Gita Hashemi on Sat, 20 Apr 2002 16:54:54 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> A European speaks far better than I:

I find it shameful that Europeans who haven't managed yet to come to 
terms with their own history of anti-Semitism and to deal with its 
lingering effects get so totally confused about how to address the 
current issues particularly the dangerous rise of racism in national 
and international social-political currents.

I find it shameful to note the other racist discourse in bloom (e.g 
"sell their own mother to a harem").  This discourse is on the same 
anti-Semite continuum.  After all, as a very astute friend recently 
pointed out, Palestinian people are Semite too.

I find it shameful that she paints that war criminal Sharon in 
murmuring tones as "that tragic and Shakespearean figure."

I find it shameful to have once, in my distant youth, thought of 
Fallaci as a relatively smart journalist.

By the way, how does one dress as a "suicide bomber"?!!  I thought 
the point was to dress inconspicuously to not raise suspicion!

Gita Hashemi

At 5:41 PM -0400 4/18/02, wrote:
>On Jew-hatred in Europe
>By Oriana Fallaci  
>April 17, 2002
>Originally published in Corriere della Sera. Translation by Chris and
>I find it shameful that in Italy there should be a procession of individuals
>dressed as suicide bombers who spew vile abuse at Israel, hold up photographs
>of Israeli leaders on whose foreheads they have drawn the swasitka, incite
>people to hate the Jews. And who, in order to see Jews onceagain in the
>extermination camps, in the gas chambers, in the ovens of Dachau and
>Mauthausen and Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen et cetera, would selltheir own
>mother to a harem.



The occupation of Palestinian lands must end if peace is to begin. 
Work for peace: Demand the end to the occupation.

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