Take Back Her Prize
Another Peace-and-Justice boatload of Narrenschiff "activists," a shipling of fools who are disinterestedly 100% for the Arabs, no matter what they do, and against the Jews of israel, no matter what they do, has landed in Gaza. One of the "activists" once received a Nobel Prize:
"I have been inspired by civilized beautiful people. I am saddened by the fact that you [the Arabs in Gaza] are living in such an uncivilized situation," said Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Maguire."
Samir Kuntar was not there to greet her; he was still in Beirut, where he has been feted by all kinds of people since his release by the israelis.
But his fond memories of his life's major accomplishment will always turn his thoughts back to the those "civilized beautiful people" who applauded his act, who hailed him as a hero for his deed of derring-do, who supported him to the hilt., who were delirious when he was released by the israelis.
Nor will Mairead Maguire recognize, among the civilized beautiful people she has been meeting, those who handed out sweets and screamed with delight at the glad tidings that came to them late in the day on 9/11/2001, about all those Americans who had been killed.
Nor will she recognize those who, not in Gaza but in Ramallah, took part in a mass lynching of two Israeli reservist-drivers, who simply took a wrong turn, were taken to the police station in Ramallah, and right there,were killed and horribly mutilated (or perhaps horribly mutilated, and then killed), with their organs, intestines and so on, held up by the blood-stained hands of hysterical Arabs, who were just as hysterically cheered by a maddened crowd of other Arabs who on hearing of the splendid spectacle arrived to fully enjoy it, and possibly to join in.
As it happens, a British photographer, who had been nearby, and as a sympathizer with the "Palestinian cause" had been taking pictures of them for the kind of jonathan-dimbleby or possibly sari-nusseibeh "once-upon-a-country" tugging-at-your-utterly-ignorant heartstrings book that during the past three decades has been that is practically de rigueur from British publishing houses, or at least was until recently, happened upon the scene. Until then he had been just like Mairead Maguire, he had always thought of these people, these local Arabs or rather "Palestinians," as so kind, and so likeable, and so "civilized." Which of course they were, with anyone who could be useful in spreading propaganda on their behalf. Why not? But what he saw that day changed his view forever.
Could something of the sort happen with Mairead Maguire, or is she, morally, too far gone?
That sentence is a two-part question.
The correct answers are: No, and Yes.
Posted on 10/31/2008 2:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald