Tuesday, September 29, 2015

29-Sep-15: In the Bay Area? Boston? Washington DC? Help us claim back the real meaning of human rights

Why is this candid snapshot of Bassem Tamimi (left) getting zero exposure by his well-funded roadshow publicity machine? And whose shoulders is he hugging? The answers are definitely worth knowing; see "07-Sep-15: Peace, human rights, the sheer joy of killing people"

The US roadshow arranged by Bassem Tamimi's 'activist' friends (including Amnesty International, a once-principled organization that for at least three years has been deeply invested in sanitizing the Tamimi clan's blood lust and race-based hatred of Jews) is half-way done.

It has just rolled into the San Francisco Bay area where it will be performing several times during the next few days: San Francisco, Berkeley, Stockton, Hayward, then on to Albuquerque, NM; Medford, MA; Boston; Cambridge, MA; Pittsfield, MA; South Florida; and winding up in Washington DC in the middle of October. [Full published schedule here: "BASSEM TAMIMI 2015 US SPEAKING TOUR"]

Since we have readers and friends in some of these places, here's a message we very much want to share with them. Please feel free to send this post wherever you think something good and life-affirming can be achieved.

First, despite our efforts to get the Bassem carnival's promoters to address our uncomplicated questions, they remain unanswered:
"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?"
It's obviously far easier to ignore the grieving parents of a murdered child (which is what we, the writers of this blog, are) than to relate to our discomforting questions. And especially when that murder - a massacre, actually - was masterminded by Bassem Tamimi's cousin, the little village of Nabi Saleh's most celebrated daughter, a woman singularly proud to have killed so many Jewish children.

But how ethical or principled is that?

Secondly, we wonder again how perturbed a laundry list of American fighters for a very-narrowly defined version of human rights are when confronted with the undisguised hatred and open blood-lust of their star performer and his extended family. Their views and deeds are a matter of public record - at least, to those who pay attention.

Ignoring all of this is easily done as we, more than most people, have learned over the years to our sorrow. But once you know about it, and understand how the Tamimi tour is calculated to provide a 'human rights' fig-leaf for prejudice, hatred and the killing of innocent people, what kind of person does ignoring it make you?

Bassem Tamimi's celebrated teen daughter ("Shirley Temper") in the hands
of the PA Minister of Education earlier this month. See
"06-Sep-15: The making of a pigtailed provocateur"
Thirdly, as we saw in Ithaca, New York, two weeks ago, Bassem Tamimi's American handlers want this calculating man exposed to US elementary school-children, and in Ithaca they succeeded. This is appalling on multiple levels.

But there's one aspect (even more than the many others) that ought to have stopped them - and did not.

Bassem Tamimi manipulates little children, starting with his own. It's key to what he does. Watch him (it's all on video: see "02-Sep-15: Lights, action, camera, bite: Scenes from a cognitive war") coldly engineering a clash with heavily-armed Israeli soldiers, knowing that one tiny slip on the part of the soldiers - a momentary loss of temper or discipline, or some accidental slip - and his pre-teen son and teenage daughter would be in a very, very bad place. Having consciously put them there, Bassem Tamimi, busy directing the cameras and stage-managing the action, does nothing to intervene. Neither do the brawny village men with rocks and firebombs in their hands. They, including Bassem Tamimi, stay carefully away, just out of video-camera range. Mrs Bassem Tamimi candidly confesses here that this is all part of the plan. (We translated her Arabic responses, via Hebrew, into English. Totally ignored by mainstream media so far.)

And it happens every Friday: same time, same place, same kids. Is it possible they actually want serious harm to come to their children? That this is not just brinkmanship but a calculated effort to showcase and exploit injured (or worse) child victims? These are remarkably evil, Machiavellian people. 

All of this has been well-enough documented for the various roadshow sponsors, backers and fans to have seen enough and to have bowed out in embarrassment. (Yes, we certainly do mean you, Amnesty International, along with the numerous other groups we listed here.) Ideological activism makes some people stupid and irresponsible. 

And keep in mind this is what the Tamimis' do to their own children. You don't need to be the Jewish parents of a murdered child to understand how very little those rights groups care about the human rights of our families. They are complicit in serial acts of evil - some already done, some still ahead

This is not the first time we are writing about the Tamimi clan. If you will help us share this with people in the SF Bay Area, there's a small chance (given the ideological fervor that accompanies the Tamimi/Nabi Saleh phenomenon) that something modestly good might come from our collective efforts:

First, these insightful essays by the contemporary historian Petra Marquardt-Bigman:
Then these recent posts of ours:

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