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What Are the Odds???

That the folks shot in cold blood in a kosher deli were Jewish?

Boy, will Obama be red-faced—uh, embarrassed:

Chilling new details from a deadly terrorist attack at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris last month emerged Friday when a reported transcript of footage from the incident surfaced.

In the nearly eight-minute-long video filmed on a GoPro camera by Amedy Coulibaly, the Islamist gunman can reportedly be seen shooting three of the four victims and delivering an anti-Semitic rant.

The footage shows Coulibaly first grabbing hold of a customer, requesting his name, and then shooting him dead, reports said. The gunman goes on to ask another man for his origin, then kills him after the man replies “Jewish,” according to the BBC, quoting French reports.

“So you know why I am here then, Allahu Akbar,” Coulibaly proceeds to shout, according to a Le Nouvel Observateur report. The gunman can also be heard making anti-Semitic remarks as hostages cry out that the victims have done no wrong.

Coulibaly reportedly told a French journalist at the height of the siege that he had deliberately chosen to target Jews.

This administration has an unfortunate streak of blaming Islamic terrorism on anything else—a YouTube video, knishes, folks. I wish he would indulge his delusions on his own time—perhaps during those hours of golf. The rest of us aren’t interested.

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I Don’t Care If He’s the Akbar-est Mofo in the Universe, Get Out of My Face, B*tch!

To paraphrase the old Levy’s bread ad, you don’t have to be Jewish to be harassed on the Temple Mount:

A US Congressman witnessed firsthand the harassment faced by Jews on the Temple Mount at the hands of Islamist activists last Wednesday.

A video released by the Temple Institute shows Republican Congressman Dennis Ross (FL-15) taking part in a tour of Judaism’s holiest site along with Temple Institute guide Yitzchak Reuven.

The video clearly shows groups of fully covered female Muslim agitators following and harassing the Congressman and his group with calls of: “Allahu Akbar” and “Leave!” as well as statements proclaiming the “superiority” of Islam.

Jewish visitors are regularly subjected to similar harassment and abuse, which has on occasion escalated into threats and even acts of violence by Muslim extremists.

Recent reports have revealed how radical Muslim groups, including the Hamas- and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Movement, are paying groups of Muslim women specifically to stand at the site and harass Jewish visitors and stage provocations in an attempt to further restrict and even prevent Jewish visits.

The Congressman spent a full hour on the Mount accompanying a group of Jewish visitors led by Reuven, during which time he also experienced the discriminatory practices meted out to visibly Jewish visitors by authorities – both Israeli and Muslim.

As per usual, Jewish groups were separated and subjected to excessive security checks to ensure they had no non-Muslim religious items on their persons, after which they were followed closely by Islamic Waqf guards to ensure that they don’t partake in any form of prayer or non-Muslim worship.

The sizes of Jewish groups are also severely restricted, and unlike Muslims – who can visit whenever they want – Jews are only allowed to ascend the Mount during a few hours each day.

Ross’s group had to wait for over an hour before being allowed entry to the holy site, during which time hundreds of tourists ascended with ease.

In addition the congressman’s son was taken into a private room and body searched to ensure that he wasn’t in possession of any religious paraphernalia.

Does that sound like a religion of peace, respecting other faiths, and deserving of respect itself? I didn’t think so.

PS: As for the burqa-ed broads, they’d be too funny if not for their screeching voices. I’d pose with them for a selfie if I were there, and try to cop a feel while I was at it. If you’re going to be a Satan, might as well be a Great one.

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Est. 2015

As I just wrote in a comment to the post below, nothing can return the victims of terror to their grieving loved ones. Civil suits in the amounts of hundreds of millions of dollars at least discourage the financial advantages of terror. Saddam Hussein notoriously contributed lavishly to the families of dead or imprisoned terrorists. I think it’s still PA policy.

I have another idea, prompted by this footnote to the heartbreaking story of Adelle Biton:

President Reuven Rivlin paid a condolence call in the Samarian community Yakir on Monday night to the parents of Adelle Biton.

Biton, 4, passed away last week, two years after she was critically injured in a terrorist attack in which stones were thrown at her family’s car.

Also on hand during the visit were Yakir’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Aharon Cohen, as well as the head of the Samarian Regional Council, Gershon Mesika, and his deputy, Yossi Dagan.

