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Meanwhile, the identity crisis in the pro-jihad Left continues to fester in the wake of the murder of Arrigoni. Members of the ISM terrorist group to which he belonged were photographed marching about with a poster showing both Arrigoni and Rachel Corrie, and the slogan “Same Killer.” You can see it here. For the first time ever I actually agree with the ISM. It was the same killer. That killer was the ISM itself, which sent these people into the Gaza Strip as accomplices to terrorism. And in both cases, local Islamists ultimately snuffed those cheerleaders for terrorism. In Rachel Corrie’s case, after being struck by an Israeli earth-mover (whose work uncovering terrorist smuggling tunnels she was trying to sabotage), Corrie was taken to a Palestinian medical facility in Gaza, where she evidently died due to incompetent care and staff.
No sooner was Arrigoni murdered by Palestinian Islamist terrorists than other Palestinian Islamist terrorists held a protest march in Arrigoni’s honor and memory. You can see a terrorist website report about that march here. You will note that the page supposedly shows an Israeli soldier throwing a rock (back) at violent protesters. But the thrower is not wearing any Israeli uniform. Also note that the page’s headline reads, “Man shot with live ammunition during protest for Vittorio.” It is getting so difficult for Palestinian apologists to keep all their lies straight.
While the Italian communists and their Western fellow-travelers are beatifying Arrigoni as a “peace activist,” some images from Arrigoni’s personal webpage can be seen here. You will note the open endorsements of violence; the maps showing Israel annihilated and replaced by “Palestine.” Arrigoni’s facebook page is also a cornucopia of blind hatred. It includes the medieval blood libel charge that “Zionists” would arrest Jesus if he were to come back today. Somewhat amusing coming from a communist. A photo that Arrigoni included and thought was just delightful is a sign in a store that announces that dogs and Israelis (spelled wrong) may not enter. Vittoria Arrigoni had an Arabic tattoo on his arm that read “Al-Muqawmin” – “Those who Resist.” Probably the most popular photo of him is one in which he is embracing the genocidal Neo-Nazi head of the Hamas terrorist organization.
Islamist terrorists murder not just clueless Western leftists, but also other Muslems. The AFP news bureau is reporting that another group of Islamist supremacists, this one also allegedly having “Salafist” ties, is murdering people in Jordan. The victims there, however, were all Muslims. They were shoppers in the town of Zarqa, and for some reason, were regarded by the Islamists as “atheists.” According to the report: “The Salafists have been demonstrating for several weeks to demand the release of 90 Islamist prisoners, including Abu Mohammed al-Maqdessi, the one-time mentor of slain Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi, who comes from Zarqa in the north, was killed in an air strike northeast of Baghdad in 2006. ‘We will not forget you, Abu Musab Zarqawi. You are the prince of martyrs,’ read one banner carried by Salafists during the demonstration. ‘The grandsons of Zarqawi demand sharia (Islamic) law in Jordan,’ read another.”
Hamas and the other terrorist groups, backed by much of the radical Left, lost no time at all in placing the blame on Israel for the death of Arrigoni. The ISM refused to condemn the Islamist terrorists who murdered their own activist. It was much too busy turning out its anti-Israel hate propaganda. Amusingly, some other ISM allies placed the blame elsewhere. The “Uruknet” website, run by exiled Iraqi Baathists loyal to Saddam Hussein, blamed the “Stop the ISM” web site run by intrepid journalist Lee Kaplan for the death. The Uruknet “source” for that claim is “Palestine Think Tank,” a Neo-Nazi website run by Holocaust Denier Gilad Atzmon. There are thousands of other websites blaming “Stop the ISM,” many of them far-leftist sites in Italian. Awfully clever of that Stop the ISM website to arrange for Islamist terrorists in Gaza to strangle a notorious ISM cheerleader working for the Hamas.
Palestinian terrorists actually have a long track record of murdering and torturing Westerners who support them. Some instances that come to mind appear here. Other Arab terrorists have murdered and kidnapped other Western supporters of Arab terrorism. Angelo Frammartino was an earlier pro-terror communist volunteer for the ISM from Italy, who was killed by the terrorists from the Islamic Jihad group. Carlos Chavez was a farm volunteer from Ecuador who was murdered by the Hamas. He was the “Rachel Corrie” whom the ISM does not want you to know about. Malcolm Kerr, the pro-Arab president of the American University in Beirut, was murdered by terrorists. The Reverend Benjamin Weir, an anti-American and anti-Israeli US citizen, was kidnapped in 1984 by the Hezbollah. When he was released, he used his Kodak moments in the sun to denounce the US and Israel and to endorse the Arab “resistance.” Among the many other victims of Arab and Iranian terrorism in the Middle East, one can find numerous other cheerleaders for terrorism or radical anti-Israel journalists, including reporters from the BBC and CNN.
Arrigoni had entered Gaza illegally in a so-called “peace flotilla” that attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, a blockade that is designed to prevent explosives, rockets and other weapons from reaching the terrorists — weapons used by the Palestinians to murder Israeli civilians. Arrigoni’s own mother has announced she will be joining the next boat to attempt to challenge the Israeli siege. We know some Gazan Salafis who might like to host her.
To get the whole story of why western supporters of totalitarianism are ultimately exterminated by the tyrants they worship, read Jamie Glazov’s United in Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror.
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