NYT says Muslims no longer supporting Israel

Note: This is NOT an Onion article. It actually appeared frontpage above the fold...

In an all too predictable move, NYT writer Neil MacFarquhar is asking readers to believe that a once—supportive Muslim world is now turning against Israel. That's right! Mark your calendars: On July 28, 2006, Islamic opinion turned against the Jews.

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 27 — At the onset of the Lebanese crisis, Arab governments, starting with Saudi Arabia, slammed Hezbollah for recklessly provoking a war, providing what the United States and Israel took as a wink and a nod to continue the fight.

Now, with hundreds of Lebanese dead and Hezbollah holding out against the vaunted Israeli military for more than two weeks, the tide of public opinion across the Arab world is surging behind the organization, transforming the Shiite group's leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, into a folk hero and forcing a change in official statements.

Never mind 2,000 years of history, Israel's recent concessions, the facts surrounding the current conflict and the true nature of modern Islam. The NYT's action line is clear (and consistent):

  • Saudi Arabia and Egypt are a thoughtful, cool—headed and peaceful people.

  • Israel is bombing poor, innocent civilians —— including the U.N.!

  • The tide of world opinion is now swinging against Israel.

  • Israel —— through their war —— is creating new terrorists.

    Nothing makes me more proud to be a Conservative than the NYT. We have to keep them in business!

    Jim Cipriani   7 28 06

  • Note: This is NOT an Onion article. It actually appeared frontpage above the fold...

    In an all too predictable move, NYT writer Neil MacFarquhar is asking readers to believe that a once—supportive Muslim world is now turning against Israel. That's right! Mark your calendars: On July 28, 2006, Islamic opinion turned against the Jews.

    DAMASCUS, Syria, July 27 — At the onset of the Lebanese crisis, Arab governments, starting with Saudi Arabia, slammed Hezbollah for recklessly provoking a war, providing what the United States and Israel took as a wink and a nod to continue the fight.

    Now, with hundreds of Lebanese dead and Hezbollah holding out against the vaunted Israeli military for more than two weeks, the tide of public opinion across the Arab world is surging behind the organization, transforming the Shiite group's leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, into a folk hero and forcing a change in official statements.

    Never mind 2,000 years of history, Israel's recent concessions, the facts surrounding the current conflict and the true nature of modern Islam. The NYT's action line is clear (and consistent):

  • Saudi Arabia and Egypt are a thoughtful, cool—headed and peaceful people.

  • Israel is bombing poor, innocent civilians —— including the U.N.!

  • The tide of world opinion is now swinging against Israel.

  • Israel —— through their war —— is creating new terrorists.

    Nothing makes me more proud to be a Conservative than the NYT. We have to keep them in business!

    Jim Cipriani   7 28 06