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The Opening of Jihad by a non-Muslim Arab Immigrant from Palestine.

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in response to reader comment: An article close to my heart.....on several levels

Submitted by Wallace Edward Brand (United States), Apr 3, 2012 at 23:36

I had thought that the murder of two American diplomats in Khartoum in 1974, ordered by Yassir Arafat, was the opening of the Third Wave of Jihad against the West. I was shocked by that because I later learned that the US State Department knew of it when they encouraged Israel to negotiate with him. Then I learned that an Arab non-Muslim immigrant from Palestine had been so filled with the "poetic truth" of the Narrative of Perpetual Palestinian Victimhood, that he committed the first jihad even before that, an act of terrorism that t many Americans still remember. See: Shelby Steele, "The Narrative of Perpetual Palestinian Victimhood on the Gatestone blog. It's on the Internet in the Gatestone Archive..

The violence has still not been classified as terrorism and it wasn't even discussed at the time. It was, of course the 1968 murder of Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy. He was murdered because of his sympathy for Israel. Apparently, Sirhan Sirhan was not a Muslim, but he was greatly influence by self pity in Palestine before he arrived in the United States. See: Mel Ayrton, "Why Sirhan Sirhan Assassinated Robert Kennedy",

http://www.crimemagazine.com/05/sirhansirhan,0906-5.htm Mel Ayrton No. it has been scrubbed. Try instead

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas/shrugs/2011/12/sirhan-shrhan-palestinian-assassin-of-robert-fkennedy-launches-new-camaign-for-freedom.html.

At trial in 1969, Sirhan - a Palestinian Christian refuge- was asked by his defence counsel, Grant Cooper, whether he had shot Senator Kennedy. "Yes sir," he replied, echoing admissions made in police custody directly after the incident.

Do you doubt you shot him?" Mr. Cooper demanded. "No sir, I don't Sirhan responded, launching into a diatribe about US policy in the Middle East and later stating that he resented Senator Kennedy's support for Israel.

I was particularly interested when I first saw Mel Ayrton's article, because Sirhan Sirhan and I were the only two notorious graduates of the John Muir school in Pasadena. It had been a Junior College as well as providing the last two years of high school when I went there. It had been downgraded to just a high school when Sirhan Sirhan was a student.

"RFK must die - RFK must be killed," he wrote in a notebook prior to the shooting.

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