Excusing Some Terror: A Slippery Slope for All


Brussels, Paris, Mumbai, Instanbul, London, Jerusalem, New York – It`s what happens when well-meaning people either justify or ignore the actions of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood

While these groups don’t attack us in the West, they spread hate, encourage the slaughter of others and, with the empowerment of their magnanimous“apologists“, open the door for even more extreme fundamentalist psychopathic hordes like Al Qa’ida, Boko Haram, The Taliban and ISIS.

While we teach our children tolerance and love, groups who call Jews “descendants of apes and pigs”; indoctrinate theirs to hate enough to martyr themselves by stabbing, car jamming and suicide bombing innocent Israeli men, women and children.  You can be certain of one thing. These very same Jew-haters aren’t too crazy about the rest of humanity either.

Thanks in large part to a moral equivalence that forgives some acts of terror while condemning others, which is so prevalent on Western campuses and in liberal societies, we are all now careening down a slippery slope that innocent people all over the world – including millions of peace-loving Muslims – are paying dearly for.

Terrorism of any kind has never just been about politics. It is nourished by hate! Pure and Simple!

There are many disenfranchised people around the world.  None of them butcher innocent civilians with the same salivating zeal as these fundamentalist fanatics do.  

Blaming Israel instead of those who blow themselves up in restaurants; run people over at bus stops or stab old people and young children with impunity; has legitimized and and empowered that exact same carnage in our own back yards.

When it comes to terror, “Ask not for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for all of us.“

About the Author
Hindy Nosek-Abelson is a Toronto based Canadian writer, blogger, translator and not-for-profit professional who has worked with Jewish and non-Jewish social service and political organizations in the field of development and PR for most of her life. She also a translator of Yiddish songs and poetry whose lyrical translations have been published, recorded and performed internationally.
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