The topic of this thread is about what I term as an "Islamic Pan Uber Cult", a cult whose violent designs are affecting the whole world. It is not about the Arab/Israeli conflict except where Islam has played a role as a cult. There are other threads that cover Jewish cults on the forum.
To review this aspect:
1) Cults do not support open debate or criticism of their views
2) Cults control information to and from followers and the outside world (see Pallywood links below)
3) Cults say one thing within the cult and another to the outside world (What Palestinian leaders say to the western press in English is often quite different than what they say in Arabic. see: Palestinian Media Watch
4) Cults can rationalize and justify the most insane and even violent behaviors. (e.g., the call for killing people of different religious group or sect and revenge and honor killings)
5) Cults encourage and often reward followers for lying and spreading disinformation (See Pallywood links below)
6) Cult propaganda goes beyond typical political propaganda by infusing it with divine attributes and purpose (e.g, Fatwahs and Jihad)
7) Cult adherents who go against the accepted narrative are punished.Death Threats for Two Pro-Israeli Muslim Teens
Regarding your comments I would like to point out that the western media has made irresponsible claims regarding the Arab boy who was kidnapped and murdered. Irresponsible because the investigation of the crime has not been completed. see: Israeli PM Netanyahu orders investigation of "reprehensible murder," instructs investigators to "work as quickly as possible" Israeli officials quick to condemn murder of Palestinian boy, unlike the PA, which has not yet issued an official condemnation of the murder of the three Israeli teens
Throughout the conflict between Israel and the PLO, Fatah, and Hamas there has been a phenomenon called "Pallywood". More on that later.
Here is a back story you did not hear in the USA or mainstream media regarding the Arab boy. When the footage showing the boy being kidnapped was released by the police (you can not clearly see who is shoving whom into a car) Jews were automatically blamed. The mother initially reported that the boy was kidnapped by Jews in a black car (the car in the video is white). The father initially reported that his son was kidnapped by other Arabs. Later he changed his story. The couple are divorced. The family has a history of problems with the police. (Just a side note; Palestinians also serve on the police force in Israel, but no Jews serve in any capacity in Gaza, Jenin, or Ramalla).
The abduction occurred during the funeral of the 3 boys. Though not impossible, it is unlikely that radical religious Jews would seek revenge until after the funeral. The whole country was in mourning.
It does not fit for other reasons. Revenge killings such as this; kidnapping, stabbing and burning someone alive for political purposes is just not Jewish style. It is however, Islamic style. There were reports that this may have been an honor killing because the boy was a homosexual or that it had to do with the family's involvement in crimes and drugs. (Honor killings are a problem in the Palestinian areas and illegal in Israel).
The world outcry and sympathy for the three boys was astonishing. In the past few years there have been several other murders of innocent youths and families I am sure you do not know about. They were not widely publicized, nor did they galvanize Israel and the world like these three boys. I guess because it has come on the heels of the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, even using the famous hashtag #Bring Back Our Girls to #Bring Back Our Boys.
This story backfired. The Islamic propaganda machine is not used to people giving a shit about what happens to Jews in Israel. If they are religious they are automatically labeled as "right wing" or "settlers" who probably deserved their fate. This attitude of course is not worthy of any civilized human being, but is somehow adopted. So it is possible that just as the murder of the three boys was an attempt to serve nationalistic purposes, the timing of the murder of young Abu, and the beating of his (coincidentally American cousin) could also be purposeful in swaying world opinion back to the victimization of Palestinians. The murder of young Abu could have been done by fellow Arabs.
Did you know that after hearing about the kidnappings of the three Jewish boys that celebrations in Palestinian areas broke out with cheers and the passing out of sweets (which also happened after 9-11) with Facebook and Instagram photos of smiling children and adults putting up three fingers to signify the boys. So this is just not me being cynical. The death of the Arab boy was not celebrated in Israel.The fact remains that the police are still investigating and do not know who committed the crime yet.
The mother accused the Jews and the western media took that for fact. Bad journalism.
Just to make things crazier, there was an editorial in a Hamas paper that claims that the Murder Of Palestinian Teen In Jerusalem Reminiscent Of Jews' Custom Of Baking Matzos With Blood
Of course this will not be reported in the media because it doesn't jive with the poor Palestinian narrative in the west.
The video shown all across the internet of the Policeman beating of Abu's alleged cousin still has not been verified as authentic. There have been at least 44 attempted kidnappings of Israelis in the last 18 months that have been thwarted. Many of perpetrators use disguises such as pretending to be an orthodox Jew, an Israeli soldier, or a policeman! Faking news is not uncommon with the Palestinians. They have a whole industry in place, paid for by the PA. If that video is true, the policeman will be investigated and punished according to the law.
The punishment for Israelis engaged in terror activities is quickly and harshly dealt with. Israeli citizens can be arrested just for incitement of violence towards the Palestinians. Incitement on Facebook and social media is not tolerated. Since the death of the three boys there have been many warnings on the radio, television, and social media to not incite hatred or violence. No such warning, punishment or laws exist in Arab areas if you threaten Jews. In fact you are rewarded and children are taught to hate Jews and Israel in their school books.
We may never know who killed the young Arab boy or why. It is as tragic as the deaths of the 3 teens. The difference is that the ones who killed the 3 Jewish teens are celebrated and protected from justice by the Palestinians. P.A. leader Abbas even stated publicly that he would not help to find the boys. If it turns out that Jews killed Abu Khdeir, it will not be celebrated. The perpetrator will be punished and Israel will feel deep shame.
This "tit for tat" story has been irresponsibly spread throughout the world without the investigation even having been completed! But for Israelis and Jews, this is not new. Here is another point about Islam being a cult. While Israel has a free press (which is extremely self critical), no such freedom of press exists in Islamic controlled countries, including the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.What Really Happens in Palestinian Media: Pallywood
The term “Pallywood” refers to the staging of scenes by Palestinian journalists in order to present the Palestinians as hapless victims of Israeli aggression. They are able to succeed in this endeavor in large part due to the credulity and eagerness of the Western press to present these images, which reinforce the image of the Palestinian David struggling valiantly against the overpowering Israeli Goliath. Pallywood has led to astonishing lapses in Western journalistic standards in which badly staged scenes regularly appear on the news as “real events.”
CNN Retracts Pallywood FootagePallywood Settles Out of CourtPallywood: A History
In the classic battle for information, the media tends to quickly endorse the Palestinians, not the credibility of the IDF. On this battlefield, the IDF must not wait. It must bring forth the information as soon as it has it...
The public diplomacy arena has become complex and complicated. Non-government organizations have taken the place of countries or international organizations. They can leverage events without any diplomatic restrictions on the Internet and beyond it, embarrassing Israel.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/2014 11:38AM by Vera City.