April 15, 2008, - 2:24 pm

Darwin @ Work: Another Fateful “Lunch in Tul Karem”

By Debbie Schlussel
My late father and I used to have a code phrase we’d use whenever there was a leftist–particularly a Jewish leftist–who went out of his/her way to pander to Islamofascists. We’d say that foolish person was “a likely candidate for Lunch in Tul Karem.”
That’s because in 2000–at the height of Palestinian homicide bombings against innocent civilians in Israel–the Hebrew-language Israeli newspaper, HaZofe (now called, “Makor Rishon,” or Primary Source) had an interesting, but not surprising, story: Two Jewish Israeli peacenik businessmen went to Tul Karem in Samaria of the so-called Palestinian Authority to have lunch with their friends–two Palestinian restauraters, who who were “peace activists” and “moderate” Muslims, who only wanted to make nice with the Jews.

“Lunch in Tul Karem” Is Not a Meal or a Place . . .


. . . It’s a State of Mind w/ a Certain Result

The two Israeli Jews told all of their friends about their “peace mission” with these two non-violent Palestinian specimens of humanity. (FYI, Tul Karem–home to Al Quds Open University–is a hotbed of Islamic terrorism and bomb-making factories.)
Not long after they reached the Tul Karem restaurant, the two Israeli men were found bloody, slaughtered dead, and dismembered at their peace-loving Muslim Palestinian friends’ restaurant in Tul Karem, at the hands of their two “moderate” Muslim friends. No word on whether the Jews got to eat a digestible meal before their halal lunch of steel blades.
Now, yet another woman voluntarily went for “Lunch in Tul Karem” and met her predictable, Darwin-esque fate:

An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey.
The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the northern city of Gebze on Friday.
She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people.
Turkish police say they have detained a man in connection with the killing.
Reports say the man led the police to the body.
Ms di Marineo was hitch-hiking from Milan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories with a fellow artist on their “Brides on Tour” project.
They had separated in Istanbul, planning to reunite in Beirut.
Ms di Marineo was last seen on 31 March in Gebze.
An Italian embassy official told the Associated Press news agency police tracked the man when he put a new SIM card into Ms di Marineo’s mobile phone.
Local media identified the suspect only by the initials MK and said he had a previous conviction for theft.
Ms di Marineo’s sister, who had gone to Turkey to look for her, identified the body. An autopsy is being conducted in Istanbul.
“Her travels were for an artistic performance and to give a message of peace and of trust, but not everyone deserves trust,” another sister, Maria, told the Italian news agency, Ansa.

Ya think? This is another one of those “Guess the Religion” episodes. Just a gander, but I’ll bet that “M” in the “MK” initials stands for Mohammed. Either way, he’s a Turk, which means that he’s a Muslim and didn’t quite go for the “Brides on Tour” peacenik thing.
Best to avoid “Lunch in Tul Karem” at all cost and “consume your meals” in the real world.
Thanks to my brave friend, “S from M,” who sent this story, which she rightly says, falls into the “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understandin'” file.

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14 Responses

Good pieces today Debbie.
Between the collaborators and the enemies, we are in deep kimchee. No one can convince me that Israel and America are not being deliberately strangled to death by their own… yes I do believe in conspiracies.

J-Lin on April 15, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Three years later, that lesson hasn’t been learned.

    When will people learn to stay clear of Muslim countries?

    But they have to learn the hard way – the fatal way – their welcome there is to be treated like the trash of the earth.

    That’s the gist of “Dining In Tul Karem.”

    NormanF on April 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

So what code phrase do you use for Italian leftists who pander to islamofascits? Don’t get me wrong here; I wasn’t making light at the woman’s gruesome murder.

American Sabrah on April 15, 2008 at 3:57 pm

“Lunch in Tul Karem”–I like that and will add it to my repertoire.
Such naivte. Yet leftist Israelis still don’t learn.
re: the Italian nutjob–I’m shocked that Turks would kill her. I always thought they were civilized in comparison to the Arabs.

lexi on April 15, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Islam is strong in rural parts of Turkey.

    Kemal Ataturk was a decent man but he should have known better its impossible to eliminate the spots on the leopard.

    And Islamist Turkey then and today is a country Westerners and Israelis should avoid visiting at all costs.

    NormanF on April 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Anyone who believes Turk muslims are trustable needs a check up from the neck up–oh yeah, really it is all muslims. Great piece and reminder Debbie. When I read the accounts of what happened last year in Turkey to 3 Christian missionaries who lived there–I have never forgotten about it.
April 21, 2007
Turkey: Christians were tortured for three hours before being murdered
“He had scores of knife cuts on his thighs, his testicles, his rectum and his back,” Ugras said. “His fingers were sliced to the bone. It is obvious that these wounds had been inflicted to torture him,” he said.

BB on April 15, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Kind of sad, but you should always be careful when traveling.

mindy1 on April 15, 2008 at 10:15 pm

This particular account fails to mention the rape and robbery of the woman. She was found with no clothes, thrown under some brush on the side of the road. It is likely she was also beaten and humiliated first. That is the Muslim way when with infidels. The perpetrator, whom the authorities are hiding the identification of, did this with the certainty he would suffer no real punishment. If this woman were Turkish, he might have got six years. As it is he will get 12 and released with the first Ramadan.

Pat on April 15, 2008 at 11:07 pm

May not be long before a local area restaurant gets to be the butt of a punch line. My guess is 2008-9.

samurai on April 15, 2008 at 11:55 pm

“This particular account fails to mention the rape and robbery of the woman.”
I’ve never understood why the liberals and the usual Hollywood suspects aren’t the ones yelling from the rooftops about the way muslims degrade women. Yes, I know most liberals have such a weird world view, but still, it seems like a slam dunk issue for liberals to get all righteous.

Jeff_W on April 16, 2008 at 12:12 am

Some degrees of stupidity are punishable by death.

AmericanJewess on April 17, 2008 at 5:23 am

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who can help me

edi prasetyo on October 20, 2009 at 4:40 am

itali embassey e-mail address i don’t know so u give me address please, because i will contect for agricultural visa .thank you

merez talukder on June 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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