Respectful Insolence

What does an anti-Semite look like…

…who needs a lot of practice still?

I would say he might look like this.

I still have to figure out what Zionist juice is, though.

Comments

  1. #1 Danio
    December 31, 2008

    While the sentiment is abhorrent, the pedant in me wonders whether there’s some kind of remedial bigot language course this guy and his fellow spelling-challenged hatemongers can sign up for. Sheesh!

  2. #2 Bob O'H
    December 31, 2008

    Ah. Must be the sort squeezed from Jaffa oranges.

  3. #3 kraut
    December 31, 2008

    Damn islamists, now they want to take my OJ away too. Hate those religious buggers.

  4. #4 Paul Murray
    December 31, 2008

    Context is everything. If this guy’s family just got wasted as “colateral damage” from Israel’s bombing of the Gaza Strip, perhaps it’s understandable. Wartime sentiment, you know. Heck, they probably voted for Hamas anyway – most palestinians did – and that makes them all terrorists.

    As for anti-semitism, the man himself is semitic. Far more so that the white europeans (with a trace of semitic ancestry) who decided to kill the inhabitants of palestine and take their land for themselves, back in the 20th century. The most egregious anti-semetism in the world today is hatred of semitic arabs by %90 white Israelis and the laws of the aparthied Israeli state.

    Maybe he spells better in arabic. Pity that, to get the message out, he has to use a language not his own.

    But, context is everything. Maybe you’re right, and the guy really is just an anti-semitic dick.

  5. #5 DLC
    December 31, 2008

    What did The Juice do to deserve death ?
    Was it Pasteurized ?

  6. #6 Orac
    December 31, 2008

    Ack!

    How could I have forgotten the obligatory lame O.J. jokes?

  7. #7 sophia8
    December 31, 2008

    Can you say “Photoshopped”? Well I can.
    How come, out of the dozens of people carrying cameras and mobile phones there would have been at that demonstration, only one managed to spot that particular photo-op? And only got the one shot at it?

  8. #8 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    December 31, 2008

    If it is photoshopped, they did a pretty good job. Look at the bend in the foamcore.

  9. #9 Rebecca
    December 31, 2008

    I just took a look at all of the photos from that album (from a protest in New York on December 28). I don’t think this particular photo is Photoshopped, because it’s quite in keeping with a number of the other signs from the same protest, which say things like “God will send the Mushroom Cloud from the Sky on Israel.” It appear that this demonstration attracted people from quite a wide political spectrum – Al-Awda, the Islamic Thinkers Society (they’re the ones wishing genocide on Israel), Neturei Karta, someone calling for India to leave Kashmir, a sign from something called muslimrevolution.com – showing a torso with a suicide belt on it, and the slogan, “May Allah Give Victory to the Islamic Resistance in Palestine,” and a drawing of an AK-47.

  10. #10 Pat Patterson
    December 31, 2008

    Hey, the guy’s got three hands. Spelling and fruits are the least of his problems.

  11. #11 sophia8
    December 31, 2008

    Ah, I didn’t realise that was an album of photos; OK, it’s genuine.
    But it was truly depressing to read the hundreds of comments on other blogs that feature this picture. If the “Fakestanians” in that demonstration are spewing hatred, then they are fully matched by the “We must defend poor weak little Israel from millions of bloodthirsty Muslims” crowd.

  12. #12 Interrobang
    December 31, 2008

    Far more so that the white europeans (with a trace of semitic ancestry) who decided to kill the inhabitants of palestine and take their land for themselves, back in the 20th century.

    Are you a British Israelist or something?

    Or are you rewriting history and conveniently leaving out the Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate this time? Also, I note you’re conveniently forgetting the existence of Middle Eastern Jews, the ones who were living there (albeit in small numbers) all along, and conveniently ignoring the existence of non-European-derived Israelis. (The shade of Ofra Haza wants a word with you when you have a moment.) Talk about “anti-semites,” complete with the canard about “anti-semitism” pertaining to non-Jews as well, when the term was specifically coined to be a euphemism for “Jew-hatred.”

  13. #13 CW
    December 31, 2008

    While, as Danio noted, the sentiment is abhorrent I have to say that my own efforts to write “Jews” in Arabic would no doubt be equally comical. Naturally I assume that everyone making fun of spelling here is fluent in both languages in question, right?

  14. #14 Rebecca
    December 31, 2008

    Or maybe he was just making some convoluted political joke?

  15. #15 Prometheus
    December 31, 2008

    I’m not sure that it is necessary to be fluent in both English and Arabic (if that’s the native languge of the fellow holding the sign) in order to laugh at the spelling. After all, it was his choice to write the sign in a language he (apparently) doesn’t write well.

    He could have written it in his native language OR he could have asked someone who was fluent in English to help him. The other pictures in the “album” make it clear the setting is New York City, so he had to know one or two people who could have proofread his sign.

    The fact that he was using the US freedom to assemble and freedom of speech to promote his message of hatred is more than a bit ironic. I wonder how long someone would last holding a “Death to Hamas” sign in Gaza?

    I’ll just add this image to the others I recall to mind whenever someone talks about “Peace in the Middle East”.

    Prometheus

  16. #16 Joseph Hertzlinger
    January 1, 2009

    As for anti-semitism, the man himself is semitic.

    Are antiquarians opposed to quarians?

  17. #17 DuWayne
    January 2, 2009

    Umm, CW, I tend to make light fun of my Japanese friends, when they make glaring errors in English. I happen to like them, so it’s light hearted fun, but it happens none the less. And trust me, they get far more fodder for mocking when I attempt forays into Japanese.

    So you know what? Not having the least knowledge of his language, I am still content to mock his attempt to write a hateful message in mine. And likewise, I would accept and even laugh along, if I attempted Arabic and people for whom it’s their primary language mocked my attempts. Because more often than not, the results of vain attempts at using a language with which one is unfamiliar has hilarious results.

  18. #18 Lucario
    January 2, 2009

    What this guy needs is more juice. He’s already drunk too much Haterade….

  19. #19 blf
    January 3, 2009

    The sign might be trying to say Drink All The Juice, which is perhaps sensible, but not went you’ve drunk as much as the sign-maker.

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