, who is not suspected of
being pro-Israeli. This is the same European Union that refuses to label
the Hizbullah as a terror organization, but repeatedly and officially
declares the Hamas as such. Hamas is fully funded and largely controlled
by Iran, a country openly and totally committed to the destruction of
Israel, while continuing to enjoy trade with much of the western world.
The Hamas media, and especially its independent TV station, carry daily
children programs (including programs for kindergarten age) depicting the
Jews (and not only the Israelis) as pigs, dogs, scum of the earth and
creatures that must be killed. One of these program features a rabbit
which eats Jews. There is plenty of documentation of these programs,
including animations and programs with child presenters. Major western
news media never report on this phenomenon, while some of them publish
op-ed pieces by declared Hamas leaders.
The favorite hour of launching the daily Hamas rockets during the last
eight years was 7:45 in the morning, but only on weekdays. Why? Because
this is the time in which the streets are full of Israeli children, on
their way to school. No one wants to waste rockets when no children are in
the streets, during the weekend.
Eight year old children in the Israeli town of Sderot, a few miles from
the Gaza border, live, since they were born, with these rockets. They know
no other life. When the alarm sounds, they have exactly 15 seconds to
reach an improvised cover. Eighth grade children, age 13, have never gone
to school, since kindergarten, without the real threat of having a rocket
hit them on the way. Their parents have never felt safe about sending
their child to school. It is very difficult for anyone living in a normal
safe place, to imagine what it means to send your child to school, every
single day, for eight years, with the fear that he or she may never reach
school because of a missile attack, aimed at killing the children. The
world seems to accept this.
Israel withdrew from the Gaza strip in 2005. Not one Israeli soldier or
civilian remained there. Everything was ready for the people of Gaza to
start a new life and economic development. There was no blockade, border
crossings were open. Instead came increased shooting of rockets into
Israel, a Hamas coup, throwing Fatah Palestinians from roofs of buildings
to their death and torturing their own people in their prisons. It is
regrettable that Israel did not react with full force to the very first
rockets after its withdrawal from Gaza, but there was always the na.ve
illusion that perhaps talks, discussions, verbal threats and temporary
closings of the border crossings, might do the job. What Israel did not
take into account was that Iran, directly or through Hizbullah, was paying
the Hamas operatives, per rocket launch.
Through the elaborate system of tunnels dug by the Hamas under the
Gaza-Egypt border, thousands of tons of explosives and larger and better
Iranian missiles have been continuously smuggled into Gaza. The Israeli
Government stupidly agreed in mid 2008, to a six-month cease fire. During
the "mock cease fire", many rockets were launched into Israel by a variety
of real and fictitious Palestinian organizations, with a clear Hamas
sub-license, pretending that the Hamas itself is observing the cease fire.
In the meantime, the Hamas could successfully prepare for the next round.
It acquired Iranian rockets that were equally inaccurate, but carried
larger warheads, had a longer range and contained numerous tiny still
balls, in order to increase the civilian casualties over a larger radius.
Again, the inaccuracy of the rockets guaranteed that they could only be
sent into random civilian targets. But now the rocket range covered a
population of close to one million Israelis and the damage is much more
Larger and better rockets were now stored in mosques, schools, hospitals
and normal apartment buildings. Mortars were added to the menu of shooting
at Israeli civilians. Schools financed by the UN were used in order to
launch mortar shells and missiles. The greenhouses left intact by the
withdrawing Israelis were destroyed, their metal parts were converted to
primitive rockets and their locations became favorite launching areas.
Launching rockets at the Israeli population brings a much better income
than growing strawberries and flowers in greenhouses.
Whenever Israel opened the border crossings to supply Gaza with basic food
and fuel, the Hamas was attempting to blow up the crossing points.
Providing too much food and fuel would disturb the flourishing black
market totally controlled by the Hamas chiefs and their allies. It would
also spoil their propaganda machine. Most supplies were transported
through the tunnels from Egypt, under Hamas auspices, creating a lucrative
business for the Hamas "families".
The absurd notion that Israel must supply fuel, electricity, food and
medication to an outlaw region controlled by a terror organization, became
a permanent mantra in the western media. Israel was supposed to provide
the Hamas with raw materials for the rockets launched at its citizens,
with electricity for the machinery used to produce these rockets, with
food for its designers and manufacturers, and with building materials in
order to construct safe bunkers for the Hamas leadership under schools and
hospitals. On one hand the Hamas was claimed to have been the legitimate
democratically elected government of the majority of the population and on
the other hand the population, that allegedly elected these thugs, was
declared innocent and suffering. The inconsistency was never pointed out.
