Tell you what I’ll stop treating Palestinians with contempt…

Posted: March 30, 2009 in opinion/news
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…when they stop earning it with nonsense like this:

Palestinian authorities disbanded a youth orchestra from a West Bank refugee camp after it played for a group of Holocaust survivors in Israel, a local official said on Sunday.

Warner Todd Hudson elaborates further:

We are also told by those advocating realpolitik between the west and the Muslim world that their system based on Islam is just as good as anyone else’s, just as we are so often assured that all governments deserve equal consideration merely because they exist.

But, when things like what happened to the members of a girl’s youth orchestra based in the Palestinian camp of Jenin occur, well it’s awfully hard to feel that the Palestinian government is “just like us.” In fact, it’s pretty hard to think that it is anything but inhuman.

He goes on…

These Muslim hatemngers cannot even stomach an inconsequential little concert put on by their own children if those dirty Jews happened to hear their strains. Worse, instead of just quietly attempting to make sure that their children’s orchestras don’t violate their precious hatred of Jews in the future, in knee-jerk fashion they took away one of the few things that made these young girl’s lives bearable and forbade them to play their music, shuttering their practice hall, and ostracizing their teacher.

I wonder if this story rates an Oliphant cartoon?

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