Honoring mass-murderers

April 11, 2011

You can tell a lot about what a society values by noting whom they choose to honor and glorify. In America, we revere important political figures such as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln for their devotion to the nation and their wise leadership. We admire star athletes for their physical prowess and heroic cops and firefighters for risking their lives to save others. And, of course, we praise the citizen-soldiers of our all-volunteer military for sacrificing personal gain to defend us from vicious enemies. All these examples and others show what we as a people deem laudable.

So what does it tell us about Palestinian society that they choose to bestow honors on the man who helped murder a bunch of elderly Jews celebrating Passover?

The Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake, visited the family of the terrorist Abbas Al-Sayid who planned the Passover suicide bombing in 2002. Thirty Israelis were killed in the terror attack, when a suicide bomber entered a hotel in Netanya and detonated his bomb during the Passover Seder dinner. Al-Sayid is serving 30 life sentences for planning this attack.

The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains a list with the names, ages, and photos of Al-Sayid’s victims.

Via Big Peace, which has many other examples of Palestinian society honoring terrorist killers, including approval for the savages who slaughtered the Fogel family a few weeks ago.

PS: While I think the answer to my question is obvious, those interested in pursuing how Palestinian society has become a “fear society” would do well to read Sharansky’s “The Case for Democracy.”

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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Public Secrets banned from Facebook? UPDATED – ban lifted!

April 11, 2011

Apparently so. A reader wrote to tell me he was blocked from linking one of my posts there because of “abusive or spamming content.” So, I fired up the seldom-used Public Secrets account and, sure enough, I was blocked from linking a post from my own blog.

Hmmm…..

It had to have happened within the last week or so, since I recall seeing recent hits from Facebook. It’s no great loss, but I am curious which post outraged someone so much that he or she felt a need to complain. Was it one pointing out the inherent aggressiveness, misogyny, and Jew-hatred in Islam? That’s not being abusive, just honest. My contentions that Eric Holder should be impeached, Barack Obama is a stealth Socialist, and this entire administration a bunch of bumblers out to weaken the United States? Strong opinions, yes, but “abusive?”

And I wonder if it takes one complaint or several?

As for “spamming,” when did I ever try to sell any of you the “Secret Way To Make Money Fast?”

Well, recently, at any rate.

Anyone know how one goes about getting the ban lifted? Not so much for me, but I’d like others to be able to link, if they want to.

UPDATE: It looks like the ban has been lifted.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)