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Sirhan Sirhan: From Lutheran Schoolboy to Palestinian Assassin February 9, 2016

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Sirhan SirhanTuesday, February 9th, in California, 71-year-old Jordanian/Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan was once again (for the 15th time since his life sentence began) denied parole.[1]  This man, of Lutheran faith, was born on 19 March 1944 to a family from Taibeh, Jordan, then making their home in the Jewish homeland (then still known under its British Mandate name of “Palestine”) following an expulsion of rabblerousers by the Jordanian crown. His teachers at the Luther School were vehemently pro-PLO and instilled anti-Semitic hate doctrines into Sirhan as a young boy.[2]

In 1951, King Abdullah of Jordan was assassinated. According to his father Bishara Sirhan, 7-year-old Sirhan was overjoyed by the assassination a man the young boy viewed as a traitor to the PLO cause and became fascinated with studying the details of the event.[3]

On 5 June 1968, Sirhan Sirhan, then 24 years of age, shot and killed 42-year-old New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  Kennedy had just won the California Democratic Primary election when Sirhan, outraged by RFK’s support for Israel, assassinated him.  RFK had called for ending U.S. monetary or military support to any nation which was engaging against Israel militarily (which at that time included all of the Arab nations).[4] His mother would later defend his actions, stating “What he did, he did for his (Palestinian) country!”[5] His father, likewise, came to his defense, stating, “I do not regret his death as Kennedy the American politician who attempted to gain the presidential election by his aggressive propaganda against the Arab people of Palestine.”[6]

Sirhan was caught gun-in-hand and arrested, being initially sentenced to death. In 1972, however, the U.S. Supreme Court briefly outlawed the death penalty, causing his death sentence to be altered to a life sentence in Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga.[7]  In 2013, he was relocated from his original prison to Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego.[8]

On 2 March 1973, Black September terrorists abducted Cleo Noel, the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and demanded the release of Sirhan Sirhan. Sirhan was not released at that time, but this event established Sirhan as being connected with Palestinian terrorism.[9]

91-year-old Paul Schrade, an RFK adviser who was one of the six men shot in the 1968 incident, appeared at the parole hearing to voice his forgiveness of Sirhan.  “I forgive you for shooting me,” Schrade told Sirhan. “I should have been here long ago and that’s why I feel guilty for not being here to help you and to help me.”[10]

Mel Ayton makes a poignant observation:

Populations are not culturally prone to hatred – they are educated toward it as studies of Nazi Germany show. The anti – semitism inculcated in German children in the 1930s and 40s remained with them into their old age and the West German government’s post-war attempts to promote anti-fascism had no effect on those who grew up during the Third Reich.

The propaganda used by Palestinians had no less an effect on the younger generations of children from the 1940s to the present day. From an early age Sirhan had been taught by educators, family members and friends that the Jews were ‘treacherous’, ‘an evil enemy’ and it was his ‘duty’ to rid Jews from Palestine. Sirhan’s generation was taught to hate, despise and fear Jews, to believe that it was not only right for every self-respecting Arab to fight the Jewish state and that it was just and desirable to destroy it.[11]

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  1. Corkey Siemaszko, “Robert Kennedy Killer Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole – Again,” NBC News (9 Feb 2016).  Read it online.
  2. Mel Ayton, The Forgotten Terrorist: Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2007), chapter 3.
  3. Bishara Sirhan, personal correspondence.
  4. Ayton, op. cit., chapter 2.
  5. Mary Sirhan; in trial transcripts, U.S. v. Sirhan.
  6. Bishara Sirhan, personal correspondence.
  7. Linda Deutsch, “Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole in RFK Killing,” Associated Press (2 Mar 2011).  Read it online.
  8. Siemaszko, op. cit.
  9. Barry Rubin & Judith Colp Rubin, Chronologies of Modern Terrorism (London: Routledge, 2015), 188-9.
  10. Siemaszko, op. cit.
  11. Mel Ayton, “Sirhan was an ‘Unaffiliated’ Terrorist,” Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum (19 May 2006).
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What a friend we have in… Egypt?! February 5, 2016

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It was confirmed today in a session of the Knesset that when Egypt pumped water from the Mediterranean Sea into ten Hamas “terror tunnels” last week, they did so in coordination with Israel.  The two nations worked together against a common enemy – Hamas – with Israel sharing intelligence information with Egypt regarding the locations of the terror tunnels.  The joint operation was deemed a success, collapsing the ten targeted terror tunnels and identifying an eleventh.  This was confirmed by Hon. Yuval Steinitz, Israeli cabinet minister.

