The Hypocrisy of the Leftist Response to Ariel Sharon’s Death


Editor’s Note: This is Part V of an ongoing series by Robert Spencer highlighting human rights hypocrisy and fraudulent peace activists. For Part I, see “The Hypocrisy of the ‘Islamophobia’ Scam,” for Part II, see “The Hypocrisy of the Fatwa Against Terrorism,”  for Part III “The Hypocrisy of the Feminist Response to Islam’s Oppression of Women,” for Part IV see last week’s “The Hypocrisy of the Western Christian Response to Muslim Persecution of Christians.”

Leftists and Islamic supremacists took to Twitter on Saturday morning to take their last shots at Ariel Sharon.

New York-based Linda Sarsour tweeted piously: “I don’t celebrate death of anyone. Sharon will meet his Creator and answer to massacres and destruction committed by him. He was a criminal.” Sarsour is a rabidly antisemitic Islamic supremacist who has said that “nothing is creepier than Zionism” and has equated it with “racism.” She is also a frequent visitor to the Obama White House, and has claimed that the jihad underwear bomber was a CIA agent – part of what she claims is a U.S. war against Islam.

Sarsour is a practiced exploiter of the “hate” smear against foes of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, and has never apologized for using the Islamic honor murder of Shaima Alawadi to spread lies about the prevalence of hate crimes against Muslims in America. Although she decries “hate,” she is venomously hateful herself – as is clear in this self-righteous, self-pitying, foul-mouthed, hate-filled and utterly off-putting performance at a “comedy show,” which reveals that the preening preachers of the “Islamophobia” myth are the real haters. Her lurid tweet envisioning Sharon being damned to hell by a vengeful Allah showed it yet again.


Sarsour wasn’t alone. Others focused on Sharon’s alleged “war crimes.” Hard-Left journalist Glenn Greenwald, hero of the Snowden scandal, pointed out helpfully:

The BBC obit gives a surprisingly clear account of Ariel Sharon’s decades of savagery and war criminality

DHS Adviser Mohamed Elibiary, who once spoke at a conference honoring the Ayatollah Khomeini, chimed in:

Woke up today 2rpt Aerial Sharon has died. As young teen I did media interview @ Dallas protest against Sharon over Sabra & Shatila. #Killer

Leftist cartoonist Carlos Latuff drew a cartoon of Sharon walking down a stairway into hell, weighed down by leg iron balls labeled “Sabra,” “Shatila,” “Qibya,” and “Jenin,” while a righteous figure clad all in white except for a Palestinian flag over his chest looked on.


Many wrote in memory of those whom Sharon supposedly killed. Yvonne Ridley, a British journalist who converted to Islam in a magnificent display of Stockholm Syndrome after being kidnapped by the Taliban, added:

While most media airbrush the war crimes of Ariel Sharon read Robert Fisk & remember the innocents of Sabra & Shatila

Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Palestine Center in Washington, wrote in the same vein:

Today we remember the victims of Ariel Sharon, those killed in Qibya, in Gaza, in Sabra and Shatila and beyond. #RIP


Muslim Matters, which on its website declares its dedication to “please Allāh (subhanahu wata’ala) by providing a platform for orthodox thought leaders to affect positive change,” tweeted: “Ariel Sharon is dead: The martyrs live.” British Islamic supremacist Mehdi Hasan wrote:

Ariel Sharon has died. Spare a moment’s thought for his victims – from Qibya to Sabra and Shatilla to Jenin.

Ariel Sharon fiercely defended Israel. That’s what drives Leftists and Islamic supremacists crazy: he didn’t cower, he didn’t allow himself to be intimidated, he didn’t submit. They focus in the tweets above on actions of war in which he defended Israel: the Sabra and Shatila massacre, the defensive action in Jenin, the incursion into Qibya, and defensive actions in Gaza. They wildly exaggerate Sharon’s culpability for the crimes committed at Sabra and Shatila (for which the Lebanese Phalange is responsible) and the killings of civilians at Qibya (neither Sharon nor anyone else knew they were there), as well as the incidence of actual war crimes in Jenin and Gaza. They ignore the “Palestinian” practice of launching jihad attacks against Israel from civilian areas so as to provoke retaliatory actions that they can use as propaganda.

Above all, none of these people who are condemning Sharon for supposed war crimes has ever shown the slightest degree of concern for Israeli civilians wantonly massacred by “Palestinian” jihadists, or expressed any horror at the celebrations that followed those jihad murders among “Palestinians” in Gaza and Judea and Samaria. Nor do they applaud Sharon for his disastrous mistake of withdrawing from Gaza, allowing it to become (as I predicted that it would at the time) a jihad base for new attacks on Israeli civilians. Islamic supremacists never express gratitude for foolish kuffar who serve their agenda – that’s what infidels are supposed to do.


Ariel Sharon was not perfect, but for the most part he was a strong man in defense of Israel, and for that all free people who face the same jihad that Israel faces every day should be grateful. May his memory be eternal.


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