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“Sorry, we thought you were a Jew”

“Sorry, we thought you were a Jew”

Here’s your “Arab Spring” and “Arab Street” for you.

From a BBC correspondent (h/t Daily Dish):

While walking in the street someone pushed me from behind with such force that I nearly fell over.

Turning around, I found myself surrounded by five men, one of whom tried to punch me in the face. I stopped the attack by pointing out how shameful it was for a Muslim to assault a guest in his country, especially during Ramadan.

Relieved that a seemingly random assault was over, I was appalled by the apology offered by one of my assailants. “Sorry,” he said contritely, offering his hand, “we thought you were a Jew.”

Shaking his head in disbelief on hearing the news, an Egyptian friend sympathised: “That’s stupid, you are obviously not a Jew.”

The chilling implication I was left with was that, had I been Jewish, the assault would have apparently been justified.

Just like the attack on Lara Logan, in the new Egypt and elsewhere, looking Jewish is a dangerous thing.


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AS the twig is bent, so shall the tree grow.

What’s the real crime with Islam as it’s taught is the indoctrination of children into hating other people because they’re not Muslim or are Jews.

And they have the nerve to say Islam is a religion of peace?

Didn’t I read about acts like that occurring in Nazi Germany in Winds of War? Since Arabs were such fervent supporters of Hitler and–in particular–the “Final Solution” it isn’t surprising that the genocidal bigotry of the Nazis exists in Egypt.

What is surprising is that the BBC is reporting it. Either there was an editorial mistake or the correspondent was trying to attract more British muslim viewers (who approve of such acts).

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to iconotastic. | September 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    After reading this thread I gotta hand it to Sir Winston Churchill.

    He hated both Nazis & Arabs -& made great strides in exterminating both.

    Win was not too keen on Indians either . I doubt his impression improved with the visit to the Third Reich of a famous Indian indie leader. For the record this man was not only very cold for 3 months but he failed to meet Hitler . How is that for failure?

    What a world.

Sounds like they may be exchange students from UC Irvine.

    William A. Jacobson in reply to LukeHandCool. | September 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Probably paid for with your California tax dollars.

      Robert Fisk, whose sexual fetish is being beaten by muslim mobs for being a naughty westerner, is probably slamming his coffee down on the breakfast table, cursing the BBC, “Why didn’t you send me?!?!”


      “They started by shaking hands. We said “Salaam aleikum” — peace be upon you — then the first pebbles flew past my face. A small boy tried to grab my bag. Then another. Then someone punched me in the back. Then young men broke my glasses, began smashing stones into my face and head. I couldn’t see for the blood pouring down my forehead and swamping my eyes. And even then, I understood. I couldn’t blame them for what they were doing. In fact, if I were the Afghan refugees of Kila Abdullah, close to the Afghan-Pakistan border, I would have done just the same to Robert Fisk. Or any other Westerner I could find.”

      Well, Robert … I think you actually should punch yourself in the nose every so often you pathetic arse of a multiculti-relativistic sod.

Subotai Bahadur | September 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

After the election in NY-9, I would not be surprised to see Obama’s Teamster and SEIU “army” start imitating this.

Subotai Bahadur

I never forget that the Muslims begged Himmler to hasten the extermination of the Jews, delighted in then project, and offered to send men to assist to ensure, even then, that the ME would be “Judenrein.” I also never oforget the expression used in Hamas and Fatah controlled territory: “Saturday people first, and then Sunday people.” Nevertheless, I’m glad it happened to this BBC reporter because the UK has been coddling anti-Semitism and pandering to the Islamists. Let them see the ugly face of their “oppressed” pets. Nothing focuses the mind like a threat to one’s existence, eh, BBCer?

Was the fellow following the BBC reporter that professor from York University? I’m just asking…

The Koran orders Muslims to dominate all unbelievers, not just Jews. These guys clearly have an ulterior motive and ambition.

When the only tool you have is the Q’ran, then everything looks like a Jew.

pathetic arse of a multiculti-relativistic sod.
That is some first rate creative insult-hurling. I’m stealing it.

