by Steven Plaut
Sometimes life requires that we sit back passively and quietly, and savor the Higher Plan being carried out for us before our own eyes, without any efforts on our own part. And that is exactly what is now happening in the serial murders of terrorists and terrorist cheerleaders by other terrorists.
A few days back we had the murder of the malicious Juliano Mer-Khamis, an actor with a Jewish communist mother and an Arab communist father, who spent his days calling for the murder of Zionists and the complete elimination of Israel. He endorsed “armed resistance” against the Jews by the Arabs. And he was murdered, evidently by Islamist terrorists (such as from Hamas) in Jenin. They were upset because the “Resistance Theater” that Mer-Khamis ran in Jenin with another terrorist had staged “Animal Farm” by Orwell and had made some Arab actors dress up on stage as pigs. This sacrilege seems to be what triggered the murder. Mer-Khamis was and continues to be the darling of the Far-Leftist Israeli Jews for a Second Holocaust.
And then comes yesterday’s news of yet another cheerleader for terrorism being murdered by terrorists. This time the “victim” of his own love of terrorism was an Italian cheerleader for Hamas, Vittorio Arrigoni. Aged 36, he had gone to the Gaza Strip to assist Hamas as part of a delegation for the “International Solidarity Movement.” The ISM (or “I Support Murderers”) is a terrorist accomplice movement that openly endorses “armed struggle” by Arabs against Jews, meaning genocidal terrorism. It has collaborated with terrorists, hid them, held weapons for them, and attempted to interfere with Israeli troops arresting terrorists. The most famous ISM terrorist was Rachel Corrie, who decided to commit suicide in order to protect Hamas terrorists by throwing herself in front of an Israeli earth mover.
Arrigoni, whose name sounds very similar to “Arrogant-he,” was kidnapped by terrorists in the Gaza Strip this week. The terrorists called themselves “Salafists,” seemingly associates of the Saudi Wahhabi movement. They also claimed to be from “Al-Qaeda” but probably were from the Islamic Jihad. And they resented Arrigoni’s collaboration with their competitor terrorists from Hamas. So they kidnapped Arrigoni, beat the bejeebers out of him, released a tape of him with a bloodied face, and threatened that he would be murdered by late Friday afternoon if Hamas refused to accede to their demands. (Hamas is holding some of their members in Hamastan prison.)
The kidnappers were impatient and decided not to wait too long for a response and executed Arrigoni, ignoring their own deadline. You can see Arrigoni engaged in his peaceful solidarity with terrorism in this tape here. In their statement, the kidnappers wrote: “The Italian hostage entered our land only to spread corruption.” They also described Italy as “the infidel state”.
Arrigoni had entered Gaza illegally on one of those blockade-running flotilla boats. He personally denounced the Palestinian Authority for “collaboration” with the Zionist regime, and liked to compare Israel to Nazi Germany. He boasted that he was in Gaza to act as a human shield to protect the terrorists from Israeli forces. He was either hanged or strangled by his captors (depending on which news story you are reading). Gaza terrorists have a long history of kidnapping those who come to cheer them.
A correspondent for the anti-Israel BBC was kidnapped and held for 114 days. Even the parents of Rachel Corrie were briefly kidnapped, before the terrorists realized that the Corries could do much more on behalf of terrorism while walking about free.
According to INN: ‘Arrigoni wrote a blog for Guerrilla Radio and for the communist newspaper Il Manifesto. During Israel’s Cast Lead counter terrorist offensive in Gaza, he wrote: “Israel has every right to laugh and sing, even while it massacres its neighbor. Palestinians are only asking to die a different death, one of old age.”’ I can think of no better way to promote peace in the region than to encourage terrorists to kidnap and murder more terrorists and more apologists for terrorism. I can prepare a list of candidates, if any of the terrorist groups would like one.
Let the ISM Hitlerjugend hoist with their own terrorist petard!
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