Mesika told Adelle’s parents that “we are aware the sense of loss and pain is absolute, but it is important for us to clarify to you that you are not alone. All the people of Israel embrace you right now.”

Noting the Biton’s strength, Mesika concluded, “this is the most important message to our enemies: you will not stop us. We will continue to live here, in Samaria, Jerusalem, and everywhere in Israel. We are not going to give up one inch of our land.”

Not one inch. Rather, they should add to it. When can they break ground on the quaint village of Adelle, Israel? Each Jewish life taken should give rise to another Israeli “settlement” in Judea or Samaria. I’ll buy land for my retirement.

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SHOCK! HORROR!! OUTAGE!!!

Wait’ll you see what those subhuman savages of ISIS have done now!

The latest disturbing video from ISIS shows what the Islamist group touts as the next generation of jihadist killers, pint-sized terror trainees who appear to be as young as 5 participating in drills and reciting verses from the Koran.

The 9-minute video released Monday shows about 70 camouflage-clad kids, who are reportedly the children of foreign fighters who have flocked to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamist army. An instructor states in Arabic that most of the children are in the second phase of training and that they represent the “next generation” of ISIS. The video illustrates the charge in a UN Human Rights Council report last year that determined that Islamic State “has established training camps to recruit children into armed roles under the guise of education.”

“At the camps, the children recruited received weapons training and religious education,” the report stated. “The existence of such camps seems to indicate that ISIS systematically provides weapons training for children.

This is a crime! This is an affront! This is…

Old news?

I shouldn’t speak for Israel, but I will. She feels your pain, rest of the world, more than you could ever know. But she also wonders where the [bleep] you’ve been. Pick any date you want, but I’ll suggest 1972. Who could possibly criticize Israel’s treatment of the so-called Palestinians after the so-called Palestinians murdered the entire Olympic team in Munich? (“They’re all gone”, as Jim McKay sighed on national television.) And those rabid animals are your underdogs? Even a dolt like BTL figured it out eventually (almost 30 years later–but then he was only 14 at the time).

Exactly, Israel. Well put. You pick the heinous, unspeakable act committed by ISIS, and Hamass got there decades ago. Ditto the Party of Allah, the Al Aqsa Murderers Brigade, Islamic Jihad (take note, Obama), the Popular Front for the Liberation of (so called) Palestine, and more like-minded organizations than I care to list right now. It’s just that nobody cared.

That’s Israel’s problem, sure—they’d like to live and let live, but to live is the key. The rest of the world has a problem, too, however. Not just ISIS (and Boko Haram and Al Qaeda and al-Shabaab and more like-minded organizations than I care to list right now), but Israel’s enemies should be everyone’s enemies. For Israel’s enemies make up a death cult whose motto is “we love death more than you love life”. If you don’t stand against that, you get what you deserve.

I get that now; what’s your problem? Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.

PS: Munich, for God’s sake! Munich!! What else is there to say?!?!

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Good News, Bad News

The good news is that 86% of Israeli Arabs think ISIS give Islam a bad name.

Woo-hoo!

The majority of Israeli Arabs are against the Islamic State, according to a poll conducted by the Smith Institute on behalf of Achva Academic College. The full results will be released Monday.

Eighty-six percent of Israeli Arabs said they believed the Islamic State group was harming Islam’s image…

The bad news is that I can do the math. Fourteen percent think ISIS is just fine—or at least that its campaign of inhuman slaughter, rape, and conquest doesn’t do Islam’s reputation any harm. If about 1.7 million Israelis are Arab, the numbers would indicate that there are 238,000 ISIS-sympathizers in Israel alone. Such a population would be the 85th largest city in America, between Lubbock, Texas and Irvine, California. ISIS sympathizers in Israel, in other words, would have their own area code, congressman, and transit system if they lived here.

Who would be proud to be part of a demographic 14% of whom celebrate the subhuman savagery of ISIS? Fourteen percent of evil is still plenty evil.

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Another Teen Terrorist Who Needs a Job

Call this post a background memo for understanding Bibi’s speech to Congress:

An ultra-Orthodox man was stabbed by an Arab teen in Jerusalem Sunday evening in a suspected terror attack. The incident took place in Safra Square in centeral Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was present at the scene with his security guard, who helped subdue the terrorist.

