January 24, 2007, - 10:40 am
By Debbie Schlussel
The title of this post is kind of misleading. O.J. Jury Syndrome isn’t actually a new thing to Israel. It’s an old thing.
The Israeli “justice” system frequently bends over backward (and forward) for Islamic terrorists. It’s a great example of how Israel’s worst enemies are often not the Islamic terrorists who blow up pizza shops, but the Israeli judges who deliberately go out of their way to help them. On this site I often write about that not so exclusive club, “Stupid Judges and the Terrorists Who Love Them.” In fact, the Israeli chapter of this club rivals the American one in the size of membership rolls.
The latest example is the Israeli military judge who ruled that there is “insufficient evidence” to continue holding Islamic Jihad terrorist Fawaz Abu Damra. After all, the guy only helped finance IJ bus bombings that killed many Israeli civilians (and some Americans, too, including New Jersey college student Alisa Flatow). But no biggie. “Insufficient evidence to continue holding him.”
After all, the guy was only on videotape raising the money for those bombings. But no biggie. “Insufficient evidence to continue holding him.”
After all, the guy is only an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. But no biggie. “Insufficient evidence to continue holding him.”
After all, the guy only was the imam and founder of the Al-Farooq Mosque/Al-Kifah Refugee Center in Brooklyn, right before Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (the blind cleric, convicted in the ’93 WTC bombing) took over from him. But no biggie. “Insufficient evidence to continue holding him.”
And that’s way Israel is losing–and will continue to lose–the war on terror.
Once again, the old Adam Ant song title is correct. “Desperate But Not Serious” (video below).
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