Sunday, October 30, 2011

Huwaida Arraf and the ISM: Supporting Palestinian violence

Yousef Aljamal of Gaza's Center for Political Development Studies recently interviewed with Huwaida Arraf, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement:

From the Interview at Mondoweiss

"I, personally, and the ISM as an organization, recognize the Palestinian right to use armed struggle to resist occupation...."

Its not like this is news, or that we haven't heard it before. The ISM routinely joins forces with the most racist in Palestinian society, espousing violence and using the language of anti-semitism. . In planning the next assault on Israel's borders, the ISM has teamed up with Raed Salah , currently facing deportation from the UK.

From Adam Holland- a collection of choice quotes from Salah

“You Jews are criminal bombers of mosques,
Slaughterers of pregnant women and babies.
Robbers and germs in all times,
The Creator sentenced you to be loser monkeys,
Victory belongs to Muslims, from the Nile to the Euphrates"

"We have never allowed ourselves to knead [the dough for] the bread that breaks the fast in the holy month of Ramadan with children's blood. Whoever wants a more thorough explanation, let him ask what used to happen to some children in Europe, whose blood was mixed in with the dough of the [Jewish] holy bread . . . Great God, is this a religion? Is this what God would want? God will deal with you yet for what you are doing."

Interviewer: What is your opinion of homosexuality?
Salah: It is a crime. A great crime. Such phenomena signal the start of the collapse of every society. Those who believe in Allah know that behavior of that kind brings his wrath and is liable to cause the worst things to happen. There is no solution for this, unless the individual’s faith is strengthened.
Interviewer: What is your opinion of the legislation now being discussed in the Knesset, which would grant Muslim women rights similar to those of Jewish women in matters of personal status?
Salah: That bill is tantamount to a war on Islam. It is an attempt to dictate different, foreign values that are neither Muslim nor Palestinian values.

Supporting violence. enabling racism. Is this the true face of the Palestinian peace Movement?

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