What You Might Have Missed While Protesting Israeli Housing Starts

Among lefties, news of Israeli home-building is met with horror and disgust, as if the Jews had just clubbed a pack of seals to death, while Iran’s announcement of another hundred centrifuges put into action is met with a shrug and a request to pass the chèvre.

Just in case this development didn’t penetrate any thick skulls:

Online activists in Saudi Arabia are calling for harsher punishments for child abuse after reports that a prominent cleric received only a light sentence after confessing to the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.

Saudi media reports say Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Islamic TV programs, was arrested in November on charges of killing the girl. The reports said he questioned the child’s virginity.

Saudi media say he was freed last week after serving a short prison term and agreeing to pay $50,000 in “blood money” to avoid a possible death sentence.

The money was presumably offered to the girl’s mother or other relatives.

I’m sure she couldn’t even say “virginity” (or its Arabic equivalent), much less prove it.

But never let it be said Arabs beat people without reason:

A former Egyptian presidential candidate told Al Arabiya TV in an interview on Sunday that the brutal dragging and beating of a naked man near the presidential palace last week was previously planned by the interior ministry in an effort to terrorize the public.

Ahmed Shafiq, who lost the presidential race to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year, said the widely circulated video of 50-year-old Hamada Saber was intended to send a message of fear to those protesting in the streets against the brutal reign of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The torture is a “new style of exaggerated terrorism used against the Egyptian citizens that will lead only to violence and hatred of the regime,” Shafiq told Al-Arabiya.

A message of fear? Message received, loud and clear. Thanks for the warning.

Wait, what’s that? Somewhere in Israel a Jew is thinking of adding a bathroom to his house? Bad Jew! Boy-cott! Boy-cott!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled outrage.

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