If it looks like s**t and smells like s**t, it must be – Lauren Booth!

April 21, 2011
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Lauren Booth : Her idiocy again….

she might be better for Israel then Helen Thomas!!!!

Lauren Booth, unhinged moonbat and unabashed terrorist supporter, has described what she considers clear proof that Israel killed both Juliano Mer Khamis and Vittorio Arrigoni:

The headline ‘Italian peace activist killed by Palestinian extremists’ is an Israeli propagandists wet dream….Which brings us to timing of both Juliano and Vittorio’s murders. …
It is no coincidence then that both Juliano and Vittorio should die within two weeks. Both, at the hands of unknown Palestinian ‘cells.’ As they say on children’s TV – tell us boys and girls what’s wrong with this picture?
Israel’s supporters will doubtless feel affronted at the assertion that Vittorio was murdered by those almost certainly in the pay of the Jewish State. But they can’t have their dark ops cake and eat it too. Not this time. Too many of us have our eyes open to the filthy tactics employed by Israel every time they come under intellectual attack. And there is no doubt that Israeli Apartheid is losing traction by the day.
As Hamas rounds up the perpetrators of this most recent, deadly crime, the Gaza grapevine is buzzing with the news that they will indeed be found to be, (as suspected from the get-go), Israeli collaborators.
Statements of denial from the ‘Salafis’ accused of the murder have already been issued.
So, who benefits from the killing of Vittorio Arrigoni? And what is the significance of the timing of his murder?
Well, if it smells like s***t and looks like s**t it almost certainly is – Israel.
Sure, the kidnappers’ video looked genuine at first. It had all the customary layout of the kind of ‘Jihadi’ videos that the tabloid press loves: the black flag of Islam, the Quranic verse in the introduction, footage of the kidnapped victim. But a small detail on the black flag, underneath the precious, Islamically untouchable phrase ‘There is No God, but God’ raises questions about the authenticity of the groups grasp on Islam. The extra words read something like “the Brigades of Muhammad Ibn Maslama.” This has been hard for experts to verify because the video is being systematically pulled off YouTube. But one thing is certain;



‘Jihadis’ never write ANYTHING on the flag besides La Ilaha Ila Allah.



After reading her whole diatribe, this is her only real shred of “proof” that Israel must be behind the murders: because of text that is under the Shahada, something Jihadi’s “never do.”
Here’s the supposedly problematic flag from the video:



Five minutes of searching found this:



I don’t read Arabic, but it looks like the bottom flag also contains the Muslim declaration of faith, if stylized differently. And there is text underneath, something that even newly-Muslim Lauren Booth knows is not done by real Muslims!
Well, she can always still rely on the “Gaza grapevine” for unassailable proof of her fevered fantasies.
The rest of her posting is equally stupid. Read it all to see how detached from reality the anti-Israel crowd is.


my biggest fear is that a smart person with a chip on his or her shoulder should become an enabler of terrorism.


The New York Times’ Arrigoni hagiography

April 19, 2011

the New York Times manages to use 16-year old Daniel Viflic, who died on Sunday night as a result of wounds inflicted by an anti-tank missile fired by ‘Palestinian’ terrorists on April 7, to turn Arrigoni into a hero.

On the front page below the fold, Fares Akram and Isabel Kershner began their report with these sympathetic words:

For Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian pro-Palestinian activist who friends said fought peacefully for justice, the end was as violent as it was incongruous. (“Killing of Pro-Palestinian Activist in Gaza Deals a Blow to Hamas,” Apr. 16, 2011)

Supporting Hamas is fighting peacefully for justice? A few days ago, on April 7, Hamas fired a highly advanced and deadly anti-tank missile (a Russian supplied Kornet) at an Israeli school bus – a clearly marked yellow schoolbus – injuring the bus driver and gravely wounding the only passenger, 16-year-old Daniel Viflic.
Is this the peaceful justice that the Times credits to Vittorio Arrigoni by uncritically quoting his friends? And considering the extreme violence practiced by Hamas, not just against Israelis, but also against fellow Palestinians, such as those from the rival Palestinian Authority, how could the Times possibly term as “incongruous” any violence involving Hamas rule?

