Yes, you read that post caption correctly. British Liberal Democrat Jenny Tonge, in a speech in the House of Lords, claims that terrorism around the world is Israel’s fault, because Israel treats the Palestinian’s badly:
On the issue of world conflict prevention, Tonge then said: “It is a disgrace to us all that problems such as Kashmir and Palestine are still alienating Muslims all over the world.
“The treatment of Palestinians by Israel is held up as an example of how the West treats Muslims,” she said, “and is at the root cause of terrorism worldwide.”
You have to check out the JPost article to get the full flavor of her delusional rant.
How does one talk to someone like this, someone who, moreover, has quite the bully pulpit to articulate her particular brand of insane poison? It doesn’t seem to occur to her that, even if one assumes that her premise is true, and that Israel doesn’t treat Palestinians well, that’s scarcely an explanation for the Muslims’ worldwide terror spree. If not being treated well explains worldwide terrorism, we should be on the receiving end of terrorism from Israelis, who are treated badly by the surrounding Muslims; from Kurds, who are brutalized by the Turks; from Christians, who are brutalized everywhere in the Muslim world; from expatriate Cubans, whose compadres are prisoners in their own country; from Tibetans, who are on the receiving end of totalitarian, often genocidal treatment from the Chinese; etc.
But that’s logic, and logic doesn’t work in crazy land. This is a woman who has convinced herself that jihad has nothing to do with Islam itself, and everything to do with victim status. Well, it’s time for the Jews to start claiming victim status, then. Maybe that will turn around her lunacy. Or maybe not, because what we’re really seeing here is hardcore antisemitism, of the type that knows no logic or rationality.