Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ibrahim is Right

And you'd do well to bookmark this post, because it's an exception to the rule. Most days of the year he's very wrong. He's even wrong when he calls himself Ibrahim, which not only isn't his name, it's a very misleading name. But when he says he can't delete this blog etc. (See previous post), he's telling it as it is. Nor should he be able to, given how he entered this exercise with as many of his facilities and marbles as he has.

4 comments:

Margaret said...

"He's even wrong when he calls himself Ibrahim, which not only isn't his name, it's a very misleading name." Do you mean "I don't like him calling himself Ibrahim?" How can he be wrong for calling himself Ibrahim?

Yaacov said...

Well Margaret, for starters, his name isn't Ibrahim ibn Yousuf, as he openly admits. When he writes about Israel, he isn't brave enough to come forward with his true identity. Then there's the issue of his ethnic identity. The name he uses implies that he's an Arab, which would make discussing things with him interesting, since many Arabs aren't willing to have civilized conversations with Israelis unless they're defeatist Israelis. However. so far as I've been able to determine, Ibrahim is not an Arab at all. Some people who claim to know him say he's a self-hating Jew, but I have no way of knowing. He, of course, could put the issue to rest in a minute simply by giving his true identity, but this he's not willing to do, not even in private correspondence.

So all in all, my characterization of him as being wrong even when he uses the name Ibrahim seems pretty reasonable to me.

Naj said...

Dear Yaacov,

I read your comment and before finishing it, in where you said i "viciously hate Israel" I wanted to waste no tile to rush here and tell you in person, and with all my heart that I HAVE NEVER HATED ISRAEL ... I feel the animosity between Iran and Israel is of the kind of two brothers rivaling each other. and I think there is too much propaganda flying on either side, demonizing the other. What I have expressed hatred towards (and not hatred but criticism) is Israel's meddling, and its military clouds over my country.

I have said, sparsly through my blog, that I believe Israelis are themselves victim to the same kind of imperialist tyranny that the rest of the middle east suffers from. I believe Israel's animosity with Arab neighbors rots in history, and I believe creating a land in teh heart of historical enemies has sure distracted the world from the atrocious racism exercised against Jews by WHITE Europeans, all of whom were in one way or the other complicit in hitler's plot.

And I think that Israel is also used to pump up the military industry complex, which has heavy infrastructure in Israel itself.

None of this is hatred for Israel. My hatred is for unconditional hatred for the other. my hatred is for hared. I embrace humanity, peace, and I disdain nothing other than injustice.

Peace to you

(I shall now read the rest of your comment :) )

4infidels said...

What I have expressed hatred towards (and not hatred but criticism) is Israel's meddling, and its military clouds over my country.

Naj,

My guess is that Israelis and many Lebanese aren't terribly fond of Iran's meddling in their affairs, such as its sponsorship of Hezbollah and its funding and arming of Hamas. Most terrorism and violence aimed at Israel comes from groups that receive Iranian support. Furthermore, Lebanon's sovereignty has been damaged by millions of dollars each year funneled to Hezbollah, a group that has used violence and intimidation to basically carve out a state within a state. And we haven't even ventured into Iran's meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Now, if you don't want Israel to have an interest in Iranian affairs, perhaps it would be best if Iran's leaders didn't threaten to destroy Israel and support terrorist groups committed to Israel's destruction.