Friday, December 12, 2008

Islamic Jihad news gets "Jewish" and "Israeli" mixed up

Palestine Today, a mouthpiece for Islamic Jihad, mentions the murder last night of a Jewish man in Yemen.

But since Islam is the religion of peace, and it is inconceivable that even a mentally deranged Muslim would murder a father of five just because he was Jewish, the newspaper has to define the details of the case a bit differently:
Press sources revealed that an Israeli businessman was killed by a Yemeni pilot who fired dozens of gunshots to the passers-by.

Moshe Yaish-Nahari, a 35-year-old married man with nine children, was killed on Thursday night by machine-gun fire in the Bedouin in Yemen amid watching citizens.

The Israeli businessman who was murdered also taught the Torah in Israeli religious schools in Yemen, and it was not immediately clear what the real causes of his death.
And, no, it is not a translation error, as the Yemeni Arabic press certainly refers to Yaish Nahari as "Jewish".

They also add a detail that the murderer used to be a MiG-29 pilot until he killed his wife two years ago; he then got psychological treatment in Egypt and lost his pilot privileges. Apparently, he was considered sane enough to walk the streets with a submachine gun, though.