Man With Freinds like these—-Today, Palestinian Media Watch ran a story that reveals how our moderate Palestinian friends in Fatah celebrated the end of Ramadan. They called for Allah to scatter us and turn our wives into orphans. Keep in mind that this is the official Fatah paper, meaning that editorial policy is decided by Abu Mazen himself.
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
The Palestinian Authority (Fatah) daily newspaper’s political cartoon today illustrated a prayer for the killing of Americans. A Muslim is shown kneeling in prayer facing a US B-2 Stealth Bomber. The words of his prayer are encased in missiles aimed at Americans:
“Allah, scatter them!”
“And turn their wives into widows!”
“And turn their children into orphans!”
“And give us victory over them!”
This curse for the death of Americans is a special prayer for Al-Qadr Night (the 27 th day of Ramadan, noted in the corner of the cartoon), when Muslims customarily pray in mosques throughout the night.
This continues the identification by the PA and Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction with those who fight and kill Americans. The most recently published 12 th grade PA schoolbooks, for example, call those who fight American soldiers in Iraq “brave resistance.”