Mrs. Bush is visiting the Kotel, the Western Wall. She rests her face against the smooth stones, closes her eyes and whispers a quiet prayer. Her religious reverie is abruptly brought to a halt by cries of, “You don’t belong here! Go away! Torah! Torah! Torah!” Security tightens because the mob of excitable, chanting Jews is becoming increasingly dangerous. Finally, the security people whisk Laura Bush away, afraid that the unruly Jewish mob will harm her.
As soon as the the video of this incident is beamed across the world, Thomas Friedman of The NY Times writes a scathing op-ed piece condemning the Jewish extremists and calling into question the entire Zionist enterprise; The Los Angeles Times suggests that there is something wrong at the very heart of Judaism if this kind of behavior grows from its teachings. NightLine devotes an hour-long special to the incident and has a variety of religious authorities who suggest that Jews need to reform Judaism in order to join the 21st Century.
Of course, this never happened. What did happen is that a dozen or so Jewish losers chanted for Jonathan Pollard. Perhaps a just cause, but certainly an inappropriate venue for publicizing it.
But earlier, Mrs. Bush was besieged by an unruly mob of Muslims on Har Habayit, where they did chant “You do not belong here! Get Away! Infidel! Infidel! Koran! Koran! Koran!” And Mrs. Bush, one of the finest first ladies this country has ever had, was quickly extracted from a potentially dangerous situation.
And world reaction?
Why is that when Muslims act like savages they get a pass from the mainstream media?
There are three possible answers.
1. Muslims are, by nature, irrational barbarians so why bother to object. This racist attitude, I suspect, is held by many liberals under the guise of: “being sensitive to cultural differences.”
2. The mainstream media remember that Daniel Pearl, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and a Jew, was beheaded by the followers of the religion of peace, and so they have decided to, well, keep their heads down. (Ew! Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
3. The religious fervor of the Muslims is so deeply felt that the mainstream media figure who are they to question religious convictions–even if said convictions are reprehensible by any standards of civilized behavior.
Really, there are no other possibilities.
Now, for all you multi-culturalists or Democrats who insist that it was but a small minority of Muslims who laid siege to Mrs. Bush, let’s point out that not one single Muslim organization or religious authority has publicly apologized or condemned the behavior of their coreligionsits.
Imagine if the Jewish scenario I laid out had occurred. Abraham Foxman would be crawling on his hands and knees to the White House begging forgiveness. Every Rabbinic organization in Israel and America would be whipping out apologies and faxing them to every news organization in the world.
But from the Muslim world we hear… complete silence. Which only suggets that the Muslim barbarians on Har Habayit acted within and according to mainstream Islamic thought.
If this doesn’t frighten you, well, you’re either incredibly brave or truly dumb.