Holly Fisher: The Difference, ExplainedPosted: July 7, 2014
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. 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.
Any more questions? (read more)
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- ‘And they think I’m the ignorant one': Lefty attacks on Holly Fisher sink to new low with photo comparison [pic] (twitchy.com)
- The radicalisation of Samantha Lewthwaite, the Aylesbury schoolgirl who became the ‘white widow’ (theguardian.com)
- Kenya Westgate mall siege:’Samantha Lewthwaite could be behind attack’ (newsday.co.zw)
- Name the Prophet’s Mother, Recite the Koran or Die; Brainchild of Attack Ready for Martyrdom (pumabydesign001.com)
- ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite feared to be behind Nairobi shopping mall massacre (mirror.co.uk)
- White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite ‘smeared face in blood to flee Nairobi terror mall’ (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)