ed note, MG–I have been personally contacted by one of the readers here with a complaint about the following picture that appeared on the site last week entitled ‘BIBI’S THANKSGIVING MESSAGE TO AMERICA‘.
The reader’s criticism appears as follows–
‘Thanksgiving is a sensitive issue in this country and 9/11 is also a very sensitive issue especially to New Yorkers. There isn’t a day that does not go by that someone is insulting the memory of those who jumped out of the window or burnt to death on that day. I don’t expect TUT to act in such a manner.
Therefor, the thanksgiving posting that was put up by Sabba this morning is a direct slap and totally disrespectful and unprofessional towards all of us who are fighting to keep some sanity in this country.
Muslims don’t like their prophet thrown into the fire. Why should we put up with that posting by Sabba in which bibi is wishing Americans a happy thanksgiving? I have a lump in my throat and totally turned off by it and I’m sure many others feel the same way. Europeans are not exactly the brightest people either. Lets wish Paris a happy day as well for allowing those people to be killed in their so called terror attack. Lets wish Germany a happy day for being the most suppressed country, and not stand up and fight to be liberated by bibi and crew, etc…….
I hope you understand where I am coming from. I am a perfectionist and expect the same from people in my life.’
To which my response was as follows–
‘Did you read what was in the picture? What Sabba did was to take the picture that Netanyahu put on his facebook page wishing Americans a HTG day and then listed under it all the evil things that he and his fellow tribesmen do to us for which he and Israel ‘give thanks’.
It is a way of underscoring how the Jews have a different meaning than we do when they say ‘Happy Thanksgiving’.
Go back and read the words and I am sure you will see where she is coming from, and as far as others being turned off by it, right now the only comment left concerning it reads ‘excellent commentary’.
And to which our reader responds with–
‘I did read it more than I care to. Did you lose anyone on that day? Did Sabba? Did you know anyone personally that perished on that day? Did Sabba? I lost friends on that day. Just because Bibi wished Americans a so called Happy Thanksgiving, does not mean that anyone should lower themselves to his standards by posting such disgusting comments? I still believe it to be unprofessional and totally uncalled for, but that is my feeling. I asked Jason to tell me if I am wrong. He agreed with my sentiments.
One comment (“Excellent commentary”) versus many others who will remain quiet, means nothing. Did that individual lose anyone on that day? I seriously doubt they did. Were you or Sabba here in NY when the military police state took over right afterwards? Now the rest of the country knows what police brutality is all about and so will France. I stay away from postings about 9/11 as much as possible. There are too many conflicting theories being thrown around. Yes, it was definitely an inside job or outside job infiltrated, but lets call a spade a spade. Who are the real ‘jews’ that allow this to happen? Christians allowed it to happen. Muslims allowed it to happen.
I expected you to defend Sabba. I just don’t believe in lowering myself to Bibi’s sentiments. There are enough postings about what he is doing and his freakish people, but that includes world leaders who follow his footsteps. So, lets give thanks to all countries worldwide, who remain ignorant. Maybe you don’t see it, and definitely Sabba does not, there is a rising in America.
I am an American and defend my country as best I can. 14 years later, you can’t expect me to not remain sensitive.
Anyway, I could write about this topic forever, but will stop here. Its just how I feel.
It is written entirely in the spirit of withering contempt and sarcasm, juxstapositioned with its title ‘Israel, we bless thee’. It is used to make a point, and–unless I am WAY off base here, and I doubt that I am–this was the same effect Sabba was trying to create. She is not insensitive to the horrible tragedy that took place on 911 or the suffering that Netanyahu causes innocent people around the world, quite the opposite, as she is every bit as much on the same page as you, I, and everyone else, so for the life of me, I can’t even begin to imagine what you are reading into this.
I am sorry that you were offended by the post, but honestly, I can’t see it. Comparitively it is like someone getting angry over my essay where I am ‘blessing’ Israel, telling me that Israel is an evil creature (the point of the essay to begin with) and describing to me their life as a Palestinian who has had their loved ones murdered (the point of the essay to begin with) and that only a monster would write such a piece.
To be fair, I will see what kind of indigestion is created by Sabba’s post and if enough people complain about it I will issue an apology on the home page of the website.’
Suffice it to say, the affair has not ended on that last note, as the offended reader has responded with more commentary that has left me perplexed.
So, in the interests of being fair, open-minded and everything in between, I am now asking if anyone else reads into this picture the same thing that has grieved our offended reader.
Thanks to all who respond and I apologise for taking up valuable time with something that–by comparison to what is taking place in the word right now–seems trivial, but as I said, I want to be fair and open-minded about this.
post script ed note–as a courtesy to our aggrieved reader and in the interests of keeping this fair, I am not making the responses to this public, pending approval from the aforementioned aggrieved party.