Kim Kardashian’s Prayer for Israel Draws Death Threats

Mark Tapson, a Hollywood-based writer and screenwriter, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He focuses on the politics of popular culture.


Woe to any celebrity who dares even publicly hint at support for Israel, lest he or she feel the wrath of fans lusting for the destruction of that embattled Middle Eastern democracy. Like pop singer Katy Perry last year, reality TV megastar Kim Kardashian found that out the hard way last week.

As Israel pushed back against Hamas recently with Operation Pillar of Defense, the normally apolitical Kardashian tweeted this simple note of concern: “Praying for everyone in Israel.” Well-meaning, right? Harmless, right? Not to the Israel-haters among her nearly 17 million Twitter followers, whose illiterate response was fast and furious. They bombarded her with angry, insulting tweets, some of which wished death upon her. “Ill pray you will die kim” spewed someone with the Twitter handle nashauzir. AishaJamil tweeted “pray for palestine not that f***ing israel. U’re so stupid!! U should die at there! Bitch.” “Go die in a hole full of sh*t” wrote MusUp_.

Realizing that she had accidentally stepped out of her depth into shark-infested political waters, Kardashian quickly backpedaled, tweeting that she was now “Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!” A saintly sentiment, but there are two problems with that. One, there is no Palestine (except on Arab maps, which feature no Israel), and two, it is a retreat into a moral neutrality so broad as to be meaningless.

Even praying for everyone on the planet wasn’t enough to placate the Jew-haters among her followers, who continued inundating Kardashian with venom. She tried to appease them by deleting her tweets altogether. And then, in a blog post entitled “A Message To You Guys,” she actually apologized for “offending” them:

I realized that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologize… The fact is that regardless of religion and political beliefs, there are countless innocent people involved who didn’t choose this, and I pray for all of them and also for a resolution. I also pray for all the other people around the world who are caught in similar crossfires.

One of the first necessary steps to take back our culture from the insane stranglehold of political correctness is to reject the notion that “being offended” automatically gives one the moral high ground. Decades of indoctrination by the radical left have brought us to this place, where all anyone has to do to overthrow common sense and bring debate to a screeching halt is claim to take offense. The “offending” party is then expected to apologize and cave in. If some internet bullies claim to be “offended” by Kardashian’s simple prayer of concern, so what? Being “offended” doesn’t make them right. Why are they not required to apologize for their vile insults?

The truth is that they are not actually offended at all; claiming that they are is simply a strategy for dominating any given issue under discussion. Anything the unholy alliance of leftists and Islamists disagree with or disapprove of “offends” them, and they use that as a bludgeon to crush any opposition. The Satanic Verses offends them. The Danish Mohammed cartoons offend them. The hilarious Innocence of Muslims film trailer offends them. They’re so hurt that they proceed to riot, and pathetically, we apologize because we have been conditioned by political correctness to tiptoe around the delicate sensibilities of savages.

So as not to offend any Hamas supporters of terrorism ever again, a contrite Kim Kardashian apparently plans to educate herself about the Middle East conflict and even meet with local leaders to hear both perspectives. According to a source: “Kim wants to be as informed as possible… so she can use her celebrity to help those in need and raise awareness about important issues in the area.”

It’s pretty amusing to imagine the sex bomb Kardashian meeting with Bibi Netanyahu and Mahmud Abbas to discuss weighty matters of international relations, perhaps even brokering a peace agreement. In any case, if she had wanted to “raise awareness about this important issue,” she could have begun by standing by her prayer for Israel and shaming her haters for their hate speech. She could have refused to apologize, since she did nothing wrong. And she could have defended her stance by explaining that our tiny ally Israel is surrounded by genocidal enemies and is rightfully defending itself against terrorism.

In all fairness, we can’t expect much from Kim Kardashian or any other celebrity in this respect. It’s better for their careers if they keep their political opinions on the down-low in the first place rather than risk alienating half their audience. But once she stepped into that arena, she shouldn’t have backed down.

