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That boil needs to be Lancet-ed

How long before Mike and his progressive 'christian' friends pick this lie up and run with it?

It's official. Britain's premier medical journal Lancet has been completely Palestinianized. It no longer bears any relationship to the first-rate scientific journal it once was. Perhaps Lancet is no longer a standard-bearer but has become a follower in the global movement in which standards have plunged, biases have soared, and Big Lies now pass for top-of-the-line academic, scientific work.


The post-colonial academy is itself thoroughly colonized by the false and dangerous ideas of Edward Said (please read my dear friend Ibn Warraq's most excellent book Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism). However, I once believed that Said's paranoid perspective had primarily infected and indoctrinated only the social sciences, humanities, and Middle East Studies. We now see his malign influence at work in a new article, just out today, by professors who work at the Department of Medicine at Harvard University; the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at Minnesota University's School of Public Health; The Boston University School of Medicine; the School of Nursing at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; and at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at Jerusalem's Hebrew University.

Their study is titled: "Association between exposure to political violence and intimate-partner violence in the occupied Palestinian territory: a cross-sectional study." And yes, they have found that Palestinian husbands are more violent towards Palestinian wives as a function of the Israeli "occupation"-- and that the violence increases significantly when the husbands are "directly" as opposed to "indirectly" exposed to political violence.

You've got to read the whole thing to appreciate it all but allow me to summarize.

Palestenians are beating their wives and those evil Jews are responsible for all the violence.  You heard it here first... and you know you'll hear and read about it again over at Mike's or at one of his buddies' places.  In fact, knowing this bunch as well as I do, the Jews are likely to be blamed for Muslim oppression of women in general.  It simply fits the meme.

Mark my words.



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Comments (10)

Ya mean to tell me that mal... (Below threshold)

Ya mean to tell me that male practitioners of "The Religion of Peace" - that view women as "property" - have a tendency to beat the shit out of their women when pissed off about something?

Ever notice that EVERY problem the Palestinians have is caused by the Jooos? Palestinians, just another name for LOSERS.

I hear tell that a woman wh... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

I hear tell that a woman who is raped in Saudia Arabia is punished by 100 lashes (if she's "lucky") or death (if she's not) because of the Jews too.

It's about time the Lancet ... (Below threshold)

It's about time the Lancet was exposed for the biased mess it has become.

Weren't they the "publication" moonbats used to reference when arguing that 8 bizillion civilians were killed in Irag after the invasion?

Just another example of moonbat liberals letting their politics infest every part of their lives.

Men that beat on their wive... (Below threshold)

Men that beat on their wives are taught by their fathers to do so. In the Middle East it's then reinforced by Islamic laws.

Are these chumps at Lancet going to ignore televised discussions on al Jazeera on the proper way, with the proper tool, to beat one's wife? Are they going to ignore Islamic law that demands punishment up to and including death by stoning for uppity women?

These people disgust me.

I quit reading "Lancet" as ... (Below threshold)

I quit reading "Lancet" as a reputable medical journal when they published that so called study about how many Iraqi civilians were killed.

If a study like that is peer reviewed and passes the test then the journal has a bias and they don't care about real scientific medical research and other medical information. Their information can't be trusted.

This "study" simply affirms what I decided back then.

The neocons have had it in ... (Below threshold)

The neocons have had it in for Edward Said and his ghost for his not supporting the first(?) neocon attempt at stirring up the hornets' nest, post-Cold War; namely the Bosnia-Kosovo operations.

It really pissed Bill "DLC" Clinton off that his war on the "Evil" Serbs (versus "Peace-loving" Albanians (+ Mujajadeen + Bin Ladin?)) was not unanimously embraced by all Muslim public intellectuals. It put a PR cramp in things, almost.

Said was also loathed for bridging links to Israeli favorite sons (notably D. Barenboim) over the heads of vested interests on both sides.

I googled Warraq's book on Amazon and couldn't help but notice the first imbedded review was by a writer from the neocon National Review.

I could have won a hundred dollars!

BryanD is it your belief ... (Below threshold)

BryanD is it your belief that Palestine men beat their wives because of Political violence by Israel?
Does Hamas, PLO, PFLP play any role?
Let see women were treated the Sam in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and other countries where
Islamic men use Sharia law is used.

Might not be the Jew?

Please explain ?

Don't bother bryan right no... (Below threshold)

Don't bother bryan right now. He's having a "moment".

I stopped reading The Lance... (Below threshold)

I stopped reading The Lancet in the early 80's as it became a cesspool of alternative and politically correct hogwash and balderdash. No surprises here. If Barry and Co get their way, this will be the way JAMA looks (its half-way there already).

A SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL MUST E... (Below threshold)








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