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Archive for April 14th, 2011

Reverend Sizer, Libya And His Own Bigotry.

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After some time it is not terribly difficult to spot a bigot, a bit like Johnny Speight’s Alf Garnett, they return to common themes time and again.

So it is with Reverend Sizer.

This highly educated man of the cloth is quite happy to spread bigotry around as long as it is aimed at Israelis.

The recent conflict in Libya showed how gullible he was, in believing the very worst of Israelis and then putting it in a blog post.

Simply Jews takes up the story with commendable restraint:

“This news item (written in especially atrocious language, I have to add) was quickly outed as a hoax. To make sure, I have checked Yediot Ahronot English and Hebrew sites too – it is still a hoax. This fact didn’t (still doesn’t) bother our good pastor, who immediately posted an article on the subject under a telling headline The Ties that Bind: Israel to Libya.What you wouldn’t see it this (modified) version of the article, though, is the following, later modified, text (the omitted part is emphasized):

It should come as no surprise that “Saif al-Islam, son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi” made a surprise visit to Israel last week to buy more weapons for his dad.

He goes to Israel regularly because, according to a senior Middle East Ecclesiastical source, both his mother and aunt are Jewish and live in Israel.

Blood is indeed thicker than water. Perhaps this is why the US is reluctant to impose a ‘no-fly’ zone over Libya.

Thanks to Harry’s Place and the ever watchful Seismic Shock fellow, the text was rescued and kept for posterity here. There are also some conclusions re Mr Sizer’s somewhat obsessive behavior too…

Of course, the rumors about Jewish roots of the good colonel are not new. However, being a senior Ecclesiastical source himself, pastor Sizer should know that being a Muslim precludes the colonel from being able to carry this second membership card. Oh well, it probably doesn’t matter to him. Pastor Sizer was hell-bent to make a point. And, in his righteous zeal, he didn’t notice that he is already way past that thin red line…

Blut ist dicker als Wasser indeed. It should also carry some oxygen that feeds, between other human organs, the brain. It seems that our good pastor is lately not exercising enough, depraving his valuable gray cells from this essential nourishment.

[My emphasis.]

Written by modernityblog

14/04/2011 at 21:05