Samaria Military Court sentences Amjad Awad to five life sentences and seven years for killing five Fogel family members.
You guys remember the Fogels, right?
That was the family of "settlers" who dared to live where neither Barack Obama, nor Mahmoud Abbas, wanted them to live, in a town called Itamar in the northern part of the "West Bank." Two Palestinian youths crawled into their allegedly illegal home and slaughtered almost the entire family, including a months old baby girl whose head they took.
The reason that family was slaughtered, and the reason that baby girl got her head chopped off, was not because they were bad people, but because the Palestinian Authority, backed by the president of the United States, kept telling its people that they were, in fact, bad. Genocidal anti-Semitism is rife in the Arab world and is affirmed every time the president of the United States complains that Jews should not live, and thus build housing for themselves, where Arabs do not want them to.
“I don’t regret what I did, and would do it again,” Amjad Awad told reporters in May. “I’m proud of what I did and I’ll accept any punishment I get, even death, because I did it all for Palestine,” he added.
Why would Amjad Awad regret anything when he believes that killing Jews is righteous in the eyes of Allah and represents doing something sweet for "Palestine"? The Palestinian Authority tells its people that the Jews are evil and G-d only knows how many regular Palestinians tell themselves the exact same thing. At the same time we have millions of westerners, such as Barack Obama, who tell the world that the Palestinians are essentially right to not want those Jews in their midst.
And in this way even the most violent and rabid Arab anti-Semitism is affirmed by western progressives, including the president of the United States.
This is not hyperbole. Hyperbole has to do with exaggeration in order to score rhetorical points, but nothing that I have said above is rhetorical. It is quite literally the case that the president of the United States tells the Jews of the Middle East where they should not be allowed to live. Every generation, apparently, there are non-Jewish leaders who think that, for our own good of course, we should be allowed to live here, but not there.
I have no doubt that Barack Obama has perfectly fine intentions.
I also have no doubt that every time that he, or one of his people, complains to the press about where Jews are building housing for themselves, they confirm the kind of violent Arab anti-Semitism that inclined those brutal little bastards to crawl into that home and take a knife to the throat of that baby girl.
Shortly thereafter, in the spring of last year, I signed a condolence letter to Tamar Fogel, the surviving teenage daughter, written by Professor Denis MacEoin. He wrote:
The most important for you is to be sure that the only guilty parties were the terrorists who carried out the slaughter. And I need not tell you that these were not the first Palestinian terrorists to take out their hate, their resentment, and their jealousy on helpless Jews living on Jewish land.
Helpless Jews living on Jewish land.
Well, I do not know how helpless those Jews are, but I know that progressives object to the notion of "Jewish land" in Judea. I know that a small number of Jews (about 5.5 million and nearly half our total) are surrounded by 300 million Arabs and 1.5 billion Muslims who, for the most part, object to Jewish sovereignty on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean out of religious conviction. Arab and Muslim anti-Semitism is embedded in the Koran itself. I also know that there are any number of western progressives, such as British PM David Cameron who agree with those Arab and Muslim anti-Semites that Jews who live in Judea are like some terrible cancer that must be surgically removed.
That's why the brutal little monster could kill a baby with a clean conscience.
And that's why we should be exceedingly circumspect when discussing the evil, bloodthirsty "settlers" who rip up Sacred Palestinian Olive Groves with their bare fangs.
You want hyperbole?
That last line is hyperbolic... the rest, not so much.