July 25, 2005, - 12:45 pm
Aiding Palestinian Terrorists: Ricky Martin Picks up Where Angelina Jolie Left Off; Gives Thumbs Up to Map of Hate!
By Debbie Schlussel
Previously, I’ve written about the Arab Children’s Congress, an anti-Semitic, anti-American hate-fest held each year in Jordan–featuring Muslims and Arab kiddies from around the world. Ostensibly, the conference is about promoting tolerance and understanding, but it’s really about training them young on hatred for Jews, Americans, and Westerners. The conference is funded in large part by Dubai. Several of the 9/11 hijackers carried Dubaian documents and used Dubai bank accounts to fund their “activities.”
Last year, Angelina Jolie attended as a guest of honor, hung out with the haters, and made out with Queen Noor (see photos here). This year, the offender is the ambiguously gay Ricky Martin, as a UN Childrens Fund Goodwill Ambassador. As you can see, below, Ricky Martin is wearing the “Map of Hate” scarf, with “Jerusalem is ours,” in Arabic, and giving a “thumbs up”. (The “Map of Hate” is the map showing ALL of Israel as Palestine–as in wiping the Jews off the face of Israel, and ultimately, the world.)
Looks like Martin has now cut his already-dwindled-to-almost-nothing audience to an even smaller slice: gay Palestinian terrorists. While there are more of those than you’d want to know about, it’s not a large enough audience to sustain a pop career. And the only well-known one, Yasser Arafat, is now dead. Martin is planning to visit the “Palestinian territories.” Talk about “Living the Vida Loca.” Or just plain being “Loco” (in his case, perhaps “Loca”).
When they complained they were “stereotyped” as terrorists, Martin compared himself to the Arab and Muslim kiddies, thusly: “I have been a victim of stereotypes. I come from Latin America and to some countries, we are considered ‘losers,’ drug traffickers, and that is not fair because that is generalizing.”
But there’s an important distinction between the two peoples: The peoples of Latin America, in poll after poll, detest druglord killers like Pablo Escobar, drug cartels like Medellin, and the terror tactics, torture and murder they employ. Not so for the Arab and Muslim countries for whom Osama Bin Laden remains the most popular figure and whose people cheered in the streets for 9/11 and Hamas homicide bombings galore. Teachers and Catholic priests in Latin America do not exhort Latino children as young as age three to become Escobar martyrs. Etc., Etc., Etc. Ad Nauseam.
Ricky Martin says his Ricky Martin Foundation “is working to combat child pornography and prostitution worldwide.” No word on whether it also works to combat celebrity political prostitution.
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