NY Times, Wash. Post censor Abbas's 'Holy Warriors' salute to his freed terrorists

Leo Rennert
As Israel gained the freedom of abducted Sgt. Gilad Shalit and, in exchange, released hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, many of them with blood on their hands, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, addressed  many of his freed terrorists at a joyous celebration in Ramallah.  "You are freedom fighters and holy warriors for the sake of God and the homeland," Abbas exulted ("Abbas greets released Palestinian prisoners" Haaretz, Oct. 18) Abbas 's embrace of terrorist killers as "freedom fighters" and "holy warriors" is clear evidence of his support of terrorism as a path to advance Palestinian national objectives.  Also, his "holy warrior" salute wasn't just an isolated burst of enthusiasm at the return of the prisoners.  Under Abbas's leadership, PA TV, PA textbooks and even sermons by PA-appointed clerics have been part of a concerted campaign to glorify Palestinian terrorists and...(Read Full Post)

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