Mohamed Khodr’s Column
After the Jewish Holocaust the entire world took an oath to “NEVER FORGET & NEVER AGAIN” allow such a calamity to be inflicted on any other civilian population regardless of race, sex, religion, and ethnicity. Apparently there was an exemption clause in the fine print of this lofty ideal: this oath does not apply if the perpetrators are Jew and the victims are Arab/Palestinian Christians and Muslims. So much for world hypocrisy, for long term memory, and for Zionism’s dominant and intimidating imprint upon the conscience of the world.
Damn the Palestinian terrorist for shedding the blood of Russian Jewish immigrants whose recent immigration to Israel was paid for courtesy of the American taxpayer. How dare he die and kill to liberate his homeland from occupation?
The world accepts Israel’s “law of return” that allows the racist Natan Sharansky (Russia’s famed peace activist), a man born and raised in Russia with no historical ties to Palestine, to become Israel’s Minister of Housing (Demolitions and Settlement Expansions), whose job is to evict the original tenants of Palestine to make room for his greedy countrymen in search of a subsidized life in occupied Palestine.
Damn Israel for decades of historical atrocities upon the Palestinians. Damn Israel for its clever lies, its political manipulations of western governments, especially the so called American “Congress”, but most of all for its ingenious media and public relations that is accepted by the west as gospel by an ignorant, prejudicial body politic. Damn Israel for its successes. Damn Israel that is forcing the Palestinians and an entire world to await with paralysis and impotence the coming “justifiable” massacre of Palestinians that only a Sharon can unleash.
It is utterly stupefying and shocking that the entire world, including the Arab and Islamic world, are simply waiting for the other F-16 shoe to drop as if such an event is justifiable, expected, and needs to happen so that we can then move on to the next phase. What next phase-burying a nation?
Given Bush’s and Powell’s Jewish initiated blame on Arafat demanding he stop the “violence” knowing full well he cannot simply gives Sharon the green light. Israel has media wise packaged Arafat as a “terrorist” not a peace partner preparing the world for his demise. The Palestinian freedom fighter/terrorist pushed “Go” for Sharon.
Congratulations, Sharon. The entire world is glued to its television sets awaiting your massacres with the newest and best bought and stolen American weaponry and technology bribes, lies, and intimidation can buy.
As a physician who has seen Sharon’s bloody handiwork in Lebanon, I only ask him this time to show mercy and kill them all at once, quickly, and painlessly. Do this cowardly bitch of a world a favor and finish the job. Annihilate the Palestinians and give the world some peace. We’re all tired of this conflict. Save the United Nations, America, the European Union, and the Vatican some grief and hypocritical headaches (Rx: Kill Two Palestinians and call me in the morning). Save the American media the embarrassment of having to churn out day in and day out AIPAC’s talking points and free it from its fear of the wrath of Abraham Foxman and Morton Klein. Free the American taxpayers from Israel’s “entitlement” aid (so far $150 Billion); but above all, save the Arabs and Muslims from their own self inflicted humiliation and impotence. So, please, I’m pleading with you-Just Do It. Then perhaps Michael Eisner will build a Holy MickeyWorld in Judea and Samaria. I would like to come and visit in this Disney park, but I’m an Arab American and thus fear you’ll throw me in prison like other Arab Americans knowing full well that my government doesn’t give a damn about me. So much for Bush’s COMPASSION.
Finally, damn me for still living in my cozy home, in my land of the free and home of the brave, sitting in front of my color TV watching the “Jewish Crusade” against Palestinian Christians and Muslims.
Before Palestine is erased from this earth I wanted to share with America one last time our Declaration of Independence signed July 4, 1776 against the tyranny of a foreign occupying power-England. We had the right and duty to resist that occupation for, among other things, “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION”. With that declaration America made a covenant with God and the world that it would forever support the cry of freedom of any oppressed people. Thomas Jefferson did not foresee America’s hypocrisy, double standard, and cowardice when the oppressor is Israel: a land we share “history” with, have a “strategic relationship with, and the only “democracy” in the Middle East. If Jefferson was alive today he would chastise our government and citizenry for accepting such LIES that dominate every written and spoken sound byte to the detriment of our domestic and foreign policy independence.