In contrast, the Times has quoted no such kind words about Daniel Viflic, the schoolboy who was so gravely wounded in the Hamas bus attack a few days ago. In fact his name has never graced the pages of the New York Times (according to Nexis and google searches). The Times did mention the bus attack in their article on Arrigoni, but only as a vehicle to generate more sympathy for the Italian, who was worried that the attack by his Hamas friends would provoke a response from the Israeli army:

In an e-mail to [a friend], he wrote, “I am very tense, exhausted, if [the Israelis] don’t kill anyone in the next 24 hours, I am getting out Thursday. Your V.”

So for the morally obtuse New York Times, a terror attack against a schoolbus that left a young boy fighting for his life ends up being used to evoke sympathy for a defender of the terrorists who carried out the attack.

Here’s hoping that those of you who still subscribe to the Times will cancel it.

inexcusable

not the first ISM activist to be murdered by his fellow Palestinian Arabs.

April 18, 2011

In September 2007, ISM member Akram Ibrahim Abu Sba’ was killed by members of Islamic Jihad. He was shot twice in the chest in Jenin.

His killing was never condemned by the ISM. They know better than to say anything bad about Islamic Jihad, their erstwhile partners in “resistance” against Israel.

Peace activist: Vittorio Arrigoni - bloodied and bound - in a screengrab from the Jihadist's YouTube video


Hostage in Gaza had no sympathy for Shalit: Another Terror Organization (YATO) in Gaza, this one called called “Monotheism and Holy War,” has kidnapped an International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activist, an Italian named Vittorio Arrigoni. Arrigoni is a passionate hater of Israel, who even criticized a French official for expressing solidarity with Gilad Shalit.

Palestinians and foreign activists hold banners as they take part in a protest against the killing of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni, in the West Bank of Ramallah April 15, 2011. Hamas found the body on Friday of the pro-Palestinian Italian activist who was killed by al Qaeda sympathisers in the Gaza Strip, raising questions about the Islamist group's control over the beleaguered enclave.

Palestinians and foreign activists hold banners as they take part in a protest against the killing of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni, in the West Bank of Ramallah April 15, 2011. Hamas found the body on Friday of the pro-Palestinian Italian activist who was killed by al Qaeda sympathisers in the Gaza Strip, raising questions about the Islamist group’s control over the beleaguered enclave.

On April 5, thousands of Palestinians turned out to a Hamas rally to honor the Italian militant.  And now he’s dead—a “barbaric murder” and a “vile and irrational gesture of violence on the part of extremists indifferent to the value of a human life,” said the Italian Foreign Ministry. Killed by an al-Qaeda-inspired Salafi group that sees Hamas as too tame and too slow. via sonofhamas.wordpress.com ….Here’s a Google translation of Arrigoni’s comments in his blog on January 21, 2011:

Michele Alliot-Marie, French Foreign Minister, yesterday in Israel during a press conference expressed [her] solidarity with the soldier Gilad Shalit, the only Israeli prisoner in the hands of the Palestinians.


Despite the French minister knows very well that Shalit was taken prisoner during an Israeli attack on Gaza border [false — Hamas operatives tunneled under the border and attacked an Israeli base — ed] (and thus is a prisoner of war), it seems yesterday alongside the parents of the soldier spoke of a “war crime” is attributable Palestinians
in the Gaza Strip. Silence on the obvious and real daily Israeli crimes in Gaza.



By virtue of [her] statements and those of [her] silence before the drama of occupied Palestine today via the Erez crossing and entering the Strip, Michele Alliot-Marie has found a well-deserved reception from relatives of the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners (many women and children) detained illegally and tortured every day in Israeli jails.

