Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Uberschmuckitude of Juan Cole

Please note how Juan Cole manages to sneak both Israel and Zionists into a post commenting about the horrific terrorist attack in Oslo:

"The suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, is anti-multiculturalist and believes that the Qur’an commands Muslims to be extremists. His attack on the Labour Party appears to have derived in part from its insufficient hate of people of other cultures. Breivik’s discourse, about Islam and the Qur’an being *essentially* evil, is part of the Islamophobia promoted by some right wing forces in the west; and his actions show where that kind of thinking can lead. I wrote in 2006:

“The hatemongers are well known. Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Cable News, Rush Limbaugh’s radio program and its many clones, telebimbos like Ann Coulter, Evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham, Congressmen like Tom Tancredo, and a slew of far rightwing Zionists who would vote for Netanyahu (or Kach) if they lived in Israel– Frank Gaffney, Daniel Pipes, Michael Rubin, David Horowitz, etc., etc.”

It comes so naturally to him, this sanctimonious and scurrilous attempt at slanderous association between subjects that have nothing whatsoever to with each other. Was the terrorist attack carried out on behalf of Israel? Of Zionism? Of Netanyahu? Isn't it a fact that Norway is one of the most pro-Palestinian, virulently anti-Israel countries in Europe? Don't pose such questions to Prof. Cole, who, like the hadith, sees a Jew behind every tree and rock.

Note also please how he suggests that Netanyahu and Kach, a movement legally banned in Israel, are posited as interchangeable.



At 1:46 AM EDT, Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, he still deserves a good mark for consistency. It is nice to know that some people don't behave like weathervanes.

At 7:44 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mondoweiss made an even more blatant post on the matter, so bad that even some of the commentators called the poster out on it:

At 7:49 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to be honest, i really wanted this to be Al Qaeda in Norway, or the hand of Qaddhafi.
As soon as it became clear that it was a native son against Norway's far left multiculturalism, just a matter of nanoseconds for the left to blame the 'joos'.

Norway declined Israel's offer of assistance, from DM Barak. Even the British were not that stupid.


At 8:42 PM EDT, Anonymous Bella Center said...

It's kind of funny that such an internationalist should point to such a provincial group of pundits. Does Cole really think that Euro-fascists listen to Rush? Please. So glib, as usual.


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