So my fellow Americans, with Jefferson’s, James Madison’s, and Ben Franklin’s permission, I’ve taken the liberty to insert Palestine’s “Declaration of Independence” into our own Declaration.
As an American citizen, I promise Sharon this: even if he kills every single Palestinian, he can’t destroy the truthful history and idea of Palestine, and as long as I live I will continue to fight for justice in their memory, and some day when the American people know the truth about Israel and our complicit role in its atrocities, when they discover how a small cadre of blood thirsty American Jewish and Christian Zionists ruled over our Congress and media, when they learn that our tax money and weapons were used to kill innocent civilians, when the demographics of this country changes and today’s minorities rule, there will be such a cry for justice such as Sharon and Israel have never heard, as God is my witness “Justice Will Be Done” (bolded words in parenthesis are mine).
PALESTINE’S “DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE”
Signed on this day Fourth of June, Year of the Lord 2001 By:
-6 million Palestinian Refugees alive at this moment prior to Holocaust II
-In Memory of: Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock
-In Memory of: Hundreds of Holy Land Villages Decimated
-In Memory of: Thousands of Holy Land Homes Bulldozed
-In Memory of: Hundreds of Mosques and Churches Destroyed
-In Memory of: Thousands of Uprooted “Olive” Trees
-In Memory of: A Silent World Devoid of Conscience and Justice
WHEN in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people (PALESTINIANS) to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another (ISRAEL), and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government (ISRAEL) becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations (ISRAEL’S 34 YEARS OF MILITARY OCCUPATION, EVICTION FROM HOMES, MASSACRES, DESTRUCTION OF 450 PALESTINIAN VILLAGES, HOUSE DEMOLITIONS, SHELLING, BOMBING WITH F-16’s, APPLICATION OF APARTHEID LAWS, IMPRISONMENT, TORTURE, ASSASSINATIONS, CONFISCATION OF LAND FOR ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS, AND ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF PALESTINIANS), pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of these (PALESTINIANS IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES) colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government (ISRAEL’S INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AND CONDEMNED OCCUPATION, EXCEPT BY ISRAEL’S DOORMAT: AMERICA-HOW IRONIC). The history of the present King of Great Britain (SHARON: THE WAR CRIMINAL, GENOCIDER AS DEFINED BY THE U.N.) is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states (OCCUPIED TERRITORIES). To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He (FROM DAVID GURION TO SHARON) has refused his assent to laws (63 U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS SINCE 1947 CALLING ON ISRAEL CEASE AGGRESSION, WITHDRAW FROM OCCUPIED TERRITORIES, INCLUDING EAST JERUSALEM, AND ALLOW PALESTINIAN REFUGEES TO RETURN HOME “PLUS” THE FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION; BUT—-AMERICA HAS CAST 73 VETOES IN THE U.N. MAINLY TO PROTECT ISRAEL ALLOWING IT TO DEFY THE WORLD’S WILL), the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He (SHARON REJECTS THE MITCHELL REPORT)é for opposingéhis invasions on the rights of the people (ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS).
He (ISRAEL) has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners (THROUGH ISRAEL’S “RIGHT OF RETURN” ONLY JEWS BECOME AUTOMATIC CITIZENS OF THE HOLY LAND); refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither (JUDAIZATION OF JERUSALEM BY CONFISCATING RESIDENCE CARDS), and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands (DENYING PALESTINIANS BUILDING PERMITS).
He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers (ISRAEL HAS NO CONSTITUTION AND IMPOSES MILITARY RULE ON PALESTINIANS GIVING THE MILITARY FREE REIGN UPON PALESTINIANS WITHOUT JUDICIAL REVIEW OR DUE PROCESS).
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance (SINCE 1967 ISRAEL HAS ESTABLISHED 200 ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS, PROTECTED BY ARMY, ALLOWING SETTLERS TO STEAL PALESTINIAN FARM LAND).
