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Sunday, June 22, 2014

The condescending leftist view of Palestinians as subhuman

The article by Alan Johnson in The Telegraph generously suggests that leftist apologists for Palestinian terrorism and intransigence effectively treat them as children. But the truth is that it's worse than that. By dismissing vile terrorism as endemic to their nature and condition, western liberals essentially consider Palestinians as subhumans who are incapable of anything but savagery.

The jubilant reaction of many Palestinians to the kidnapping of three Israeli teenage boys has been met in the West with a bit of a shrug. The official daily PA newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida has published cartoons mocking the three students and celebrating their capture. The Fatah Facebook page featured a cartoon of three rats dangling from a line.Sweets have been handed out on the streets (a traditional gesture of joy and celebration). Many children have been photographed by their parents, holding up three fingers and smiling. An internet campaign gathers pace and “popular support for the abduction has continued to proliferate on Palestinian social media” according to the journalist Elhanan Miller. Hamas, of course, is exultant. Yes, Abu Mazen has condemned the kidnap and there have been some brave Palestinian voices raised in defence of the three youngsters, but their voices are isolated; Palestinians calling for the return of the three students have been threatened.
And yet, despite all this whooping and cheering about the trauma and possible death of Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, the Palestinians will likely pay a very small price in the international community or global public opinion. Why?
In part, because an anti-Zionist mindset that has taken root in the West, and at its heart is unexamined assumption – that Israelis and Palestinians are different kinds of people. Israelis have agency, responsibility and choice, Palestinians do not. In short, the world treats the Palestinians as children...
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h/t Kathy S.

1 comment:

mrzee said...

Johnson would be more aware of the savagery of the palestinians than most, having been held hostage for a few months in Gaza about 7 years ago.