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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Jews who smile when Arabs gloat

Bradley Burston, Haaretz, December 20:

"What is it about Israelis that makes them smile when Palestinians rejoice at the misfortunes of the Jews?

"What is it about the people of this country that gives them a feeling of validation when newscasters describe gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza firing in the air and handing out baklava and candies to celebrate word of Ariel Sharon's stroke?

"What is this masochistic revelling in the darkly ironic and the painfully ambivalent, the perverse surge of pleasure in the sense that all is somehow right in the world when the childish behaviour of a few members of the other side confirms one's deepest fears and, yes, unspoken racism."

15 Comments:

Blogger Comical_Ali said...

amazing how one can twist thing around

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 2:22:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

You meant "...when the childish behaviour of a huge number of members of the other side confirms one's deepest feelings that there is something mentally unbalanced about the palestinians that we often come in contact with and read about in the papers"

Didn't you? Or were you being racist?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 3:12:00 pm  
Blogger jonny said...

It must be because of Jewish Commando Barbie.

http://www.coxandforkum.com/archives/000170.html

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 3:25:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Ibrahamav, the words are Bradley Burston's, not A.L.'s. Marks for comprehension = 0.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 3:38:00 pm  
Blogger Comical_Ali said...

Jonny thats a scene right out of cronulla beach

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 3:41:00 pm  
Blogger Comical_Ali said...

Thank you Mark Steyn and while you are at it you can add "Israeli white racists" to that long list (for Lowy's sake):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2005/12/20/do2002.xml

"These days, whenever something goofy turns up on the news, chances are it involves a fellow called Mohammed. A plane flies into the World Trade Centre? Mohammed Atta. A gunman shoots up the El Al counter at Los Angeles airport? Hesham Mohamed Hedayet. A sniper starts killing petrol station customers around Washington, DC? John Allen Muhammed. A guy fatally stabs a Dutch movie director? Mohammed Bouyeri. A terrorist slaughters dozens in Bali? Noordin Mohamed. A gang-rapist in Sydney? Mohammed Skaf.

Maybe all these Mohammeds are victims of Australian white racists and American white racists and Dutch white racists and Balinese white racists and Beslan schoolgirl white racists.

But the eagerness of the Aussie and British and Canadian and European media, week in, week out, to attribute each outbreak of an apparently universal phenomenon to strictly local factors is starting to look pathological. "Violence and racism are bad", but so is self-delusion."

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 3:53:00 pm  
Blogger David Heidelberg said...

If you ever want to be taken seriously, don't ever quote Mark Steyn.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 5:28:00 pm  
Blogger Comical_Ali said...

No, "Fisking" or "Pilgering" around for quotes and sources is more credible

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 6:28:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

As a matter of fact, yes.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 12:41:00 am  
Blogger orang said...

Article says;

"What is it about the people of this country that gives them a feeling of validation when newscasters describe gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza firing in the air and handing out baklava and candies to celebrate word of Ariel Sharon's stroke?"

Their timing was bad - the fuker didn't die.
Now "the man of peace" (a.k.a. The Butcher of Beirut) will be especially gracious to the Palis for their anticipated glee.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 6:07:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

comical_ali quotes Mark Steyn..?

May as well quote NeoLeftychick. Since their writing revolves around their complete hatred of "Mohammed" we should say their opinions are not worth reading? If there was an equivalent muslim writer with similar articles - but on "whitey", we would be screaming that they should be censored for promoting hate.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 6:25:00 pm  
Blogger neoleftychick said...

We should all send a raghead a match and can of petrol for Christmas. Let us all hope we awake on Christmas morning to hear that the world's muclims self-immolated the night before!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 7:49:00 pm  
Blogger Clumsy Birds said...

Is that a reference to the suicide-buddhists circa 1960s Vietnam, neolefty?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 9:53:00 pm  
Blogger neoleftychick said...

Muslim pigs have just kidnapped an Aussie in Gaza! When we get Brian Ambrosio back all the property of the offending Muslims should be bulldozed and Hamas made to apologize and provide compensation.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 11:08:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

neoleftychick said...
Muslim pigs have just kidnapped an Aussie in Gaza!

...and freed him a few hours later.

When we get Brian Ambrosio back all the property of the offending Muslims should be bulldozed and Hamas made to apologize and provide compensation.

Ah yes, but should we accept the apology,
neoleftychick?

Thursday, December 22, 2005 5:21:00 am  

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