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Israeli: Islam Is Not a Threat. Israel Is.


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Barbara
- 2048 days ago - mpacuk.org
I must admit I believe you should have invited a Palestinian woman at my stead, because the women who suffer most from violence in my county are the Palestinian women. An unusual Israeli; an unusual person. Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan



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Sunday November 11, 2012, 12:45 pm
To lose a child the way this woman did can not be comprehended by a Westerner.
The title of this article is a bit leading as Peled-Elhanan talks about the plight of the Palestinian woman and their terrible struggles. As she goes on, she encompasses the plight of Muslim women in other countries of the world. This leap from Israel, to the rest of the Muslim world left me feeling that she either is in denial, or she is trying to make a weak point.
To talk about the plight of Muslim in other countries, she neglected to discuss Shari's Law. Israel is not the threat, their own husbands, brothers, uncles are.
 

Barbara W (342)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 1:58 pm
Excerpt: " We are all the victims of mental, psychological and cultural violence that turn us to one homogenic group of bereaved or potentially bereaved mothers. Western mothers who are taught to believe their uterus is a national asset just like they are taught to believe that the Muslim uterus is an international threat. They are educated not to cry out: `I gave him birth, I breast fed him, he is mine, and I will not let him be the one whose life is cheaper than oil, whose future is less worth than a piece of land.`

All of us are terrorized by mind-infecting education to believe all we can do is either pray for our sons to come back home or be proud of their dead bodies.

And all of us were brought up to bear all this silently, to contain our fear and frustration, to take Prozac for anxiety, but never hail Mama Courage in public. Never be real Jewish or Italian or Irish mothers.

I am a victim of state violence. My natural and civil rights as a mother have been violated and are violated because I have to fear the day my son would reach his 18th birthday and be taken away from me to be the game tool of criminals such as Sharon, Bush, Blair and their clan of blood-thirsty, oil-thirsty, land thirsty generals..

Living in the world I live in, in the state I live in, in the regime I live in, I donít dare to offer Muslim women any ideas how to change their lives. I donít want them to take off their scarves, or educate their children differently, and I will not urge them to constitute Democracies in the image of Western democracies that despise them and their kind. I just want to ask them humbly to be my sisters, to express my admiration for their perseverance and for their courage to carry on, to have children and to maintain a dignified family life in spite of the impossible conditions my world in putting them in. I want to tell them we are all bonded by the same pain, we all the victims of the same sort of violence even though they suffer much more, for they are the ones who are mistreated by my government and its army, sponsored by my taxes." More at link...



 

Barbara W (342)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:05 pm
I am about to add my comments again since, at the moment, it is not here where I left it only moments ago..
 

Barbara W (342)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:06 pm
Lo and behold there it is..
 

Barbara W (342)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:10 pm
Worth repeating: Living in the world I live in, in the state I live in, in the regime I live in, I donít dare to offer Muslim women any ideas how to change their lives. I donít want them to take off their scarves, or educate their children differently, and I will not urge them to constitute Democracies in the image of Western democracies that despise them and their kind. I just want to ask them humbly to be my sisters, to express my admiration for their perseverance and for their courage to carry on, to have children and to maintain a dignified family life in spite of the impossible conditions my world in putting them in.

I want to tell them we are all bonded by the same pain, we all the victims of the same sort of violence even though they suffer much more, for they are the ones who are mistreated by my government and its army, sponsored by my taxes"
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And let US, PLEASE, not forget America's billions sent every year at the expense of our own children..
 

Barbara W (342)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:11 pm
Excerpt: "I would like to dedicate my speech to Miriam R`aban and her husband Kamal, from Bet Lahiya in the Gaza strip, whose five small children were killed by Israeli soldiers while picking strawberries at the family`s strawberry field. No one will ever stand trial for this murder."

 

Barbara W (342)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:13 pm
Excerpt: " We are all the victims of mental, psychological and cultural violence that turn us to one homogenic group of bereaved or potentially bereaved mothers. Western mothers who are taught to believe their uterus is a national asset just like they are taught to believe that the Muslim uterus is an international threat. They are educated not to cry out: `I gave him birth, I breast fed him, he is mine, and I will not let him be the one whose life is cheaper than oil, whose future is less worth than a piece of land.`"
 

Barbara W (342)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:14 pm
Excerpt: "I am a victim of state violence. My natural and civil rights as a mother have been violated and are violated because I have to fear the day my son would reach his 18th birthday and be taken away from me to be the game tool of criminals such as Sharon, Bush, Blair and their clan of blood-thirsty, oil-thirsty, land thirsty generals.."
 

Barbara W (342)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:19 pm
Allen you said.. "To lose a child the way this woman did can not be comprehended by a Westerner. "

I wonder Allen, if you'd like to tell this to an American mother. One whose son or daughter was blown up in a Hummer while serving at the behest of that gr$$dy sector this brave women is speaking about.. .. Would you like to tell a westerner, an American mother, that she does not get it?
 
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