Once the border crossing was closed, as a result of the repeated Hamas
attacks, the international game of a "humanitarian crisis" was
successfully played, with full cooperation of the western media. Famous
incidents included photographs of poor Gaza residents with candles and
(allegedly) no electricity, staged behind black curtains in full outside
daylight (visible through cracks between the curtains). Most western media
happily used these fake pictures and, when the lie was exposed, never
mentioned it. Hamas leaders were never lacking food, fuel, electricity,
luxurious private vehicles and all amenities of well to do black market
Very few western journalists remained in Gaza, after several were
kidnapped by the Hamas. Almost all reports to western media come from
Palestinians, who are either sympathetic to Hamas, or afraid of it, or
openly active in its ranks, or all of the above. The reader of the New
York Times, or the viewer of a European TV network, never notices who
provides him or her with the news. All photographs, both stills and
videos, are provided by Palestinian operatives, who would stop at nothing
in order to support the propaganda machine. On western TV, Hamas rockets
are launched only from empty fields, never from a school or a crowded
neighborhood, as it is in real life.
United Nation sources in Gaza are often quoted, condemning Israel for the
"Humanitarian Crisis". But these sources are normally employees of UNRWA,
the UN agency that, since 1948, makes every effort to perpetuate the
"refugee" status of the great-grandchildren of the 1948 refugees. The
grandparents of these "refugees" were displaced 60 years ago by a distance
of a 20 minute drive and were never resettled because they were receiving
free food from the UN. The UN objected vehemently to any attempt at
settling the refugees, their children and grandchildren. The few real
refugees, who remain alive today, and are 80 year old, were 18 year old
when they were displaced. All the terrorists are third or fourth
generation "refugees" held as such, courtesy of UNRWA.
These UN organizations employ, by their own admission, numerous active
Hamas members. When the latter make statements on behalf of "UN sources in
Gaza", the Palestinian journalists never mention to us who these "UN
sources" are. The public gets the impression that these are truthful
objective sources, while being fed with standard Hamas lies. Western media
never disclose to us that the jobs of these people depend on perpetuating
the misery of the so-called "refugees".
A Headmaster and science teacher of one of the UNRWA schools in Gaza was a
leader in the rocket industry of the Islamic Jihad, a satellite terror
organization in Gaza, collaborating with Hamas. The UN strongly denied the
Israeli accusations that they are employing such a person, until the man
was killed by Israel and was eulogized by his friends as a leader of the
Islamic Jihad and a designer of rockets.
When Israeli truck drivers were bringing the humanitarian supplies to
Gaza, during the period of Hamas rocket fire, they were frequently
attacked by Hamas. At least one Israeli truck driver, supplying the
Palestinians, was deliberately murdered. No protest was launched by the
UN. But, when during the current fighting, an Arab truck driver, employed
by the UN, was accidentally killed, the UN became indignant and stopped
all its "humanitarian" activity in protest, to the tune of loud
denunciations from all "UN sources".
The Israeli defense forces monitor every detail of this fantasyland by
using airborne drones and by a very successful intelligence penetration of
the Hamas ranks. They know which apartment building serves as a missile
storage place, the addresses and phone numbers of Hamas leaders, which
school serves as an ammunition depot, etc.
When the six-month "ceasefire" ended, in mid December, Hamas refused to
continue it, launching 90 rockets into Israeli towns and villages in one
day. In retrospect, this has prevented a much more dangerous future
situation. Had there been an additional "ceasefire", Hamas would have
acquired rockets covering all of Israel and possibly much more accurate
Iranian missiles. The Iranian supply line of explosives and weapons,
together with the flourishing business of smuggled goods, went through the
tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border with efficiency and regularity. Had
such efficiency been attempted in improving the lives of the Palestinians
in Gaza, the entire Middle East would have been an entirely different
place. But, coupled with the weapon smuggling, it was essential to create
the charade of the "Humanitarian Crisis".
During the current operation, when the Israeli Air Force wants to blow up
a house which serves as a missile storage, Israel phones every family in
the house and gives them 15 minutes to evacuate. The Hamas is then sending
the women and children to the roof of the building in order to prevent the
Israeli aircraft from making the kill. Israel has now developed a tiny
arrow-like missile which can be sent to the corner of the roof, making a
loud noise and harming no one, in order to scare away the women and
children on the roof, before the real bomb destroys the missile collection
or the explosive storage place. Often, the women and children used by the
Hamas as a human shield, escape and the house is then blown up, with a
spectacular secondary explosion of the stored missiles or other war
materials. On other occasions, a Hamas person gets to the roof and
prevents the women and children from leaving. In those cases, the
operation is not completed by the Israeli Air Force, in order to spare
civilian lives, at the risk of having the rockets launched into Israel on
the following day.