The terror tunnel network was built using funds provided by the Obama Administration, supposedly given to the Hamas terrorist organization (formerly known as the PLO) under the guise of a “humanitarian aid” disbursement.  While the U.S. helped build the terror tunnels, operating as an enemy to Israel; traditional enemy Egypt came to Israel’s aid in collapsing the tunnels.  May wonders never cease!

The entrance to a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border

Hamas Terror Tunnel (image courtesy of REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

 

A fitting quote from General McClellan… February 2, 2016

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General McClellan to Trump

Why do we disapprove? Well, for starters….

US Hate Crime Centers February 28, 2015

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The Southern Poverty Law Center reported in 2013 that nearly 60% of all hate crimes in America target Jews. [1]   Where are the highest concentrations of anti-Semitically motivated violence?

  1. Dearborn, Michigan: The hometown of rabid anti-Semite Henry Ford boasts proudly that it is home to the largest population of Arab Moslems outside the Middle East… and unfortunately for HaShem’s Am Segula (Treasured People), this translates into Dearborn, Michigan being the most hostile place in the nation for Jewish people. [2]
    DEARBORN


  2. GRGrand Rapids, Michigan: Just across the state from Dearborn, we find the second most anti-Semitic city in America. This city seethes anti-Semitic replacement theology from every pore. The source of hate here is not as much Islam, though, as Calvinism (a supersessionist branch of pseudo-Christianity more closely aligned with Qu’ranic fatalism than with Biblicism). [3]”[Supersessionism is] the theology that denies that God has a future program for the nation of Israel and denies that the promises God has made to the ethnic descendants of Abraham—the Jewish people—will be kept fully and literally” (Dr. Kevin Zuber). [4]

  3. CHRISLAMChicago, Illinois: Just around the big lake from Grand Rapids, we find the third most Hitleresque city in America. Home to Barack Hussein Obama, Jeremiah Wright, and Mariusz Wdziekonski; this cespool is the American mecca of liberalism, black militantism, and neo-Naziism. [5] Here, the antagonist is largely atheistic… though Willow Creek’s advocacy for the anti-Semitic Chrislam movement now sweeping the mega-church scene also contributes. [6]

  4. New York City: Anti-Semitically motivated assaults are on the rise in NYC. In fact, they have more than tripled since 2012! As in Chicago, the motivation in NYC is liberal anti-Israel hate-politics. [7] Yes, this is the same city that was called “Hymietown” in that infamous Jesse Jackson hate-speech during the 1984 presidential campaign! [8]
    Jesse Jackson

References & Notes

  1. http://time.com/63960/hate-crimes-anti-semitism/
  2. http://www.planetizen.com/node/11375; http://michiganradio.org/post/what-explains-michigans-large-arab-american-community; http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dearbornistan.
  3. Breidenthal, Thomas. 1999. Neighbor-Christology: Reconstructing Christianity before Supersessionism. CrossCurrents 49 (3): 319–48; http://www.axt.org.uk/essays/Kessler.htm.
  4. http://www.biblicalintegrity.org/2011/11/15/supersessionism-rising-dispensationalism-part-1/.
  5. http://www.publiceye.org/gallery/chicago/; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/06/neonazi-mariusz-wdziekons_n_792499.html; http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=94.
  6. http://www.thebereancall.org/content/chrislam-christian-palestinianism-0.
  7. http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.583353.
  8. http://articles.latimes.com/1986-10-19/magazine/tm-5850_1_jesse-jackson.