The incident took place at around 5:30 pm at Safra Square, adjacent to Jerusalem’s City Hall. The victim was a 27-year-old Haredi man who sustained moderate wounds and was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Barkat recalled the event: “I was traveling in a car next to the IDF Square (Safra Sqaure) when my team suddenly saw a terrorist with a knife right next to us. I immediately jumped out of the car together with my team, (my bodyguard) pulled out his gun and together we held the terrorist until security forces arrived; we also attempted to treat the victim.”

There has been a spate of terror attacks in Jerusalem in recent months, mostly carried out by so-called “lone wolf” perpetrators and targeting individuals.

Many of the attacks centered on public transport hubs in the capital, including several attacks in which terrorists plowed into crowds waiting at light rail stops.

The last terror attack in Jerusalem took place six weeks ago when a 21-year-old Jewish man was stabbed by a screwdriver in Jerusalem’s Old City.

A 15-year-old Arab from East Jerusalem was arrested in connection with the attack the following day.

The most recent major terror attack in Israel took place last month, when a Palestinian youth armed with a knife stabbed a 12 people on a busy rush hour bus in central Tel Aviv. The terrorist fled and was hunted down by security officials who were in the area.

A show of hands, please, of anyone who remembers even one of these attacks? Anyone? Hello? Our forgetfulness is a big part of the problem. Remember that, at least.

Note that the jobless terrorist teen didn’t attack a soldier, policemen, or other symbol of “occupation”. He attacked an ultra-Orthodox Jew. That’s a symbol, too, though. Wonder where they got the idea?

PS: In a related story:

As is commonly the case, a group of Jews who ascended the Temple Mount Sunday were forced to endure provocation and harassment at the hands of Muslims – an all too common occurrence on the Mount.

What was surprising, however, was that instead of the “usual culprits”, this morning’s disturbances were caused by Arab children, seen chanting “Allahu Akbar” at Jews, shouting insults at them and waving the PLO flag in their faces.

The “Hozrim LaHar” (Returning to the Mount) movement condemned the new crop of harassers, noting that, “the children rioting on the Temple Mount are undergoing a stage to become terrorists.”

“In a few years we will see the same faces stabbing soldiers and running over civilians,” the organization said, alluding to a spate of terror attacks across Israel, but particularly in Jerusalem, in recent months.

“Police must stop the children now before it is too late,” Hozrim LaHar warned.

The attacks mentioned earlier were committed by “youths” from 15 to 21 years old. QED

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When Life Gives You Snow

Make killer snowballs:

Arab youths hurled snowballs containing stones at a car carrying a couple and their three-year-old daughter on Route 60 near Jerusalem on Friday.

The father, Avi (not his real name), his wife and their daughter were making their way towards Jerusalem from Kiryat Gat, in order to enjoy the snow-covered scenes in Jerusalem. At approximately 2pm, the car exited the Gilo neighborhood and headed south on the Tunnels Road.

“When I exited the first tunnel, I saw more than 10 youths standing nearby, shouting in Arabic,” the father told Ynet. “I saw them throw a snowball at us and suddenly heard a ‘boom’, and realized it wasn’t snow, but stones.”

Due to the heavy snow that had accumulated on the road, he was not able to leave the area quickly, and the car was pelted with many stones. Eventually, he managed to escape with his vehicle, and fled to safety.

“I decided at the end to step on the gas pedal and managed to escape. It was very difficult, if I had been a new driver or someone who feels insecure on the road it could have ended in disaster, because it was almost impossible to drive like that in the snow. If I had stopped, it would have ended with a lynching. I’ve seen things in my life, but this is the first time I was in this kind of situation. I never saw anything like it,” the father said.

Maybe this is what Netanyahu should talk about in front of Congress. He could go all multimedia and bring a slideshow of Adelle Biton and Asher and Yonatan Palmer. It may not have the existential punch of a nuclearized Iran, but it’s got some good visuals.

The kids were fine, by the way. More’s the pity.

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A Shooting and Two Funerals

A lot of overtime detail for the Copenhagen PD:

Mourners gathered Wednesday in Copenhagen for the funeral of Jewish community member Dan Uzan, killed in a weekend terror rampage that also targeted a free speech forum in the Danish capital.

