Advocacy for Terrorists Masked in the Language of Compassion: The Evil Sentimentality of the Pro-Hamas LeftPosted: August 1, 2014
Rarely has civilian death been so propagandized by so many of our fellow Americans. Oh, now, I know they’ll protest this characterization. They hate — just hate — the horrific loss of life in Gaza. They hate it so much that they’re moved to wax as eloquently as they can about the horror of death in schools, in mosques, in hospitals — all the places where people are supposed to be “safe,” supposed to seek “refuge.” They can’t stop writing about this death, emoting about this death. And they write and emote until you can almost see the splash of their crocodile tears on your computer screen.
They love peace, you see. They love it so much that they attempt to use every one of their God-given gifts to make you feel what a Palestinian widow feels, to make you stand in the shoes of a man weeping for his lost son. Feel the ultimate anguish. Hear the wailing. Don’t look away from the blood or the rage or the tears.
Have hundreds of thousands of parents and children and aunts and uncles shed similar tears in Syria? Look away from that. No, look away. I mean it. I need your eyes to focus back where they should — on that dead Palestinian child…
Yesterday, I took some time to see what people of faith are saying and writing about the war. And as I did, I saw a great deal of advocacy for terrorists — advocacy masked in the language of compassion. This piece, in Patheos, is a perfect representation. Called “Sitting with Pain in Gaza and Israel,” the writer — a poet named Richard Chess — reflects on Mohammed Omer’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Darkness Falls on Gaza,” itself a piece of death-glorifying emotional propaganda.
I hunger for the stories, the lived experience, the telling details. Enough with the rationales, the justifications, the opinions, the politics-spin-politics-spin. Give me the story of one mother. Give me the story of a daughter, a son…
Translation: Let me tell you the story I want to tell, the one that is free of the thoughts I don’t want you to think…(read more)
- Palestinian Journalist Mohammed Omer: Lifting the Blockade Isn’t a Hamas Demand – It’s a Human Right (democracynow.org)
- UN spokesman breaks down talking about Gaza child deaths (telegraph.co.uk)
- ‘At least 25 dead’ in Israeli shelling in southern Gaza (itv.com)
- Joe Scarborough on Israel: “We cannot be associated with this if this continues” (hotair.com)
- Honest journalist tweets, with good reason, “out of gaza, far from Hamas retaliation” (powerlineblog.com)
- Hate: Miami synagogue vandalized with swastikas, pro-Hamas messages (hotair.com)
- Pallywood swings back into action for Gaza conflict (legalinsurrection.com)
- Palestinians Celebrate ISIS Death March Through Iraq (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Egyptian Media Applauds Netanyahu and Israeli Offensive in Gaza (thegatewaypundit.com)