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Thursday, June 15, 2006

 

Who Elected These Pea Brained Idiots?

As Sam Bahour wrote today,"We have now seen it all."

"Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) are soliciting cosponsors for a bill addressing “the systematic destruction” of the Palestinian Christian community by the Palestinian Authority (PA)."

Yeah, right. And thanks for your concern. Where was your concern when the Israeli storm troopers shot and killed Johnny Thaljieh, a Greek Orthodox altar boy, while he was hanging around in front of his uncle's shop? And where was your concern when Christine Sa'ada, a little Christian girl, was 'collateral' damage from an extrajudicial assasination? Oh, and where was your concern when Kamal Nasser, a fine poet, a friend of my dad's, was knocked off in Beirut years ago by none other than Ehud Barak in drag? And where was your concern when Israel's stormtroopers shot at the statue of the Virgin Mary in Bethelehem? Or destroyed an ancient sixth century church? Or stole land from my cousin's Christian village, Beit Jala, for the so-called Jewish 'neighborhood' Gilo? AIPAC must have greased your palms considerably, boys. Well, for your edification, although I'm not sure if it's worth it, here is a real, live Palestinian Christian on the matter. I'm of the school that Palestinians should speak about themselves, not bought off congressmen, not students of the "Orient," and most definitely not transplanted European and American "Israelis":

“We are disappointed by the resolution drafted by Congressman McCaul and Congressman Crowley purporting to act on our behalf. The resolution seriously misrepresents the situation facing Christians in the Holy Land...

"We have contacted the highest officials in the Catholic and Evangelical Churches in the US and in the Holy Land and they strongly oppose this resolution. We understand that the resolution was drafted without consulting Christians living in the region or local Christian organizations. The resolution grossly misleads the Congress as to the real threat that faces our community." Open Bethlehem’s chief executive Leila Sansour, a Christian from Bethlehem

Patriarchs Atalla Hanna, Michael Sabbah and Reverend Mitri Raheb,Canon Naim Ateek, and other religious leaders in Palestine don't have a problem with the Palestine Authority's relations with Palestine's Christians.

So who did these guys consult? None other than Justus Weiner. Remember him. The schill for Israel who wrote a book that said that Edward Said wasn't Palestinian? Thank God he is the champion of Palestinian Christians. I am so touched. God has answered my prayers for another appearance of the savior. Honestly, could we have a resolution against stupidity in Congress? Or would that be too time consuming?

According to Churches for Middle East Peace: "What information is the basis for the McCaul/Crowley resolution? The research that forms the basis of the resolution was conducted by Professor Justus Weiner, an American/Israeli academic who is a scholar at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs in Israel. His research includes little or no input from the local indigenous Palestinian Christians--- Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran communicants, and has significant inaccuracies, exaggerated conclusions and major omissions."

CMEP is very Christian in their assessment of Weiner.

But jokers like these congressmen, and their supporters, those great advocates for the Palestinians (their concern for Christians is touching; as for the rest, they may starve), including Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Connie Mack (R-FL), Mike Pence (R-IN), Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Henry Brown (R-SC), Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), Mark Souder (R-IN), John Carter (R-TX), Thomas Tancredo (R-CO), and Steve Chabot (R-OH) make me want to express myself in a very un-christian manner.

What you can do and more information here from Churches for Middle East Peace.

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