The Death of a Jihad Lackey

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On top of this article is the humanitarian posing jubilantly in 2008 with Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh. Hamas, among much else, is the perpetrator of scores of suicide bombings, and its charter quotes the Koranic scripture that “The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”

If, after the Gaza War that ended in January 2009, there was a relative lull in Palestinian anti-Israeli terror, things have picked up again lately with constant rocket and mortar attacks and some other, particularly appalling incidents. Last month, in the Itamar community in the West Bank, members of an Israeli family—the mother, father, and three children aged 11, four, and three months—were stabbed to death, the baby nearly beheaded. A week ago Hamas deliberately fired from Gaza an antitank rocket at an Israeli schoolbus; it killed a sixteen-year-boy, and could have killed a few dozen children had the bus—by chance—not been almost empty at the time.

But none of this in any way undermined Vittorio Arrigoni’s “solidarity.” This comes as no surprise when one sees his Facebook page of vile anti-Israeli cartoons.

In a YouTube video Arrigoni said, “I come from a partisan family. My grandfathers fought and died struggling against an occupation, another occupation. It was the Nazi-Fascist one. For this reason, probably, in my DNA, there are particles that push me to struggle.”

But if, actually, there was something in Arrigoni’s “DNA,” it was continuing the Fascists’ and the Nazis’ work. Of the 45,000 Jews living in Italy under Mussolini’s anti-Semitic laws in 1938, about 8,000 eventually died in Nazi camps, 7,000 fled, and 30,000 survived in hiding. Israel was established in 1948, in part, as a haven for refugees and survivors of the Holocaust. By 1960 fully one-quarter of Israel’s then-two million citizens were Holocaust survivors.

But for Vittorio Arrigoni, it was unacceptable that there should be a haven or a state for Jews anywhere in the world, and he sailed from Italy to Gaza to join Islamic terrorists in working to destroy it. Emblematic of the young Western-bred totalitarian, thirty years ago he would more likely have gone to work in Fidel Castro’s sugar cane fields; today, those of Arrigoni’s ilk are more typically drawn to the jihad.

Vittorio Arrigoni, though, was one acolyte who found out that it is not pleasant to be attacked by Islamic terrorists. Normally in such cases I feel compassion. Not in this one.

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  • Alexander Gofen

    The fate of this and other ISM "heroes" resembles very much to that of earlier Commies in the West who were stupid enough to actually come to Stalin's USSR in order to personally help building of the Communist paradise. Those useful idiots varied from scientists to blue collar workers – soon all executed, tortured and rotten in GULAG… It is very unfortunate that a lot of other Commies and progressives happened to be cleverer and chose to remain here…

    • k-dog

      Right you are Alexander. This is a fitting end to a jihad supporter……..

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    A fitting end for a trouble maker who valued the love (& hate) of the enemy over his own.

  • John

    "Israel's to blame, Israel's to blame." That all these people know how to say. Israel could discover the cure for cancer and these people, along with the UN, would accuse Israel of putting doctors and pharmecutical companies out of business. Your rethoric is trite and banel at this point. Or and did I mentioned hate-filled, inaccurate and false.

  • john

    Just rewards. You lay down with dogs, they will eat you.

    • SpiritOf1683

      A Muslim is far more likely to kill you than a dog eat you, as many Leftist simpletons have discovered the hard way.

  • LindaS

    What SHOULD give leftists pause is that this is how the Jihadists treat their friends.

    Just think how they will treat their enemies.

    • SpiritOf1683

      It won't give Leftists pause because they're too stupid. And there's no cure for their type of stupidity.

  • flyingtiger

    He was killed 24 hours before the ultimatium ran out? You just can't trust terrorists anymore.

  • MHL

    Daniel Pearl and now Vittorio Arrigoni. The former a Jew ; the latter a Christian.
    It's kind of reassuring to know that the radical Islamist terrorists carry out be-headings indiscriminately -pun intended. It makes no difference as long as you are an"infidel" you are fair game. How sick is that?

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Vittorio Arrigoni a Christian, no athiest Communist, murder loving
      idiot is a Christian……………………………..William

  • UCSPanther

    The one good thing that will come from this mess: The so-called "Palestinian Liberation" cause will bleed off even more credibility. With the Rachel Corrie debacle, they lost a lot of credibility, especially with their lame attempts to spin and photoshop in order to hide the mess they created there.

    My prediction: The ISM will have sooner or later have great difficulty recruiting more "meat shields" and they will fizzle out, hopefully being remembered in the same light as those who willfully attempted to assist the Nazis in WWII…

  • umustbkidding

    A great example of a stupid man thinking himself to be better and more valuable than he was. Died by what he believed in, just thought it could never happen to him.

  • Farrel

    Good riddance to bad rubbish – I will be buying some candy tonight!

  • Jakob

    what goes around……..who's your hadji

  • Darwin

    A nominee for the Darwin Awards

  • American Mongrel

    Arrigoni was a Fascist Socialist Jew-Hater. His death serves him right. Bigots of his stripe will always perish by the sword.

  • john in cheshire

    This is what happens when you play with the devil. I'm sorry he died, but I can't summon up much sympathy with his beliefs.

  • Baloshka

    Golly gee whiz, do you think he suffered? Goombah Dago go bye-bye.

  • Graham

    oh deer another terrorist sympathiser slaughtered by his brothers why do these people never learn they are programmed from birth to kill all infidels does'nt matter if you like them they don't care it don't matter if you help them fight their evil cause because you think you'll somehow be accepted, but really they just look at us infidels all the same they have to its their law not just their religion that's a thing a lot of people tend to forget, as soon as you've served your purpose they intended for you your mincemeat by which ever imaginative way they can think of they have a few varied tried and tested methods which they go by sorry no sympathy for this terrorist sympathiser.