April 27, 2007, - 11:51 am
By Debbie Schlussel
As you probably know, BBC reporter, Alan Johnston, was kidnapped a while ago by Palestinian terrorists. It’s kind of poetic justice, since he and the rest of his BBC crew openly sympathized with them, and now he’s reaping the seeds he hath sewn.
While some Palestinian terrorists claimed that they executed their press compatriot Johnston, that’s never been verified. Recently, a Wall Street Journal editorial reported how the British National Union of Journalists (NBUJ) responded to Johnston’s predicament. Instead of calling out the Palestinians, the NBUJ is boycotting products from Israel as a “gesture of support for the Palestinian people.” Can you imagine American journalists boycotting American products as a “geture of support for the Al-Qaeda people” when Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and executed?
Regarding the ever increasingly Islamofascist Brits and their response, Stanley R. Zimmerman of Emeryville, California, has an excellent “Letter to the Editor” in today’s Wall Street Journal. It features the significant joke of the scorpion and the frog, and I reprint it here:
Scorpion and Frog: A Tale of Illogic
April 27, 2007; Page A15
In regard to your April 19 editorial “Boycott Journalism”:
There is an oft-repeated story regarding the Middle East. A scorpion wishes to cross the Suez Canal and turns to a frog to carry him on its back to the other side. The frog tells the scorpion that he is fearful the scorpion might sting him in transit. The scorpion assures the frog he would not do such a dastardly thing, particularly in view of the fact that the frog is doing him a favor. The frog accepts the logic of that statement and proceeds to carry the scorpion across the canal. Midway across, the scorpion stings the frog.
As he begins to sink, the frog asks, “Why did you sting me? Now we will both drown!”
The scorpion replies, “Because this is the Middle East.”
A BBC reporter, Alan Johnston, was kidnapped in Gaza and purportedly killed by his Palestinian captors. Meanwhile, the British National Union of Journalists decided to boycott products from Israel as a “gesture of support for the Palestinian people.” If asked why they direct their poisonous scorpion barbs toward a fellow democratic country, would NUJ respond in a scorpion like manner, “Because this is England”?
It is getting more difficult to distinguish between where the Suez Canal ends and the English Channel begins. The loss-of-logic contagion is spreading westward.
Stanley R. Zimmerman
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