|The official government-controlled WAFA News Agency gave major prominence (above) to the funeral of the "martyr" and to the messages of PA officials inciting to fresh acts of murder and destruction. Naturally in Arabic only. [Image Source]|
He exploded in August 2001 inside a restaurant filled with Jews, most of them children, and died a happy young man, perhaps even an ecstatic one. His life, in accordance with the insane religious dogmas that had been pumped into his head, had reached its point of fulfillment.
We made the point that representatives of the major segments of Palestinian Arab society took part in the funeral. If you were looking for moderates - for instance the so-called moderates of the Mahmoud Abbas regime - they were indeed there. But they were not moderating anything. Nor were they expressing viewpoints that came close to moderate. When it comes to murder and incitement to murder of Israelis and of Jews, they are not moderate; they are enthusiastic.
In last Wednesday's funeral procession in Tubas, they participated, heart and soul, to ensure the strongest possible message of support, encouragement, adulation for acts of calculated murder like the one in which the dead human bomb had engaged - and that stole the life of our daughter Malki.
They amplified this message of hatred and jihad via the official Palestinian Arab state media, as did the Hamas regime in Gaza through theirs. They wanted everyone to know - at least, everyone who speaks Arabic - how united they all are in their passion for jihad, death, mayhem, destruction.
As for publishing reports of the funeral and its speeches in languages other than Arabic, they were considerably less interested. Try (just as one random example) finding any mention of it on the English-language, Bethlehem-based, high profile European-funded Ma'an News Agency website.
Then go to Maan's Arabic side [here] where you can find all the death-cult worship an Arabic reader with an interest in such things could want.
Interesting, no? Perhaps a person could even learn something from it.
We received some reader feedback suggesting this characterization was unfair. They said there are voices in the Palestinian Arab world that are as sickened as people like us are by the unconcealed blood-lust of Hamas, of Islamic Jihad, of Fatah, of the Palestinian Authority and of Mahmoud Abbas.
But we're willing to investigate. So here's an invitation for anyone who has such evidence to send us public, published statements in Arabic - statements in which Palestinian Arab voices condemn what sickens the rest of the world: the process of turning psychopaths like the human bomb who murdered our daughter into martyrs, heroes, figures to be emulated.
Over to you. Send what you have to email@example.com or add them to the comments below. We'll publish what we receive here. Remember - in Arabic. We'll take care of the translating into English.