Uzan, 37, was providing security for a bat mitzvah party taking place behind a Copenhagen synagogue when the gunman struck.

Large numbers attended Uzan’s funeral, held at the Mosaiske Vestre Jewish cemetery in Copenhagen amid heightened security. Armed police patrolled the area, and a sniper could be seen on a nearby rooftop.

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was among those present for the somber ceremony.

They say “large numbers”, but they don’t say how large.

This large?

The gunman who killed two people in Copenhagen was today buried in a Muslim cemetery in the city, despite objections from the Islamic group that owns it.

Omar El-Hussein, 22, murdered two people last weekend following a bloody rampage through the Danish capital that ended when he was killed in a shootout with police.

The ceremony at the Islamic Society of Denmark was attended by approximately 500 mourners and sympathisers, before he was buried in a Muslim cemetery on the outskirts of the city.

The funeral was open to the public, but reports from the scene said it was mostly attended by young men, who were described as ‘wearing large black coats with many of them having covered their faces’.

After the burial, controversial Salafist Adnan Avdic – who had previously called El – posed for pictures at the the plot.

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I don’t know, but 500 people showing up to bury a terrorist sounds extreme to me. Maybe, as the old joke goes, they just wanted to make sure the son of a bitch was dead.

More on this Adnan Avdic character (in a Google translation of a Danish news story):

Adnan Avdic is known to be Salafist who represent a small fundamentalist minority of Danish Muslims want Sharia law introduced in Denmark. In 2005 he was accused of planning terrorist in the so-called Glostrup case, but the trial in 2007, he was acquitted.

After the massacre of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo said Adnan Avdic to the French television program “Le Petit Journal” and said among other things that France was responsible for the 12 deaths of innocent people. Because the country is behind the killing of innocent Muslims in Afghanistan.

Also the horrific terrorist attacks that rocked Copenhagen and Denmark at the weekend believes Adnan Avdic is our own fault.

“Why always a Muslim in the dock and take responsibility for the actions of others. No, we do not! We take no responsibility for this action. It is you who must take responsibility for violations of the Prophet Mohammed. It is you who have created this action, this terrorist, “came from Adnan Avdic.

How we created it?

“It is you who keep by violating the Prophet Mohammed. So is there anyone who react as they do. They will continue to be so, and so we must hope that some people get their act together and do not violate the Prophet Mohammed, then we Danes and Muslims can live in peace. For we Muslims and non-Muslims could live in peace, but these violations of the Prophet Mohammed have created hatred between Muslims and non-Muslims.”

Adnan Avdic said earlier this week that Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was a hero for his actions. Friday he insisted that Denmark and the Danes are to blame for the terrorist attacks.

Are you saying that these acts of terrorism are our own fault?

“Yes, I do. Omar would never have thought in these courts, if it were not for these violations of the Prophet Mohammed. Why? Because while going for a draw, so it goes without saying. ”

But the people, Omar has killed, has not drawn the Prophet Muhammad?

“Have the children in Palestine done something? No not. So the people of Palestine have not done anything, but is killed anyway, “said Adnan Avdic, who demanded that ‘the West’ was to take responsibility for his actions in Palestine before he would discuss peace.

So, dry your tears, Denmark, and take responsibility for your actions in Palestine. Whatever they might be.

Avdic, a Bosnian with Danish citizenship, may be one man—but so was the murderer. And 500 showed up to see him off to paradise.

PS: An earlier incarnation:

“Recently Inger Støjberg from the party Venstre (Liberal Conservative) criticised Muslims who do not embrace Danish society’s laws and values – and told them to go home. The newspaper Ekstra Bladet organized a debate between Støjberg and the Islamist Adnan Avdic.

Avdic is Bosnian with Danish citizenship. Even before the debate started, complications emerged when Støjberg held out her hand to greet Avdic who refused. Instead, he handed Støjberg flowers and explained that he cannot shake her hand for religious reasons.

Avdic said that Støjberg’s criticism creates racism and terrorism, especially now during Ramadan, and Avdic drew parallels with Jyllands-Posten’s Muhammad cartoons. Something that upset Støjberg who said that Avdic’s statements was actually threats of terrorism.
Avdic then said to Støjberg that she will be punished in hell according to Allah.”

