Hate in the Shadow of a Terrorist Attack

(David-Collier.com) David Collier - Whenever they occur, terrorist attacks are met with global sympathy for the victims - except when they happen to Jews in Israel. On April 7, Lucy Dee and her daughters Maia (20) and Rina (15) were attacked by Palestinian terrorists. Once their car had crashed, the terrorists came and shot all three at point blank range - their lives stolen from them by hate-filled people who believe that killing Jews is a religious duty. Political figures talked of "violence on both sides" - thus equating Jews who are defending themselves against terrorism with the death cult of the terrorists. Newspapers rushed to "blame the victim," with most editors making sure to write the word "occupied" more often than humanizing details about the innocent civilians that were murdered. The Guardian spent more time bashing Israel than criticizing the terrorists. Imagine for a minute an article about the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 focusing on what the UK and U.S. did in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan rather than the young concert goers who were massacred. No sane newspaper editor in the Western world would have tried to rationalize the actions of the terrorist, Salman Ramadan Abedi, in the way that Palestinian terrorism is always excused. The murder of Jews is treated differently. Somehow the media always finds a way to suggest we deserved it.

2023-04-17 00:00:00

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