Over at Daily Kos they went completely nuts because they totally misunderstood Kedar's points of view concerning how to stop suicide bombers within a "diary," written by "SaraBeth" entitled, Israeli Professor Suggests Rape as 'Terror Deterrent'.
Professor Kedar suggested no such thing; it is not even close.
Needless to say, of course, many used it as an opportunity to defame the Israelis as the most horrible human beings who have ever lived... but that is what they do on a daily basis, anyway.
In any case, this is what he says directly:
I have certainly never called for and never will call for or recommend to any nation – and certainly not to my beloved Israel – to use rape to deal with any problem, security or otherwise. Every state in the world must adhere to the rules of law and ethics according to the accepted international accords and international law.If you want to know what the guy actually thinks about the larger question follow the link.
And, as it turns out, I was correct that it was concerned with the honor-shame thesis of Arab societies.
They owe this guy an apology beeg time, but it will never be forthcoming.
I very much doubt that the original diarist has the slightest clue about what the professor was actually talking about.
This is a segment of the Daily Kos diary:
So, you would punish MEN by raping their WOMEN? That it is a good "deterrent"? That it is the way it works in your part of the world? It isn't enough for you to bomb the hell out of women and children, starve them, keep them in poverty, now you want to violate their bodies and their minds all to teach their MEN a lesson?
We are NOT tools for you to use to get your way you giant prick! Honestly, did you Israelis learn NOTHING from your own Holocaust other than how to do the same thing to others?That's right you insidious, self-righteous moron.
It is not enough for Professor Kedar to bomb the hell out of women and children. However gratifying that may be to Jews the world over, he needs to violate their bodies and minds, as well.
Strictly for the hell of it.
You know, I do not believe in transcendent evil, but if there was such a thing this is pretty much what it would look like.
Defamation is evil. Defamation packaged in the self-righteous language of human rights is both evil and nauseating.
Defamation of an individual, that leads to the defamation of a besieged minority group, is evil.
Defamation of an individual, that leads to the defamation of a besieged minority group, and thus to violence against members of that group, is the worst kind of evil and ultimately that is what this... person... is doing.
And she honestly believes that we are committing a "Holocaust" against the local Arabs.
I would call the woman shameless if the "diary" itself were not grounded in such unspeakable stupidity.