Never in history, has any country made such an enormous effort to avoid
civilian casualties, in fighting against murderers who target only
civilians and never anything else. No one in Kosovo, Serbia, Georgia or
Iraq, was offered such a courtesy by the bombing and attacking powers.
This fact is never mentioned by the western media.
Many of the heroic commanders of the Hamas are hiding in the central
hospital of Gaza, in an elaborate network of bunkers, trusting that Israel
will not attack the hospital. Hamas spokesmen issue proclamations from the
maternity ward of the same hospital, knowing that Israel will not hit them
there. Ironically, of all non-Israelis, the Hamas leaders are the only
ones who know for sure that Israel never deliberately hurts civilians.
They exploit this fact. The rest of the world buys the Hamas lies and
blames Israel for hurting civilians.
Repeated claims of "humanitarian crisis" are made from the same hospital.
The doctors in charge never tell us that the hiding leaders of the Hamas
are using them and the patients as human shields. Whether the doctors are
only scared or are deliberate accomplices, we do not know. Probably some
are active Hamas members and others are justifiably scared to speak up. We
never hear a word from the International Red Cross regarding the use of
the hospitals as the headquarters of terror leaders.
One of the most horrible "impartial" testimonies on the humanitarian
situation, in the hospital, is delivered repeatedly to the western media
by a "Norwegian Doctor" serving there. The man is well known from his 2001
interviews with Norwegian TV, in which he explicitly supported and
justified the 9/11 attacks. Needless to say, none of the networks who
bring us the righteous doctor, mention this. He is just "A Norwegian
Doctor" attending to the wounded.
Palestinian ambulances are routinely used to move terrorists around. This
has also been the Palestinian practice in the West Bank during the terror
wave in 2001-2002. An ambulance is an ideal method of transporting a
suicide murderer across check points. In the unlucky case that the
criminal is caught, there is at least a good press photograph of the ugly
Israelis attacking or stopping an ambulance. It is a win-win situation. If
an ambulance full of healthy Hamas terrorists and explosives is hit from
the air, the pictures are even better for the western media and for Al
Several Hamas leaders are moving around Gaza surrounded by children, and
often holding a child on their arms. There are well documented cases in
which Hamas terrorists were pulling reluctant children by their ears to
accompany them when they move from one building to another. None of this
is mentioned by the western media.
Several Mosques, which were used as ammunition dumps, were destroyed by
Israel. In every one of these cases, the air photographs showed a primary
explosion, from the air missile or bomb, and a much bigger secondary
explosion, from the stored missiles or other explosives in the mosque. The
secondary explosion is an absolute clear proof of what was hidden at the
mosque. The normal beautiful carpets in a mosque would not create a
secondary explosion. Western media have these videos, but rarely show them
or mention their existence.
But the same western media repeatedly show the pictures of injured or dead
children, some of whom were indeed accidentally injured or killed by the
Israeli attacks on military and terror targets, and some are obviously
fake pictures with red paint smeared on children faces. At least in one
case, the same child, obviously painted and not injured, has been paraded
in front of various TV cameras by several different men, each declared to
be his father by a different network.
Children and innocent civilians are, indeed, killed and injured, in spite
of all the enormous precautions and efforts of the Israeli forces. This is
truly tragic. But the only alternative for Israel is to sit still, absorb
the thousands of missiles on its civilian population and wait for bigger,
deadlier and longer range missiles to start destroying everything in
Israel. Israel is offered a choice between a complete national suicide, on
one hand, and an attack on the terrorists, with extraordinary measures to
avoid civilian casualties, but with the knowledge that such casualties
must occur when the other side is using children as human shields, storing
explosives in mosques, shooting mortars from schools and hiding the
perpetrators in hospitals.
Most Hamas terrorists hide in safe bunkers, leaving their families in the
war zone. They are happy to fight to the last Palestinian civilian, not to
the last Hamas terrorist. Women and children are moving within the
battlegrounds, with Hamas snipers shooting, using them as cover. The women
and children are not allowed into the limited space of the Hamas bunkers.
