When interviewing a Jewish woman at the unity march in Paris, BBC Reporter Tim Willcox had the temerity to admonish her, “Many critics of Israel’s policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well.” This was a woman who herself might have been murdered in that very supermarket earlier that day. Clearly, this man lacks sensitivity and benevolence, and could never have visited Israel. He evidently attended the march not as a reporter of events, but as one whose ideology was to challenge its purpose where Jews were concerned.
The march was called and attended by more than 40 world leaders because Muslim terrorists killed 17 people – 13 for what they did (publish a satirical newspaper) and four for what they were, Jewish; Willcox attempted to justify the murder of the latter. His later retraction of the comment and explanation did not evidence an understanding of the Middle East with respect to Islam’s 1400-year history of carnage in the name of their god, conducted with the intent to establish a worldwide Caliphate and Sharia law. The Jews have always stood against tyranny and inequality, from the Biblical days of Pharoah to the present. Where Israeli law specifies liberty and equality for all, Islamic law specifies subjugation and inequality. Willcox, who has drifted into bigotry before, doesn’t get it, or doesn’t care to.
Even now, when Africa is afire with burning churches and villages and the streets are strewn with thousands of dead Christians, Willcox cannot focus on the offenders. European cities are being flooded with armed forces in search of jihadi cells that are priming to kill, but Willcox’s only conclusion is that Jews are the cause. Apparently, if not for the Jews who live quietly from day to day, and work and contribute to their country’s welfare, Europe would be safer. Similarly, if not for Israel, where Jews have become among the most innovative on the planet to create new products and discover cures for mankind’s diseases, the Middle East would be calmer. Indeed, if not for the Jews who are morally and legally entitled to their one one-thousandth of the magnitude of land controlled by Islam, there would be Utopia on earth. And by the same perverse logic, if not for the Jews, Islam would be a religion of peace… Well, except that then, less distracted, the Muslims could turn their full demonic attention on the rest of the ‘infidels” of the world.
Is Willcox aware that Muslims have killed about 400 million people over 14 centuries, and the number increases daily? One arm of Islam alone, Boko Haram, only recently razed the village of Baga, Nigeria, slaughtering 2,000 people. They massacred more than 10,000 people just last year, in 2014, displaced about a million within Nigeria, while hundreds of thousands fled to neighboring countries, Chad and Camaroon. This is Islam, and this is the same Islam that wages war against Israel and preys upon the West.
The problem lies not with the Jews but with a culture that seeks to dominate and impose Sharia law in every nation in the world. It lies with the countries, such as France, England, Germany, and Sweden, that made multiculturalism their nationality; whose political leaders welcomed immigrants who could never qualify for citizenship, and had no intention of assimilating, embracing their new land, learning the host language or customs, Rather, these immigrants brought their heritage and culture with them in conquest, and were permitted to alter our textbooks and classrooms, our laws and, hence, the lives of the native populations.
The problem also lies with French President Francois Hollande who hosted an anti-terrorism march while inviting known terrorist par excellence, Mahmoud Abbas, whose credentials include bankrolling the infamous Munich Massacre, instigating Palestinian terrorism and martyrdom, and the custom of celebrating Jewish deaths by providing new homes for the martyr’s parents and distributing sweets to the townsfolk. In fact, only one day after Abbas participated in the anti-terror march, his Fatah party memorialized one of the worst Palestinian terror attacks in Israel’s history, the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre, when terrorists attacked a bus, brutally murdering 37 Israeli citizens and wounding more than 70.
To Willcox, these crimes are defensible because he mistakenly believes that an invented people (the Palestinians that never existed before 1967) decreed land for themselves, and it suits his predisposition to siding with known extremists rather than what he would term, under any circumstances, the Jewish Lobby. His position clearly is to damn all the Jews for the acts of the Israeli government under circumstances that he cannot or will not understand.
It has been suggested that the BBC adopt a definition of anti-Semitism into its editorial guidelines, so that their journalists may grasp that their insensitive, unsympathetic statements and reporting may be very destructive and may incite more readers to join the jihadi mentality. The time has come for the BBC and its staff to be held accountable for their biased reporting that is strengthening the growing onslaught of Islam against the Jews. They also need to understand that once the Jews are silenced, full attention will then be turned upon the Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and, oh yes, upon the free Western Press.
What then, Tim Willcox? What then?