Saturday, February 04, 2006

# Posted 2:59 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

EGYPTIANS DROWN IN RED SEA; WILL JEWS BE BLAMED? As a result of this tragedy, hundreds of innocent lives were lost. For the moment, public attention is focused on rescuing as many of the survivors as possible.

But soon they will begin ask, "Who should be blamed?" As we all know from reading Exodus 14, the Jews and their God are already responsible for one mass drowning of Egyptians in the Red Sea. In fact, observant Jews across the globe continue to celebrate this slaughter every morning during their prayers, when they recite Exodus 15:
I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea...

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.

Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
While Europe and America condemn the jihad of Islam, they hypocritically ignore the bloodthirsty prayers of the Jews.

Now, I am not saying that the Jews and their God are definitely responsible for the recent tragedy in the Red Sea. I am open-minded individual who makes his judgments on the basis of scientific evidence.

Yet when a black church burns down in Alabama or Georgia, is it wrong to suspect that white supremacists are responsible are responsible? No, of course not. They have committed such crimes many times before and make no apologies for their brutal behavior.

All I ask is that this same logic be applied to the current situation.
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This post is offensive to both anti-Semites and conspiracy theorits. Its attempt at humor is pathetic.
This is in poor taste and, unfortunately borders on flicking lit matches out of a car in Yellowstone during fire season. You're betting that the people who would take this seriously (the guys in the arab world who depend on David Duke for their view of America) aren't going to read it and pass it on. I just hope it doesn't get picked up.
I'm not too worried. Given how much time and effort Middle Eastern governments invest in anti-Semitic propaganda, I'm sure I can't tell them anything new.
I had to read this twice, because I couldn't believe that you'd post something this tasteless. It doesn't really work as either humor or satire; rather, it's just offensive, and shows your age. (You might think that you're pretty cute now, but I'd wager that this sort of thing won't look so red hot on a resume.)

Of course, I'm not trying to censor you. I'm merely offering a little advice: next time, try to wait until the bodies are found and buried before using their tragedy to score high-school debate points. (Nice touch, though, shedding a few crocodile tears in the opening paragraph!)
In addition to anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists, this post is offensive to people who think that the news of a tragedy is the appropriate occasion for the expression of sympathy.

Ant-Semites and conspiracy theorists need to be taken to task at every turn. But to do no more than that in response to this news is juvenile.

When "they will begin to ask, 'Who should be blamed?'" you will no doubt begin to answer in wisdom. But for now, it will not detract from your answer to offer a few sober words of sympathy written in a fitting tone. That Jews may be slandered as a result of this event, though a serious concern, does not identify the only tragedy here; hundreds of innocent Egyptians have died after all, and it would have been nice had your post, at least its tone, betrayed some internalization of this fact.

David, this is one of your dumber posts.
Not to ruin the joke or anything, but the Torah says "Sea of Reeds", not Red Sea. "Red Sea" was introduced by the Septuagint.
I have no doubt that the Egyptian conventional wisdom will find a way to pin the ferry disaster on the Jews, but that's no reason to be so callous.
Further reason Adesnik should stick to his increasingly derivative and witless analysis and not venture into satire.
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