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Thursday, March 08, 2007


One man's terrorist...

...is another man's (or woman's) peaceful protester. Israel (as well as the U.S. and Britain) is quick to fling the word "terrorist" at anyone who opposes its policies. On an almost daily basis, it backs up such accusations with indefinite arrests and murder.

How seriously we should take such accusations is indicated by this article about Sheik Raed Salah, the latest person branded a "terrorist" and even a "ticking time bomb" (and you know what that means...torture is justified). And what crime as Sheik Salah committed? Why, he's leading a peaceful protest against Israel's building of a ramp which he and other Palestinians believe might undermine the foundations of the Al Aqsa Mosque. Oh, and he was once accused of raising funds for Hamas, but the case was so flimsy even Israel dropped the charges. That's your "terrorist" who newspapers across the United States have branded a "ticking time bomb."

By the way, why do the headlines scream "ticking time bomb"? Because a single right-wing Israeli lawmaker used that term to describe him. Funny, I don't remember seeing any headlines reading "John Edwards, faggot" because one right-wing nutjob used that term to describe him.

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