Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lost in translation: Islamic Jihad's religious glee at shooting at civilians

While the media try to keep things "even-handed" or even emphasizing (as the BBC did) "the total disparity of force between the two sides," no one is reporting the actual words of the terrorists.

Yes, as JPost notes, Islamic Jihad took credit for shooting rockets at Tel Aviv. But you cannot understand the conflict unless you understand the mindset of the Islamic supremacists who rule Gaza, and you cannot understand their mindset without reading their actual words.

So here is Islamic Jihad's announcement of responsibility for shooting rockets at Tel Aviv:
The Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, announced the bombing of the occupied city of Tel Aviv with a Fajr-5 rocket for the first time in the history of the conflict between the Islamic Jihad military wing with the Zionist enemy.

The Al-Quds Brigades said that its rocket unit managed by the grace of Allah Almighty the bombing of the occupied city of Tel Aviv, which has heard a huge earthquake-like blast with the city sirens still reverberating after the holy jihad bombing.

Quds Brigades confirmed that it will teach the enemy a lesson in the art of jihad and fighting.
The earlier announcement of when it shot rockets at Rishon LeZion referred to them as "blessed resistance missiles."

The Western media rarely report on the fanaticism and hate behind the terrorists. The leftist narrative that everyone is pretty much the same with similar desires and goals and world outlook is so ingrained in the minds of the reporters that they believe that reporting on the words of hate and Islamist supremacy is vaguely Islamophobic or racist. So instead, we are treated to vanilla descriptions, often in passive voice, watering down the seething hate and fanaticism that drives the haters of Israel.

They are not motivated by land, nor conflict, and certainly not to defend their people's lives. Their motivation, as their words indicate clearly, is simply pure seething hate for anyone who is not a Muslim extremist and who does not willingly submit to the rule of Islamists.

When journalists dilute the motivation, they are not reporting the story, but rather what they hope the story is. And that is not only a disgrace to journalism but it is a major disservice to the public.