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Israel a "scum state"

A typical missive aimed at the Jewish state from Islamists or the likes of Ahmadinejad or your typical leftist state side anti-semite... but what makes this particularly blog worthy is that it's actually something said by an Amnesty International leader who slipped up and in a weak moment allowed his bigotry to be unmasked:

On Monday the head of Finland's branch of Amnesty International, Frank Johansson, termed Israel a "scum state." Writing in his blog, which appears on the Web site of Iltalehti, one of Finland's largest newspapers, he based his characterization of Israel on his "own visit[s], which occurred during the 1970s and for the last time in the 1990s." Johansson further justified his rhetoric toward Israel because he has previously invoked strong language against former Pres. George Bush on Finnish TV. He called Mr. Bush "the biggest executioner in the Western Hemisphere."

Turning Israel and the United States into whipping boys is hardly new territory among human-rights NGOs, but now a high-level official of AI has exposed his pathological obsession with rejecting Western democratic values. His biological language mirrors that of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who calls Israel a "cancer" that needs to be "removed."

Once Johansson was caught with both hands deep in the anti-Semitic cookie jar, he offered the defense that "I am writing those [blogs] in my capacity as a private person, not as an Amnesty official." However, on Iltalehti's Web site, his title as "director of the Finnish branch of Amnesty International" appears above his blog.

He has since removed the offending post, turning back on the cloaking device used by so many Jew haters and this story will likely die quickly because in effect, cloaking Jew hatred is what the media does.

Yet for a moment, the light of truth was shown.


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Comments (9)

Another scum NGO reveals it... (Below threshold)
epador:

Another scum NGO reveals itself.

Yep, I'm sure Johansson is ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Yep, I'm sure Johansson is so PURE that his PERSONAL opinions in no way reflect how he conducts himself in his OFFICIAL position.

Just another lib caught with his pants down when he thought he was among friends. Anything this clown says in future should have a BULLSHITTER! warning label attached.

Yep, but remember, scum ris... (Below threshold)
Sean Sorrentino:

Yep, but remember, scum rises to the top. Unlike anti-semitic slime that sticks to the bottom.

Sean,One would think... (Below threshold)
Grace:

Sean,
One would think so, but these types of "slips" keep happening - I just do not think they can help themselves.
Only truly honest people never need to worry about what they say. It seems those who try to hide their real feelings find it impossible to keep a 24/7 watch on their words and actions.

"...cloaking Jew hatred is ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

"...cloaking Jew hatred is what the media does."

How old are you, Rick? It seems like just the other day, or at most just a few short years ago, that conservatives were being victimized by "the liberal Jews at the New York Times and CBS." They were part of the Damn Liberal Media. Now those same "damn liberal Jews" are engaged in a Dark Conspiracy to "mask Jew hatred?"

You, sir, are Orwell's nightmare. Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia. Or is it Eurasia?

"I am writing those [blogs]... (Below threshold)
Trump:

"I am writing those [blogs] in my capacity as a private person, not as an Amnesty official"

Hopefully he dies in a grease fire the same way.

"head of Finland's branch o... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

"head of Finland's branch of Amnesty International, Frank Johansson,"

Johansson? A Swede? Are there no hypocrites in Finland that they need a cretin from Sweden to stand for cameras?

A few short years ago?... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

A few short years ago?

And allot of 'Damn liberal Jews" are in the Damn liberal Media' along with the 'Damn liberal catholics' and the 'Damn liberal Presbyterians'. Probably not a large number of 'Damn liberal Mormons' though. And while it might seem paradoxical, yes, many of them do perpetuate antisemitism, and go stridently anti Israel and let it taint their news coverage. Because their Liberalness it king. And one of the basic sacred tenants of Liberalism is - whichever side is violating civilized mores more, killing, suicide bombing, etcetera. . will instantly and unabashedly receive their support against the attacked.

Hey abdullah, surprised you... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Hey abdullah, surprised you had time to blog, is your camel on the rag?




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