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March 15, 2011

Mark Steyn on the Fogel Family Massacre

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives, Political News and commentaries

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Mark Steyn on the 'other' shocking outrage involving the brutal massacre of the Fogel family: Dead Jews Is No News:

On Friday night, twelve-year old Tamar Fogel came home to find both her parents, Ruth and Udi Fogel, two brothers Yoav (11) and Elad (four), and her three-month old sister Hadas murdered in their beds. They had had their throats cut and been stabbed through the heart.

That's not shocking: There is no shortage of young Muslim men who would enjoy slitting the throat of a three-month old baby, and then head home dreaming of the town square or soccer tournament to be named in their honor.

Back in Gaza, the citizenry celebrated the news by cheering and passing out sweets.

That's not shocking, either: In the broader Palestinian death cult, there are untold legions who, while disinclined to murder Jews themselves, are content to revel in the glorious victory of others.

And out in the wider world there was a marked reluctance to cover the story.

And, if not exactly shocking, that was a useful reminder of how things have changed even in a few years. On 9/11, footage of Palestinians dancing in the streets and handing out candy turned up on the world's TV screens, and that rancid old queen Arafat immediately went into damage-control mode and hastily arranged for himself to be filmed giving blood. This time round there was no need for damage-control, because there was no damage: The western media simply averted their eyes from their Palestinian house pets’ unfortunate effusions. The Israeli Government released raw footage from the murders, but YouTube yanked the video within two hours. The hip new "social media" are developing almost as exquisitely refined a sense of discretion as the old Social Register.

[...] Claire Berlinski, who is on the scene in Itamar, writes that Hadas was, in fact, decapitated:

Anyone who in any way tries to rationalize or minimize this or to suggest that this is a fitting punishment for anything needs to go out and look at a three-month-old baby and ask himself what it would take to climb over a fence, climb in a window, and cut off that child’s head.
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Stein doesn't mention the fact that two members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' official security forces have been arrested for planned and helping to carry out the brutal slaughter of five members of the Fogel family inside their home ... and that Abbas' security forces are are armed, trained and funded by the U.S..

Our initial post on the attack is here.

Related video: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's response to the brutal terror attack:


Related read: The Hate That Killed Hadas Fogel

Posted by Richard at March 15, 2011 8:00 AM



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