A while back I received an email from a person who identified himself as a
member of the U.S. military. He was upset, he said, at one of my pro-Israel
articles. Specifically, he told me that he believed that the Palestinians
were in the moral right, their suicide-homicide tactics were justified, and
generally that my contrary opinion "stinks."
Well, this is the United States. We are not yet slaves under the
Islamo-Fascist caliphate. So, for now, we have the right to say anything
and anybody stinks. So be it. But another part of his missive intrigued me.
He mentioned that he was prompted to write because "a Palestinian friend"
showed him the article.
Hmm, methinks something funny is afoot.
I keep all correspondence about my writings and subdivide it by
category. I now have about 1200 emails in my outlook file (and over 100
paper letters) of people who have written to me in response to some article
I wrote on the Middle East. It struck me as an interesting fact about that
population that, to date, I have gotten NO messages from self-described
I flattered myself that they don't write because they have no facts
on their side to contradict the ones I offer: The Palestinian cause is
founded on lies, hate, and hysteria.
Indeed, only a handful of Muslims have ever written me--half of them
to tell me how right I am that their leaders are duping them into blaming
the Jews, Christians, Hindus and America for all their problems. The latter
are now friends of mine. They are patriotic Muslim-Americans: they blame
Muslim leaders for the problems of the Muslim world; they know that the
Palestinian refugee problem was created by Arab leaders seeking to distract
their own oppressed people; they love America; and they don't subscribe to
ethnic hatreds and conspiracy theories.
For some reason, however, the hardcore Palestinians, don't write to
me themselves and debate me one-on-one. Shyness or conspiracy?
Instead I get emails from some Irish-American or such who tells me "A
Palestinian friend showed me your recent piece and. . . "
Also, I notice there are so many "front" men and women for the
Palestinian cause nowadays--blue-eyed American academics, Episcopalian
priests, UN High Commissioners and so on. All so hot and bothered for
What's behind all these dupes? Well, certainly money is one
lubricant. As Steve Emerson, Steven Schwartz and Robert Bear have
documented, the Oil Caliphs have spread around so much cash in the power
centers of academia and politics that they have bought or bought-off a
legion of U.S. "Statesmen" and "intellectuals."
And, of course, hatred of Jews, is always popular. Attack Israel and
get a free shot on pesky Hebrews who refuse to play their traditional role
of passive victim.
But not all the Pale-Puppets are motivated by hatred or bribes. Some
are genuine. They believe they are doing good and furthering the cause of
"peace." Somebody has convinced them that the fantasy-inspired, cooky cause
of Arafat and Hammas is a great humanitarian ideal.
Could there be a link between this general phenomenon and the empty
folders of my correspondence file? Why has no actual self-described
Palestinian ever attempted to debate me?
Then one of my sensible non-radical Muslim friends told me about his
earlier days when he was radical. The group he was a member of instructed
other radical Muslims in America to "rope-a-dope." Kiss up to gullible
white and black Christian Americans and make friends with them, ply them
with sob stories about the plight of the Palestinian people, downplay any
radical agenda (like, say, their plan to destroy America), and generally
use the dupes as a sort of rhetorical human shield. Most Christians will
read their bible or use their common sense and not fall for this chicanery:
some, unfortunately, do.
In other words, something that looks like a pattern of ducks pooping may
indeed be a pattern of ducks pooping.
Well, that's my opinion, anyway. No doubt some American Christian
will now write to me in disagreement--but he'll note as an aside "a
Palestinian friend showed me your article..." Well, after they read this,
they'll probably drop that line!