Comments by David G. Littman in his capacity as a failed letter-writer to the International Herald Tribune:
I went through the ritual of sending a letter to the International Herald Tribune, knowing full well it would not be published. For 30 years and more, all my letters were accepted, especially from 1986 on UN topics – but for the last decade or so nothing from me passes muster. It proves (for me) that freedom of opinion and expression depend on the whims of an editor. As this ‘letter to the editor’ was a joker’s query for Jihadists and Haredis alike, it merits publication as a teaser in Jihad-Watch.
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Alana Newhouse’s article (Who is a Jew? – July 17-18) raises a tricky question for
outsiders. If the “ultra Orthodox, or Haredi, rabbis” manage to push through their
Knesset Bill on “Jewish identity”, how will the ulema then decide: “who is a Jew?”
Their reiterated preaching of the hadith (from al-Bukhari and Muslim) concludes
the binding Hamas Charter’s genocidal article 7: “The Day of Judgment will not come
about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind
stones and trees. The stones and trees will say: O Muslims, O Abdullah [slave of Allah],
there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree would not do that
because it is one of the trees of the Jews.”
And what about the Jewish Gharkad tree – who will decide if it’s ‘Jewish’ or not?