More than once, a woman is observed carrying a suicide belt. Israeli
soldiers, who are trying to help these women to move safely away from the
fighting area, are at a very serious risk of a suicide murder.
When the Hamas terrorists are killed, they are counted by the "UN Sources"
as civilians. That is how the "UN sources" reach the huge numbers of dead
civilians they are reporting. Interestingly, Al Jazeera almost never shows
dead bodies of young males, and the western media, being fed by
Palestinian stringers, follow suit.
The Hamas TV ("Al Aksa TV") and Al Jazeera show, 24 hours a day, repeated
video clips with loud music, showing injured bloody children, including
some body parts. Some injuries are real, some are not, but the videos are
shown nonstop between every two news items. The news items themselves are
often lies, but that really does not matter. What do matter are the video
clips, edited like commercials, brainwashing a worldwide audience and a
new generation of future terror sympathizers.
A video taken several years ago in Gaza, surfaced. The video documents an
accidental explosion of a Hamas truck, carrying a large number of
missiles, among celebrating Palestinians somewhere in Gaza. Many were
killed and injured in this accident, and the pictures were devastating.
There is no Israeli involvement whatsoever, and the event happened a few
years ago. European networks, including France 2, are showing it now as
evidence for the current "criminal" behavior of Israel. The French channel
apologized later, but the number of people who heard the apology is
significantly fewer than those who saw the horrible pictures and believed
the lies. In this case, at least, the hoax was delivered by the Hamas and
France 2 was apparently the victim, not the perpetrator, as it definitely
was in well known previous cases.
Israel opens the border crossings daily, during the fighting, in order to
provide basic food ingredients and medication to the civilian population.
No one can remember such a gesture in any other war in history, certainly
not toward the side that attacks only civilians and repeatedly announces
that its only aim is to totally annihilate its opponent. Most of the
supplies are captured by the Hamas terrorists and used for their own
troops and their flourishing black market, never providing them in an
organized way to the population. "UN sources" claim that not enough food
That the Hamas murderers use these tactics, lies and methods, is not at
all surprising. That the international community, with all its
investigative reporters, swallows these lies so eagerly, without exposing
them, is something which demands an explanation.
5. Strongly recommend:
Pretty Talk and Ugly Realities
By Thomas Sowell
Guess Who Cares About Dead Palestinians? Jews!
By Dennis Prager
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, January 13, 2009
January 10, 2009, 0:00 a.m.
The .Oldest Hatred.
It didn.t get that way without an ability to adapt.
By Mark Steyn
In Toronto, anti-Israel demonstrators yell .You are the brothers of
and a protester complains to his interviewer that .Hitler didn.t do a
In Fort Lauderdale, Palestinian supporters sneer at Jews, .You need a big
oven, that.s what you need!.
In Amsterdam, the crowd shouts, .Hamas, Hamas! Jews to the gas!.
In Paris, the state-owned TV network France-2 broadcasts film of dozens
dead Palestinians killed in an Israeli air raid on New Year.s Day. The
subsequently admits that, in fact, the footage is not from January 1st
but from 2005, and, while the corpses are certainly Palestinian, they
killed when a truck loaded with Hamas explosives detonated prematurely
leaving the Jabaliya refugee camp in another of those unfortunate
accidents to which Gaza is sadly prone. Conceding that the Palestinians
supposedly killed by Israel were, alas, killed by Hamas, France-2 says
footage was broadcast .accidentally..
In Toulouse, a synagogue is firebombed; in Bordeaux, two kosher butchers
attacked; at the Auber RER train station, a Jewish man is savagely
by 20 youths taunting, .Palestine will kill the Jews;. in
a Jewish schoolgirl is brutally beaten by a gang jeering, .Jews must
In Helsingborg, the congregation at a Swedish synagogue takes shelter as
window is broken and burning cloths thrown in; in Odense, principal Olav
Nielsen announces that he will no longer admit Jewish children to the
after a Dane of Lebanese extraction goes to the shopping mall and shoots
men working at the Dead Sea Products store; in Brussels, a Molotov
is hurled at a Belgian synagogue; in Antwerp, lit rags are pushed through
the mail flap of a Jewish home; and, across the Channel, .youths. attempt
burn the Brondesbury Park Synagogue.
In London, the police advise British Jews to review their security
procedures because of potential revenge attacks. The Sun reports .fears.
