Reactions to Yassin’s death


Another blogosphere roundup of reactions to Shiek Ahmed Yassin’s death – this one by Burnside. Check it out.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Burnside 03.23.04 at 7:21 PM

Thanks for the link!


2 Josh 03.23.04 at 9:26 PM

Thanks 2.

We’ve gone through 3.5 years of listening to how it would be a danger to kill these heads of the serpents for fear of making them martyrs or symbols themselves.
Bullcrap is my answer.
We already know that no matter how they ‘pass away’, they will be martyrs. It’s always WIN-WIN for any dead Palestinian, whether he dies throwing stones at soldiers, blowing self up killing Jews, blowing self up in open fields on the way to killing Jews, getting killed by Hellfire missiles, or ‘dying’ in a hotel room in an Arab country. A dead Yassin or a dead Arafat are not some real-life Ben Kenobi (“if you strike me down, i shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine”).


3 Josh 03.23.04 at 9:28 PM

A dead Yassin or a dead Arafat are two less leaders to call the shots. Sure new people will fill their positions, but the fact is that leadership in subsequent generations of every society in the ‘modern age’ decreases in quality and frankly, don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that this will unite the Arabs. Nothing can unite the Arabs, because they are just a bunch of tribes with no common goal anyway. (Maybe when they be freed from their dictatorial leaders, it’ll change hopefully in time) Arabs outside of Israel couldn’t really care less for the Palestinians, only that they always do the dirty work whether it’s cleaning rooms in Kuwait or blowing themselves up trying to kill Jews.


4 Pierre 03.24.04 at 2:27 PM

The best response to all this has been Stephen Pollard’s:

Hamas said Israel had “opened the gates of hell”. Is that to allow wheelchair access for Yassin?


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