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Palestinian Activist Blasted for Whining that Hijacking Planes Unacceptable

Prominent Palestinian writer and activist Mohammad El-Kurd has faced intense backlash after calling out acts of terrorism such as hijackings and throwing deadly petrol bombs in support of Gaza as unacceptable.

In a viral X post on Monday, the popular Palestinian activist wrote:

You can’t protest peacefully. Boycott is not allowed. You can’t go on a hunger strike. You can’t hijack a plane. Traffic cannot be blocked. You cannot throw Molotov cocktails. Self-immolation is not possible. You can’t heckle politicians. You can’t march. You can’t start a riot. You can’t disagree. That can’t happen.

The post appears to be in reference to the self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell, a 25-year-old U.S. Air Force soldier who self-immolated outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. “Free Palestine!” he shouted. The act will then be broadcast on the streaming site Twitch.

“If you are a soldier who sacrifices yourself to protect the interests of the United States, you are a rational and noble hero. But if you sacrifice yourself to protest state-funded genocide, you are a rational and noble hero. Then you’re mentally ill,” Elkuld said. I have writtenseem to ignore the mental health concerns expressed by others.

Similarly, many on the left was praised He claimed that the aviator’s suicide was an extreme form of protest and that he definitely had “moral clarity.”

“Aaron Bushnell, please rise to power.” I have written Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein.

“Let us never forget the extraordinary courage and dedication of Brother Aaron Bushnell, who died for truth and justice!” I have written Cornel West, a prominent progressive activist and independent presidential candidate.

In response, many people took to social media to condemn President El Kurd’s extreme remarks.

“Are we living in a world where people can’t hijack planes or throw petrol bombs peacefully?” asked conservative journalist Ian Miles Chong.

“Mr. Erkuld cried during 9/11 because so many of his friends died on each plane. It was a terrible coincidence,” he said. I have written In another post.

“What would the world be like if you couldn’t just hijack a plane and crash it into a building full of innocent people for the sake of peace?” wrote satirist and free speech activist Konstantin Kissin. .

“This is what oppression looks like,” he added.

“You can’t hijack a plane. You can’t rape a woman. You can’t shoot a baby in the face. You can’t kidnap a child. You can’t shut someone’s eyes off. “You can’t behead people. You can’t torture girls. You can’t be a suicide bomber. You can’t drive a car into people. You can’t attempt genocide against non-Muslims.” Oscar nominee Written by screenwriter Lee Khan. “No one knows what it means to be Palestinian.”

“No. You can’t riot, throw bombs, or hijack planes. But you can also think more rationally and less anti-Semitic,” says scholar Christina Hoff.・Somers writes.

“You can’t commit a crime…it’s such a shame,” journalist Katherine Brodsky wrote.

“In fact, everything on this list that is legal can be done. But El Kurd, a leading Palestinian anti-Israel activist (note the “indigenous Palestinian” name), The fact that you don’t think to differentiate between a plane hijacking and a riot on the one hand, and a peaceful protest on the other (no one will stop you!) gives a clue as to why the Palestinian cause is so intertwined with horrific violence. ” writes author and professor David Bernstein.

“Poor Mohammad El Kurd, you will not be allowed to have fun like hijacking planes and throwing petrol bombs,” the Jewish Federation of Australia wrote. “The extremist was a guest at the 2023 Adelaide Writers Festival, which was funded by the State Government.”

Political commentator Chris Rose said: “Muhammad El Kurd is angry that he can’t just hijack a plane. He must feel that his human rights are being violated.” I wrote.

“Pro-Hamas mobs are angry that the plane hijacking will not be tolerated,” wrote speechwriter Aviva Klompas.

“Muhammad El-Kurd speaks frequently on campuses in the United States…remember this the next time he flies to your hometown,” she added.

“I think you were hacked by someone trying to make you look like a joke. You should change your password,” lawyer Damin Toll wrote.

“Oh my god! I can’t believe I can’t hijack planes, throw petrol bombs, commit suicide, or riot…!!” wrote the LeftismForU X account.

“I think your fantasy is to throw a Molotov cocktail and self-immolate while hijacking a plane. That’s the Palestinian dream,” wrote Khalid Hassan, an Egyptian-British counterterrorism researcher. Ta.

The El Kurds have a history of espousing extremist rhetoric. It has been accused “Bad, vicious anti-Semitism.”

Last month, he made headlines when he called Zionism – the Jewish yearning for a return to the homeland of our ancestors and the fulfillment of a millennia-old dream – a “worship of death” and said genocide “should be normalized”. decorated.[d]” and used a slur against the Jewish state at a pro-Palestinian rally in London.

After being criticized for his extreme remarks, he claimed I said it wrong.

Despite opposition, he repeatedly defended He denounced it as a terrorist and praised the October 7 massacre, the worst attack on Jews since the Holocaust. Justify It is a “reaction” to Israel’s actions.

The massacre, which closely resembles the Nazi-era Holocaust, left more than 1,200 people dead and another 5,300 injured within the Jewish state, and at least 241 hostages of all ages were taken, nearly 140 of whom remain prisoners. It becomes. The majority of victims were civilians, including dozens of American citizens.

Mr El Kurd argued that the Hamas attack would be recorded in future history books as an “example of revolutionary struggle” and there was no need to wait to “celebrate” it.

He said Israel’s actions were a “provocation” and that any attack against Israel, no matter how cruel or barbaric, would be justified as “retaliation.”

Suggests that “Palestine” lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea (there is no room for the current state of Israel), also expresses a belief that Israel has no right to exist, and hints at the extermination of the Jewish people. repeated the slogan. the state and its millions of Jewish citizens.

Ironically, in November, El Kurd dismissed claims that CNN analyst Van Jones had misspoken when he called on Muslims to stand up (as opposed to “anti-Muslim bigotry”). , argued that Mr. Jones was guilty of standing.

“Your misspoken words should be the least of your worries,” he wrote. “You marched for the slaughter of Palestinians while Israeli bombs continue to kill tens of thousands of us.” “You made your bed,” he added.

Joshua Klein is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email jklein@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter @Joshua Klein.

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