Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Prelude to Violence at Sea

Very few of those who condemn Israel for the violent clash of the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara chose to investigate the full details of what transpired and even fewer sought to explore the background of the organizations involved. I came across a troubling video filmed before the clash that shows the members of the flotilla chanting a song that called for the death of Jews. For those unfamiliar with Islamic history, Khaibar was a battle that transpired in Arabia, in which a Jewish tribe was defeated by the forces of Muhammad, it's male members massacred and it's female members distributed as war booty. In addition, one of the flotilla members declared that they faced "one of two happy endings: either martyrdom or reaching Gaza."


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