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Holly Fisher: The Difference, Explained

For National Review OnlineCharles C. W. Cooke explains…

This image — which features an American woman named Holly Fisher and an international terrorist named Sherafiyah Lewthwaite — has been doing the rounds on Lefty Twitter:

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“Explain the difference”? With pleasure.

The woman on the left is a peaceful American citizen with a husband in the military. She has never killed anybody, and nor does she have any desire to. The reason that you know her name is that she has become a minor political celebrity for her outspoken support of a Supreme Court decision that upheld the rule of law against the intrusion of the executive branch. In her photograph, she is mocking the president for his intolerant and ignorant “cling to guns or religion” comments.

*UPDATE: It’s been suggested to me that the person on the right in the attached picture is not, as Michael Stone and those distributing the photograph claim in their caption, Sherafiyah Lewthwaite. Instead, it is Reem Saleh Al-Riyashi. If this is the case, let my second paragraph read: The woman on the right, by contrast is Reem Saleh Al-Riyasha. The reason that we know her name? She’s a wealthy Palestinian who blew up herself and four Israelis at the Erez crossing in 2004, thereby fulfilling her lifelong dream of turning her “body into deadly shrapnel against the Zionists.” Al-Riyashi left behind two children, observing before her death, “I always wanted to be the first woman to carry out a martyrdom operation, where parts of my body can fly all over . . . God has given me two children. I love them [with] a kind of love that only God knows, but my love to meet God is stronger still.” In her photograph, she is reaffirming her commitment to jihad.

The woman on the right, by contrast, is Sherafiyah Lewthwaite, also known as “The White Widow.” The reason that we know her name? Her husband blew himself up on a train in London on July 7, 2005, killing 26 people, and, after his death, Lewthwaite picked up where he left off, becoming in the process one of the world’s most wanted terrorists. Lewthwaite is a former British citizen who gave up her life in England to become a member of the radical Al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Al-Shabaab. She is suspected of being behind a number of deadly attacks on civilians around the world, among them a grenade attack in Mombasa. In her photograph, she is reaffirming her commitment to jihad.

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Cooke is just getting warmed up. Read the rest here.

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5 Comments on “Holly Fisher: The Difference, Explained”

  1. […] By Pundit from another Planet For National Review Online, Charles C. W. Cooke explains… This image — which features an American woman named Holly Fisher and an international terrorist named Sherafiyah Lewthwaite — has been doing the rounds on Lefty Twitter: “Explain the difference”? With pleasure. The woman on the left is a peaceful American citizen with a husband in the military. […] Like this? Read more and get your own subscription at […]

  2. Paul Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

  3. Mike says:

    Reblogged this on makeaneffort and commented:
    yes… any more questions?

  4. Paddy says:

    One wants to live in a theocracy where the government enforces her extremist religious views.

    The other is a Palestinian.

  5. Note the company she keeps: the world civilizations that deny women’s reproductive rights are fundamentalist Muslim theocracies – like Saudi Arabia, the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    The similarities are uncanny. Could Republicans be described any better?

    The Taliban supports:
    denial of abortion and women’s rights
    Ideological purity
    fundamental belief in religious texts
    love guns
    hatred of gays
    hatred of the government
    deny science
    attack education
    hostile fear of progress, progressives
    xenophobia
    intolerance to dissent
    run primarily by men
    restrict healthcare and social programs

    You can take the girl out of the trailer park but you can’t take the trailer park out of the girl.


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