Thursday, March 22, 2007
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 8 Comments
The head of Islamic Jihad in the United States, Sami Al-Arian is on a hunger strike. Following in the footsteps of such great men as Al-Sharpton and Marwan Barghouti, last seen covertly stuffing his face when he thought no one was looking, Al-Arian is serving an 18 month sentence for refusing to testify before a grand jury.
CAIR, The Council on American-Islamic Relations is "calling on American Muslims and other people of conscience to write letters in support of Dr. Sami Al-Arian." Muslims are apparently by default people of conscience. Witness Al-Arian who raised money for terrorist attacks and the murder of men, women and children and is now putting on a show over an 18 month prison sentence, which he earned himself by refusing to testify in the first place. His victims would certainly be happy to take his place, if they were still alive.
Of course his situation is so tragic that his wife informs us that he "sounds fine and doesn't intend to give up his nearly month-long hunger strike." Rush the ambulances right over.
Meanwhile left wing and liberal groups continue to shamelessly defend and agitate on behalf of Al-Arian. Islamic Jihad is an Islamist organization, like Hamas. Its goal is an Islamic state. Liberals who defend Al-Arian are also defending a religious Jihad, rather than a secular nationalistic terrorist campaign.
The very same people who rant about theocracy in America are aiding those who are trying to implement it in Israel.
It's ironic that the leader within a terrorist organization responsible for the murders of people is trying to gain sympathy by merely fasting. This is part of a pattern by terrorists, in Israel, in Guantanamo Bay, in England by IRA terrorists of throwing hunger strikes to appear as martyrs while their sympathizers clamor about their victimization.
Not eating for them is a choice. They are in prison where they're fed better than much of the world is and they throw hunger strikes for political reasons. Their victims have no such choice. They're dead, murdered and cannot eat. It is a truly warped mind that sympathizes with the hunger striking terrorists rather than their slain victims.
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