Sheila MusajiPosted Apr 9, 2007 •Permalink • Printer-Friendly Version
Mel Gibson, Jews and Muslims
by Sheila Musaji
What did Mel Gibson say? A law-enforcement official quoted Gibson as saying, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” and asking the arresting officer, “Are you a Jew?” http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003168924_gibson02.html or according to another source “F….ing Jews - the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,,1835145,00.html
It is hard to believe that this statement has stirred up as much righteous indignation as it has when I compare it to the incredible statements that have been made about Muslims and Islam and received no notice at all. Just look at (Alarming Statements 2000 and before, 2001]http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamophobia_alarming_statements_part_2_2001_to_2005a/0012642]2001 to 2005[/url], 2006, and 2007) for hundreds of statements at least as offensive towards Islam and Muslims.
I believe that what was said was offensive, but I am concerned that the indignation is only for some offensive speech.