Mel Gibson, Jews and Muslims

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.

 

 


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