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Palestinian Olympic Rep Sees ‘Racism’ in Munich Moment of Silence

Jibril Rajoub says the campaign to honor the 11 slain Israelis is ‘divisive’

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(Jabril Rajoub, Jacques Rogge)

The petitions, public statements, and opinion pieces calling on the International Olympic Committee to hold a moment of silence to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics, where 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered by terrorists, is apparently a racist initiative, according to Jibril Rajoub–the head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee.

In a letter to IOC President Jacques Rogge, Rajoub wrote:

“Sports are a bridge for love, communication and the spreading of peace between nations and should not be used for divisiveness and the spread of racism.”

It seems a waste to devote any energy to this atrocious statement in the context of the campaign to honor the memory of the 11 slain athletes. But if Rajoub’s aspirational quote about sports really carried any weight, then there would be no need to hold a moment of silence to mark the 1972 Olympics; the events would haven’t been marred by the hate Rajoub’s now hypocritically protests.

Palestinian Olympics Chief Calls Minute of Silence Requests “Racism”

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Reminds me of the apocryphal defendant who murdered both of his parents and then pleaded for the mercy of the court because he’s an orphan.

The Palestinians who oppose the minute of silence are the racists.

Their stance is a declaration of support for terror against Jews.

herbcaen says:

Perhaps Anna Breslau and Alana Neuhaus will marry Jibril-he seems like their kind of guy

Could you clarify what you mean by the last sentence: “But if Rajoub’s aspirational quote about sports
really carried any weight, then there would be no need to hold a moment
of silence to mark the 1972 Olympics; the events would haven’t been
marred by the hate Rajoub’s now hypocritically protests.”?

One statement one could make is that if Rajoub’s aspirational quote about sports had any weight, the Palestinians would have left their politics out of the 1972 Olympics. Thus there would have been no massacre for us to memorialize today. Is that what you meant? Your wording is completely unclear.

Michael Liebowitz says:

I personally found the massacre in 1972 to be divisive.

So- a moment of silence honoring slain athletes is racism and divisive. What is mass murder, then? I’d like to know what categories apply! Since only Israelis were targeted to be killed, that’s racism and divisive too, but I think the category it falls under is cold-blooded evil. Refusing to honor the slain Israeli athletes shames the Olympics and all that the games and the athletes are supposed to stand for.

Reuven Dattner says:

mr chandler-what happened to the word pollution??or is only politicaly correct when used to describe words of right wing jews?

The Palistinians national sport is the killing of unarmed innocent civilians. How about a moment of silence for the death of the aspirations of Rajoub and his blood thirsty cohorts to eliminate The State of Israel.

Umish Katani says:

Of course its derisive….. they were the terrorisits murderers and dont want the world to be reminded of it. If they want to be above board.. they should surrender the perpertrators of this henious crime to the authorities for trial…… Id rather try carrying a snowball throw hell first… I have a chance there.

Viewed another way – the Olympics ARE about love and sport and unity. The Munich 11 did not commit suicide. They were advancing the core concepts of the Games. Terrorists murdered them. The moment is appropriate and the comments of Rajoub are scripted. Mazal tov Rajoub – no one cares about your comments.

Jewish and Zionist groups always trot out the Leidengeschichte whenever a Jew or group of Jews is caught in the commission of some sort of atrocity or major financial crime.

At present the vile behavior and attitudes of Jewish Zionists have become more and more clear even to the American public.

Jewish and Zionist propagandists want a distraction.

By the standards of the treatment of Apartheid South Africa, the State of Israel should never have been permitted to take part in the Olympics and certainly should be excluded right now.

As for the killings in Munich, we now know that the State of Israel was torturing the Palestinians that the attackers wanted to exchange for the athletes.

The Israeli and German governments should have made the exchange.

The world is losing patience with the Leidengeschichte, which as Salo Baron has pointed out, was never really true.

The proper approach to this sort of hypocritical Jewish Zionist hasbarah-whining is maximum scornful noise while the Zionists do their ridiculous shtick, which is to be followed by at least 10 minutes of silence for the last few centuries of victims of Jewish heartless exploitation, usury, drug-pushing, financial crime, pimping, prostitution, white-slaving, smuggling & tax evasion, sabotage, terrorism, targeted assassination, mass murder, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.

philipmann says:

Interesting how Rajoub didn`t even bother justifying the massacre,as the first poster did. he just said some blather about racism and being nice.
Meantime,Assad is showing precisely how the Arab world treats dissent. what a pack of hypocrites these PLO characters are,and their supporters.


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