July 31, 2012, - 3:29 pm
The Taki Mrabet Olympic Hoax: When Anti-Israel Loons Can’t Find Anti-Israel Stories, They Make ‘Em Up
Beginning on Sunday, a number of readers and some haters sent me the photo, below, which has been posted and made its way around the internet, congratulating “Taqi Murabit,” a Tunisian swimmer for refusing to compete against an Israeli. It was posted, among other places, on “Australians For Palestine,” a site that urges boycotts against Israel, and many Muslims and non-Muslim Jew-haters have been tweeting congratulations to “Murabit.” But not only is the story about Taki Mrabet (the correct spelling) a hoax, Mrabet was disqualified in the first heat of his Olympic swimming event.
This is a Muslim hoax . . .
Israeli Swimmer and IDF Sgt. Gal Nevo . . .
And, yes, he did swim against Israeli Gal Nevo, who is not in the Israeli Air Force, but serves in the IDF as a sergeant in a computer service unit. He is one of six Israeli soldiers who were given a two week vacation from their duties so they could compete on the Israeli Olympic Team. Yes, these people aren’t the courageous Jew-haters that others would have us believe, who drop out in the name of not losing to the Jews (which doesn’t exactly show courage, but, rather, a desire not to be embarrassed by the JOOOOS). They’re just bad swimmers who failed. So sad, too bad. Oh, and by the way, the guy in the photo is NOT even Taki Mrabet. It’s a photo of Oussama Mellouli, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist from Tunisia, who’d previously tested positive to using banned substances and finally copped to it. And by the way, he did not take any stand against Israeli athletes, either.
So much for the accuracy and veracity of Jew-haters. But, then, that’s older than blood libels and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. These are, after all, the same mob of co-religionist conspiracy theorists who still claim that Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden are alive and hanging out in Hawaii (or some other non-72-virginal paradise) on the U.S. dime and that Jews did 9/11.
Tags: Anti-Israel, Australians for Palestine, Gal Nevo, IDF, Israel, London Olympic Games, London Olympics, Olympic swimming, Olympics, Oussama Mellouli, Sgt. Gal Nevo, swimmers, swimming, Taki Mrabet, Taqi Murabit, Tunisia