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Thursday, November 11, 2004 | Abu Amar, Father of Palestine
May God accept his martyrdom.
As a warrior, as a General, as a national, indeed, an international symbol of Palestinian statehood, of the universal and timeless struggle of ordinary people against extraordinary demons, for four decades Yasser Arafat, Abu Amar, personified Resistance.
He was one of the most recognizable figures anywhere on the planet, especially where there is oppression, where there is occupation, where there is injustice.
Abu Amar was an icon of hope to the millions who suffer the daily grinding torment of the weak crushed under the heel of the greedy, the brutish.
To billions, he represented Palestine. To Palestinians, he was brother, father, grandfather, depending on age; most Palestinians do not have memories of life before Arafat.
During his 75 years, he was hunted, pursued, persecuted, idolized, demonized, loved, feared, respected, despised, put on a pedestal, imprisoned, bemoaned, lionized, and through it all, he prevailed.
He survived more assassination attempts than have ever been made public, and quite possibly more than any other human being in living memory.
He was a larger-than-life figure whose name and face and essence will live on long after those who wished him ill have been forgotten.
To call him a legend in his own time would be an understatement, to call him a human being, with all the weaknesses and foibles therein implied would also be an understatement.
His sins and his failures will be chronicled by historians, his significance to those for whom he stood for hope and justice, his spirit and his martyrdom will live on and inspire the hearts of generation unto generation.
May the day come when he rests, and all peaceful people who desire to do so, pray together in Jerusalem.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill