I have come to realize just how difficult it may be to decipher news about the Middle East, Islam, Israel, the Arab World, and all these powerful and explosive issues of our times for those who rely on such media stalwarts as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the major television networks, cable news, etc. for their information. For example, how is a person to ascertain whether the slayer of a family is a terrorist or a militant or a gunman or an assailant or an activist or a freedom-fighter?
So, purely as a public service, I have organized the following glossary of the most pertinent terms and expressions, as typically used in the above-mentioned news sources. I hope, insha’allah, the reader will find it helpful to unravel the Gordian Knot of language that is today’s (and yesterday’s and tomorrow’s) Middle East!
Aggression: Killing people who are trying to kill you.There's lots more, read the whole thing.
Apartheid: The political/social system of the one and only country in the Middle East that integrates Jews, Beduins, Arabs, whites, blacks, Muslems, Ethiopians, Russians, Christians, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Bahai, et al.
“Apes & Pigs”: See “Jew” below.
Arab King: Military dictator.
Arab President: Military dictator.
Arab Prime Minister: Military dictator.
Arab Spring: Replacement of one dictatorship with another, with the help of Western money and media cheerleading.
Compromise: To give something palpable, such as land, in return for a promise not to keep on trying to annihilate you.
Developing Country: A country that is not developing.
Disproportionate Response: Winning.
Father of the Palestinian People: An Egyptian man, raised by his uncle, Hitler’s buddy, and one of the world’s most successful kleptocrats. (See “PLO” below.)
Hamas: The democratically elected government of Gaza whose founding charter calls for genocide.
Holocaust: That genocide that did not happen, but that the Jews orchestrated in order to steal Arab land, and that of which the Jewish presence in Palestine is worse than.
Moderate Palestinian Leader: Former KGB operative, Holocaust denier, and financier of Munich Olympic massacre.
Peace: War of attrition.
Peace Process: The dismantling of Israel.
Peace Talks: The avoidance of peace.
PLO: Organization created in 1964 to end the 1967 occupation.
Palestinian Authority: The world’s most successful kleptocracy.
Palestinian Hero: Murderer of children.
Zionism: The ideology of the Jews who aspire to control, dominate and take over the world.
Zionist: Someone who is worse than a Nazi.
Zionist Entity: That place that does not exist, as on Arab maps, but that must be destroyed.