The Other Tsunami

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It is very difficult to hate babies.

It takes a special person.

As morally wrong as it is to murder innocent adults, mankind seems to have a built-in revulsion against killing babies. If a baby does not evoke any tenderness, if a baby is regarded as worthy of being deliberately hurt or murdered, we know that we have encountered a degree of evil that few humans — even among murderers — can relate to.

That is why what Palestinian terrorists did to a Jewish family on the West Bank this past weekend deserves far more attention than it received.

Normally, Palestinian atrocities get little attention — certainly far less attention than Israeli apartment-building on the West Bank receives. But this particular atrocity got even less attention than usual because the world was focused on the terrible tsunami that hit Japan.

On Friday night, Palestinian terrorists slipped into a Jewish settlement, entered a home and stabbed the father, the mother and three of their children to death: an 11-year-old, a 4-year-old, and a three-month-old baby.

In order to understand what those actions mean, a seemingly separate incident needs to be recalled: the prolonged sexual attack by up to 200 Egyptian men on Lara Logan, chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, in Tahrir Square, Cairo a few weeks ago. It was reported that after stripping her naked and then molesting and beating her, the men kept shouting, “Jew, Jew!”

The two incidents tell the same tale. In much of the Arab Muslim and some of the non-Arab Muslim world today (such as Iran), “Jew” is not a person. “Jew” is not even merely the enemy. In fact, there is no parallel on Earth to what “Jew” means to a hundred million, perhaps hundreds of millions of Muslims.

Think of any conflict in the world — Pakistan-India, China-Tibet, North Korea-South Korea, Tamil-Sinhalese. There are some deep hatreds there, and atrocities have been committed on one or both sides of those conflicts. But in none of those conflicts nor anywhere else is there something equivalent to what “Jew” means to millions of Muslims.

There really is only one historical parallel, and it, too, involved the word “Jew.” The Nazis also succeeded in fully dehumanizing the word “Jew.” Thus, for Nazism, it was as important (if not more so) to murder Jewish babies and children — often through as cruel a means as possible (being burned alive, buried alive or thrown up in the air and impaled on bayonets) — as it was to murder Jewish adults.

The human being does not have to learn to hate.

It seems to come pretty naturally. Nor does the human being have to learn to murder, steal or rape. These, too, seem to be in the natural human repertoire of evils.

But the human being does have to learn to hate children and babies, and to regard the torture and murder of them as morally desirable acts. It takes years of work to undo normal protective human attitudes toward children.

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  • Gavin

    An animal wouldn't slaughter babies. This evil is indescribable, and will have to be dealt with at some point. As was evidenced in WW2, it starts with the Jews, but it won't end with the Jews. The western 'so called', will live to regret their shameful policies towards Israel, and their appeasement of this evil.

  • Misfit

    In addition to add insult to injury, how in the world this people then "celebrate" the killings (passing some type of pastry and dancing) like they did on 9/11. A few days before David Horowitz gave a talk at Brooklyn College which was found to be controversial as a result of his statments, he talked about the moral depravity among many Palestenians and then this happens………..he was and is 100% right!!!

  • sky

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  • BS77

    Anyone considering giving these subhuman vermin a "state" within the land of Israel must be insane. This is one of the most dreadful stories… makes me sick .

  • Maggie

    The whole world cries for this family.

  • Maggie

    We would be foolish
    if we didn't realize that the "modus operandi" of Muslims
    is to do the same to us here in the US.
    This "Trojan Horse" idea is not new.
    It's not IF it's WHEN.
    Like Netanyahu said. "We are the little Satan (Israel), you (US) are the big Satan."
    It's not as though we haven't been warned.

  • StephenD

    I am ashamed that our leadership has not condemned this act and the teachings that led to it AS LOUD AS THEY COULD. Where are all the "peace loving Muslims?" Where are all the "Moderates?" Their silence is deafening. There is nothing else for any of them to say. We have your number.

  • StephenD

    A Congressman crying over an EMT Muslim death (with false tales of him being accused of terrorist links), CAIR always at the fore ready to battle for the poor "Victim" Muslims in their never ending pursuit of "Bridge Building." All these and more…Unless and until THEY go after the perpetrators and destroy the text books that encourage hatred for a people; unless and until they take action based on righteous indignation against those that "perverted Islam" (another Lie)…unless they do all this they have NO CREDIBILITY ANYMORE and should be shamed as soon as they try to speak. The same goes for our leaders, regardless of affiliation. Unless and until they condemn ~ in no uncertain terms (They must speak unequivocally) they too have lost all credibility. I stand waving at the sky saying to the Good Lord “We’re done down here. We screwed it up. Please, come back. We can’t do it without you.”

    • QSuzy

      Well said.