Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The triumph and the silence: A killer's fame and what it reveals about her world

...Does the absence of criticism throughout the Arab world mean they support the deliberate killing of the innocent people among their enemy? Does their silence mean they support the murder of children as Tamimi certainly does, and they want to see it happen again and again as she certainly does?

Our daughter's happy, happy, happy murderer - a celebrity who now travels
widely throughout the Arab world to universal Arab and Islamic acclaim: 
a hero of the Arab world [Image captured from this video interview]
Arnold/Frimet Roth..
This Ongoing War..
03 August '15..

This coming Wednesday is the day (in the Hebrew calendar) on which we remember the lives and deaths of our beloved daughter and her best friend by going up to their graves on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

We rarely do this, but given the turbulence now affecting life in our city and our land these past few days, we feel it's time to re-run a previous post. This one, below, expresses very painful - but timely - thoughts about silence, hatred and extremism.

The article below first appeared in this blog (and reprinted elsewhere) on August 21, 2012.

What might civilized people be thinking when sociopaths bask in adulation?

After receiving some offline comments on the Tamimi speech we publicized yesterday, we have a few further thoughts to share. The urge to do this is triggered by a sense that something deeply disturbing is going on; it's being ignored or willfully not noticed by people who ought to be noticing.

When a politician or public figure on our side of the fence makes an ignorant or dumb or smart or incisive statement, particularly when it's about the Arabs (you know the examples), his/her comments are greeted with near-instant analysis and frequently with condemnation from a global array of press and politicians. The Arab media focus obsessively on such things. Outside the Arab/Islamic world, we frequently see European, American, Australian and other critics drawing wide inferences about how those specific Israeli views are going to bring on the next Black Plague or an increase in pogroms in France. The claim, at minimum, is that irreparable harm is going to be caused to the souls and DNA of innocent Israeli children, to world peace and so on.

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