Two articles appeared on the same page in Weekend Argus 14th February 2015:
“Leila Khaled Inspired MK’s Young Fighters – Skwatsha’ with sub-heading: ‘Activist in South Africa to support anti-Israel boycotts.’ was one. The other was headed ‘She Continues to Support the Use of Violence’. Both articles refer to the same person: Each conveys the same message – but uses different words. And together, tell their own story
The ‘she’ is Leila Khaled. She is a convicted terrorist. She is here, as we all know, ‘to drum up anti-Semitic support for BDS (Boycott, Disinvest and Sanctions against Israel). She has led a campaign against Woolworths for stocking Israeli goods. She says she is in South Africa to “enhance the movement – and to spread the culture of boycotts.’ She is quoted as saying: “ We are not asking anyone to fight. We are ready to fight.”
Hitler said: “If you tell a lie big enough and often enough, people will believe you.”
Leila not only follows in his footsteps. She fosters it.
Lie after lie follows: “We have to take up arms to fight this regime in Israel” … (No they don’t!’ They have been offered a peaceful solution time after time, which they have refused.) … “ Israel is attacking us all the time. We are in defence.” (More lies: Best form of defence is attack. Subsitute the word ‘Hamas’ for ‘Israel’)
“This is the only way we can get the world to pay attention to our cause.” How could the world possibly ignore their ‘cause’ (‘curse’?) when their iniquitous terrorism makes news every day – threats to annihilate Israel and all Jews, rockets reigning down into Israel, death tunnels, anti-Semitic lies and distortions and that ‘Israel is an Apartheid state’? – whereas the fact is that Israel is the only democratic state in the Middle East.
The latest in their string of lies is the PA renewing its religious incitement which led to recent terror attacks. i.e. that the Al-Aqsa Mosque in under Israel ‘attack’ with “over a hundred attacks since January” and that Israel aspires ‘to build the Temple on the ruins of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”. Furthermore, it denies all Jewish history in Jerusalem. It denies that the Western Wall – Judaism’s holiest site since the destruction of the Temple 2,000 years ago – was a Jewish holy site in the past. The PA falsely teaches that Jews never prayed there prior to the 20th century.
Terrorists like Khaled repeat their outrageous assertions because the brainwashing is entrenched. The perfidious buzzwords and cliches they have swallowed become their automatic response. To Mcebisi Skwatsha’s (Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform) statement: “The ANC stands by Palestinians.”, he adds the anomaly “The ANC takes up arms because we love peace.”
Just as Nelson Mandela is dubbed ‘a terrorist’ when propitious, and Leila labelled ‘an activist’, once again, the distortion of language and facts, is evident in calls for anti-Israel boycotts, bias and propaganda.
Bottom line: Leila Khaled’s message is one of lies, hatred and the mass killing of innocent victims. With terrorism the most vicious and malevolent threat facing the world today, Mr Skwatsha, as he thoughtlessly backs the wrong horse and repeats the well-worn lies he has so gullibly been fed, commits the country into the hands of ruthless killers and places it at risk.
They say you can’t fool all the people all the time. But there are many people who can be fooled all the time.