How is this “Day of Wrath” different from any other?

Still sick. Physically I’m dragging; the nagging cough saps my energy. The bowl games have buoyed my spirits, especially that spectacular win by LSU in the Chick-fil-a (Peach) Bowl. LSU, you ask? Obi’s Sister, I thought you were a big Dawgs fan. Yes I am. But any day Georgia Tech loses is a good day for America! The Dawg Nation salutes Les Miles.

A funny thing happened yesterday as we were sitting in the waiting room of the quick oil change shop, waiting on the X-Wing. CNN was on, but the sound was low. A reporter (can’t find a link – if you know who it was, leave a comment and I’ll credit) was in Israel, claiming to be taking cover from rockets. The funny thing was, he was on the ground behind an SUV, putting his head under the rear bumper. And the gas tank. If a rocket hit, it would be the least of his worries. That bit took about two minutes. Then CNN spent at least 15 minutes on the Muslim family removed from the AirTran flight. Media bias, yuck.

Fausta has a good round-up on the latest Gaza shenanigans. Maggie has an excellent history lesson on Israel’s borders. Pay special attention to the consistently inconsistent Islamist behavior over the years. Now compare what you just learned with this graphic at Gateway Pundit.

Hamas orders a Day of Wrath over Israel’s “disproportionate” response. How is this day any different than last Tuesday? Or next Wednesday?

“After the last crime, all options are open to counter this aggression, including martyr operations against Zionist targets everywhere,” Hamas official Ismail Radwan vowed after the attack.

[…] The Israeli military pounded the densely populated territory for a seventh day, carrying out some 20 strikes overnight, bombing rocket launching sites and Hamas buildings, the army said.

Among the targets was a mosque in the northern town of Jabaliya that the military said was a “terror hub,” used to stockpile weapons and as a Hamas operations centre.

After years and years of unprovoked attacks, self-emploding terrorists in markets, assassinations, manipulating the press against Israel – how would you respond?

(h/t Larwyn) Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of one of Hamas’ founding members, speaks out against the organization to Fox News.

Yousef, son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, one of the most influential leaders of the militant group, said the organization betrays the Palestinian cause and tortures its own members.

[…] Yousef said he was indoctrinated at an early age to use violence to challenge Israeli control in the region. As a teenager he moved up within the organization and became the leader of the radical Islamic Youth Movement that fought Israeli tanks and troops in the streets, celebrated suicide bombings and recruited young men to the cause.

Yousef, 30, said he realized the true nature of Hamas and radical Islam during a stint in an Israeli prison. He renounced his Muslim faith, left his family behind in Ramallah and converted to Christianity.

“Islam is not the word of God,” said Yousef. “If you want to be offended it’s your problem. But you know something? Go study. Think for a second that I might be right. So wake up, look at your path, see where you’re going. Are you really going to heaven with 72 virgins after you kill yourself and kill another 20 people?”

Pro-Hamas supporters in FLORIDA tell Jews to “Go Back to the Ovens”. Pam was there – see the pictures and video.

Typically, the rockets for media photo-ops are fake. But they are sure to separate their tomatoes and cucumbers. Why does the media continue to lap up this garbage?

Mark Steyn notes that it is acceptable for Hamas, and Islamists in general, to act like six year old anarchists but Israel is expected to turn the other cheek.

At a certain unspoken level, we understand that the [Samuel] Huntington thesis [from The Clash of Civilizations] is right, and the [Condi] Rice view is wishful thinking. After all, when French President Sarkozy and other European critics bemoan Israel’s “disproportionate” response, what really are they saying? That they expect better from the despised Jews than from Hamas. That they regard Israel as a Western society bound by civilized norms, whereas any old barbarism issuing forth from Gaza is to be excused on grounds of “desperation.”

The old double standard will eventually kill us all.

UPDATE: Phyllis Chester has more on the lynch-mob mentality that is sweeping the globe. Commenter Tom echoes my post from 2006. This global groundswell of hate bodes ill for America’s incoming, inexperienced President.

3 Comments

  1. January 3, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Thanks so much for the link and pointing the way to GatewayPundit’s map. I’m looking forward to the Fox interview with Yousef. God bless and protect him as he witnesses and attempts to stay alive.

    I’ve added you to my blogroll. Hope you lose that cough:-)

    Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  2. Jack said,

    January 3, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    The comments and actions of some of the people at these protests is absolutely shocking.

  3. January 5, 2009 at 8:56 am

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