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Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
in response to reader comment: Walid Shoebat - hero or snakeoil salesman?

Submitted by Nathan BenAvraham (Canada), Jul 26, 2006 at 15:44

1) The reason nobody has heard of him is because that's not his real name.

2) Speakers and lecturers deserve to be paid for what they do. He provides insight into the mind of terrorists. He explains that the Islamist school system teaches songs like "We will knock on the gates of heaven with the skulls of Jews". His message is essential because it confirms the fact that a simple land for peace deal is not going to solve this.

3) He teaches that throughout the Muslim world holocaust denial is sanctioned in the school system and that most people do not believe that it occured.

4) I am so sick of people saying don't compare anyone to Nazis. The whole idea of remembering is so that when we see it rear its ugly head again, we will recognize it. I don't like Seinfeld calling a guy a "Soup Nazi" but I have no trouble at all with comparing the Islamist Wahabist movement with Hitler especially as it relates to the treatment of Jews. it was European Christians that slaughtered 6 million Jews, true enough. But Germans didn't have a monopoly on Anti-Jewish hatred and just because its Muslims who have adopted the rhetoric to go along with the influx of Jews in their neighborhood doesn't make it any different.

5) "Never trust a man who sells out his own people" - That phrase is stupid. Oscar Shindler was a hero. so is Shoebat. He has chosen ritousness over blood loyalites. He hasn't sold them out to save his ass. That would be cowardice. That's the kind of rat you don't trust. On the contrary, he has put his life in grave danger. besides Moshe, you can't have it both ways, either they are his people and he's a sell out, or he's a lebanese imposter.

6) There are MANY Christians who support Israel and who don't believe that your soul is lost unless you accept Jesus as the Messiah. These Christians (who are growing in numbers by the way) believe that G-d made a special covenant with the Jews and that he must honor that covenant. They believe that the only way the gentiles can be saved is through Jesus. They hold that non-Christian Jews must do a lot more to get to heaven (Halacha etc...) and that they are judged by Hashem as a nation, while Christians are not bound by halacha and can get to heaven through their own deeds and morality rather than adherence to Jewish ritual. This biblical analysis is the result of a dialogue that has been going on between Christian and Jewish theologans for quite some time. They are, after all reading the same text. Some of them hold that the Jews will acknowledge Jesus when he returns - Others hold that it doesn't matter, and that G-d has a special place for the decendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in his plan.

In any case, when we have allies in this world, it might not be a great idea to cast aspersions upon them and look upon them with contempt. Gentiles who are willing to die to defend us are ritious and are a VERY rare breed. I thank Hashem for opening the eyes of Walid Shoebat to the suffering of the Jews and the lies he was raised in and I hope he spreads this message to more and more children of Ishmael and Noah.

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