Portrait of a Humanitarian
Of course "head held high." What has he got to be ashamed of? As a matter of fact, who exactly is this guy? Why does he warrant a lengthy profile on page three of the Times, lavishly illustrated with photographs -- except for his honored position as a member of a terrorist group?
The author of this pap, Steven Erlanger, doesn't bother to tell us. What he does tell us is that this is a wonderful, wonderful man! A family man:
His daughter, Hanin, 12, was in tears, burying her face in his waist; he lifted his son Basel, 5, a serious boy in a crew cut who stared around him. He hugged his wife, Fadia, brushing his lips along the embroidered brown scarf that covered her hair.
Nowhere do we get a sense that some of the people killed by Barghouti and/or the other fine fellows of Hamas also included a lot of little boys and girls as well. All we know is that this particular loving father owns a grocery store and is innocent!
"He insists he was never involved with the Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing." "Military" in this case being Times-speak for "murderers of civilians, including women and children."
It goes on and on like that, this once-great paper serving in its accustomed role, as shill for terror groups and apologist for terrorists.
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