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Yassin

It’s no shock that a group of fanatical murderers like Hamas is vowing to exact revenge for the death of their charismatic leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. But spare me the talking points, already emerging from Palestinian leaders and other apologists for murder that he was just a frail old man in a wheelchair. The issue is not whether he was or wasn’t, let’s stipulate that he was a frail old man in a wheelchair. The issue is that he was behind the organized murder of hundreds of old men, old women, little kids, fathers, mothers et al. I have no doubt that we’ll be hearing a lot of moral equivalence about this. But let’s not confuse arsonists with fire fighters. An old woman on a bus is not the same thing as a hateful carbunkle of a human who plans, advocates and celebrates the murder of innocents.

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