Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"I thought I was sitting opposite a Hamas spokesman or a would-be-suicide bomber"

That's the quote from Khaled Abu Toameh, an Israeli Arab journalist at the Jerusalem Post, in his essay, "On Campus: The Pro-Palestinians' Real Agenda":

During a recent visit to several university campuses in the U.S., I discovered that there is more sympathy for Hamas there than there is in Ramallah.

Listening to some students and professors on these campuses, for a moment I thought I was sitting opposite a Hamas spokesman or a would-be-suicide bomber.

I was told, for instance, that Israel has no right to exist, that Israel’s “apartheid system” is worse than the one that existed in South Africa and that Operation Cast Lead was launched only because Hamas was beginning to show signs that it was interested in making peace and not because of the rockets that the Islamic movement was launching at Israeli communities.

I was also told that top Fatah operative Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life terms in prison for masterminding terror attacks against Israeli civilians, was thrown behind bars simply because he was trying to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Furthermore, I was told that all the talk about financial corruption in the Palestinian Authority was “Zionist propaganda” and that Yasser Arafat had done wonderful things for his people, including the establishment of schools, hospitals and universities.

The good news is that these remarks were made only by a minority of people on the campuses who describe themselves as “pro-Palestinian,” although the overwhelming majority of them are not Palestinians or even Arabs or Muslims.

The bad news is that these groups of hard-line activists/thugs are trying to intimidate anyone who dares to say something that they don’t like to hear.
Related:

* "Politicians Fret as Muslim Population Swells in Europe Amid Little Integration."

* "
'Global War On Terror' Is Given New Name."

9 comments:

Philippe Ohlund said...

It is excellent that you represent the voice of moderation and restraint in the Middle East conflict, Donald.

Have an excellent day! :-)

Gayle said...

I have to wonder if people who spread such lies really are stupid enough to believe them, or are they deliberately lying? Perhaps it is both, just as in this country we have people who have spread the lie that America is the biggest threat to world peace, and there are those who have swallowed the lie hook, line and sinker!

One thing we know for sure, evil does exist and is at work every day. :(

Grizzly Mama said...

Useful idiots.

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Philippe!

Donald Douglas said...

" ... just as in this country we have people who have spread the lie that America is the biggest threat to world peace ... "

It's all one big happy lie for the radical left, Gayle!

Donald Douglas said...

You said it, Grizzly Mama. Dangerous idiots, that's for sure. Thanks for visiting.

Greywolfe said...

Here's the thing, this is not a new tactic with muslims. Hell, it goes hand in hand with the way the left has rewritten our history and instilled this desire for socialism in our youth.

The youth are, by natural design, more susceptible (spelling?) to having slop poured into their ears and having it set up and crowd out sense. They are gullible with their "wisdom"... They all believe that they know it all already and nothing we old farts say holds any weight.

The Islamics know this. They also know that if they can take over our kids, then they will have our nation, just as they've done in Europe.

Philippe Ohlund said...

You're welcome, Donald! :-)

tomas said...

Wolfeman,

I actually sprayed "Islamic" repellent on my house (pork juice), cause I wake up with nightmares of "Islamics" with beards whispering sweet-nothings (aka jihad music), into our kids ears.

Before yah know it, they'll have this place taken over!

wooooaahh.......we oughta be thankful that the wolf-man and Douglas are keeping vigil against those crazy suicide bombing boogeymen.