I’d written previously about Kim’s ill-advised fashion foray into burqas in Dubai. And last year I wrote about another huge pop star, singer Katy Perry, and how, like Kardashian, she was lambasted by haters in response to her own pro-Israel prayer (Perry, a major Obama supporter, also backed down and claimed neutrality about the Middle East conflict). So why repeat myself? Why bother to keep up with the Kardashians and write at all about these vapid people?

I bother because Perry and Kardashian are among the most famous women in the world (Kardashian is arguably the most). They are role models to millions upon millions of young fans who hang on their every word, gesture, fashion statement, and yes, political statement, uninformed though it may be. Pop culture may be faddish and shallow, but we ignore it at our peril. Ceding the cultural battleground to the enemy is a significant reason why we lost again to Obama, our celebrity president.

When Perry or Kardashian backs down from supporting an ally of the United States against a genocidal enemy and then apologizes to that enemy’s hateful supporters, countless numbers of her followers will absorb that lesson and assume not only that Israel is in the wrong, but that “offending” someone, even our enemy, is the height of unacceptable behavior. And so the politically correct madness is perpetuated and – quite literally – the terrorists win.

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  • Mary Sue

    Reality smacks Kim Kardashian in the face.

  • Chezwick

    She's very deep. I'm sure there are many men out there who are attracted to her…..intellect.

  • Gamaliel

    Who are these hostile fans? Americans. Did we let them into the country? Did we import all this hatred? According to Pamela Geller we are importing thousands of these people every month.

  • Demetrius M

    How they win is through intimidation in order to have you down from your beliefs. If Ms.Kardashian really put some thought into her opinion (hopefully), she should stand up for those beliefs otherwise you just look like a fool. My opinion (with some thought put into it).

  • Kelly

    Man, can u get up Kim Kardashian's butt any higher? Americans HATE Kim Kardashian if you haven't noticed. Check out any site that reports on her. Most of the comments are derogatory towards her. She is a pig and scum. The media (you) are in love with her and her vile ways. Since she demands that she be in the news every single day, people are sick of her. Maybe if she would sit her fat butt down for awhile, people wouldn't be so fed up with her.

    • Chris

      .. and she got in the news today by tweeting and then retracting.. It is all about publicity and maintaining the facade with these people… What an insecure trait that is.

  • UCSPanther

    A shallow and vacuous reality star gets death threats replete with atrocious spelling and grammar?

    This is just a sideshow at best in the whole scheme of things.

  • Mr. Polly

    We have our Jewish friends in the media (whom we should pray for) to thank for the fact that a brainless whore like Kim Kardashian is "among the most famous women in the world" and a "role model to millions." Media Jews are determined to turn all "shiksas" into literal whores via media influence. They've been at it for generations, and every generation they plumb new depths of depravity. ALL Jews to Palestine! Let the Muslims deal with them.

    • Western Canadian

      So, why does a jew-hating moron like you come here.

  • Ghostwriter

    Sounds like Ms. Kardashian got herself a flock of Schlomotions to deal with.

  • Jim

    “Ill pray you will die Kim” spewed someone with the Twitter handle Nashauzir.
    . AishaJamil tweeted “pray for Palestine not that f***ing Israel. U’re so stupid!! U should die at there! Bitch.” “Go die in a hole full of sh*t” wrote MusUp_.

    Looks like some posters need a medication adjustment big time.
    Might I suggest a dose of Clomipramine..
    It is effective in reducing obsessions.
    Such may clear your mind so that you can think

    Or You could go to China where psycho surgery is practiced.
    They could sever the fibers from your Amygdala. (brains anger engine)
    If done right you should get a reduction in your obsessional anger.
    Your head would then not be crowded with angry thoughts.
    As a result you would be free to think freely.

    You could study hard,'learn a lot, develop creative interests and have a happy life.

    • PEARLSEARL

      THE ONLY LIVING GOD OF ISRAEL TELLS US TO PRAY FOR OUR ENEMIES BECAUSE IF THEY ARE NOT SAVED THEY ARE IN DANGER OF THE FIRES OF HELL ,SO WE HAVE TO PRAY AND NOT JUDGE THEM ,FOR WE HAVE A LOVING FATHER WHO DOESNT WANT ANYONE TO GO TO HELL GOD BLESS YOU

  • Jim

    But they never publicly appear.. Why do you not explain what is wrong with the comment?

