Recently, I commented that the corruption of language and meaning by the international left and, let’s be honest, liberals—Daniel Greenfield points out that the left has devoured classic American liberalism, especially where Israel is concerned—have led me to conclude that when the words “peace activists” or “human rights” are invoked, I assume we’re talking about Jew-hating terrorists and their enablers.
The so-called humanitarian flotilla which tried to break the Gaza blockade is a perfect example.
1. There is probably no humanitarian aid on board the ships. Maybe a few bottles of Perrier.
2. There is more poverty in Detroit than in Gaza. Israel delivers tons and tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza every single day.
3. Contrast Egypt, also blockading Gaza, who deliver zero, nada, nothing. If the Egyptians had their way Gaza would be turned into a parking lot.
4. The video shows “peace activists” chanting “Remember Khaibar, Khaibar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammed will return.”
5. It is refreshing how totally upfront are these jihadists. I mean, it’s Jews they hate. That’s the whole meaning of the chant. Israel is just a convenient pretext for genocide.
From Palestinian Media Watch.
Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad’s army in 628. Many Jews were killed in that battle, which marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see that as a precursor to future wars against Jews. At gatherings and rallies of extremists, this chant is often heard as a threat to Jews to expect to be defeated and killed again by Muslims.
Al-Jazeera also interviewed a woman who said that the flotilla participants’ goal was “one of two happy endings: either Martyrdom or reaching Gaza.”
6. Khaibar replaces Kumbaya. A stark reminder of what peace means to the Arab-Muslim world: death to all Jews.
Initial reports of death and violence are confused, but you can expect Israel to suffer condemnation from all the usual suspects. Because ambushing and trying to kidnap Israeli soldiers is fine, but self-defense on the part of Israelis is, y’know, totally unacceptable. Omri, at Mere Rhetoric, has valuable links.
Daniel Gordis responds to an old high school friend, a typical American Jewish liberal who is cah-lueless in Facebook Meets Flotilla.
Phyllis Chesler wants to know if Turkey is seeking to lead the new Caliphate.