Responding to Mr. Bonaparte’s slander post of August 11 2013, “The cure: kill an Arab”

I cannot imagine the real purpose of posting this distasteful slanderous video clip – that combines Israeli young women soldiers, frolicking in front of a camera, with a stupid song called “kill an Arab” – but for the primitive urge to sling mud at Israel, my country of birth, residence and citizenship.

The post has nothing to do with the declared purpose of this internet site – Atheism versus Religion. The title of the post – “The cure: kill an Arab”  – would be to the point, but much less fun,  if it were combined with images of beheadings of allegedly adulterous women in Afghanistan, persecution of gay persons in Iran (sorry, there aren’t any) or hand chopping and whipping in Saudi Arabia. Or it could cite such ignored statistics regarding the killing of Muslims by other Muslims, and I quote:

“Some 11,000,000 (eleven million) Muslims have been violently killed since 1948 (date of Israeli independence) of which 35,000 or 0.3% died during the 60 years of fighting Israel . . . over 90% of the 11 million perished were killed by fellow Muslims . . .”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et1IRMbcIgg

Add to that more recent Muslim (and minority) deaths at the hands of Muslims in Syria, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt and other “Arab Spring” countries. But why should we be bothered with statistics when everyone knows that it’s the Jews who poisoned the wells and butchered gentile kids to mix their blood in their festival food.

 

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Comment by Sentient Biped on September 6, 2013 at 9:40pm

The offending post is gone.

Comment by Luara on September 5, 2013 at 6:03pm

For once I'm glad to have made a mistake.  These matters can be so prickly. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 5, 2013 at 5:51pm

I mean, "Luara".  Sorry.

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 5, 2013 at 5:50pm

Laura -Don't Panic.  Looks like Daniel posted in the general forum for wider coverage.  Original in the Origins group. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 5, 2013 at 5:31pm

According to the Nexus terms of service....

You agree that you will not post, email or make available any content or use this Network:

....in a manner that is hateful or discriminatory based on race, color, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable

There is a long list - I edited out the parts not relevant to this discussion.

Comment by Bud the Wonderer on September 5, 2013 at 11:40am

I myself am of western European extraction, and not of Jewish ancestry, but that doesn't keep me from offended by the type of post that is gratuitously insulting or abusive, for no other purpose than to shock its readers, as Mr. Gat is pointing out to us.

 

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