Israel’s embassy in Ireland is not to be outdone in the level of its Islamophobia. But that’s not the worst of it. Fear and loathing of Islam is only part of the problem. The ambassador appears to share the paranoid view of Gates of Vienna, Pam Geller, Robert Spencer, and Anders Breivik, that the goal of Islam is to turn Europe into Eurabia. How else to explain this little bit of fearmongering posted today on its Facebook and Twitter pages?
Sweet Molly Malone has become a Taliban woman in chador. Mona Lisa wears a hijab and totes a Qassam. Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid carries a Kalashnikov and Michaelangelo’s David is a suicide shahid.
Oh I know what you may say: this is hasbara of the crudest sort. Meant not to persuade anyone, but rather to reinforce the prejudices of those who publish it. To reassure the Faithful and True Believers of the righeousness of the cause. For this you don’t need Madison Avenue chops. Just a few Pavlovian bells ringing at appropriate moments to make the pro-Israel dogs salivate. Red meat, that’s what’s called for. Not so much is required in the thought or ideas department.
Like repeat offenders or serial murderers, the Israeli embassy in Dublin and Ambassador Boaz Modai, are serial offenders when it comes to its hatred of Arabs. In the past, I’ve posted several times about different offenses its perpetrated. Usually, the foreign ministry issues a bland apology, but privately it pats the ambassador on the head and tells him what a great job he’s doing puffing up hatred and paranoia against Europe’s Muslims. This is the sort of attack-dog mentality Avigdor Lieberman loves. In one tweet, the embassy called the venerable Irish Times, the “Palestinian” Times. Subtlety is not the embassy’s strong suit.
So the next time you read about European anti-Semitism in France or elsewhere, keep in mind that’s precisely the meme the foreign ministry and its happy warriors in Dublin want you to believe. H/t to John Horne.