Daqamseh’s Mother And Widespread Hate

Moroccan writer and intellectual, Al-Saleh Bu-Walid, gives reason to hope that sanity may one day come to reign in our unstable and hate-filled part of the world in spite of the likes of Daqamseh’s mother. He was participating in a studio discussion on  a TV programme hosted by Al Jazeera in July 2011, entitled “The Intifada and the Fate of the Arab Regimes”. MEMRI summarized the programme in English. Dr. Faysel Al-Qasem hosted the discussion with guests Bu-Walid and Tunisian Islamic Fundamentalist, Sheik Rashed Al-Ghanushi.

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Ahmed Daqamseh’s mother in screenshot from AP youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgVxLrqIO_0

After some some time, the telephone lines were opened for call-ins. Among the callers was the mother of Ahmad Daqamseh, murderer of seven 13-year-old Israeli girls. What she said has been widely quoted whenever discussing Daqamseh.

I am proud of my son, and I hold my head high. My son did a heroic deed and has pleased Allah and his own conscience. My son lifts my head and the head of the entire Arab and Islamic nation. I am proud of any Muslim who does what Ahmad did. I hope that I am not saying something wrong. When my son went to prison, they asked him: ‘Ahmad, do you regret it?’ He answered: ‘I have no regrets.’ He treated everyone to coffee, honored all the other prisoners, and said: ‘The only thing that I am angry about is the gun, which did not work properly. Otherwise I would have killed all of the passengers on the bus.’

This was followed by a discussion between Al-Qasem, and Bu-Walid. Bu-Walid’s response was truly unique [emphasis added]:

I have a comment about the remarks of Ahmad Daqamseh’s mother. We should have called this show ‘defeated heroes of a defeated people.’ With all due respect for the suffering of his mother, Ahmad Daqamseh is a criminal who murdered seven girls in cold blood – seven flowers at the dawn of their lives. He is a criminal, and his mother should not have presented him as a model for Arab youth.

Al-Qasem raised the issue of Israeli terrorists, repeating the vicious lie that Israel memorializes and adores the memory of Baruch Goldstein. Bu-Walid concludes with:

They are all criminals, brother. But we must act like cultured people, we must forget about revenge, we must live in the modern age.

Unfortunately, other callers labelled Bu-Walid an illiterate, scum, enemy of our nation and a coward. One ranted:

… this secular man, who might even be Jewish, should get off the television screen. Where do people like him come from?! On what street do you find them? In the name of Allah, he increases my blood- pressure!

Bu-Walid was a lone voice in the din of hatred.

Al-Ghanushi had opened the studio discussion with praise to the mothers of the suicide bombers:

I would like to send my blessings to the mothers of those youth, those men who succeeded in creating a new balance of power… I bless the mothers who planted in the blessed land of Palestine the amazing seeds of these youths, who taught the international system and the Israeli arrogance, supported by the US, an important lesson. The Palestinian woman, mother of the Shahids [martyrs], is a martyr herself, and she has created a new model of woman.

Is this part of a campaign brainwashing mothers to groom their kids to be terrorists? After all, promoting suicide in their own children seems to go against all natural motherly instincts and must require some powerful mind control to achieve.

Sheik Ghanushi suggested that the Arab world NEEDS to keep the Palestinian issue alive in order to maintain unity:

…the Intifada has returned a degree of consensus to the Arab and Islamic regimes and joined between the rulers and the people and between the Islamic movements on the one hand, and the Pan-Arab nationalist movements, on the other hand.

All callers came down hard on the idea of giving up the fight against the Zionist enemy; for example:

… the Palestinian issue is not an Arab issue, but an Islamic one.

It is an honor for me to sow terror in the hearts of the enemies of Allah.

And finally, PA Minister of Supplies, Abu Ali Shahin, called in to say:

… accepting the Oslo accords was for the Palestinians, a betrayal of the historical legitimacy of the Arab right to Palestine. However, … Oslo becomes legitimate when one takes into consideration that it was done in order to gain a better position and to continue in the liberation of the land.

This last statement can give us either hope or cause for apprehension depending on how we choose to interpret it. On the one hand, it seems to clearly state that the Arabs who now call themselves Palestinians will never countenance a Jewish state in the Middle East. On the other hand, perhaps Oslo can be for the Arabs what the the 40-year sojourn in the desert was for the Israelites: enough time for the Egyptian-slave mentality to be replaced in the new generations by a freedom mentality.  If (and this is a big if) the remaining steps of the Oslo Accords are carried out, and the new generation of Arabs living in the Palestinian Authority are taught co-existence rather than replacement of the Jews, then there may actually be hope of a stable and dependable agreement between us.

I am not holding my breath.

And that is because, in spite of people like Bu-Walid, there are far too many like Ahmad Daqamseh’s mother who praise defeated so-called “heroes”.

This was originally posted on Israel Diaries.