The kidnappers are apparently demanding that Hamas release the leader of their group, or they will kill the Italian. One wonders why they didn’t kidnap a Hamas member. Maybe they feel that Arrigoni is such a big asset to Hamas that he’s worth more than some flunky. Or maybe they’re expecting ransom from the Italian government.
Elder of Ziyon also noticed that some ‘activists’ are already blaming Israel.
Every time you think that Palestinian Arabs can’t be more violent, cruel, or just crazy, something happens to show you that you were wrong.
Did you ever meet a crazy person or group, and realize that you should stay as far away from them as possible? That if you didn’t, their craziness would become part of your life, too? This is what has happened with the Palestinian Arabs — and their supporters. The rest of the world has let them into its life, and boy, are they sorry.
Update [2028 PDT]: It’s being reliably reported that Arrigoni has been found, dead. I guess they didn’t want to wait for the ransom.

Murdered: Mr Arrigoni's body was found abandoned in a corridor

A peace activist has been found hanged in an abandoned house in the Gaza Strip just hours after he was paraded on YouTube by his abductors.
Vittorio Arrigoni, 36, was blindfolded and had been badly beaten before the broadcast. A hand was seen pulling his head up by his hair to face the camera.
The video, posted just hours after the pacifist was kidnapped, sparked a frantic race against time to track him down before he was killed.
But though Hamas security forces quickly
received a tip-off about his whereabouts in Gaza’s Sheikh Rudawan
district, they arrived too late to save him.

PIECE activist: Vittorio Arrigoni – bloodied and bound – in a screengrab from the Jihadist’s YouTube video
Abandoned: Hamas officials guard the house in the Al Karama area of Gaza City where Mr Arrigoni's body was found

Abandoned: Hamas officials guard the house in the Al Karama area of Gaza City where Mr Arrigoni’s body was found

Mr Arrigoni, an Italian, was found lying in a corridor in the deserted house. He was dressed in black, in the same clothes he had been wearing in the video.
‘It was hard to see him unless
someone told you he was there because he was laid against the wall on
the floor,’ a witness who had been at the scene said.
‘There was no sign he was shot. It is believed he was either hanged then laid down, or strangled on the ground.’

Murdered: Mr Arrigoni’s body was found abandoned in a corridor

Mr Arrigoni had lived in Gaza since August 2008 after arriving on a boat bringing humanitarian supplies.
He
was abducted by an Al Qaeda-linked Jihadist group, who were attempting
to put pressure on Hamas, which runs the enclave, to release its leader
Hesham al-Sa’eedni.
In
the Arabic text that accompanied the YouTube video, his kidnappers
described Italy as ‘the infidel state’ and said that Mr Arrigoni had
‘entered our land only to spread corruption.’
Even
though they demanded the release of their al-Sa’eedni, the group – who
call themselves Monotheism and Holy War – gave Hamas no time to hand him
over.
Instead,
they executed their hostage, who helped Gaza fishermen deal with
Israel’s tight maritime blockade, and left his body for the security
forces to find. 
Two men have been arrested and others are being sought.
The
scene of the killing in Gaza’s Sheikh Rudawan neighbourhood was very
tense. The house where the hostage was killed was still cordoned off as
investigations continued. cordoned off the house.
Mt Arrigoni’s abduction and killing has shocked the stricken region, inured as it is
to clashes between Hamas fighters and Israeli forces.
‘I
was about to cry when I heard the news. That man quit his family for
us, for Gaza, and now Gazans killed him. That was so bad,’ said
supermarket owner Abu Ahmed.
Samira Ali, a teacher, said: ‘Those who killed him are not Muslims and certainly not Palestinians.’
Silvia Todeschini, a friend and fellow member of the International Solidarity Movement, worked with Arrigoni in Gaza.
‘Victor (Vittorio) worked with the Palestinians, he worked for the Palestinians,’ she said.
‘He
worked with fishermen, he accompanied fishermen when they were going to
fish, in non-violent interpositions on the maritime limit imposed by
the Israeli navy.

