Friday, September 04, 2015

04-Sep-15: Mr. Human Rights Defender, a question if we may

A syndicated photo from October 2011, one of many depicting Nabi Saleh as the village celebrated the impending arrival of a beloved son, Nizar Tamimi. The caption describes him and the fiancee he had either never met or met just once, Ahlam Tamimi, laconically and inaccurately as "married while incarcerated". Hardly worth mentioning, in the eyes of the editors, that both are convicted, unrepentant murderers in the service of Palestinian Arab terrorist organizations [ Image Source: AFP/Getty]

Bassem Tamimi who heads the business that stages clashes each Friday in Nabi Saleh ["17-Mar-13: A little village in the hills, and the monsters it spawns"] is about to spend a month criss-crossing the United States, selling his wares [itinerary here].

Mr Tamimi is going to be hosted by various American groups, including - and we admit to being shocked by this - Amnesty International. (But be aware Amnesty has a long track record of aligning with the Tamimi family's causes and has crowned Bassem Tamimi a "prisoner of conscience" which resonates in the world in which it is active.)

Do Amnesty's supporters know of
its special attachment to the terrorist-loving
village of Nabi Saleh
"Human rights defender" Tamimi has been in the news this past week ["02-Sep-15: Lights, action, camera, bite: Scenes from a cognitive war"] because of some powerful video and photographic imagery depicting his son in a headlock and his daughter sinking her teeth into the arm of an IDF soldier. As we try to explain, knowing where Bassem Tamimi was physically standing, and what he was doing there as his children were "attacked" is key to unpacking the sham that dozens of reporters who regularly cover the weekly Nabi Saleh performance know but don't dare reveal. It's an open scandal.

From experience, we know to expect an outpouring of American college-student and liberal-minded sympathy and understanding for the Tamimi clan's "struggle" to "resist". The New York Times bought into that enthusiastically [here] two years ago, even donating the front cover of its enormously influential Sunday Magazine to advance the marketing of the "non-violent Nabi Saleh" myth.

We're also expecting sane people with a revulsion for terror to come out of this encounter with more flexible views of terrorism and how to think about it. The process is, sadly, familiar to anyone observing the moral relativism currently infecting broad swathes of some of the Western world's best educated people.

For those who decide to go along to hear Tamimi, we have just one request.

After a glance at these images below, and perhaps a quick review of just one of numerous articles that draw attention to the blood-lust, jihadist savagery and open child abuse in which the Tamimis are deeply mired ("Bassem Tamimi and the Use of Children as Political Props", for instance), we are asking that someone in the audience or from among the reporters attending asks him the question below.

Ahlam Tamimi, advocate for jihad, in her own words
Image Source: "03-Aug-15: The triumph and the silence: A killer's fame
and what it reveals about her world
Ahlam Tamimi, unrepentant Islamist and convicted killer, in her own words: Image Source: What would it take to make you as happy as this woman?
Ahlam Tamimi, confessed mass murderer of Jewish children, in her own words:
Image Source: Video: Released Hamas Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi on Palestinian
Public's Delight at Suicide Bombings
Our questions:
Mr Bassem Tamimi, tell us in simple words: are you as delighted by your cousin Ahlam Tamimi's massacre of Jewish children as she is? Have you criticized it ever, anywhere? Will you condemn it here and now?
Details of the massacre are here. It's where the life of our precious fifteen year-old daughter Malki ended.)

Why do you think no one has asked the ever-interviewable man (or his wife or the daughter they keep pushing in front of the cameras) these questions?

The entire town is on record numerous times celebrating the killing of Jews by various Tamimis, and especially by Ahlam Tamimi. This sort of stuff, first-person-statements, photos from the town as it celebrates the killers, is easy to find for anyone who actually looks for it.

In truth, for reasons most people will get, we don't really care much about any answer he may give now or when he's on the road. What does bother us a very great deal is those people living far from here, Amnesty and its followers among them, who knowingly or unknowingly give their support to a person with Bassem Tamimi's values, and never think to even ask questions like the one we have just suggested.

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