The New York Times is a cancer on the American people. Through lies and deception, The New York Times has worked nonstop to shove anti-Israel, anti-white, and anti-conservative garbage down the throat of America. There is not a hint of truth to the newspaper; it reeks of shamelessness, treachery, and nastiness. The latest example of this was an op-ed recently published by the paper, whose purpose was to drum up Palestinian sympathy through fabrications and falsehoods.
One of the rules I live by is to not take advice from convicted terrorists. I’ve always thought that it’s pretty simple; those who murder others in cold blood are not exactly upstanding citizens, and thus should not be listened to for guidance. Scarily, I’m in the minority these days. Terrorists are not only given a voice by the left (the same left who refuses to let respectable people like Mike Pence and Ben Shapiro so much as get a word out), but they are propped up and trotted out by the left. This is beyond horrifying, but unfortunately, is relatively unsurprising for the left.
I’ve always thought that it’s pretty simple; those who murder others in cold blood are not exactly dignified members of society, and thus should not be listened to for guidance.
Marwan Barghouti recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times detailing the supposed “abuses” of the Israeli prison system (in order to fully understand the rest of the article, please read the op-ed before continuing). The article makes many accusations against the Israelis, but provides absolutely no evidence to support any of the wild conspiracies (likely because the accusations are lies, and therefore no evidence exists). In fact, all the evidence points in the complete opposite direction on every single point Marwan makes. The article is riddled with falsities and untruths; the piece is practically a work of fiction.
The article is riddled with falsities and untruths; the piece is practically a work of fiction.
For starters, Marwan claims that Israel is an “occupying power” over Palestinians. This is an interesting claim to say the least. To put this claim to bed quickly and completely, Israel’s kindness is currently the only thing standing between two million Gazans and no electricity whatsoever. Gaza is perhaps the most famous “Israeli Occupied Territory”, yet what those who claim Israel is abusing these Gazans fail to mention is that when the Gazan government declined to pay for its own citizen’s electricity, Israel continued to supply Gaza with electricity at its own expense, losing millions of dollars in the process. This is the same territory from which thousands of rockets have been launched at Israel over the past few years.
Israel’s kindness is currently the only thing standing between two million Gazans and no electricity whatsoever.
Marwan also made several wild claims about Israeli prison system abuses which have absolutely zero evidence to stand on. Furthermore, Marwan claims that “Palestinian prisoners and detainees have suffered from torture, inhumane and degrading treatment, and medical negligence.” Another alternate-reality assertion, especially considering that Israel not only treats terrorists injured during their terror attacks with top-notch and immediate medical attention and doctors, perhaps to a fault, but also goes above and beyond in ensuring the health of terrorist prisoners, even going so far as to treat convicted terrorists for cancer. Sure doesn’t sound like medical negligence to me.
These lies are gross and despicable, but are also nothing more than the standard trash published by the New York Times. In this aspect, the op-ed does not deviate far from the New York Times general standard of honesty and integrity. The kicker, as you may have predicted by now, is that Marwan Barghouti is a convicted terrorist. Marwan is currently serving five life sentences, plus an additional forty years, for five murders and an attempted murder, respectively. Marwan targeted innocent men, women, and children in his terrorist plots, and contrary to his assertion in the op-ed that he was convicted in a “show trial,” Israeli prosecutors originally charged him with masterminding 37 terrorist attacks but he was only convicted on 3 counts. Marwan also declared in his op-ed that “Israel has tried to brand us all as terrorists.” You cannot make this stuff up.
Marwan Barghouti is a convicted terrorist… [who] is currently serving five life sentences, plus an additional forty years, for five murders and an attempted murder, respectively.
The New York Times declined to provide any context of Marwan’s crimes with the article. Readers of the newspaper were led to believe that Marwan was just an innocent Palestinian victim being abused in an Israeli prison while serving a sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. The New York Times acted as though Marwan’s opinion was as legitimate and unbiased as anyone’s, and only snuck in a small correction, providing a tiny bit of context, when pressured.
Readers of the [New York Times] were led to believe that Marwan was just an innocent Palestinian victim
Just to make the whole matter even more embarrassing, Marwan advertised a hunger strike against Israeli “abuses”. Marwan, the leader of the hunger strike, was caught on video surveillance sneaking cookies and candy after making sure no one was looking.
Marwan… declared in his op-ed that “Israel has tried to brand us all as terrorists.”
This utter nonsense and fiction have become commonplace on the left. The left repeatedly spews lie after lie in order to rile up anti-Israel sentiment. Hate the sin, hate the sinner twofold, for the sinner is the reason why the blood of innocent Israelis flows.
Hate the sin, hate the sinner twofold, for the sinner is the reason why the blood of innocent Israelis flows.