Kill me too: Palestinians and foreign activists carry banners through Ramallah after they heard of Arrigoni's murder

Kill me too: Palestinians and foreign activists carry banners through Ramallah after they heard of Arrigoni’s murder
Anger: A protester holds a banner condemning the killing of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni in Gaza

Anger: A protester holds a banner condemning the killing of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni in Gaza

Popular: Palestinians carry a symbolic coffin decorated with the Italian flag during a ceremony to mourn and denounce the kidnapping and killing Mr Arrigoni

Popular: Palestinians carry a symbolic coffin decorated with the Italian flag during a ceremony to mourn and denounce the kidnapping and killing Mr Arrigoni

‘He used to work with farmers when
they used to go to cultivate their lands near the buffer zone with
Israel, the scene of many shooting incidents over the past four years.’
Todeschini said activist friends did not believe it when they were told police had found the body of Arrigoni.

WELL KNOWN AND WELL LIKED, THE ACTIVIST WITH A PIPE AND A BERET

Arrigoni

A peace activist, blogger and occasional freelance journalist, Arrigoni was a well-known figure in Gaza – and well-liked.
He was frequently seen clenching a pipe between his teeth and wearing a beret in a likeness to Che Guevara, as well as bracelets in the red, black, green and white colors of the Palestinian flag.
Arrigoni was an outspoken critic of Israel, but in an interview in 2008 he also also criticised Muslim extremists for trying to impose a hardline version of Islam in Gaza.
He noted the increase in the number of Gazan women wearing Islamic face veils and the fact that young women were barred from participating in public life.
Arrigoni had come to Gaza as a pro-Palestinian activist and worked with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which operates in the West Bank and Gaza
In 2003, an American ISM activist, Rachel Corrie, was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in a combat zone in southern Gaza while trying to block its path.

A British activist with the group was fatally shot by an Israeli soldier in the same area that year. A third ISM activist, a Palestinian, was shot and killed by Palestinian militants in the West Bank town of Jenin in 2007.

‘At the beginning we did not believe it, we thought it was just a joke. But then we saw the video and we believed it.’
‘We really know that most of the
Palestinians are not murderers and that they understand that we are here
working for them,’ she said.
Arrigoni was the first foreign
national to be abducted in Gaza since BBC journalist Alan Johnston, who
was held for 114 days by an al Qaeda-inspired group named the Army of
Islam. He was released in 2007.
Ehab
Al-Ghssain, spokesman for the Hamas Interior Ministry, told a news
conference the arrest and questioning of one of the group had led to the
discovery of where Arrigoni was being held.
He
said: ‘The forces moved quickly and wisely to the place but found that
the abducted man was killed hours earlier in an ugly manner, according
to the pathologists.’
Ghssain
claimed the abductors recently had rented the house where the body was
found and had used someone else’s car to try to conceal their
identities.
He added:
‘Their intention from the very beginning was to kill their victim,
because the crime took place after a short period of his abduction,’ he
said.
Ghssain said the killing could
jeopardise more solidarity missions such as flotillas that have tried to
run the Israeli naval blockade on Gaza.
International activists plan to sail as many as 15 ships there late next month.
Ghassin
said those responsible for Arrigoni’s death had served Israel’s
intentions by ‘trying to terrorise the people who support the
Palestinian people in Gaza.’
In
Rome, the Italian Foreign Ministry condemned what it called a ‘barbaric
murder’ and a ‘vile and irrational gesture of violence on the part of
extremists indifferent to the value of a human life.’
Journalists
were not allowed to see the body in the morgue and could not
independently confirm the cause of death given by Hamas. An Italian
doctor was on his way from Israel to examine the body, officials said.
Hamas
vehemently opposes Salafists who espouse a more extreme form of Islam
and appear to be attracting recruits – including members of Hamas.
Though
it shares al Qaeda’s enmity toward the Jewish state, Hamas has provoked
Salafist anger by forging truces with the Israelis and considering
political deals with secular Palestinian parties.
The
Salafists, who see Hamas as insufficiently zealous in enforcing Islamic
law, have also attacked Internet cafes and want Christians expelled
from Palestine.
Palestinian
and Israeli analysts believe some Gaza-based Salafists are foreigners
who slipped in through the neighbouring Egyptian Sinai.
HAMAS, ITS RIVALS AND THE INSTABILITY OF GAZA
There are half a dozen radical Islamist groups in Gaza with membership numbering in the hundreds. The differences between them are unclear.
Some analysts believe they work in cells to evade Hamas pressure. All want to end Western influence and establish an Islamic state across the Middle East.
Hamas wants a Palestinian state, albeit an Islamic one. It has largely refrained from imposing Islamic law since taking control of Gaza in 2007 and has also condemned al Qaeda attacks in Western cities.