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  1. I’m afraid the only hope I see in this disgusting filth is that the Israeli government and people,
    World Jewry and Big Brother United States of America may finally wake up and smell the coffee and stop kidding themselves that peace is possible with this culture of death.

  2. “It is an honour for me to sow terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah”. Those enemies are clearly defined by the Quran as Jews and Gentiles….no ifs, buts or misconceptions. This self declared ethos has existed for the past 1400 years, as it will exist for another 1400 years.

    Yet, still the apologists, do gooders, progressives and lefties will continue to bleat that Muslims are ‘nice’ people….law abiding citizens….to wit the British and Australian Prime Ministers during the last 24 hours….forgetting always that those ‘nice’ Muslims are the foundation stones for the very existence, and ongoing motion of this non-civilised doctrine of savagery.

    Islam is Islam….it does not come in Fifty Shades of Grey! Every last Muslim on this planet knows what the corner stone tenants of Islam are! “Seek them out, look behind the trees…kill the Infidel where ever you find him……”

    • +Graham Coffey
      Hi Graham, I’m not sure that demonising two billion plus people because of their religious affiliation really helps, especially given that most victims of Islamist violence in the world are in fact Muslims? They’re not all terrorists, mate. Many do think like the woman on the video and many are like how you’ve described, but not all.

      If you doubt this then how do we explain away the Muslims in Israel that join the IDF for instance, or those Muslims that are proud to call themselves Israelis, or even those Muslims that call themselves Zionists? It’s complex, not at all black and white. There are also thousands of Arab residents of (so-called East) Jerusalem that express the desire for Israeli citizenship completely rejecting slavery to warlords like Abbas and Hamas.

      People like the mother on the video are a lost cause, you’ll never change them, just like you’ll never get the PLO and Hamas to stop wanting to destroy Israel. And, you’ll never change the Jihadi mindset of ISIS and their ilk but, isn’t demonising every single Muslim person on the planet a bit like saying all Gentile people are antisemites? We all know many are, but we also know many aren’t.

      • Hello John….Logic tells me what you say is correct…or encompasses a want to believe is correct….i.e. that 1.6B Muslims are not all Jihadi’s.

        On the morning of September 12, 2001, I was visiting the south eastern state of Chipas in Mexico…more specifically the village, come small town of Protixta…just short of the State Capital of Tuxtla Gutierrez…renowned for it’s connection with the Mayan civilisation.

        At that very moment, I had no idea of what had taken place in New York the day before….being geographically isolated….yet 50 odd Muslim devotees in this small town – in a country…Mexico, of then no more than 2,500 to 3,000- Muslims at best, were out in a park, come public square…in almost unrestrained carnival mode….kicking and flaying a rough mannequin effigy of George Bush.

        Due to the language barrier…I was unable to understand or read the words and banner exhortations….in Spanish and Arabic like script…though needless to say ‘Praise to Allah’, ‘Infidels’…and even the word ‘Jew’ were clearly defined and uttered.

        A guide then told me…. that what had occurred in New York the day before, had put them into such a ‘wild party’ mood. (that one or two were carrying, and waving in the air), “provided the savagery for that, along with the obvious delight of these souls”.- motioning towards the over excited crowd.

        These people were young and old…and children. They lived not much better that a feudal peasant’s life style…they were not what one could logically describe as Jihadi’s….in any form, yet found time to take to the street in this most isolated part of the America’s to give praise to Allah for slaughtering 2600 New York office workers.

        These people were not thanking the crusading jihadi Bin Laden…they were thanking Allah….to the point one would have thought they were in a drug induced stupor of never ending joy!

        Until that day, (and even after providing security work among them on the island of Cyprus in the late 60′, come 70’s, I didn’t really have much of an opinion on Islamic matters.

        I soon learnt…from this day in Protixta, to clearly understand what is at the root cause of Islamic insurrection…as distinct from combatant Jihad. The doctrine provides the cause!

        I thoroughly respect your opinion John. For the better part of my life I felt/thought the same way….that it wasn’t possible to believe all Muslin’s are suspect. I now err on the side of total caution when coming in any contact with any form of Islam. Perhaps I have been jaded by too much of what I have seen in my life time….in respect of Islam.

        • @John. I noticed a section of what I wrote did not appear in my text. The point I was trying to make is that these Muslims…in Mexico, lived totally in isolation to mainstream Islam…radicalised or otherwise, yet a latent raw savagery of praise for Allah still came to the immediate surface with the thought that 2600 people in New York had been slaughtered as a means of perpetuating Allah’s greatness.

          That is the Quran. The Doctrine….accepted by all Muslims….the nice ones, as much as the radicalised.

          Those people in Chipas, Mexico, on a day by day….were, are nice people.

    • I’m with you on this Graham.
      If a person is a practising devout Muslim, however nice they may be on the outside, if they follow the words of the Koran, then they must believe in its words.