As part of its journey toward winning a Nobel Peace Prize, Hamas will have to start being treated with legitimacy by Western elites. Leave it to the New York Times to provide that legitimacy. On Wednesday, the so-called paper of record gave space on its op-ed page to Hamas flak Ahmed Yousef, allowing him to spread the terrorist group’s propaganda as if it were within the range of acceptable discourse. Among the lies being perpetrated under the name of the Gray Lady:
Calling for the destruction of Israel at home, speaking peace to gullible Western elites abroad. That’s the same act that Arafat played for decades, and he got a Nobel Peace Prize out of it. No doubt, by publishing this, the NYT‘s editors believed they were showing themselves to be “even handed” about the Middle East. There’s nothing wrong with presenting both sides of an argument, but when one side is pure, unadulterated evil, it should not be presented as having an equally valid perspective. Barbaric terrorists who glorify death should not be granted such a forum in a civilized society.
Also of interest is that if you read Yousef’s op-ed, he’s essentially making the same arguments that Jimmy Carter did.
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