I normally not one to rant, but this one got to me.
I was reading the newspaper by lunch today and came across this
(http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020502/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_arafat_1) by Yasser Arafat concerning the fire at the Chruch of the Nativity:
WTH? (Sorry, I don’t use overly strong language…) Talk about people living in glass houses…
I think we can all agree that a person’s life is more important than any building, whether it be a church, synagouge, mosque, etc. Under Jewish law (and I’m willing to bet the same would apply in most, if not all world religions) one is allowed to knock down a building (provided, of course, it doesn’t kill others) to save a life.
Yet, here is this person with more Jewish blood on his hands than any person since Hitler saying that a fire in a church (and there’s no evidence that the Israelis started it-- if they really wanted to destroy it, they wouldn’t need to set fire to it) is an “atrocious crime” and a “crime that cannot be forgiven.” Puh-leeeeeeeeez! How about showing some compassion for the victims of your terrorist bombers and calling their deaths a “crime.” But no… a fire in a chuch is an “atrocious crime” that “cannot be forgiven.”
And, of course, this is also from the same person who allowed his goons to destroy Joseph’s tomb and the yeshiva that was there. But that’s not an “atrocious crime” to Arafat.
[sub]Calm down, Zev. He’s not worth getting upset over.[/sub]