  • noel

    israel is in the wrong aand has been for decades. sorry

    • PaulRevereNow

      Israel is only 64 years old. If "Israel is in the wrong and has been for decades," you are implying that at some time in those 64 years, Israel was in the right. So when was that?

      • PEARLSEARL

        WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM , THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE AND THE EVIDENCE YOU CAN SEE TELLS YOU ISRAEL HAS BEEN THERE FOR CENTURIES .JESUS WAS RIGHT WHEN HE SAID THIS POEPLE WILL BE SEEING BUT NEVER PERCIEVING

    • Western Canadian

      Only jew hating morons think that. If you were any less ignorant, you would probably not utter such slop.

  • marie

    Hey Kim, maybe you should actually read the Bible to find out what is really going on.. Israel belongs to the Lord and we are to pray for Jerusalem.

    • sanchez kim

      amen! i agree she should read

  • Donna

    Jesus, the son of the living God said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you” But, … He never said to take back a blessing to God’s chosen people, Israel. May the Lord continue to bless Israel and protect them, Amen.

    • Immy

      What crap are you talking? Chosen people of God?? Yeah Right! If they are the chosen people of God then why on earth have they been torturing and oppressing palestine since its existence!

      May Israel be destroyed and be in the pits of hell forever.

      • Western Canadian

        A statment without even a single fact, or anything even remotely resembling one. No link with the real world at all. GET HELP, YOU NEED IT.

        • kali

          you want facts? how about you go to ghazza and then you can see the facts! wtf is this blog anyways you are so racist and you call arabs fanatics? and people like you are the real terrorists and you are “genocidal”. go die in a hole somewhere and spare us you racist scum

        • PEARLSEARLE

          it is written the god of ISRAEL WILL CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE ISRAEL YOU ARE IN DANGER OF THE FIRES OF HELL

      • Judy Wubnig

        The name "Palestine" has always meant "land of the Jews," since the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 A.D., after defeating the last Jewish uprising under Bar Kochba, renamed Judea "Palestina" in order to eradicate all memory of Judea and the Jews. (He outlawed Judaism and renamed Jerusalem "Aelia Capitolina," "Aelius" being his gens name.) "Palestinian" was synonymous with "Jew."
        That is why after World War I, Great Britain was awarded the "Palestine Mandate," to be the "homeland of the Jews."
        Calling Arabs "Palestinian" is a consequence of Soviet propaganda: In 1964 in Cairo Gamal Nasser, ruler of Egypt, and the Soviet Union invented the "Palestine Liberation Organization." It came to prominence when the P.L.O. murdered the Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972. That act of massacre had all the effects that the Soviet Union wanted – calling Arabs "Palestinians."
        The Arabs who are the so-called "Palestinians" deserve nothing; the only reason for their existence is the destruction of Israel and Jews.

    • PEARLSEARL

      YES AMEN AND AMEN TO OUR GOD OF ISRAEL AND THE GENTILES PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME HALLELUJAH HIS WORD WILL COME TO PASS

  • Mr. Polly

    WHY is Kim Kardashian "among the most famous women in the world"? Who made her famous?

    • Raja

      ur dad made her famous

  • Tim

    Never heard of her here in Singapore. Katy Perry, yes, but who is this "most famous woman in the world" Kim what's her name?

  • marko56

    The muslim theat is like cancer that must be eradicated..
    LET THE CRUSADES BEGIN !!!!!!!!!

  • Zaq

    man, your post is illiterate….not those people who don’t back Israel for war crimes, what an absolute biased article…go live next door to someone, then build a fence around his front door, then control the amount of basic need he needs (food, water, medicine, electricity)….and see how long it takes him to react….to get freedom from oppression….that is why Palestinians do what they do…you absolute idiot

  • 2regors1

    Kim kardashiam is an idiot. Jewish puppet