Friday, March 23, 2012

Yedidya Atlas: When in Doubt, Kill a Jew

By: Yedidya Atlas

When in doubt, kill a Jew. That seems to be the de rigueur thing to do. After all, even after a cold-blooded and ruthless radical Muslim killer deliberately takes a sub-machine gun and mows down three small Jewish children and a young rabbi-teacher in front of a Jewish day school in Toulouse, France, no one seems capable of just saying that an extremist Muslim murdered four Jews because they were Jews.

No. If it comes to Muslims killing Jews, and not merely Jews, but even targeting small school children, there are always mitigating circumstances. There is always a perspective with which to view this act of terrorist murder that begs us to “understand” why this person was “driven” to carry out these horrible acts. He is at fault, but not entirely, since he was “driven” to it by circumstances beyond his control. In brief, the murderer is a victim too.

A blatant example of this obsessive PC approach is the March 22nd editorial of The Washington Post Editorial Board that issued their official diagnoses: “French Attacks Highlight the Country’s Immigrant Challenge.” In other words, the problem just isn’t an Islamic jihadist killing Jewish school children in cold blood, it is a social issue.

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The author is a veteran journalist specializing in geo-political and geo-strategic affairs in the Middle East. His articles have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Insight Magazine, Nativ, The Jerusalem Post and Makor Rishon. His articles have been reprinted by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the US Congressional Record.

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