What the Hell is Wrong with the Los Angeles Times?
Los Angeles’ relentlessly left-wing newspaper bottoms out, joining the New York Times and the Washington Post in publishing the propaganda of genocidal terrorists as if it were legitimate “opinion,” in an op-ed from Mousa Abu Marzookâ€”described by the LA Times as “the deputy of the political bureau of Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement.”
Disgusting. Disgraceful. Our media are completely lost in a wilderland of moral equivalence, eagerly prostituting themselves to monsters and terrorists.
Irrespective of Marzouk’s “moderate” message to English-language media, he, like the rest of Hamas, advocates the destruction of the State of Israel. If you don’t believe it, watch this video of Marzouk openly expressing these sentiments to an Arabic-speaking audience. As for some of the false claims made in his LA Times op-ed:
Claim 1: Hamas “resistance” is justified under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
However, even Human Rights Watch, an organization not regarded as friendly towards Israel, clearly stated: “Hamas has repeatedly failed to respect a fundamental rule of international humanitarian law by attacking civilians and civilian objects.”
Claim 2: Hamas deserves a place at the international negotiating table.
This, despite the Hamas Charter which states: “There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”
Claim 3: Israel is guilty of “foundational crimes of murder and ethnic cleansing by means of which Israel took our towns and villages, our farms and orchards, and made us a nation of refugees.”
Marzouk conveniently forgets that the 1948 war was the direct result of an Arab invasion and rejection of the UN Partition Plan, which Israel accepted. Had the Arabs also accepted this, there would never have been a Palestinian refugee problem.
Claim 4:Â Â Israeli leaders made “repeated calls for the destruction of Palestine’s non-Jewish inhabitants”.
There has never been any official Israeli policy of this nature in nearly 60 years of statehood. The existence of a million-strong Arab minority living as citizens in Israel is testament to the utter absurdity of Marzouk’s statement. Moreover, while Marzouk makes false claims regarding non-existent Israeli policies, he attempts to distance Hamas from its own charter, which clearly lays out the organization’s murderous and anti-Semitic discourse.
Marzouk’s false claims, when properly deconstructed, demonstrate the danger of granting Hamas access to the mainstream media. Hamas clearly recognizes the value of reaching a Western audience. Editors and publishers must not allow their publications to be exploited by a terrorist organization that speaks in two voices – a “moderate” one for the West and its true, extremist voice which is often unheard except in the Arab media.
Al Zawahiri, OBL’s sidearm and AQ #2 operative, is discontent with the knighthood bestowed on ‘Satanic Verses’ author Salman Rushdie, something that clearly calls for jihad in the world of Islamo-fascist terrorists
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 issued a new tape on Tuesday threatening to retaliate against Britain for having honored novelist Salman Rushdie, a U.S.-based intelligence monitoring group said.
Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy, lashed out at Britain for having knighted Salman Rushdie last month.
Ayman al-Zawahri’s 20 minute and 43 seconds speech was entitled “Malicious Britain and its Indian Slaves.” It was produced by as-Sahab, the multimedia wing of al-Qaeda, to be distributed to extremist web sites, said the US-based SITE intelligence group, which monitors al-Qaeda messages.
The authenticity of the tape, also reported by another US-based intelligence monitoring group, could not be independently confirmed.
Osama bin Laden’s deputy lashed out at Britain for having awarded a knighthood to Rushdie last month, saying it was defying the Islamic world by granting the honor to the author of “The Satanic Verses,” deemed to insult Islam.
A “very precise response” is in preparation to retaliate against this offense, al-Zawahri was quoted as saying by SITE.
Addressing British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the al-Qaida deputy chief said Britain’s strategy in the Middle East “has brought tragedy and defeat upon you, not only in Afghanistan and Iraq but also in the center of London.” This appeared to be a reference to the deadly London transit network bombings which occurred just about two years ago.
“And if you did not understand, listen, we are ready to repeat it for you,” al-Zawahri was quoted as warning the British prime minister.
Muslims declare sovereignty over U.S., UK
Hear Islamic leaders in London: ‘Queen Elizabeth, go to hell!’
By Art Moore
Â© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
Protesters at London Central Mosque
Across town from the site of the recent attempted car-bomb attacks, several thousand Muslims gathered in front of the London Central Mosque to applaud fiery preachers prophesying the overthrow of the British government â€“ a future vision that encompasses an Islamic takeover of the White House and the rule of the Quran over America.
Choudary was a co-founder of Al Muhajiroun, the now-banned group tied to suspects in the July 7, 2005, London transport bombings and a cheerleader of the 9/11 attacks.
“Democracy, hypocrisy,” Choudary chanted as the crowd echoed him. “Tony Blair, terrorist! Tony Blair, murderer! Queen Elizabeth, go to hell!”
There is, as always, a method in the madness:
What have these two characters above in common?
Just softening up the free world as a prelude for the war to come.
Here’s an excellent scary documentary on the rise of a new antisemitism in Britain, from UK Channel 4, in six parts. Only the first part is here on the front page; click ‘read the rest…’ at the bottom of this post to see the others.
The war on the Jews Part 2