Amnesty International seems to have solidly joined the list of formerly reasonable organizations that enhanced freedom and individual rights around the world and are now simply Marxist and Islamic tools for the new antisemitism and totalitarianism.
Shortly after I exposed Middle East Monitor Online (MEMO) columnist Khalid Amaryeh for calling someone a “kike”, and asked whether this disqualified the group from being hosted at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre – at an event which is set to take place tonight – MEMO issued the following clarification on its website:
MEMO wishes to make it absolutely clear that the organisation and its staff are against racism in any and all of its forms, wherever and whenever it occurs; we will not tolerate racism in any articles, reports or comment pieces published by MEMO.
Which is good of them. Except that, less than 48 hours later, Amaryeh was back on MEMO’s website with another comment piece, this one on the need for renewed pan-Arabism, accompanied by a smart new photo of him tricked out like his hero, King Faisal.
For a man who otherwise whiles away the hours hurling racial slurs on the Internet, Amaryeh makes the editorial rounds impressively. Shortly after the “kike” episode, he published this ode to Israel’s non-existence on the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades website (that would be the “armed wing” of Hamas).
Question: how is a magazine against “racism in any and all of its forms” still publishing a man such as this? And doesn’t this pose a problem for Amnesty, which explains quite clearly on its website: “Please note that our facilities are only available to non-commercial organisations working on human rights or social justice issues”?
One of tonight’s speakers is Adel Bari Atwan, who says he’ll “dance in Trafalgar Square” when Iranian missiles rain down on Israel.