Birds of a feather

The “peace-loving, humanitarians” aboard the Mavi Marmara (via Ghost of a flea):

In response to a radio transmission by the Israeli Navy warning the Gaza flotilla that they are approaching a naval blockade, passengers of the Mavi Marmara respond, “Shut up, go back to Auschwitz” and “We’re helping Arabs go against the US, don’t forget 9/11”

Helen Thomas, during a Jewish Heritage Celebration (!) held at the White House on May 27 via The Corner):

“Get the hell out of Palestine. Remember these people are occupied, and it’s their land…Go home [to] Poland and Germany.”

Thomas is of Arab descent, so, natch, she believes that Jews have been in the Holy Land only since 1945 or so. Our Lord must have been an illegal immigrant, one supposes, in Thomas’ world of Jew-hatred.

Is Helen Thomas really that stupid? That’s the only defense for such remarks coming from someone who, one might think, is well-versed in history as well as current events. Is it because she’s of Arab descent? Possibly, if one automatically assumes Arabs are stupid and anti-Semites.

Oh, right. Of course; Arabs can’t be anti-Semites, they’re Semites, after all…and just love their Jewish cousins to…death.

The point is that Thomas and the Jew-haters on board the Turkish ship exhibit one of the world’s oldest sins: hatred of God’s chosen people.

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