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Selective Outrage Syndrome, Day OF RAGE!

A clear case of projection, if you ask me...
Rumour has it that there's a massive DAY OF ANGER!! (now where have I seen this before?) planned to protest the Israeli "destruction" of the al-Aqsa mosque. I haven't seen any photos of it yet, but considering that today is Friday, the Muslim holy day—and traditionally the day of the largest organized worldwide protests—I expect we'll be seeing quite a bit of action on the wires shortly.

Plenty of "anger" and "rage" are evident in the photographs, following the break. I ask you: Aside from "anger" and "rage," what else is there in the Muslim world?

Update: From what I can tell, there are two separate efforts underway. The primary is a large, "peaceful" protest, with plenty of flag-waving, propaganda posters, and other traditional elements of jihadi misinformation. The secondary seems to be an effort to goad the Israeli police into a firefight using "stone throwers" and other violent elements.

We shall see which side gets the greater coverage...

Previously on Snapped Shot: Selective Outrage Syndrome, Selective Outrage Syndrome, Day 2

Update: Here's the background on why all of this inflamed "protest" is genuinely fake. Thanks to LGF commenter BabbaZee for the link!

Update: In a rather interesting twist, it seems that this is a Palestinian day of RAGE, considering we haven't seen any action on the wires from Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, or any of the other usual hot spots. I'll keep an eye on the wires, of course, but I find it interesting that nothing's come across yet.

If there's one thing I never tire of, it's seeing the same old repeated comparisons between Israel and some jackbooted Nazi state time and time again. After all, when clueless Leftists run out of ideas, all they have left is name-calling... right? Case in point:

A Palestinian youth is seen handcuffed after he was arrested by Israeli police officers during scuffling outside east Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Hundreds of angry Muslim worshippers threw stones at police and scuffled with them Friday in an eruption of outrage over contentious Israeli renovation work at a disputed holy site in the Old City. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


Boo-frickin'-hoo. No doubt, this photograph will be plastered all over the front page of tomorrow's al-Guardian. But does it reflect the truth? Let's take a closer look... at a wider angle:

A Palestinian youth is seen handcuffed after he was arrested by Israeli police officers during scuffles outside east Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Hundreds of angry Muslim worshippers threw stones at police and scuffled with them Friday in an eruption of outrage over contentious Israeli renovation work at a disputed holy site in the Old City. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


Just as I thought. This man could easily be in his 30's, not that Lefteris is interested in telling us any details. Of course, he's not even honest enough to describe the kind of "scuffling" which led to this man's arrest.

Has the press ever been this cowardly and one-sided before? One thing's for sure:—If it weren't for all of the "photojournalists" over there "documenting" the "plight" of these camera-whoring "poor" people, there would be no reason for these photogenic protests.

You know the deal—it's just like your mom used to tell you: The best way to deal with a bully (or in this case, a very spoiled "nation-state"-slash-invented-ethnic-group) is to ignore them.



Palestinian demonstrators throw stones at Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron February 8, 2007, during a protest against Israeli excavations near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old city. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has spurned a call to consider halting excavation work near Jerusalem's most sensitive shrine, which has angered Muslims and threatened a Gaza ceasefire deal. Palestinians have warned Israel the work near a compound housing the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site, could derail a shaky truce in Gaza with the Jewish state. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK)

Note: We've seen ol' Puma shirt before. This guy's staying busy, being a violent n00b and all. Different location, different photographer, same outfit. Do you think it's the same guy? Also, notice that the guy in the "mask" two photos up is also in this shot, unmasked. I guess he figured out that having his face broadcast by a bunch of reporters might not be the best method of increasing his surviviability?

Oh, also, these guys definitely don't look like "teenagers" to me. What in the world are the jackasses at these news agencies smoking?





Yeah, we get it, the EVIL ZIONIST ENTITY is a HORRIFIC ZIONIST POLICE STATE. Blah blah blah. But seriously, are obviously framed photographs like the two following ones really necessary?

Palestinians pray in protest against Israeli excavations near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City February 8, 2007. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has spurned a call to consider halting excavation work near Jerusalem's most sensitive shrine, which has angered Muslims and threatened a Gaza ceasefire deal. Palestinians have warned Israel the work near a compound housing the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site, could derail a shaky truce in Gaza with the Jewish state. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM)


Palestinians pray in protest against Israeli excavations near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City February 8, 2007. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has spurned a call to consider halting excavation work near Jerusalem's most sensitive shrine, which has angered Muslims and threatened a Gaza ceasefire deal. Palestinians have warned Israel the work near a compound housing the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site, could derail a shaky truce in Gaza with the Jewish state. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM)



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Comments:

#1 Kesher Talk 09-Feb-2007
Intifada v.3.0, here we come. Snapped Shot points out: it seems that this is a Palestinian day of RAGE, considering we haven't seen any action on the wires from Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, or any of the other usual hot spots....
#2 tomax7 09-Feb-2007
...talk about a staged photo op.

Sheesh!

The last one showing the real scene with the little girl shouting her little head off, and the border guards could care less is priceless.

The same kid is in another picture, but it is cropped with just a couple of soldiers around her making it look like she is defiantly standing against the onslaught of soldiers coming.
#3 DogfightAtBankstown 10-Feb-2007
Jim Davila at Paleojudaica has been following news reports surrounding the archaeological dig at the site of a centuries old walkway leading up to the hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to
#4 Brian 10-Feb-2007
I'd like to re-post this from the day one thread, because it was so informative. MANY thanks to Elianora for sharing these details!

[i]According to Israeli newspapers this is not an Archeological dig. Its a restoration project. They are replacing the wooden bridge that leads from the "Gate of the Mugrabees" down towards the city. the wooden bridge is unstable and not safe. The plans were made two years ago, at the time the WAKF (the Muslim authority that is in charge of the up keeping of the Muslim Holy sites) and Jordan gave the their consent to it. The best Archeologists and contractors are working on this project to make sure that the damage is minimal to both the Mosque and "the Tunnels" beneath it. This is being used as an excuse to riot.[/i]

Thanks again, Elianora!

Warmest Regards,
Brian
#5 Brian 10-Feb-2007
Tomax,

Very good observation! You're spot on about some of these photos being _very_ blatantly set up, either by the photographers, or by the locals who are literally _playing_ to the cameras.

Regards,
Brian
#6 ahmad gharabli 25-Mar-2007
ahmad gharabli
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