Precinct 333

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Leftists Object To Bombed Bus -- Call It Anti-Palestinian

Shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 29, 2004, Egged Bus 19 was blown up at the corner of Gaza and Arlozorov streets in Jerusalem by a homicide bomber who detonated the explosives strapped to his body. The terrorist, a Palestinian, murdered 11 people and wounded at least another 45.

Bus 19 has been brought to a number of cities in recent months to point out the devastating effects of terrorism in Israel. The next stop is Berkeley, California. But local terrorists sympathizers will protest the display, claiming that it is "politically charged and one-sided."

Organizers of the exhibit, which will be the focus of an anti-terrorism rally at a Berkeley park on Sunday, said the point is to show the devastating effects of terrorism.

"We're bringing it around the country to heighten the awareness of the cruelty, the godless brutality of terrorism," said James Hutchens, president of the Washington, D.C.-based group The Jerusalem Connection, formerly known as Christians for Israel.

Critics see the exhibit in a different way, and are planning a counterdemonstration in opposition to Israeli policy.

Barbara Lubin, executive director of the Berkeley group Middle East Children's Alliance, which provides aid to Iraqi and Palestinian families, sees the real purpose of the exhibit as "perpetuating the idea that Palestinians are terrorists."

Lubin is organizing a silent "Vigil for Global Justice," to be held across the street from the Sunday rally.

Let's make something crystal clear here, something that must not be forgotten.

Arafat was a terrorist.

Abbas is a terrorist.

The rest of the Palestinian leadership is composed of terrorists or terrorist supporters.

Deal with it, don't protest because people point those facts out.

Chris Cantor, a member of the group Students for Justice in Palestine, said he doesn't expect many students to attend the Sunday rally. Spring classes at UC Berkeley do not start until Tuesday.

He had heard about the exhibit and, like Lubin, thought it was one-sided.

"It's focusing on something that I think everybody agrees is a tragedy," he said. "It doesn't address any of the root causes of violence."

I've addressed the root causes above.

Arafat was a terrorist.

Abbas is a terrorist.

The rest of the Palestinian leadership is composed of terrorists or terrorist supporters.

The best way to address the root cause of terrorism is to kill every terrorist you can find, just as you would any other form of vermin.

That any individual or group could object to this display, highlighting the evil of intentional attacks on civilians which are perpetuated and approved by the Palstinian leadership and its affiliated terrorist groups, shows the utter bankruptcy of their cause. They are terrorist apologists, and should be rejected as such by every decent person. Their view deserves no hearing.

Lest we forget.

The Victims Of Palestinian Terror On Bus 19


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