The Danish politician says Muslims who don’t want to be culturally Danish should move to where they might be more comfortable. The Muslim who doesn’t want to be culturally Danish says she’ll burn in hell. I’m sure they’ll come to an agreement.

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How to Bury a Child

If you have to, you could do a lot worse:

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Adelle’s mother Adva spoke at the funeral, saying in tears “they didn’t give you a chance but you didn’t give up for anyone. I didn’t agree that they say you don’t hear or don’t understand, and you proved to me that you hear and understand. You never gave up, my warrior. Those vile people didn’t take your beauty even after you were wounded.”

“My Adelle, you’re my whole world. Yesterday I saw your suffering, struggling for every breath. When they put you on emergency care I said to the Holy One blessed be He – either life or death, enough of your suffering. The Holy One blessed be He decided to take you to Him,” added the bereaved mother.

Rafi, Adelle’s father, said of the brutal attack that robbed him of his daughter “we must deal with everyone who throws rocks, even if they are a minor, through their parents.”

Addressing his departed daughter, he added “I told everyone that I’m prepared to deal with everything just not the emptiness. The sadness and the grief will eat me up. The thought that I won’t be able to hug Adelle again destroys me.”

“What will I do without you? I’m ready for anything, just not this emptiness,” continued Rafi. “You, Master of the Universe, brought me to this condition and You’re the only one who can help, either take me or return Adelle to me, Adelle – my little one. …A life of sadness was decreed on us, and I say: I’m turning the sand hourglass until I will join you or until you return to me. The loss is complete.”

I can’t speak to their grief. But every Arab kid or adult caught throwing anything heavier than a nerf ball should be charged with attempted murder. Little Adelle was murdered (as were Asher and Yonatan Palmer). It just took two years to carry out the act.

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Will You Pray for Her?

UPDATE: Adele has died.

Adele Biton is in intensive care with pneumonia. She needs all the help she can get.

In case you don’t remember:

Terror victim Adele Biton was admitted earlier this week with pneumonia to Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petah Tikva, and is fighting for her life.

Schneider staff said Tuesday that a medical team has been fighting to keep Adele alive in intensive care.

Adele’s family has asked the public to pray for Adele Chaya bat Adva.

Adele, 4, was critically injured during a terror attack nearly two years ago.

In March 2013, as she was traveling in a car with her siblings and mother Adva close to the city of Ariel, their car was ambushed by Arabs, who hurled rocks at the car, causing it to veer off the road and crash headfirst into a truck.

Adelle, who was just two years old at the time, was left critically injured and fighting for her life; investigators say she was struck directly in the head by fist-sized rock thrown by her attackers.

Adelle Biton, Asher and Yonatan Palmer—these are just a few of the victims of Arab terror with rocks and stones.

Yes, terror.

“With great sorrow we report the death of Adelle Biton who despite the efforts of the doctors passed away roughly an hour ago,” stated the hospital on Tuesday. “Our condolences to the family.”

“Two years ago we had a great miracle here, and that is what I long for,” Adele’s mother Adva told Arutz Sheva earlier on Tuesday afternoon. “Adele is here, and she is fighting.”

“She is between heaven and Earth right now,” Adva added. “The situation is not simple, unfortunately. We never dreamed we would be here again, but there are things that are out of our control.”

“We are only flesh and blood, and I pray to the Creator that whatever He decides, it’s for the best,” Adva continued. “We are small here and really do not understand [what’s in store]. I only pray for the Jewish people, here and abroad, who have been so helpful as we navigate this complicated time.”

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Fun For All, From Five To Eighty-Five

Five:

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem have faded into the background in recent weeks after an intense spate of high-profile attacks late last year, but in Ma’ale Hazeitim on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives in the east of the city, the daily terror continues unabated.

On Wednesday morning a gang of Arab terrorists descended upon the Jewish neighborhood’s kindergarten, firing potentially lethal fireworks and hurling rocks at the institution.

Jewish residents called the police, but when they failed to arrive the residents took matters into their own hands, trying to fend off the attackers. No wounds were reported, but a building was lightly damaged.

“Where were the police? That’s a good joke”

King noted that terrorists hurled Molotov cocktails in addition to the fireworks and rocks.