Shock: Friends of Mr Arrigoni's at the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) office in Gaza City were also deeply distressed by his death

Shock: Friends of Mr Arrigoni’s at the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) office in Gaza City were also deeply distressed by his death
Distraught: Friends of Mr Arrigoni mourn at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city after hearing of his death

Distraught: Friends of Mr Arrigoni
mourn at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city after hearing of his death

Hamas, with some 25,000 men under arms, has said its more radical rivals are simply misguided offered them ‘re-education’.
Palestinian analyst Hani Masri said it was premature to say Hamas has lost control of Gaza.
‘Such incidents can happen anywhere,’ he said. But this would have an impact on Hamas.
‘If Hamas is trying to show an image of moderation and could not get something in return from the international community, this will leave a vacuum for more radical groups, even within Hamas itself,’ Masri said.
George Giacaman, political analyst at Birzeit University in the West Bank, saw Arrigoni’s murder as ‘a tremendous challenge for the authority of Hamas … a huge embarrassment for them’.
The movement, armed by Iran and shunned as a terrorist organisation by the West, is trying ‘to make their authority in Gaza acceptable for the Arabs and foreign countries’, he said.
It had succeeded to a certain extent in stopping the firing of rockets and mortars into Israel over the past two years, and it would now be most intent on restoring control with rigour.
But there were risks attached to that course, he said.
Hamas forces in August 2009 killed 28 people, mostly Salafis, in the storming of a mosque where a radical cleric who supported al Qaeda surrounded himself with armed men and declared an Islamic emirate.
‘They cannot do that every day,’ Giacaman said.


Ken O’Keefe blames Israel for the kidnapping of Vittorio Arrigoni

April 16, 2011
Ken O’Keefe Ken legally changed his name from Ken Nichols to Ken O’Keefe in 1999, thus reflecting his Irish roots, … … … … … … … via p10k.net

Peace activist: Vittorio Arrigoni - bloodied and bound - in a screengrab from the Jihadist's YouTube video


It appears that the corruption… which the people who kidnapped and killed… Vittorio Arrigoni mentioned in their ransom note was the fact that… Vittorio was gay and openly living with his boyfriend ‘Emin’ in Gaza…
.Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni was found strangled after being kidnapped by Islamist militants in the Gaza
via eye-on-the-world.blogspot.com
have a look at his Facebook page: a sample via israelmatzav.blogspot.com…

Hostage in Gaza had no sympathy for Shalit

Vittorio Arrigoni wasn’t Pro Palestinian, he was Anti Jew… and he met his fate in the hands of his own philosophy of death.

a spokesman for the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, said: “The Italian was killed by suffocation and his body was found in a street of the city of Gaza.”
Vittorio Arrigoni’s killing has been condemned by the Italian government
Italy’s Foreign Ministry has denounced the killing and has expressed “its deep horror” over what it called Mr Arrigoni’s “barbaric murder”.
Sources have told Sky News that he was strangled.
Hamas say two suspected kidnappers had been arrested and that security officials were looking for accomplices.
It is thought the arrests were made before the Italian was killed.
The intervention by Hamas may have caused the group to kill their captive ahead of the deadline they had issued. via news.sky.com