First up we have Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib raising awareness about a young Palestinian woman who was murdered by her brothers in an honor killing.

Except, from that Tweet, you’d never know that this was an honor killing.

The link she provides goes to this article:

Isra Gharib’s Murder Exposes Issues of Power We Can’t Ignore

This is the very first paragraph:

Disclaimer: Honor killings are not Muslim and they are not Arab. This is a universal phenomenon which takes places in nearly all corners of the globe, from the United States to Europe. The US president stands accused of rape. Honor killings were legal in Italy until the 1970s and still happen today. Do not use this narrative to reinforce dangerous stereotypes of Arab culture and Islam. Patriarchy exists every where.

Really?  They actually want me to believe that that in the modern world, honor killings are practiced universally by all people in all cultures around the world?

I’m trying to remember the last time I read about an honor killing carried out by an Episcopalian family in an American suburb.

The bullshit intensified from there.

Isra’s death illustrates an ever-present toxic masculinity and control over women’s bodies and lives. Women are the vessels of honor for their families, which means that what she says, how she behaves, what she wears, etc. all impact the family honor. 

Now, the statements I’ve written in that paragraph are gross generalizations BUT they are reflective of current social and political power structures present in Palestine, in the occupation, and even in diasporic activism. Isra’s murder this past week sent a message to the world. When it comes to power structures, women’s bodies are always tools to reinforce some sort of ideal, whether honor, or pink-washing, or even national liberation (will explain this part later on so bear with me).

Somehow honor killings are connected to “the occupation.”  I’m not sure how because Israel has laws against honor killings and enforces them.

Now, here’s why Isra’s murderers stand to walk away from this untouched by the law. In Palestine, our legal system is the result of a century of occupation and political turmoil. It is a combination of Ottoman, British, Egyptian (in Gaza), Jordanian (in the West bank), and even no system (Area C). Despite various and continued efforts over the last decade, there has been very little reform to this outdated and dysfunctional legal system for two reasons: Israeli military occupation and a corrupt Palestinian Authority both hinder any legal, economic, and social progress.

See, it isn’t that their culture hasn’t evolved for the better part of a thousand years.  It is that Israel trying to defend itself from its terrorist neighbors have stunted the cultural development of the Palestinians by a millennium.

Still, it gets worse.

What may surprise you is that the story of Isra’s murder has not gone viral in the diaspora. You’ll find that (at the time that this was written) there is not a single news story written in English about her. Right now there are Arabic articles (this story has rightfully taken the Arab world by storm) and doubtless some Hebrew articles being published by some Zionist news outlets to try and pink-wash occupation (again lol).

Yeah, those damned Zionists who try to reinforce basic human rights in the territories by banning honor killings, stoning, and the murder of gays.

So, the murder of Isra Gharib was not simply an honor killing. It was a harsh flashlight exposing the intricate systems of power which work together to make honor killings acceptable both socially and legally.

That “intricate systems of power” is called Islamism and to a much lesser degree Hinduism.  Just look at the cases of honor killings recorded in Europe in 2018.

If that isn’t enough, look at the perpetrators of acid attacks, which is essentially “honor killing lite.”  If this was Israel’s fault than why is Pakistan one of the worst nations in the world for acid attacks and honor killings?

Sounds like a cultural thing to me, and not one that can be blamed on the Jews.

Rashid Tlaib is not the only Democrat spreading this kind of lie.  Enter Qasim Rashid, Esq, of Virginia.

He Tweeted this (which was retweeted by David Hogg, which is how I found it):

That’s horrible until you watch the whole video and realized it was deliberately taken out of context.

Bret Stephens is right.  By the way, that Judo thing repeated itself this year in Japan.

Antisemitism in Palestinians and Arabs has destroyed them.  Hatred of the Jews and Israel is an obsessive compulsion.  The PA doesn’t invest in roads or hospitals or infrastructure.  The only things taught in PA schools are the Quran and Jew-hatred.  The Jews are blamed for everything so the Palestinians do not do anything to improve their economy or their situation.

It’s clear that at the end of the video that the “disease of the Arab mind” is related to the quote about antisemitism from the middle of the video.

Yet the deceptive edit gets spread and going into the comments you can see the Leftist supporters of Qasim Rashid level the most grotesque antisemitic attacks on Stephens.  Pretty much proving Stephens’s point.

There is nothing the Left can’t figure out how to twist and blame on the Jews, especially when it comes to a Progressive Social Justice defense of radical Islam.

This is the essence of Leftist antisemitism.  It’s always the Jew’s fault, especially when it’s not.

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  1. I note that she blames the British, in part, for holding back the Palestinians from developing laws against “honor” killings. I seem to recall a story about the British Raj in India where the widows of Indian men were being forcibly placed on the funeral pyres of their dead husbands. This was justified as a “tradition.” The local British commander stated words to the effect that “We also have a tradition in Britain, we hang people who murder women.” So yeah, British rule promoted toxic masculinity and encouraged “honor” killings.

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