Islamic extremists. are drawing up a .hit list. of prominent Jews,
Foreign Secretary, Amy Winehouse.s record producer, and the late Princess
Wales.s divorce lawyer. Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that Islamic
non-extremists from the British Muslim Forum, the Islamic Foundation and
impeccably respectable .moderate. groups have warned the government that
Israelis. .disproportionate force. in Gaza risks inflaming British
reviving extremist groups,. and provoking .UK terrorist attacks. . not
against Amy Winehouse.s record producer and other sinister members of the
International Jewish Conspiracy but against targets of, ah, more general
Forget, for the moment, Gaza. Forget that the Palestinian people are the
most comprehensively wrecked people on the face of the earth. For the
years they have been entrusted to the care of the United Nations, the
League, the PLO, Hamas and the .global community. . and the results are
pretty much what you.d expect. You would have to be very hardhearted not
at the sight of dead Palestinian children, but you would also have to
a measure of blame to the Hamas officials who choose to use grade schools
launch pads for Israeli-bound rockets, and to the UN refugee agency that
turns a blind eye to it. And, even if you don.t deplore Fatah and Hamas
marinating their infants in a sick death cult in which martyrdom in the
Jew-killing is the greatest goal to which a citizen can aspire, any
fair-minded visitor to the West Bank or Gaza in the decade and a half in
which the .
Palestinian Authority. has exercised sovereign powers roughly equivalent
those of the nascent Irish Free State in 1922 would have to concede that
Palestinian .nationalist movement. has a profound shortage of
interested in running a nation, or indeed capable of doing so. There is
both sides, of course, and Israel has few good long-term options. But, if
this was a conventional ethno-nationalist dispute, it would have been
So, as I said, forget Gaza. And instead ponder the reaction to Gaza in
Scandinavia, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, and golly, even Florida.
delegitimization of Israel has metastasized, we are assured that
the Jewish state is not the same as anti-Semitism. We are further assured
that anti-Zionism is not the same as anti-Semitism, which is a wee bit
a stretch. Only Israel attracts an intellectually respectable movement
querying its very existence. For the purposes of comparison, let.s take a
that came into existence at the exact same time as the Zionist Entity,
involved far bloodier population displacements. I happen to think the
Pakistan was the greatest failure of post-war British imperial policy.
the fact is that Pakistan exists, and if I were to launch a movement of
anti-Pakism it would get pretty short shrift.
But, even allowing for that, what has a schoolgirl in Villiers-le-Bel to
with Israeli government policy? Just last month terrorists attacked
seized hostages, tortured them, killed them, and mutilated their bodies.
police intercepts of the phone conversations between the terrorists and
controllers make for lively reading:
.Pakistan caller 1: .Kill all hostages, except the two Muslims. Keep
phone switched on so that we can hear the gunfire..
.Mumbai terrorist 2: .We have three foreigners, including women. From
Singapore and China..
.Pakistan caller 1: .Kill them..
.(Voices of gunmen can be heard directing hostages to stand in a line,
telling two Muslims to stand aside. Sound of gunfire. Sound of cheering
.Kill all hostages, except the two Muslims.. Tough for those Singaporean
women. Yet no mosques in Singapore have been attacked. The large Hindu
populations in London, Toronto, and Fort Lauderdale have not shouted
die!. or firebombed Halal butchers or attacked hijab-clad schoolgirls.
other Muslim lobby groups. eternal bleating about .Islamophobia. is in
inverse proportion to any examples of it. Meanwhile, .moderate Muslims.
London warn the government: .I.m a peaceful fellow myself, but I can.t
my excitable friends. Nice little G7 advanced western democracy you got
here. Shame if anything were to happen to it..
But why worry about European Muslims? The European political and media
essentially shares the same view of the situation . to the point where
TV stations are broadcasting fake Israeli .war crimes.. As I always say,
the .oldest hatred. didn.t get that way without an ability to adapt: Once
a time on the Continent, Jews were hated as rootless cosmopolitan figures
who owed no national allegiance. So they became a conventional nation
and now they.re hated for that. And, if Hamas get their way and destroy
Jewish state, the few who survive will be hated for something else. So it
But Jew-hating has consequences for the Jew-hater, too. A few years ago
poet Nizar Qabbani wrote an ode to the intifada:
O mad people of Gaza,
a thousand greetings to the mad
The age of political reason
has long departed
so teach us madness
You can just about understand why living in Gaza would teach you madness.
The enthusiastic adoption of the same pathologies by mainstream Europe is
more deranged . and in the end will prove just as self-destructive.
_Mark Steyn_ (http://www.marksteyn.com/) , a National Review columnist,
author of _America Alone_