|In the Tamimi playbook, vegans (and other liberal-minded|
groups) play the role of useful idiots. This image
of a Tamimi cousin with a passion for slaughtered creatures
was posted by Mrs Bassem Tamimi on her Facebook page
[here].The Tamimi clan exhibit an undisguised attachment
This Ongoing War..
28 September '15..
[Hats off to Petra Marqardt-Bigman for her ongoing close analysis of the Bassem Tamimi US tour (now underway - currently in San Francisco) and the ill-informed and frequently hateful activism of the tour's sponsors [see "13-Sep-15: A roadshow and its groupies"]. Here's her latest contribution cross-posted from Sunday's Jerusalem Post. It's called "Vegans against the occupation".]
When I first heard about “Vegans against the occupation,” I thought for a moment that this was surely a group opposing the Chinese occupation of Tibet. After all, even though Tibet’s climate makes it difficult to be a vegetarian or vegan, Buddhism has traditionally been very sensitive about the suffering of animals and is often associated with promoting vegetarian or even vegan diets.
But of course I was wrong: “Vegans against the occupation” is just another group with an intense hatred for Israel – so intense, in fact, that one of the leading members of this small group has been devoting a lot of energy to promoting the Tamimis of Nabi Saleh, who obviously couldn’t care less about veganism.
[Warning: disturbing screenshot below, showing a teenaged Tamimi family member posing mockingly with the severed head of a goat or sheep slaughtered for Eid al Adha, the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice, which often gives rise to debates about cruelty against animals.]
But Ariel Gold, aka Ariel Gold-Vegan of Ithaca, New York, hates Israel more than she hates this kind of revolting “fun”. While “Vegans against the occupation” is a tiny group that doesn’t warrant much attention, it provides an excellent example of the bottomless hypocrisy that is the hallmark of anti-Israel activism.
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