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Mourning a Man Named Jihad


It's been a while since I've had a chance to poke fun at some crocodile tears, but this is simply an opportunity too good to pass up.

Seeing the photo above, one can't help but wonder:—Is this man, who named his son "Holy War," really surprised by the fact that his son died as a result of violence? Or is it more likely, based on the camera watching ever so carefully over his shoulder, that he's acting based on a (very tired) script?

Aside from that, I find it very amusing that our esteemed wire service colleagues (other than the AP, for once) aren't making a point to ask what exactly it was Jihad and his two little buddies were doing that attracted the Israeli Army's attention... Instead of mindlessly focusing on said crocodile tears.

Good to see news gatherers doing their best to ignore what's news.

Linked by: The Jawa Report.
Not Linked by: Aussie Dave, who hates this site. ;)

The father of Jihad Khalaf (C), one of the three Palestinian men that were killed, mourns during his son's funeral in the Gaza Strip February 17, 2011. Israeli soldiers shot and killed three Palestinian men Thursday in the Gaza Strip, said Palestinian medics who recovered the bodies near a border zone. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)

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#1 SnoopyTheGoon 24-Feb-2011

There was another funny point in the story:



#2 Yiddish Steel 27-Feb-2011

I wonder which Hollywood Half-wit will be the first to name their kid "Jihad".  

#3 Brian C. Ledbetter 27-Feb-2011

My money's on Sean Penn.  ;)

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