web analytics
August 2, 2015 / 17 Av, 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


Root Cause of Terrorism? Shopping Malls, Says Guardian Columnist

Alert Guardianistas will now appreciate that robbery is caused by banks, and traffic accidents by roads.
Hamas member, new mother and aspiring murderer of Jews.

Hamas member, new mother and aspiring murderer of Jews.

Simon Jenkins, writing in today’s far-left Guardian has made an invaluable contribution to the global debate on what to do about the terrorists.

His short op ed [“Kenya mall attack: David Cameron’s rush to ‘solve the crisis’ won’t help“] opens up promisingly enough with this reasonable challenge:

Sometimes we should stop and ask why terrorists commit outrages like that in a Nairobi shopping mall.

Yes? But then, with absolutely no overt sign of irony or self-parody, he starts rapidly sinking:

The answer is the west always over-reacts to big, sensational gestures of extreme violence… The best defence is a sense of proportion. The “war on terror” has failed on its own terms. It had made dozens of countries not pacified but terrified.

Then swings to the ultra-pragmatic:

There is nothing anyone can do to prevent suicide bombers hitting civilian populations. The slaughter of Christians in Peshawar this weekend showed that wherever crowds gather they are vulnerable to any group with a brainwashed youth and a bomb. It might be sensible to discourage like-minded crowds from gathering in one place, be they co-religionists or party faithful or merely the wealthy. The modern urban obsession with celebrity buildings and high-profile events offers too many publicity-rich targets. A World Trade Centre, a Mumbai hotel, a Boston marathon, a Nairobi shopping mall are all enticing to extremists. Defending them is near impossible. Better at least not to create them. A shopping mall not only wipes out shopping streets, it makes a perfect terrorist fortress, near impossible to assault.

Uncomplicated, easy-to-follow advice. Terrorism happens because of shopping malls and crowds. Alert Guardianistas will now appreciate that robbery is caused by banks, and traffic accidents by roads.

Someone might consider shouting Simon Jenkins to a tour of Yemen.

Visit This Ongoing War.

About the Author: Frimet and Arnold Roth began writing and speaking publicly soon after the murder of their fifteen year-old daughter Malki Z"L in the Jerusalem Sbarro massacre, August 9, 2001 (Chaf Av, 5761). They have both been, and are, frequently interviewed for radio, television and the print media, including CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Al-Jazeera, and others. Their blog This Ongoing War deals with the under-appreciated price of living in a society afflicted by terrorism which, they contend, means the entire world. Frimet is a native of Queens, NY while her husband was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. They brought their family to settle in Jerusalem in 1988. They co-founded the Malki Foundation in 2001 and are deeply involved in its work as volunteers. They can be reached at thisoingoingwar@gmail.com .

The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “Root Cause of Terrorism? Shopping Malls, Says Guardian Columnist”

  1. Myriam Obadia says:

    Is he for real? Do journalists get a full frontal lobotomy in exchange of getting a well paid job at the Guardian?

  2. Jerry Levin says:

    Now I know who will replace Seth Myers as the "Weekend Update" newscaster on Saturday Night Live.

  3. Stanley Roth says:

    How STUPID can that man be to write an article like that

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Jewish and Muslim bless a crowd of hundreds at a special prayer rally at Gush Etzion junction.
Jews, Arabs Unite to Underline Co-existence in Gush Etzion
Latest Blogs Stories
Doug Goldstein

What is the impact of renouncing US citizenship if you live abroad? Can you visit the US again?

Flag of Norway

Gentile friends of Israel came from all over Norway & Europe and they sang “Hatikva” in Norwegian!

Anti-violence protest in Tel Aviv

As the incitement begins again against the settlers, the religious and the Right, let’s review the list of children killed by terrorists.

Inside of the home burned in the Prce Tag attack in the village of Duma.

Reports of a dead baby, a devastated family, and indications of a gloating attacker.

In all the years (and this week it’s exactly 14 years) since our daughter was murdered, we have not found a single Arabic-language post, article, tweet or speech condemning that attack in the center of Jerusalem or the killings.

Everyone is angry at the ongoing Arab terrorism, but what does murdering a baby have to do with protecting Jewish lives or furthering Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel?

Tonight, live Meerkat interactive video tour and talk in Jerusalem.

The US doesn’t want Pollard & he doesn’t want America- release him with 1 condition: No return to US

Meet Republican US presidential candidate Kerry Bowers & listen to his message to the Israeli public

Amongst the Palestinians (sic) what is promoted and praised for its young people? Terror & martyrdom

“If you can’t negotiate with your enemy, why negotiate at all?” Great sound bite. The press loved it

The phenomenon pushing limits of Orthodoxy to the extreme left has no chance of becoming mainstream

Discussing, what should you do if you are feeling overstressed in your job and are tempted to quit?

Considering Esther Pollard’s group mismanaged his case, Pollard’s chances of parole are slim

Detention Camps for US Jews? Sounds farfetched but it did to Japanese-Americans during WW II as well

We asked the soldiers, what will you tell your children you did during the Disengagement?

More Articles from Frimet and Arnold Roth
Inside of the home burned in the Prce Tag attack in the village of Duma.

Reports of a dead baby, a devastated family, and indications of a gloating attacker.

Graffiti found on a building in the village of Duma.

In all the years (and this week it’s exactly 14 years) since our daughter was murdered, we have not found a single Arabic-language post, article, tweet or speech condemning that attack in the center of Jerusalem or the killings.

Shalit Deal advocates: “Israel must do whatever it takes” to free Gilad; This proved deadly nonsense

The targets: Ordinary unarmed Israeli civilians, preferably sleeping.

BBC GUIDELINES ON TERRORISM: The word “terrorist” itself can be a barrier rather than an aid…

Australian Ambassador to Israel ran to the hospital in J’m to visit the wounded and to donate blood

It’s very bad news indeed that the idea of terrorist release is once again under discussion.

The Palestinians remain below the age of responsibility; the source of their behavior always in Israel’s actions.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/this-ongoing-war/root-cause-of-terrorism-shopping-malls-says-guardian-columnist/2013/09/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: