Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Richard Gere and company.

“The Jews are destined to be persecuted, humiliated, and tortured forever, and it is a Muslim duty to see to it that they reap their due. No petty arguments must be allowed to divide us. Where Hitler failed, we must succeed.”

“Islam is escalating and cannot be resisted. I pray that Allah may tear apart America just as the Soviet Union was torn apart.”

Who am I quoting here? The only reason we don't immediately guess "Hitler" is that the speaker invokes Hitler in one of the quotes. Actually the speaker's name is Sheikh Taissir Rajab Al-Tamimi and he is co-starring with Richard Gere in a commercial in which Gere speaks for the "entire world" in imploring Palestinians to vote in the rigged election that originally offered the choice between a Holocaust denier and a mass murderer [I forget which thugs are running now]. Hat tip to Debbie Schlussel for digging up these old quotes.

The memory hole is a wonderful device for the MSM, until some spoil sport ruins it by digging up embarrassing facts that the MSM would like to ignore.

Actually, I have less contempt for Gere than other Hollywood leftists. His movie (I forget the name) that exposed the Chinese legal system was panned by MSM critics for obvious reasons. It was almost unheard of for a Hollywood actor to engage in such a project. Usually, the left reserves all of their hatred only for America. Now if only Gere would make a similar commercial exhorting the Iraqis to vote (not that it is needed) or a commercial exhorting Democrats to stop cheating in American elections, I could almost forgive him entirely.

update - The Movie was called Red Corner and I enjoyed it very much.
afternoon update - Michelle Malkin is the only other blogger I have seen to pick up on this story.

Protein Wisdom too.

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