Robert Fisk will continue making excuses for this barbaric 1,400 year old Religion of Peace. It’s all a lie Robert; I suggest you actually read the Koran, Sira and Hadith.

Unholy Alliance: American Left and Radical Islam (David Horowitz, 2003) reflects the intellectually-inbred state of Ivy-Tower Indoctrination and how these smart and credential evil idiots enable the rise of Islamic Supremacy.

The state of hatred towards Jews should be of no surprise to anyone paying attention to the Intellectual-Inbreds at all major American Ivy-league universities who encourage and enable anti-Semitism to rise through the world. The problem is not just about the rise of radical Islam!

Open and blantantly so, for example, Samantha Powers (wife of Cass Sunstein)

America’s Ivy-Tower Indoctrination has as much to do with the rise of Islamic Supremacy as do the Mullaharcies do in the Middle East.

“And they have the nerve to say Islam is a religion of peace?”

If you push a Muslim on the subject he will eventually admit that the so-called peace is between the believer and Allah, and not peace as we understand it. The Islamic cosmos is divided in to two domains or houses, the Dar al-Islam, the House of Islam which contains all Muslims (Though as a practical matter this really means “orthodox Muslims”. Muslims have been ecstatically murdering one another from the beginning for various heresies and deviations.) and the Dar al-harb, which is the rest of us. All the faithful are obliged fight the denizens of the House of War until we’re converted from whatever to Muslim or from living to dead.

That most moderate Muslims find ways of avoiding or ignoring the Quran and the Haditha in this matter is a comfort, and a tribute to humane reasoning winning out over fanatical impulse. The immediate goal of al-Qaeda and the other jihadists is to compel all Muslims to meet their scriptural obligation to make unrelenting war on all infidels (i.e. us). This is why they tend to kill mainly other Muslims (that and the fact that Marines fight back).

A patient of mine from Egypt recently told me that the revolution there will end badly because the country is essentially a giant welfare state that has no hope of feeding itself. He also said he thought that the Aswan dam was a big mistake because it shrank the area that is naturally flooded by the Nile, thus also shrinking the potential alluvial plain that would have been available for production. The overpopulation caused by imported food and foreign aid has caused un-regulated housing to be built and the chief source of building materials is mud for bricks that would have been the top-soil from the areas that would have been farmed in the old system. So, even if they allow the floods, much of the productive soil is gone.

    WarEagle82 in reply to teapartydoc. | September 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. This is PRECISELY why government programs almost NEVER produce the intended result and ALMOST ALWAYS make things worse than the original condition.


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“So, even if they allow the floods, much of the productive soil is gone.”

Easily solved. Roof gardens.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III | September 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I suggest you study some form of martial arts. There is nothing better for a bully than a good butt kicking no matter what the motivation was, religious, political or racial.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Zelsdorf Ragshaft III. | September 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    The person attacked was a BBC reporter. One can make a first order approximation that he is British, as he claims to be European, and “Thomas Dinham” sounds Brit. OK “Brit” …. “Martial Arts” …. “Buttkicking a bully”. Which one of these three does not belong with the other two in our modern world?

    Subotai Bahadur

What is this obsession with the few Jews in existance? Three quarters of the world wants to kill them and the other quarter wants to convert them. How about just leaving us alone for a change? And stop acting like every Jew is an anthropological artifact. There, I ranted and feel better for it.

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Words cannot express the vile nature of these bigots.

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If it happens to enough BBC correspondents, maybe the BBC will rethink its own editorial biases on Israel and Palestine. No education like being literally mugged by reality.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to gypsyboots. | September 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    That will not happen until they start mugging the BBC Board of Governors and the leadership of the Labour Party in London itself. Before that happens, BBC will be advocating Sharia law in every newscast and their sign-offs will be tapes of the WW-II Mufti of Jerusalem. The street reporters are expendable in the service of the Narrative.

    Subotai Bahadur