“Ask: where were the police? That’s a good joke,” he said. “Ask: were the terrorists arrested? Another joke. Ask: was there a warning? In the last 13 days five attacks were conducted against the neighborhood and its residents, isn’t that enough for the police to prepare against the terrorists? A joke.”

Eighty-five (or 65, or 55):

In the latest of a string of attacks, a vehicle in which a Hassidic rebbe was riding in on Wednesday on its way to the Mount of Olives was hit by heavy rocks, as rioting Arabs attacked the vehicle. The Rebbe of Koznitz was on his way to say memorial prayers on the Mount when Arabs in the Wadi Joz area of Jerusalem set upon the vehicle, nearly turning it over.

The incident began when the vehicle got stuck in a traffic jam. Apparently peering into the vehicle, several Arab teenagers began throwing rocks at the vehicle, and the disorder attracted more Arabs. Unable to extricate the vehicle from the traffic jam, the driver had no choice but to remain where he was – and the passengers, consisting of the Rebbe, family members, and close followers, had no choice but to try and avoid getting hit by the rocks.

Frightened for their lives, the passengers traveling with the Rebbe said that he immediately began praying. “He urged us to recite the Shema Yisrael prayer, and to recite the confession” – the prayers said by individuals who are about to die, said one witness. “There was a very somber atmosphere in the vehicle.”

Ya think?

Don’t worry about it. The media won’t report this, just as they don’t report any similar attacks and pogroms against Israeli Jews. In a day or so, it will be like it never happened.

You just wonder where they learn the hate:

In Friday’s sermon on official Palestinian Authority TV, the cleric demonized Jews as “apes and pigs.”

“Many Muslims are being harmed these days by a group whose hearts were sealed by Allah. ‘He made of them [Jews] apes and pigs and slaves of deities’ (Quran, 5:60). They are harming the livelihood of the believers [Muslims]… They withhold their [the Palestinians’] money and collect interest on it.”
[Official PA TV, Jan. 30, 2015]

A few months ago, a Palestinian youth recited a poem on official PA TV, also demonizing Jews as apes and pigs, as Palestinian Media Watch reported:
“You have been condemned to humiliation and hardship
O Sons of Zion, O most evil among creations
O barbaric apes, O wretched pigs”

[Official PA TV, Sept. 12, 2014]

The Quran in three places (Suras 2:65, 5:60, and 7:166) tells of Allah turning Jews into apes and/or pigs. In one place, it is explicitly about Jews:
“And you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the Sabbath, and We said to them, ‘Be apes, despised.'”

But Allah is not Muslim. He’s just a “zealot”.

I wonder if our president would describe the Jewish kindergarten and the Hassidic rabbi as just “random folks”?

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Hooray for Pallywood!

I predict big box office!

A fake selfie showing Palestinian being chased by IDF forces went viral on Twitter Tuesday. The selfie, which was staged and does not depict real IDF soldiers, was taken by Palestinian rap group DAM and shared by unwitting internet users who took it to be real.

According to Buzzfeed, an associate of the DAM rap group confirmed that the photo was staged but did not want to be quoted on record because he and his band mates have enjoyed watching the reaction to the picture online.

When closely examined, there are several hints the picture is a fake – from the sneakers the two “IDF soldiers” are wearing (not part of official IDF uniforms) to the posing of the two soldiers.

Who could possibly take that picture seriously? It reminds me of the time in 2004 when the Globe ran porno pictures after a local city councilman and a community “activist” presented them as documentary proof of abuse among American troops.

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IT IS AN understatement to say that the Globe erred when it ran a photo that, if you look closely, showed images of men dressed as soldiers having sex with unidentified women. It’s also an understatement to say the paper regrets the error — as was evident in the apology published yesterday as an editor’s note. There’s no excuse for what happened — but, for the many readers who asked how the Globe could publish a photo that included sexually explicit and unauthenticated images, there is this explanation:

First, the context. On Tuesday Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner held a press conference to display photos he said showed Iraqi women being raped by US soldiers. Some news outlets didn’t report on the press conference because the photos were unverified — and there was reason to doubt them — but the Globe Metro staff decided it was better to write the story, raise questions within it, and let voters judge Turner’s actions.

Of course: Bush was president. The administration was guilty until proven innocent.

People are stupid. They will believe anything you put in front of them, from Brian Williams to Barack Obama. But not the Boston Globe, not anymore.

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