An Israeli academic has claimed that raping wives and mothers of Palestinian Hamas militants is the only thing that could deter further terrorist attacks.
The remarks by renowned Middle East scholar Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University were made three weeks ago after the grim discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the recording was published online (in Hebrew) on Monday.
"The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped," said Kedar on Israel Radio Bet.
"It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East," he continued. "You have to understand the culture in which we live. The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders."
To the shocked radio presenter who said that “we cannot take such steps, of course”, Kedar replied:
"I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor."
Kedar served for 25 years in the military intelligence, where he specialised in Islamic groups. He is currently a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan but previously worked for a shadowy organisation, the Israel Academia Monitor, which fights left-leaning academic professors.
At which point do you say ‘enough is enough’ and speak out against your hard earned tax dollars being sent to/your leaders supporting this country?
Ethnic cleansing, targeting civilians, ambulances, hospitals, harvesting organs of dead Palestinians without consent, forced sterilisation of Ethiopians, land grab, apartheid wall, illegal settlements, and now incitement to rape - is it time to wake up, world?
What the hell
Everyone is always speaking out on rape culture and how much we need to stop rape from happening. I would like to see this also added to the protests.
Let’s see if y’all can signal boost this and make it big…
Because at the moment, there’s only a handful of people actually protesting this. The rest of you are only worried about yourselves…
the atrocities Israel is committing against the Palestinians must be stopped
July 23, 2014
“Caught In The Curve”
At the duppy hour of the morning I stalk the downtown streets to find fellow wanders.
At the times
when fellow dreamers are rolling over into the next puddle,
I stir the cauldron
that holds my soul.
I seek out the street walkers,
the lonely bodies,
someone who feels familiar
Hunting just like me
Hinting for a talk
or just my company.
Tonight I met this young man, shuffling up the street. He stopped by the jerk chicken pan and asked to help buy some food.
All he said was,
“My name is Blacka.”
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“My name is Miss Bee. I wear purple a lot. It’s my joy—it’s not too dark and it’s not too bright. I was in so much pain that I told God, ‘Take me. Let me go.’ I’ll never say that again. I’m glad I’m here. I had surgery, died and came back, and I’m now here on a mission. I’m a chosen person. This is my afterlife. You see, some people live before they die. Some people die before they ever even live. And then, some people like me—been there, done that, and lived again. It’s destiny. Now, I’m at a point in my life when I can aspire to do anything I want to do. And I ask myself, ‘What’s my next level?’”