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies, without the consent of our legislatures (34 YEARS OF A BRUTAL OCCUPATION IS ENOUGH, PALESTINIANS HAVE RIGHT TO RESIST AND FIGHT FOR FREEDOM).
He has affected to render the military independent of, and superior to, the civil power. (PALESTINIANS RULED BY MILITARY NOT CIVIL LAWS)
He has combined with others (AMERICA AND IT’S PANDERING COWARDLY GREEDY CONGRESS—CAMPAIGN REFORM ANYONE) to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution and unacknowledged by (INTERNATIONAL) our laws.
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us;
For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states (IN ISRAEL IT IS NOT A CRIME IF A JEW KILLS AN ARAB BUT THE REVERSE IS)
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world (ISRAEL’s TOTAL SIEGE AND BLOCKADE OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES).
For imposing taxes on us without our consent (ISRAEL IMPOSES TAXES ON PALESTINIAN GOODS AND SERVICES THEN WITHHOLDS THEM: CAN ANYONE SAY: TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION)
For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury (ISRAEL’s EMERGENCY MILITARY LAWS ALLOWS FOR “ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION” OF ANYONE WITHOUT DUE PROCESS, EVEN AMERICAN CITIZENS).
He (SHARON/ISRAEL) has abdicated government here (DENIED LEGITIMACY OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY), by declaring us out of his protection (IN FULL DEFIANCE OF THE FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION ON CARING FOR CITIZENS IN WAR AND UNDER OCCUPATION) and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. (ISRAEL HAS COMMITTED SUCH WAR CRIMES IN 1948, 1967, 1979, 1982, AND TODAY IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES)
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries (JEWISH SETTLERS FROM RUSSIA AND AMERICA) to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation (ISRAEL SHAMEFULLY CALLS ITSELF A “CIVILIZED, DEMOCRACY” WHILE ADOPTING APARTHEID LAWS AGAINST ISRAELI ARABS, ETHIOPIAN JEWS, AND BRUTALIZED PALESTINIANS UNDER OCCUPATION-SHARON ALLOWS FANATIC TERRORIST RUSSIAN AND. AMERICAN JEWISH SETTLERS, LIKE BARUCH GOLDSTEIN WHO KILLED 29 PALESTINIANS PRAYING IN A MOSQUE, THE FREEDOM TO STEAL, KILL, AND IMPOSE VIGILANTE JUSTICE AT WILL).
He has excited domestic insurrection among us (ISRAEL HELPED FOUND HAMAS AS COUNTER TO THE PLO, FORCED ARAFAT TO IMPRISON HIS OWN PEOPLE BREEDING RESENTMENT, PLAYS DIFFERENT PALESTINIAN FACTIONS AGAINST EACH OTHER.)
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince (SHARON A PRINCE? YEAH, A PRINCE OF DEATH), whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant (SHARON’s LONG HISTORY OF MURDER AND DEATH), is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. (AMEN)
Nor have we been wanting in our attentions to our brethren (AMERICA, UNITED NATIONS, EUROPEAN UNION, VATICAN, AND THE IMPOTENT ARAB LEAGUE). We have warned them, from time to time, of attempts by their legislature (ISRAEL’s) to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity; and we have conjured them, by the ties of our common kindred, to disavow these usurpations which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too, have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which denounces our separation, and hold them as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the (OCCUPIED FORGOTTEN HOMELESS PALESTINIANS DENIED JUSTICE AND PEACE) United States of America, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies (OCCUPIED TERRITORIES) solemnly publish and declare, That these United (OCCUPIED TERRITORIES) Colonies (OF PALESTINE) are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATE (S); that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British (ISRAELI) crown and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain (ISRAEL) is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; and that, as free and independent state (s), they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
Mr. Mohamed Khodr is an American Muslim physician and a native from the Middle East. He has worked in Academic Medicine and Public health with national and international health experience. He is a freelance writer who often writes columns on the Palestinian cause, Islam and on America’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East. He lives in the Washington DC area.