|From the Arabic press: Funeral of the remains of the Sbarro pizza shop|
the ongoing satanic strategy that continues to drag Palestinian Arab society - along with those who give such pathological forms of education their passive or active support - down into the gutter of human society and history. Strong words? What else to call a process in which the leadership of an entire society - Abbas and his PA; Hamas; the Palestinian Islamic Jihad - seeks to turn its pre-teen children into human bombs?We're offering to republish those Arabic articles here, translated into English. It's a serious offer, and a serious search. If those voices exist in Arabic, it's in everyone's interests that people come to know about them.
This search got started a week ago after a widely-reported ceremony honoring the burial of the remains of a certain human bomb. (If it's not obvious, we think the use of the expression "suicide bomber" is wrong on multiple levels, and we hope it disappears.) And when we say widely-reported, we of course mean widely-reported in the Arabic-speaking world. In the English, French and Spanish language editions of the online Arab media, and in the English-language mainstream news media, there has been barely a mention of the obscene al-Masri funeral. We described it here ["6-May-14: In search of appalled, sickened Palestinian Arabs"] including photos and links to videos.
We are essentially searching for signs of a true moderate voices in Palestinian Arab society - the one we keep being told exists but is not getting noticed enough.
We're also wondering about the liberals, the humanists, the defenders of human rights, living far from the Middle East, who have given their support to the Palestinian Arabs. We still hope to unearth their condemnations of the process by which a man who murders innocent children is transformed by government officials into a hero and a figure whose actions deserve to be emulated.
Can it be that liberals, humanists and defenders of human rights hold no view about this? Or think it's unworthy of their attention? Their silence, the absence of condemnation from them, screams.