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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

San Francisco Women in Black meet Protest Warriors

You have to read this IndyBay coverage to believe it.
At the June 5th Anti-War protest in San Francisco, Women in Black had a sizable contingent. Unfortunately calls for peace were drowned out by rightwing groups waving American and Israeli flags and carrying signs denigrating Palestinians, the "Left" and even [gasp!] the United Nations.

They ask: "Does the right really believe this?
In answer (forgive the pun) to the question, Yes, I believe the Arabs and take them at their word:
Nasrallah: "If Jews all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide."

Massawi, of HezB'Allah: “We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you.”

Yassin of the Hamas: "Make no mistake, there will be no peace as long as there is a Zionist-Jewish state. Our holy goal is to liberate all of Palestine, and if the Jews do not go, they will die. All of Palestine is Islamic land – every inch."

Oy, I left a comment at that IndyBay site (which included those three quotes), and where they asked for title (just before "Name"), I posted "Ms." (as opposed to "Mr." or "Mrs.") What they were asking for, however, was a title to the post. It looks really stupid and I feel like an idiot. And I probably shouldn't have left my real name. When will I learn to stay away from those idiotic forums?