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Response to Mr. Shoebat

Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
in response to reader comment: To Jhubers regarding Jorg Luyken

Submitted by jhubers (United States), Mar 31, 2009 at 11:20

Walid,

It's good to have you come out to begin to answer issues that have been raised about ... yourself credence as a "former terrorist." Since you ask, let me ask you to help us understand some of the contradictions in your story. Let's just start with what is the most obvious.

You say that you were a member of the PLO just before and even during the period of time you immigrated to the States. Yet at the same time your description of the PLO as it existed at that time gives the impression that it was an Islamist organization which is difficult to mesh with the reality of the PLO as a highly politicized secular-leaning organization, motivated as much by Communism and European socialism as the kind of Islamicism you credit it with which actually did not become a part of the Palestinian resistance movement until the rise of Hamas at a later date. During the time you would have been involved, in fact, Hanan Ashrawi - an Anglican Christian Palestinian would have been playing an important role, not to mention George Habash whose splinter group was responsible for most of the worst excesses of the PLO during that time. George is also Christian, albeit non- believing.

According to the story ... you would have, in fact, been violently opposed to having Hanan Ashrawi as a spokesperson for the PLO. In fact, you would have wanted to kill her. Isn't that what you say? - that all Muslims are taught to want to kill Christians?? (a rather ridiculous bit of nonsense you "sell" to your gullible audiences).

So, I would be quite interested to hear what you have to say about this ... The bigger issue, of course, is why? I'm only guessing, but I would assume its because you've discovered that you can make a good living selling books and speaking under the guise of this fiction. ...?

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